Professor Akira Iriye: A lifetime Celebration


Alumni Club of Japan are pleased to announce a unique evening and conversation opportunity with Professor Akira Iriye, who is one of the most influential and greatest living historians on American diplomatic history, with a focus on American-East Asian diplomatic relations on Thursday October 19th.  (Tokyo American Club, from19:30) 

Professor Iriye will join distinguished UChicago & Harvard Alumni for a discussion on developments in U.S./Japan diplomatic relations and what history may teach us about upcoming future geopolitical trends in Asia and the potential U.S. response. Professor Iriye became professor of history at the University of Chicago in 1969, serving as the Stein-Freiler Distinguished Service Professor of History from 1984 to 1989. While at UChicago, he also served as Chairman of the History Department. Prof. Iriye was the first Japanese native to become President of the American History Association in 1988. After UChicago, Prof. Iriye taught at Harvard University until his retirement in 2005. While at Harvard, he served as the Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute on Japanese Studies from 1991 to 1995. In 2005 Prof. Iriye received the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star from the Government of Japan for his distinguished contributions.

(Note: The event is expected to be conducted primarily in Japanese.)

Date and Time : October 19, 2017 (Thursday), 19:30〜 (Reception opens at 19:00)

Location: Tokyo American Club

東京アメリカンクラブ, 港区麻布台2-1-2


Fee: ¥10,000

Registration by October 13rd by email with the below information

(1), (2), and (3) to:

1. Your Name

2. Your guest(s) name(s), if any.

3. Harvard Graduation Year or years studied at Harvard.

Please note that cancellation after October 13th will result in a full charge for the event.

This event is for those affiliated with Harvard and alumni of the University of Chicago.

Please do not circulate this announcement among any other organizations. Thank you for your understanding.

Event Timeline:

19:30 Following the Introduction, Prof. Iriye Lecture begins

20:30 Reception starts

21:30 Event Concludes