Gerald Curtis

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Curtis talked about "General Election Analysis & Japan's Political Future" at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan on August 31, 2009.

Gerald L. Curtis (September 18, 1940- ) is an American academic, a political scientist interested in comparative politics, Japanese politics and U.S.-Japan relations.[1]

Columbia University[edit]

Curtis has been the Burgess Professor of Political Science at Columbia University since 1998.[1] Between 1974-1990, Curtis was head of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI) at Columbia.

Academic career[edit]

  • Professor, Department of Political Science, Columbia University, since 1976; Burgess Professor since 1998.[2]
  • Visiting Professor, Graduate Research Institute for Policy Studies (Tokyo), (2000-20__).[3]
  • Director, East Asian Institute, Columbia University (1973–1975, 1977–1984, 1987–1991).[4]
  • Director, Center for Korean Research, Columbia University (1990–1991).[1]
  • Visiting Professor, Faculty of Law, Keio University (1982–1983).[1]
  • Visiting Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo, 1976-1977.[1]
  • Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Columbia University, 1972-1976.[1]
  • Research Associate, Faculty of Law, Keio University, 1971-1972.[1]
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Columbia University, 1969-1972.[1]
  • Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Columbia University, 1968-1969.[1]
  • Instructor, Department of Political Science, University of Illinois, 1968.[1]
  • Research Associate, East Asian Institute, Columbia University, 1967-1968.[1]

International academia[edit]

Selected works[edit]

In a statistical overview derived from writings by and about Gerald Curtis, OCLC/WorldCat encompasses roughly 40+ works in 80+ publications in 5 languages and 5,000+ library holdings. [5]

Professor Curtis became a special advisor to Newsweek when the magazine's Japanese language edition was initiated in 1986.[6] When the political events or changes became the news of the day, the editorial staff incorporated Curtis' analysis.[7] The New York Times also incorporates the analysis.[8]

Professional activities[edit]

Curtis' current professional activities are varied:[1]

Curtis' was formerly involved in the following:[1]

  • Columbia University
    • Project on the United States, Japan and Southeast Asia—Executive Director (1984–1986).
    • Project on U.S.-Korean Security Relations—Director (1980–1984).
    • Research Project on the U.S. and Japan in Multilateral Diplomacy—Director (1975–1980).
    • U.S.-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program—Director (1971–1978).
    • U.S.-Japan Parliamentary Exchange Program—Associate Director (1968–1970).
  • Japan Foundation
    • Center for Global Partnership, Advisory Council—Member (1991–2000).
    • American Advisory Committee—Member (1977–1979).
  • Asia Society
    • Advisory Group on the Asia Agenda Program—Member (1985–1993).
    • Study Mission to North Korea—Member (1992).
    • US-Japan Consultative Group on Policies Toward the People's Republic of China, Core Group—Member (1990–1992).
    • Program of Japan and the United States in Asia, Advisory Board—Chairman (1983–1986).

Professional associations[edit]

Curtis joined the conventional associations:[1]

Honors, prizes and awards[edit]

Curtis' work across the span of his career has garnered recognition:[1]