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Lecture focuses on political leadership in Italy and Japan, Nov. 5

A comparative political and economic history of leadership in Italy and Japan will be offered at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in 2 Robertson Hall.

Richard Samuels, director of the Center of International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will discuss "Machiavelli's Children: Leaders and their Legacies in Italy and Japan." He is the author of a book by the same title published by Cornell University Press this year.

Samuels also is the Ford International Professor of Political Science and founding director of the MIT Japan Program. In 2001 he became chair of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, an independent federal grant-making agency that supports Japanese studies and policy-oriented research in the United States.

The event is sponsored by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and the East Asian Studies Program .

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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