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Susan J. Pharr
Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics
Harvard University, Department of Government

(Last updated March 2009)


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Email: Susan_Pharr@harvard.edu

Current: Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University


                Ph.D., Columbia University, 1975
                M.A., Political Science, Columbia University, 1970
                B.A., Political Science with High Honors, Emory University, 1966


Senior Research Associate, St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, Trinity Term, 2006

Visiting Scholar, Research Program, East-West Center, Honolulu, Summer 2000 and February-March 2002

Posco Fellow, Research Program, East-West Center, Honolulu, Summer 1999

Visiting Research Professor, Faculty of Law, Keio University, Tokyo, 1995-96

Harvard University
                Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Acting Director, 2002-03; Director, 2004-
                Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, 1996-98
                Chair, Department of Government, 1992-95
                Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, 1991-
                Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, 1987-
                Professor of Government, 1987-

Japan Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1985-87
Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Professor, l986
Associate Professor, 1980-86
                Chair, Summer 1980
                Associate Chair, 1979-81
                Assistant Professor, 1977-80

Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Government and Japan Institute, Harvard University, 1984

Senior Social Scientist, Asia Bureau, Agency for International Development, Department of State, 1983 

Visiting Guest Scholar, Foreign Policy Program, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., 1982

Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C., 1981-82

Visiting Foreign Research Scholar, Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo, 1978

Staff Associate, Social Science Research Council, New York, 1974-76

Research Fellow, East Asian Institute, Columbia University, 1974

Visiting Foreign Research Scholar, Institute for International Relations, Sophia University, Tokyo, 1971-72

Editorial Associate, Encyclopedia Britannica, Tokyo, 1971

Program Associate, Council on International Educational Exchange, New York, 1970



2000-02      Principal Investigator, Grants from Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission and Center for Global Partnership for  project on “Civil Society in Japan,” the first stage of a three-year project joint with the East-West Center, and in cooperation with Keio University, on “Civil Society in the Asia-Pacific.”

1999            Posco Fellow, Research Program, East-West Center.

1996-99      Member, Steering Committee,  project on “Social Capital, Democracy, and Public Affairs,” administered by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and funded by grants from the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and the Carnegie Foundation.

1997-98      Invitee to the Rockefeller Study Center, Bellagio, Italy, as co-organizer (with Robert D. Putnam) of a conference, June 29-July 3, 1998, on “Public Trust and Governance in the Trilateral Democracies.”

1996-98      Co-principal Investigator for grant from the National Science Foundation for a binational Japan-U.S. project on “Japan's Political Reform: Electoral Institution Change and Political Culture.”

1996-96      Fellow of the Abe Fellowship Program, Social Science Research Council, for project on "Political Ethics and Public Trust in Japan, Italy, and the United States."

1995-96     Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Studies, Harvard University.

1995-97      Co-principal Investigator for grant from the Mellon Foundation on “The Performance of Democracies.”

1994-97      Grant from the V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation for project on “Yen for the Earth: Japan's China Environment Initiative.”

1990-96      Principal Investigator for grant to Harvard Program on U.S.-Japan Relations from Akiyama Aiseikan Corp. for research on “Japan and the Third World.”

1986-87      Principal Investigator for grants from Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Foundation, U.S. Agency for International Development and Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission for international project on “Japan and the U.S. in Third World Development.”

1986-88      Principal Investigator, grant from  Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission through the Social Science Research Council for binational project on “Media and Politics in Japan in Comparative Perspective.”

1966-67      Woodrow Wilson Fellow

1965            Phi Beta Kappa



Commissioner, Japan-U.S Friendship Commission (JUSFC), Washington, D.C., 2007-2012.

Panelist, CULCON (Japan-U.S. binational panels to foster educational and cultural cooperation), 2007-2012.

Member, Project on “America’s Role in Asia” (a bipartisan group of public officials and academics which will issue a
report making recommendations on U.S. policy in Asia to presidential candidates in the 2008 election), January –August 2008.

