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Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Lecture features Japanese scholar


Internationally acclaimed scholar in Japanese studies, Richard Wood, will be on campus to give the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Lecture on Monday, March 26, in Rammelkamp Chapel at 11 a.m. and on Wednesday, March 28, in Kirby Learning Center, Room 6 at 7 p.m.

Wood, retired president of the Japan Society in New York, will be speaking about “Religion and Conflict” on March 26 and “The Asian Century: Present Reality and Future Prospect” on March 28.

A receiving his Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale University, Wood has spent time researching under various fellowships in Japan on religion, ethics, philosophy and aesthetics. He served as president of Earlham College from 1985 to 1996 and then became dean of the Yale University Divinity School. He has given lectures and authored numerous papers and writings contributing to the advancement of Japanese studies abroad.

Having worked as chairman of the Japan-United States Friendship Commission and as founding chair of the United States-Japan Bridging Foundation, he is also engaged in a variety of cultural and educational activities furthering friendly and cooperative relations between Japan and the United States. Wood serves on the board of the U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation as well as the Japanese American National Museum.

Both lectures are free and open to the public.
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