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Does American Democracy have a future? The US on the eve of the 2020 election
- R. Taggart Murphy (Professor Emeritus of International Political Economy, the University of Tsukuba)
- Gregory Noble (Professor of Politics and Public Administration in the Institute of Social Science at the University of Tokyo)
- Robert Dujarric (Director of the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS))
Next year, Americans will go to the poll to re-elect Donald Trump or bring his presidency to an end. Our panel will seek to shed some light on the historical, political, social context which destroyed the old Republican Party and brought Donald Trump to power. Our panelists will discuss the future of American liberal democracy a little more than a year prior to the 2020 elections.
R. Taggart Murphy
Professor Emeritus of International Political Economy, the University of Tsukuba
R. Taggart Murphy is Professor Emeritus of International Political Economy at the University of Tsukuba. A former investment banker, he was one of the founders of the MBA Program in International Business at the University’s Tokyo campus and served as Program Chair between 2011-2014. He is the author of the Weight of the Yen (Norton, 1996), Japan and the Shackles of the Past (Oxford, 2014), and, with Akio Mikuni, Japan’s Policy Trap (Brookings, 2002). His articles have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, the National Interest, Fortune, the New York Times, the London Review of Books, and Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus and he is a frequent contributor to the New Left Review with a long piece in press for the forthcoming Nov/Dec issue. He has served as Senior Non-Resident Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Adjunct Professor at Temple University Japan Campus. He holds a B.A. from Harvard University in East Asian Studies and an MBA, also from Harvard.
Professor of Politics and Public Administration in the Institute of Social Science at the University of Tokyo
Gregory W. Noble is Professor of politics and public administration in the Institute of Social Science at the University of Tokyo. Among his publications are Collective Action in East Asia: How Ruling Parties Shape Industrial Policy; The Asian Financial Crisis and the Structure of Global Finance (co-edited with John Ravenhill), “Abenomics in the 2014 Election: Showing the money (supply) and little else,” “Government-business relations in democratizing Asia,” “The decline of particularism in Japanese politics,” “The Chinese Auto Industry as Challenge, Opportunity and Partner.”
Director of the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS)
Robert Dujarric is the director of the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies at TUJ. He is a former Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow in Japan (Hitachi Fellowship), was a researcher in Washington DC, and worked in banking in New York and London. He is a graduate of Harvard College and holds an MBA from Yale University. https://www.tuj.ac.jp/icas/the-institute/staff/dujarric/