Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and program sponsored by the Institute for Asian Research, Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS, CNRS, Oxford University, Waseda University,and Stanford University.


Speakers: Joseph Caron (Former Canadian Ambassador to Japan), Takeo Hoshi (Stanford), Kenji Kushida (Stanford), Sébastien Lechevalier (EHESS), Miyajima Hideaki (Waseda), Sako Mari (Oxford) and Yves Tiberghien (UBC)

JOSEPH CARON is a Distinguished Fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and a Professor and Honorary Research Associate at the Institute of Asian Research of the University of British Columbia. He is a former Canadian High Commissioner to India and former Canadian Ambassador to China and Japan.

TAKEO HOSHI is Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), Professor of Finance (by courtesy) at the Graduate School of Business, and Director of the Japan Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (S-APARC), all at Stanford University.

KENJI KUSHIDA is the Research Associate in the Japan Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, and was a graduate research associate at the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy. Kushida’s research interests are in the fields of comparative politics, political economy, and information technology. He focuses mainly on Japan with comparisons to Korea, China, and the United States.

SEBASTIEN LECHEVALIER is Associate Professor at L’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris). He is also President of Fondation France Japon de l’EHESS (EHESS Paris日仏財団) and director of the French network of Asian Studies (http://www.reseau-asie.com/). His research focuses on the Japanese economy, corporate diversity, evolution of welfare systems in Asia, and inequalities.

HIDEAKI MIYAJIMA

MARI SAKO is Professor of Management Studies at Saïd Business School, Co-Director of the Novak Druce Centre for Professional Service Firms and a Professorial Fellow of New College, Oxford. Her most recent work has focused on business and professional services and on outsourcing. Her work on business services in the UK has attracted the interest of UK policy makers. Her work on outsourcing has been mentioned in the Economist, the Financial Times, the Times, and the Economic Times of India.

YVES TIBERGHIEN (Ph.D. Stanford University, 2002) is the Director of Institute for Asian Research (IAR) and an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. He is also a Faculty Associate at the Center for Chinese Research, at the Center for Japanese Research, and at the Institute for European Studies at UBC, as well as a Research Associate at Science Po Paris and at the Asia Centre (Paris).

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