The US-Japan Security Alliance: Past and Present

The Stanford Club of Philadelphia invites the members of the Harvard & Yale Clubs of Philadelphia for an “Umami” lunch and talk by Fred Dickinson, Professor of Japanese History at the University of Pennsylvania, on the fascinating evolution of the U.S. Security Alliance, the cornerstone of the U.S. security policy in East Asia for over seven decades.

*** Venue Change ***  The lunch talk on the October 28th will now take place at Samurai Japanese Restaurant, 1420 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Also, there is a slight change to the start time from 11:30 to 11:45am. 

Concluded in 1951 following the traumatic Pacific War, the alliance has strengthened over the last seventy years and, at the same time, remained a source of controversy in Japan. Professor Dickinson will discuss how Tokyo went from being a reluctant partner in the 1950s to becoming the principal architect of American national security policy in the twenty-first-century Pacific. He will also demonstrate how the evolution of the alliance challenges mainstream American notions of an “American Century,” a “Cold War” and the origins of a “Second Cold War.”


About the Speaker:  Frederick R. Dickinson is Professor of Japanese History, director of the Center for East Asian Studies and co-director of the Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies. Born in Tokyo and raised in Kanazawa and Kyoto, Japan, he teaches courses on modern Japan and empire and nation in modern East Asia. He holds an M.A. in International Politics from Kyoto University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in History from Yale University. 


Location: Samurai Japanese Restaurant, 1420 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Date & Time: Saturday, October 28th from 11:45am-2:00pm

Cost: $45 p.p


Reserve your ticket early!  Space is limited 12 (not including Stanford & Yale Club Members). 

Registration closed 10/22. Email to join waiting list. 


Click Here to Join Waiting List thru Harvard Club website


  Organized by: Stanford Club of Philadelphia.



11:45AM - 2:00PM Sat 28 Oct 2023, Eastern timezone


Samurai Japanese Restaurant
1420 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Lawrence Duke
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Susan Holliday
Kory Manley
Gregg Lindemuth
Favian Mondragon
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