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Kent E. Calder

Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and International Research Cooperation

Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies

  • kcalder@jhu.edu
  • +1 (202) 663-5889
  • Campus Location: Washington DC
  • Office Location: Rome 638

About

Kent Calder serves as Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and International Research Cooperation. He is also Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, and served from 2016-2018 as Director of Asia Programs. Before arriving at Johns Hopkins SAIS in 2003, Calder served as Special Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Professor at Princeton University, Lecturer on Government at Harvard, and as the first Executive Director of Harvard University’s Program on US-Japan Relations. Calder received his PhD from Harvard University in 1979, where he worked under the direction of Edwin O. Reischauer. A specialist in East Asian political economy, he has spent eleven years living and researching in Japan and four years elsewhere in East Asia. In 2014, he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon. Calder’s most recent works include Circles of Compensation: Economic Growth and the Globalization of Japan (Stanford, 2017); Singapore: Smart City, Smart State (Brookings, 2017); Asia in Washington (Brookings, 2014); and The New Continentalism: Energy and Twenty-First Century Eurasian Geopolitics (Yale, 2012).

Calder, K. E. (2008). Embattled Garrisons: Comparative Base Politics and American Globalism. Princeton University Press.

Calder, K. E. (2008). Embattled Garrisons: Comparative Base Politics and American Globalism. Princeton University Press.

Calder, K. (2014). Asia in Washington: Exploring the Penumbra of Transnational Power. Brookings Institution Press.

Calder, K. E. (2008). Embattled Garrisons: Comparative Base Politics and American Globalism. Princeton University Press.

 
 
 
 

Expertise

Topics

  • Energy Issues
  • Energy and Security
  • International Political Economy
  • Strategic and Security Issues

Languages

  • Japanese

In the News

Best books of 2019: Politics.

Kent E. Calder’s book cited in Financial Times, 11/22

Saudi Arabia, Japan, and the world beyond oil.

Kent E. Calder wrote in in Kyodo News, 9/17

The global logic of a Tokyo-Tehran tete-a-tete.

Kent E. Calder wrote in Kyodo News, 6/13

The wall obsession.

Kent E. Calder wrote in Kyodo News, 2/22

How does Trump's exit from the TPP influence China?

Kent E. Calder interviewed on EBL News The Point podcast, 2/9