Chair, Departmental Services Committee, American Political Science Association, 2002-2005

Member, Project on “America’s Role in Asia” (a bipartisan, 40-member group of public officials and academics which
made recommendations to presidential candidates in the 2004 election), 2004.

Member, Committee to Review of the Pacific Rim Program, University of California System, 2003.

Member, Executive Committee, Comparative Politics Section, American Political Science Association, 1999-2001.

Member, Board of Directors, Give2Asia, Secretary of Board, 2001-2006; 2001-.

Member, Board of Trustees, Trust and Development Committee, American Political Science Association, 1998-2000.

Consultant to Review East Asian Studies Program, University of California, San Diego, 1997.

Member, American Advisory Committee, International House of Japan, 1996-.

Member, Committee to Visit the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies of the University of
California, San Diego, 1994-95.
Member, Board of Trustees, The Asia Foundation, 1994-; Secretary of the Board, 2000- ; Member, Program Committee, 1994-; Development Committee, 1998-.

Editorial Board Member, The Journal of International Political Economy, 1994-.

Member, Chairs’ Committee on Minority Graduate Admissions, American Political Science Association, 1992-95.

Member, U.S. National Committee, Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference (PECC), 1991-.

Board Member, Council for International Exchange of Scholars (Fulbright Scholar Program) and Chair, Northeast Asia
Committee, Fulbright, 1991-1995.

Board, Overseas Development Council, 1991-1994.

Member, Advisory Panel on “Assessment on Technology, Innovation and U.S. Trade,” Office of Technology
Assessment, Congress, 1990-1992.

Associate Member, Foundation for Advanced Information and Research (FAIR), Tokyo, 1989-.

Member, International Advisory Board, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1989-.

President, New England Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, 1989.

Member, Committee on Japan, National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, 1988-1990.

Member, Editorial Board, The Washington Quarterly, 1987-1996.

Member, American Advisory Committee, Japan Foundation, 1985-1987.

Member, Committee on Governmental Relations, Association for Asian Studies, 1984-86.

Associate Editor, Journal of Asian Studies, 1983-85.

Lecturer on Japan, Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State, 1982-.

Member, Joint Committee on Japanese Studies of the American Council of Learned Societies and the Social Science
Research Council, 1980-1985.

Member, Selection Committee, Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Study, Stanford University, 1980.

Member (nationally elected), Northeast Asia Council, Association for Asian Studies, 1976-79.




 Book project, "Civil Society through War and Disaster", that focuses on the transforming effects of exogenous shocks on associational landscapes across a variety of settings, including post civil war America, post World War II Japan, and a number of locales in the wake of natural disasters (Kobe, Japan; Aceh, Indonesia; and Western Sri Lanka).

 Book project that traces and analyzes the Japan-Harvard relation from the 1870s through the early 1950s as a lens for exploring how transborder social networks weather and adapt in the face of escalating bilateral tensions culminating in war, and then reconstitute themselves in a post-conflict context.  Based on extensive archival work and interviews in Cambridge, Washington, Tokyo, and Kyoto.


The State of Civil Society in Japan.  New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003 (co-editor with Frank J. Schwartz).

                                Disaffected Democracies: What's Troubling the Trilateral Countries?  Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000 (co-editor with Robert D. Putnam). Research volume resulting from a conference sponsored by the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.  362 pp.

Media and Politics in Japan.  Honolulu: University Press of Hawaii, March l996 (co-editor with Ellis S. Krauss).
Research volume sponsored by the Social Science Research Council.  430 pp.

Losing Face: Status Politics in Japan.  Berkeley and Los Angeles:  University of California Press, 1990. 266 pp. (Selected by the Press as a Lilienthal Book.) (Paperback edition, October 1992.)

Nihon no josei katsudo-ka (Political Women in Japan).  Translated by Emiko Kaya.  Tokyo: Keiso shobo, September 1989.  (Japanese translation of book published by University of California Press in 1981.)

Political Women in Japan.  Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1981.  239 pp. (Paperback
edition, 1982). 




