One of the great things about being a professor is that I get to teach and work with bright, energetic university students. Over the years, I have been blessed with some amazing students, and it is gratifying to watch them spin out happy lives and productive careers. In this photo I am lecturing at the closing ceremony for the Tokyo Institute of Technology International Research Opportunities Program (TiROP) in August 2014.
I look forward to Wednesdays, when I take the shinkansen to Sendai to teach my “Japanese Government & Politics” course in the Law School at Tōhoku University. Here I am posing with my students, who include a nice mixture of Japanese and international students. And bright, energetic students they are! U.S. News & World Report lists Tōhoku University as Japan’s fourth ranked “global university.” The university’s campus is picturesque and Sendai is a lovely, vibrant city.
Recent and upcoming courses:
Fall 2016. Government and Politics of Japan
Fall 2016. Introduction to Comparative Politics
Summer 2016. Energy, Environment, and Policy (taught at Tokyo Tech)
Summer 2016. Introduction to Global Development (Taught at Tokyo Tech)
Spring 2016. Introduction to Comparative Politics (taught in Australia and Fiji)
Fall 2015. Introduction to Comparative Politics
Fall 2015. Japanese Government & Politics
Summer 2015. International Environmental Politics (taught at Oxford University).
Summer 2015. Introduction to Comparative Politics (taught at Oxford University)
Spring 2015. Japanese Government & Politics (taught at Tōhoku University)
Spring 2015. International Coexistence (taught at Tokyo Tech)
Spring 2014. Seminar in Comparative Politics
Spring 2014. Introduction to Comparative Politics
Spring 2014. Ph.D. Proseminar
Fall 2013. Seminar in Comparative Politics
Fall 2013. Orientation to International Affairs
Spring 2013. Government and Politics of Japan