Greetings from the Director, Adam Liff
Welcome to the website of the new "21st Century Japan Politics and Society Initiative" (21JPSI), established within Indiana University's Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies (HLS) in 2018.
Thanks in significant part to a five-year seed grant from the Japan Foundation's Center for Global Partnership, 21JPSI will enable a new tenure-track faculty search in summer/fall 2019; two new courses on contemporary Japan; a speaker series on Japanese Politics and Society; biennial conferences on U.S.-Japan relations; graduate research fellowships, and faculty travel grants.
Please browse our website for more details about 21JPSI's speaker series and biennial conference on U.S.-Japan relations (both open to the public), as well as grant opportunities for IUB faculty and graduate students. I also encourage you to follow the latest event and other announcements on social media @21JPSI_IU, and to sign up for our mailing list.
Finally, I would note that 21JPSI is but one example of the Hamilton Lugar School's robust commitment to East Asian studies and languages at Indiana University. I encourage you to visit the East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) Department's website for more information about what we have to offer. Or please contact us at 21JPSI@iu.edu with any questions.
It is a privilege to be able to direct this exciting new initiative. I hope that you will join us soon at one of our public events.
Project Director, 21JPSI
Associate Professor, EALC, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies