Mary Alice Haddad - Associate Professor of Government, East Asian Studies; Wesleyan University
This talk will discuss how Japan has responded to the “Triple Disaster” on March 11, 2010. It will focus on governmental responses at the national and local levels, civil society responses, and also those from business. It will also discuss the potential long-term effects of the disaster on Japan’s politics, economy, and society. Mary Alice Haddad is an Associate Professor of Government at Wesleyan University. Her publications include Politics and Volunteering in Japan: A Global Perspective (Cambridge 2007), Building Democracy in Japan (Cambridge 2012), and articles in journals such as Comparative Political Studies, Democratization, Journal of Asian Studies, and Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. She has received numerous grants and fellowships from organizations such as the Institute of International Education (Fulbright), the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, the Japan Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Mellon Foundation, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, and the East Asian Institute. She is currently working on a project about environmental politics in East Asia.