“Targeting by an Activist State: Japan as a Civil Society Model.” In The State of Civil Society in Japan, Frank J. Schwartz and Susan J. Pharr, eds. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

“New Terrain for Civil Society” (with Frank J. Schwartz). Centerpiece 16(1: Winter 2002):2-4.

“In the Eye of the Storm: Japan during the ‘Lost Decade,’ and After.” Harvard Magazine. Vol. 104, No. 2 (November 2001), pp. 37-39.

“A Quarter-Century of Declining Confidence” (with Robert D. Putnam and Russell J. Dalton). In Larry Diamond and Marc F. Plattner, eds., The Global Divergence of Democracies.  Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.

“Corruption and Public Trust: Perspectives on Japan and East Asia,” Harvard Asia Pacific Review, Volume 4, Issue 2 (Summer 2000), pp. 54-56.

“Why is Democracy More Popular than Democracies?” (with Robert D. Putnam). Chronicle of Higher Education, Volume XLVI, Number 38, May 26, 2000.

“Introduction: What's Troubling the Trilateral Democracies.” In Disaffected Democracies: What's Troubling the Trilateral Countries? Susan J. Pharr and Robert D. Putnam, eds. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, May 2000 (with Robert D. Putnam and Russell J. Dalton).

“Officials’ Misconduct and Public Distrust: Japan and the Liberal Democracies.” In Disaffected Democracies: What's Troubling the Trilateral Countries? Susan J. Pharr and Robert D. Putnam, eds. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, May 2000.

“Trouble in the Advanced Democracies? A Quarter-Century of Declining Confidence” (with Robert D. Putnam and Russell Dalton). Journal of Democracy, Volume 11, No. 2 (April 2000), pp. 5-25.

 “Corruption and Public Trust: Perspectives on Japan and East Asia.” East-West Center Working Papers, Politics and Security Series, No. 1, January 2000.

“'Moralism' and the Gender Gap: Judgments of Political Ethics in Japan.” Political Psychology, Vol.  19, No. 1, 1998.

“Yen for the Earth: Japan's Pro-Active China Environment Policy.” In Michael McElroy, Chris Nielsen, and Peter Lydon, eds., Energizing China: Reconciling Environment Protection and Economic Growth. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Committee on the Environment [distributed by Harvard University Press], 1998. (with Ming Wan).

“Public Trust and Democracy in Japan,” in Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Philip Zelikow, and David King, eds, Why People Don't Trust Government. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, September 1997.

“Japanese Videocracy,” Press/Politics, Volume 2, No. 1, February 1997.

“Japan’s Leadership: Shaping A New Asia.” In Hideo Sato and I. M. Destler, eds., Leadership Sharing in the New International System: Japan and the United States. Tsukuba: University of Tsukuba, 1996. (with Ming Wan). Research volume resulting from a binational project of the Social Science Research Council and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

“Japanese Aid in the New World Order.” In Mary Bullock, ed., Japan: A New Kind of Superpower. Washington, D.C.: Johns Hopkins/Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 1994.

“Robots, Greens, Feminists? Will New Forces Transform Japan by the Year 2000.” In Joseph S. Nye, Jr., ed., Harness the Rising Sun: An American Strategy for Managing Japan's Rise as a Global Power. Aspen Strategy Institute and University Press of America, 1994.

“Japan's Defensive Foreign Policy and the Politics of Burdensharing.” In Gerald L. Curtis, ed., Japan's Foreign Policy After the Cold War: Coping with Change. Armonk, NY and London: M.E. Sharpe, 1993.

“Josei sanseiken to danjo byodo o kitei shita shin-kenpo seitei no seiji katei (The Making of the New Constitution Establishing Women's Voting Rights and Equality of Men and Women),” U.S.-Japan Women's Journal, No. 12, July 1992.

“Evolving U.S.-Japan Relations: Toward a Global Partnership in Development.” In Richard Grant, ed.,  Strengthening the U.S.-Japan Partnership in the 1990s: Ensuring the Alliance in an Unsure World, 14, No. 4, Washington, D.C.: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 1992.

