CSDS Speaker Series 2010-11

Domestic and Foreign Policy Challenges Confronting Japan

Jacob Kovalio
Carleton University

The  Democratic Party of Japan [DPJ] came to power in September 2009, replacing the Liberal-Democratic Party [LDP] which had ruled for almost 54 years. The DPJ's one year in power has been a veritable annus horribilis, domestically and in foreign policy. Japan seems to be caught in a vortex of  bad circumstances beyond its control. Following an introduction to  the domestic scene, Dr. Kovalio examines Japan's foreign policy, particularly  the need to balance the 50-year old military alliance with the United States with its  expanding ties with China, India, and beyond. 

Jacob Kovalio holds a Ph.D. in Japanese history and an MA in Chinese history, both from the University of Pittsburgh. He has been with the Department of History at Carleton University since 1987. Dr. Kovalio has lectured at the University of Victoria, the Hebrew and Tel-Aviv Universities in Israel, and at Daitō-Bunka and Sōka Universities in Japan. He specializes in Japanese and Asian modern history, politics, international relations, nationalism and Pan-Asianism. During his academic career, he has won three Excellence in Teaching Awards and published books and articles on Japanese history, domestic politics, and foreign policy, among other topics.

Thursday, 18 November 2010
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Alumni Boardroom, 617 Robertson Hall
Carleton University

Metered Public parking is available in Parking Garage P9, adjacent to Robertson Hall

Light sandwich lunch will be provided.

Registration requested by Monday, 15 November
or calling 613.520.2600 ext 6671

The CSDS Speaker Series events are free and open to the public.
For more information visit carleton.ca/csds
or call 613.520.2600 ext 6671