Carrying on the legacy of Brad Richardson:
To build on Brad Richardson’s contribution to the OSU, the State of Ohio and the community of Japan-related scholars and professionals, the OSU Institute for Japanese Studies (IJS) has created the Brad Richardson Memorial Fund and seeks to grow it to the endowment level. Brad Richardson was Distinguished University Professor in Political Science, the IJS founding Director, and a former Honorary Consul General of Japan for Ohio. Brad passed away in 2015. The Memorial Fund will be used to propel us vigorously towards the same goals that Brad promoted. Namely, the funds will support academic and outreach activities that promote Japanese Studies on campus and that enhance the interest, knowledge and discourse on Japan-related topics in the academic communities and general public. Until the contributions to the fund reach the endowment level, the fund shall function as a current-use fund.
During the month of February 2022 for our BuckeyeFunder campaign raised $4,110 for the Brad Richardson Memorial Fund. Support for the Brad Richardson Memorial Fund is welcomed at any time at this website online or by check. Please make checks payable to "The Ohio State University" and put "Brad Richardson Memorial Fund" in the memo line. Please mail to: The Institute for Japanese Studies, 140 Enarson Classroom Building, 2009 Milliken Rd., Columbus, OH 43210
Lectures supported by the Brad Richardson Memorial Fund:
- 2023 Brad Richardson Memorial Lecture: "Happiness in Ordinary Places: Lessons from Edo Japan" by Shigehisa Kuriyama, Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History at Harvard University, with respondent Melissa Anne-Marie Curley, Associate Professor of Comparative Studies at The Ohio State University, The Ohio State University, February 24, 2023.
- 2022 Brad Richardson Memorial Lecture (online): "Bridging Divides: The Work of Cultural Ambassadorships in Contemporary Japan" by Christine Yano, Professor of Anthropology, University of Hawai'i at Manoa with post lecture respondent, Mari Noda, Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Literature, The Ohio State University, February 21, 2022.
- 2021 Brad Richardson Memorial Lecture (online): “The Challenge of Global Governance and Japan’s Role” by Christina Davis, Director, Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, and Professor of Government, Harvard University with post-lecture discussants: Mitch Lerner, Professor, Department of History, Ohio State; Director, East Asian Studies Center, The Ohio State University and Alexander Thomas, Professor, Department of Political Science, The Ohio State University, February 22, 2021.
- 2020 Brad Richardson Memorial Lecture: "Effective Leadership in Japan: The Case of Shibusawa Eiichi, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist" by Gil Latz, Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs and Professor, Department of Geography, The Ohio State University. Discussant: David Welch, Department of Political Science, The University of Waterloo, February 28, 2020.
- IJS Lecture Series: “China’s Hot-Button Maritime and Territorial Claims: A Role for Japan” by David Welch, Research Chair and Professor of Political Science, University of Waterloo, February 27, 2020.
- IJS Lecture Series: “Abenomics and Monetary Policy” by Joshua Hausman, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan and faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, February 14, 2020.
2019 Brad Richardson Memorial Lecture: "Abenomics: Japan's Escape from its Lost Two Decades," Takatoshi Ito, International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. February 22, 2019.
2018 Brad Richardson Memorial Lecture: "Has Abenomics Revived the Japanese Economy? Comparative Macroeconomic Perspectives with the US Economy", Takeo Hoshi, Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Senior Fellow, Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center & Professor of Finance, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, February 26, 2018.
- 2017 Brad Richardson Memorial Lecture: "Japan’s Grand Strategy and the US-Japan Alliance", Richard J. Samuels, Ford International Professor of Political Science and Director, Center for International Studies Massachusetts Institute of Technology, February 17, 2017.
- 2016 Brad Richardson Memorial Lecture: “Natural and Unnatural Disasters in the U.S.-Japan Comparative Perspectives: 3/11, 9/11, Asbestos, and the Unmaking of Japan’s Modern World” by Brett Walker, Regents Professor and Malone Memorial Professor of History, Montana State University, and currently Edwin O. Reischauer Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies, Harvard University, March 4, 2016.
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- Links to past lectures by Brad Richardson
- Pictures of Brad Richardson