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Harvard's Gilman to speak as part of Global Briefing Series

Ted Gilman
Ted Gilman, Executive Director fo the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University.

The Oklahoma State University School of Global Studies and Partnerships will host Ted Gilman as part of the OSU Global Briefing Series event on Sept. 26, 2019, at 6 p.m. in Room 108 Wes Watkins Center.

Gilman is the Executive Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCFIA) at Harvard University.  WCFIA is a research institute focusing on comparative, international, global and transnational topics. His lecture, “Power and Stability in East Asia,” will address military ties, diplomatic activities and other aspects of international relations to assess prospects for continued peace in the region.

Before assuming his role as the Executive Director of WCFIA, Gilman was the executive director for Harvard’s Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies and taught courses on Japanese politics, East Asian international relations and urban politics. He has lectured on the topic of power and stability for East Asia in Europe, Asia and North America.

In addition, Gilman spent more than three years teaching and researching in Japan. He published a book titled No Miracles Here: Fighting Urban Decline in Japan and the U.S.  in 2001, which compares the urban revitalization efforts in both Flint, Michigan, and Omuta, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, from the early 1970s through the early 1990s. 

There is a light reception prior to the talk at 5:30 p.m. in the West Hallway of the Wes Watkins Center. The reception is open to the public, and interested students, faculty, staff and members of the Stillwater community can meet and mingle with Gilman during this time.

The talk will be recorded and available through OStateTV.

The School of Global Studies and Partnerships Global Briefing Series began after Sept. 11, 2001, to educate and inform the public about developing events, both in the United States and abroad. Visiting scholars, experts and world leaders deliver briefings to provide a global perspective on current events.