“Shokuba ni okeru toso—ochakumi no hanran (Struggles in the Workplace—A Tea-pourers' Rebellion),” Leviathan, 8, Spring 1991:59-82.

“Foreign Aid and U.S.-Japanese Cooperation in Asia,” Proceedings of the Tsukuba Symposium on Structural Changes in East Asia and International Relations, Tsukuba University, 1990.

“Technical Assistance from Japan and the United States to the Developing World: Looking to the Future” (with Margarita Abe), Occasional Paper of the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, 1990.

“Resolving Social Conflicts:  A Comparative View of Interpersonal and Intergroup Relations in Japan.” In Yoshio Sugimoto and Ross E. Mouer, eds., Constructs for Understanding Japan.  London: Kegan Paul International, 1989.

Congressional Testimony on Japan's Development Role before the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives Hearings on United States-Japan Relations: The Impact of Negotiated Market Openings. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1989.

“Japan and the World:  The Debate in Japan,” Harvard International Review Vol. X, No. 4, April/May 1988.

“Japan in 1986:  A Landmark Year for the LDP” (with Takako Kishima), Asian Survey, Winter 1987.

“Coping with Crisis: Environmental Regulation in Japan and the U.S.” (with Joe Badaracco). In Thomas McCraw, ed., America versus Japan: The Business-Government Connection. Cambridge, Mass.:  Harvard Business School Press, 1986.

“Japan in 1985: The Nakasone Era Peaks,” Asian Survey, Winter 1986.

“After Nakasone: The Succession Struggle Mounts,” Asian Wall Street Journal Weekly, January 6, l986.

“The Politics of Women's Rights During the Allied Occupation of Japan.” In Robert E. Ward and Sakamoto Yoshikazu, eds., Policy and Planning During the Allied Occupation of Japan.  Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press (Japanese language version), 1986 and Honolulu: University Press of Hawaii (English language version), 1987.

“Status Conflict: The Rebellion of the Tea Pourers.” In Ellis S. Krauss, Thomas Rohlen, and Patricia Steinhoff, eds., Conflict in Japan. Honolulu: University Press of Hawaii, 1984.

“Japanese Women Today,” in Encyclopedia of Japan.  New York: Kodansha, 1983.

“Liberal Democrats in Disarray: Intergenerational Conflict in the Conservative Camp.” In Terry E. MacDougall, ed., Political Leadership in Contemporary Japan.  Michigan Papers in Japanese Studies, No. 1, Ann Arbor:  University of Michigan Press, 1982.

“Tea and Power: Anatomy of a Conflict.” In Jean F. O'Barr, ed., Perspectives on Power: Women in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.  Durham, N.C.:  Duke University Press, 1982.

“Bureaucratic Politics and Social Reform in Occupied Japan.” In L.H. Redford, ed., The Occupation of Japan: The Impact of Social Reform.  Norfolk, VA: The MacArthur Memorial, 1981.

“Japanese Women in the 1980s.” In Bradley M. Richardson and Taizo Ueda, eds., Business and Society in Japan.  New York: Praeger, 1981.

“Ethel B. Weed." In Notable American Women. Vol. 4, Barbara Sicherman, ed., Cambridge, Mass.:  Harvard University Press, 1980.

“Nihon no Josei Seiji Katsudoka: Raifu Saikuru o Tsujite no Yakuwari Konfurikuto,” (Japanese Women Political Activists: Role Conflict through the Life Cycle) in Takenaka Kazuro ed., Gendai Shakai Ron (Essays on Contemporary Sociology).  Tokyo: Hyoronsha, 1980.

“Soldiers as Feminists: Debate within Occupation Ranks over Women's Rights Policies in Japan.” In Merry I. White and Barbara Molony, eds., Proceedings of the Tokyo Symposium on Women.  Tokyo: International Group for the Study of Women, 1979.

“Gendai Nihon no Josei Seiji-teki na Kodo,” (Political Behavior of Contemporary Japanese Women). In Distinguished Lecturer Series of the Political Science Faculty of Meiji University. Tokyo:  Meiji University Press, 1978.

