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Jackson Bailey Memorial Lecture

Throughout his nearly four decades at Earlham, Jackson Bailey labored tirelessly to build quality educational programs focused on Japan, and to build bridges of understanding between the peoples of Japan and the United States. Beyond his legacy as an educator and a scholar, Jackson's most lasting achievements ultimately will prove to be the person-to-person connections he helped to forge between individual Japanese and American citizens.

It was his belief that genuine international understanding must be built at the grassroots level in order to last, and it is with that belief in mind that the Institute for Education on Japan initiated this lecture series in memory of Jackson and his work.

The Bailey Lecturer Series stands as a modest but fitting tribute to a long career devoted to public service and the work of peace and understanding.

Selected past lecturers:

  • 2018-19: Paul Christensen, Professor of Anthropology, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology:
    Alcoholism and Masculinity in Japan
  • 2017-18: Jennifer Robertson, Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan:
    Gendering AI and Robots: Robo-Sexism in Japan
  • 2017-18: Noriko Manabe, Professor of Music Studies, Temple University:
    The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music After Fukushima
  • 2016-17: Shiho Takai. Professor of Japanese Literature, Waseda University:
    Low City and Fine Arts: Entertainment & Pleasure Districts in Historic Tokyo
  • 2012-13: Linda Hoaglund, Director and Producer:
    ANPO: Art X War
  • 2010-11: Richi Sakakibara, Professor of Japanese Literature, Waseda University:
    Rethinking the Post-Defeat Discourse in Japanese Literature
  • 2010-11: Joseph Tobin (EC ’72), Professor of Education, Arizona State University:
    Children Crossing Borders: The Challenge of Listening to the Voices of Immigrant Parents in Early Childhood Education
  • 2009-10: Ian Miller (EC ’92), Professor of History, Harvard University:
    Tokyo, 1943: The Great Tokyo Elephant Massacre
  • 2008-09: Christine Yano, Professor of Anthropology, University of Hawaii:
    A Japanese in Every Jet: Gender, Mobility, and Modernity in Postwar Japan
  • 2007-08: Hiroshi Mitani, Professor of History, University of Tokyo:
    Escape from Impasse: The Decision to Open Japan
  • 2006-07: Roger Daniels, Professor of History, University of Cincinnati:
    Prisoners without Trial: Japanese Americans in World War II
  • 2006-07: Kip Fulbeck, Artist and Filmmaker:
    Part Asian, 100% Hapa, Paper Bullets
  • 2005-06: Jack Shaheen, Professor of Mass Communications, Southern Illinois University:
    Nuclear War Films, Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People
  • 2004-05: Alex Kerr, Writer and Scholar:
    Dogs and Demons: Tales from the Dark Side of Japan
  • 2003-04: David McConnell (EC ’82), Professor of Anthropology, The College of Wooster:
    Importing Diversity: Inside Japan’s JET Program
  • 2002-03: Staughton Lynd, Historian and Activist:
    Living Inside Our Hope: A Steadfast Radical’s Thoughts on Rebuilding the Movement
  • 2001-02: Martha Mensendeik, Professor of Social Work, Doshisha University:
    Migrant Women in Japan: A Look at Human Rights Issues and Implications for Social Work
  • 2000-01: W.D. (Bill) Ehrhart, Poet and Veteran of the Vietnam War:
    Beautiful Wreckage: New and Selected Poems
  • 1999-00: Lady Borton, American Friends Service Committee Representative for Vietnam:
    After Sorrow: And American Among the Vietnamese
  • 1998-99: Regge Life, Filmmaker:
    Doubles: Japan and America’s Intercultural Children
  • 1997-98: James Yamazaki, Pediatrician and Veteran of WWII:
    Children and the Atomic Bomb
  • 1996-97: Karen Hill Anton, Columnist for The Japan Times:
    Crossing Cultures
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