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Japan’s climate change policy to be discussed at lecture series


The Japanese Studies Lecture Series features Mark Tilton, associate professor of political science and Asian studies program director at Purdue University, to talk about “Japan and the Dilemmas of Climate Change Policy: How to Shift Renewables and Create a Sustainable Economy” on Monday, April 8, at 11 a.m. in Kirby Learning Center, Room 6.

Tilton will talk about how the Japanese public is concerned that world temperatures are likely to climb several degrees during this century. Like the rest of the world, he says, Japan is threatened by the prospect of rising sea levels, drops in agricultural production and increasingly erratic weather. Tilton will also discuss how Japan is struggling to produce more renewable energy to replace nuclear power and carbon-based fuels in the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami and the meltdown of the nuclear reactor in Fukushima.

With a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California at Berkeley, Tilton’s research is in the field of comparative political economy, with a specialization in Japan. He has worked on antitrust and regulatory policy and is currently researching climate change policy. His teaching is also in the area of comparative and East Asian politics.

This program is free and open to the public. For any questions contact Reiko Itoh, associate professor of modern languages – Japanese, at 217.245.3360 or
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Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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