“A Radical U.S. Experiment: Women's Rights Laws and the Occupation of Japan.”  In L.H. Redford, ed., The Occupation of Japan: Impact of Legal Reform.  Norfolk, VA:  The MacArthur Memorial, 1978.

“Feminisuto to shite no Heitai-tachi, ” (Soldiers as Feminists), in International Women Studies Conference Committee, Kokusai Josei Gakkai 78 Tokyo Kaigi Hokokusho (Transactions of the International Women Studies Conference: Tokyo, 1978).  Tokyo: International Christian University Press, 1978.

“Jinbutsu Koryu no Riso to Genjitsu,”  (Ideal and Practice in International Exchanges), Kokusai Koryu, No. 17, May 1978 (with Abe Yoshiya, Kato Mikio, and Ikeya Sadao).

“Japan:  Historical and Contemporary Perspectives.” In Janet Z. Giele and Audrey C. Smock, eds., Women: Role and Status in Eight Countries.  New York:  John Wiley and Sons, 1977.

“The Japanese Woman: Evolving Views of Life and Role.” In Lewis Austin, ed., Japan--The Paradox of Progress.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 1976.  (Reprinted in Sylvia A. Chipp and Justin Green, eds., Women in Asia.  Pittsburgh:  Pennsylvania State Press, 1980.)

“Women in Japan,” Current History, Vol. 68, No. 404, April 1975.

“An American-Japanese Partnership in Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities,” (with Gerald L. Curtis). In Social Science Research Council Items, Vol. 29, No. 1, March, 1975.



25th Anniversary Lecture, Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, May 2006

General Discussant, Workshop on “Civil Society and Political Change in Asia,” East-West Center, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, October 24-28, 2002.

General Discussant, Workshop on “Civil Society and Political Change in Asia,” East-West Center, Honolulu, March 16-19, 2002.

Paper, Workshop on “Party Reform in One-Party Systems,” organized by the Carnegie Endowment, Central Party School of the Communist Party, Beijing, China, December 17, 2001.

Presentation, “Is a ‘Global Civilization’ Emerging?” Session with former Vice President Al Gore, Institute of Politics, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, October 5, 2001.

Presentation on “IT and Civil Society in Asia,” Conference on “IT and Change in Asia,” organized by the National University of Singapore and the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations, August 27-30, 2001.

Organizer, with Jeffry Frieden, Robert D. Putnam, and Devesh Kapur, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs Conference on “Citizen and State in an Age of Globalization,” Talloires, France, June 22-24, 2001.

Keynote Speaker and organizer, with Takashi Inoguchi, Colloquium and Workshop on “Civil Society and Social Capital,” Tokyo, June 11-13, 2001.

Presentation, ARCO Forum Panel on “Japan: Is the Sun Setting?” Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, April 3, 2001.

Presentation, Conference on “Democratic and Political Change in Mongolia,” organized by The Asia Foundation, Ulanbaatar, Mongolia, September 2000.

Paper, “Democratic Discontent in Japan and America” (with Russell Dalton), Conference on “Losing Faith in Politics,” organized by John Creighton Campbell and sponsored by the Center for Global Partnership, Quebec City, August 2000.

Lecture, “Political Ethics and Foreign Policy,” 50th Anniversary Lecture Series, Department of International Relations, Australian National University, Canberra, September 16, 1999.

Lecture, “Global Perspectives on Leadership,” United Nations University/ Institute for Leadership, Amman, Jordan, April 1999.

Paper, “Are Citizens Cynical or Lax? Corruption Tolerance and One-Party Dominance,” Conference on Political Parties and Corruption, Schuman Center, European University, Florence, March 1999.

Presentation on “The Monica Factor in US-Japan Relations,” International Institute of Economic Studies, Tokyo, January 28, 1999.

Presentation, “Charles Longfellow in the Meiji Restoration,” Longfellow House Celebration, Cambridge, MA, October 4, 1998.

