Japanese Minorities and Questions of Immigration (9/9/21)

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Prof. Michael Sharpe at York College is giving an online presentation on the topic of immigration and minority groups in Japan at 7:30am (in the morning!) on Thursday, September 9, 2021.

  • Title: Japanese Minorities and Questions of Immigration
  • Date: Thursday, September 9, 2021
  • Time: 7:30am-
  • Place: Online
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  • Description: Dr. Michael Orlando Sharpe is an Associate Professor of Political Science at York College of the City University of New York and an Adjunct Research Scholar at Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute. Dr. Sharpe’s areas of expertise are comparative politics and international relations, and his research interests concern the politics of migration, immigrant political incorporation, and political transnationalism in the Netherlands, Japan, and around the world. His first book, Postcolonial Citizens and Ethnic Migration: The Netherlands and Japan in the Age of Globalization, was published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2014. Dr. Sharpe’s Visiting Fellow or Visiting Scholar appointments include the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) Leiden University, University of Amsterdam, University of Aruba, Sophia University, and Keio University. He has been a Mansfield Foundation and Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Program Scholar. Dr. Sharpe is currently completing his second book, The Politics of Racism and Antiracism in Japan. His other research concerns include the politics of remigration or the paid voluntary return of migrants and their families (“pay to go schemes”) and implicit boundary making in liberal democracies.
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