• Can Japan be an 'Asian' Power?

William Grimes, Ph.D., discusses Japan's influence in Asia

Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Munce Conference Room, Archer 110
20 Derne Street, Boston


William Grimes, Ph.D., is an associate professor of International Relations,  and the founding director of the Center for the Study of Asia at Boston University.  He earned his BA from Yale University, an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs, and his Ph.D from Princeton University.  He specializes in Japanese and East Asian political economy, Japanese politics and international political economy. 

Grimes has taught in the International Relations Department at Boston University since 1996.  He spent 1995-96 as an Advanced Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Program on US-Japan Relations, and 1999-2000 as a Reischauer Visiting Assistant Professor at Harvard’s Department of Government.

He is the author of Unmaking the Japanese Miracle: Macroeconomic Politics, 1985-2000 (Cornell University Press, 2001) and co-editor (with Ulrike Schaede) of Japan’s Managed Globalization: Adapting to the 21st Century (M.E. Sharpe, 2002). His new book, Currency and Contest in East Asia: The Great Power Politics of Financial Regionalism was published by Cornell University Press in 2008. He has published articles, book chapters, monographs, and commentary on East Asian financial regionalism, the impacts of financial globalization in Japan, Japanese monetary policy making, US-Japan relations, and related topics. His current research focuses on competition among financial market centers in East Asia.

Grimes has spent time as a visiting researcher at the Japanese Ministry of Finance in 1992-93, 1999, 2000, and 2005 and as a visitor at the Bank of Japan in 2001. He has been the recipient of various fellowships and awards over the years, including two Fulbright fellowships and a book-writing grant from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership. He is an active lecturer in Japan and the United States in both academic and policy venues and has been recognized for his teaching and advising at Boston University.

This event is sponsored by the Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies.  For more information on the Insitute, please click here.  For more information on this or other Rosenberg Institute events, please contact Ron Suleski, Director, at rsuleski@suffolk.edu

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