Presentation, Panel on “Social and Political Aspects of the Asian Financial Crisis,” Symposium for Foundation Presidents, organized by The Asia Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, New York, October 19, 1998.

Paper, “Empty Pockets, Empty Lives, or Political Misconduct? Explaining Public Distrust in Japan,” Panel on “The Japanese Electorate and Political Change,” chaired by Bradley Richardson, American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, September 5, 1998.

Paper, “Officials' Misconduct and Public Distrust: Japan and the Trilateral Democracies,” conference on “Public Trust and Governance in the Trilateral Democracies,” Rockefeller Study and Conference Center, Bellagio, Italy, June 29- July 3, 1998.

Presenter, Panel on the “Asian Financial Crisis,” organized by Marvin Kalb, Washington, D.C., February 12, 1998.

Presentation, “On the Politics of Women’s Rights During the Occupation of Japan,” Plenary Session, Association for Asian Studies, Chicago, March 15, 1997.

Presentation, “Political Ethics, Public Trust, and Videocracy in Japan,” Shorenstein Center for Press and Politics, Harvard University, February 24, 1997.

Presentation, Panel on “Political Transitions in Italy,” Center for European Studies, Harvard University, February 7-8, 1997.

Chair and organizer, Plenary Session on “Women Political Leaders in Asia,” International Studies Association- Japan Political Science Association Joint Symposium, Makiharu, Japan, September 21, 1996.

Paper, “Japan’s Leadership: Shaping A New Asia,” for panel at the International Studies Association Meeting, Makiharu, Japan, September 20, 1996.

Presentation, “Political Ethics and Public Trust,” Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C., May 2, l996.

Presentation, “Political Ethics in Comparative Perspective,” Ph.D. Kenkyuukai, International House of Japan, Tokyo, April 1, 1996.

Briefing Session on Japanese Politics for President Bill Clinton, White House, Washington, D.C., July 1, l993 (One of three briefers in a session with the President, Vice President, Secretary of State, National Security Adviser, and White House staff preparatory to the President’s first trip to Japan since holding office).

Co-organizer (with Jeffrey Sachs) and presenter, Conference on “The Relevance of the Japanese Economic Model for Russia,” organized by Harvard University and Asahi Newspaper, Moscow, June 4-5, 1992.

Other presentations and lectures at University of Michigan, Yale University, University of California‑Berkeley, University of Chicago, DePauw College, Colgate College, Duke University, Columbia University, Cornell University, University of Hawaii, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, University of British Columbia, Monash University, University of New South Wales, University of Tokyo, Meiji University, Keio University, Moscow State University, Chuo University, University of Delhi, East‑West Center, Tsukuba University, University of California‑San Diego, University of Washington, St. Antony's College, Oxford, and elsewhere.



Introduction to Politics
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Women and Politics
Civil Society in Asia (junior seminar)
Japan in the Social Sciences (junior seminar)
Contentious Issues and Policy Choice in Contemporary Japan (junior seminar)
Japan and the Third World (junior seminar)
Government and Politics of Modern Japan (upper division undergraduate and graduate)
Japanese Foreign Policy (upper division undergraduate and graduate)


Field Seminar in Comparative Politics (joint with Peter Hall)
Comparative Politics of the Advances Industrial Nations
Civil Society, West and East (joint with Grzegorz Ekiert)
Politics and Political Economy in Japan
U.S.-Japan Relations (joint with Brian Woodall)
Japan and the Third World
Contentious Issues and Policy Choices in Japan (joint with Ezra Vogel and Ronald Dore)
Research Workshop on Japanese Politics
Research Workshop in Comparative Politics (formerly, Performance of Democracies) (depending on the year, joint with Samuel Huntington, Robert Putnam, Theda Skocpol, Eva Bellin, Devesh Kapur)


American Political Science Association
Council on Foreign Relations
International Political Science Association
International Political Psychology Association (founding member)
Association for Asian Studies
Japanese, French, Hausa

Born:  March 16, l944
Married to: Robert Cameron Mitchell; three stepsons: Stuart, Travis, and Douglas

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