Aiji Tanaka
President of Waseda University

Biography

1. Education
March 1975: BA in Political Science, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University
June 1981: MA in Political Science, The Ohio State University
December 1985: Ph.D. in Political Science, The Ohio State University

2. Work experience
(1) Work experience at Waseda University
April 1998: Professor, School of Political Science and Economics
September 2000 – September 2002: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Political Science and Economics
September 2004: Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics
November 2006 – November 2010: Dean of Academic Affairs
November 2010 – November 2014: Senior Executive Director for Academic Affairs on the Executive Board
September 2014 – September 2018: Director, Global Education Center
November 2018 – present: President, Waseda University

(2) Work experience and other social activities outside Waseda University
April 1986: Dohto University, Faculty of Social Welfare, Assistant Professor
April 1987: Dohto University, Faculty of Social Welfare, Associate Professor
April 1989: Toyo Eiwa Women’s University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Social Sciences, Associate Professor
April 1994: Aoyama Gakuin University, Faculty of Law, Associate Professor
April 1996: Aoyama Gakuin University, Faculty of Law, Professor
May 1996 – May 2006: Japanese Association of Electoral Studies, Member of the Board of Directors
May 2006 – May 2008: Japanese Association of Electoral Studies, President
October 2004 – October 2006, October 2010 – Present: Japanese Political Science Association, Member of the Board of Directors
July 2009-July 2014: International Political Science Association, Member of the Executive Committee
July 2014-July 2016: International Political Science Association, President
September 1997 – August 1998: National Civil Service Recruitment Examination (Level 1) Committee, Member
April 2002 – March 2005, April 2006 – June 2011: National Civil Service Recruitment Examination (First-Class, Essay Questions) Committee, Member
January 2007 – December 2007: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) Evaluation Committee, Member
December 2009 – November 2010: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI) Committee, Member
April 2013 – March 2018: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) International Program Committee, Member
October 2013 – September 2014: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Topping-Setting Program to Advance Cutting-Edge Humanities and Social Science Research (Global Initiative), Committee Member
April 2010 – March 2012: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) University Establishment Evaluation Committee, Special Committee Member
May 2011 – January 2013: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Central Council of Education, Division of University Education, Expert Committee Member
June 2013 – February 2015: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Central Council of Education, Division of Organization Management, Expert Committee Member
April 2015 – February 2017: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Central Council of Education, Division of Graduate Level Studies, ad hoc Committee Member
November 2015 – February 2017: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Central Council of Education, ad hoc Committee Member for Subdivision of Primary/Secondary Education, Director of the Special Group for High School Social Science Subjects (geography, history, and civics)

3. Awards and Sanctions
Awards: Waseda University Teaching Award for Spring Semester of 2017
Sanctions: None

4. Professional Achievements
(1) Professional Achievements Books (title, category, publisher, year of publication): 13 books in total
Seiji-Katei-Ron (“Political Process”), (Coauthored), Tokyo: Yuhikaku, 2000.
Seijigaku (“Political Science: Theory and Scope”), Tokyo: Yuhikaku, 2003 (Coauthored).
Nenkin-Kaikaku no Seiji-Keizaigaku (“Political Economy of Pension Reform”), Tokyo: Toyo-Keizai Shinpo, 2005 (Coauthored).
Jukugi no Koyo, Jukuryo no Koka (“Usefulness of Deliberation with other people and Effects of Deliberation within Oneself”), Tokyo: Keiso-shobo, 2018 (Edited and Coauthored).

(2) Main Articles (title, name of journal, year of publication): 46 journal articles and 11 book chapters in total
“World Opinion in the Gulf Crisis: An Empirical Investigation,” (Coauthored) Journal of Conflict Resolution, Vol.37-No.1, March 1993.
“Kokumin Ishiki ni okeru ‘55-nen-taisei’ no Henyo to Hokai: Seito Hensei Hokai to Shisutemu Sapoto no Keizoku to Henka” (“Transformation and Breakdown of the 1955 System in Japanese Public Attitudes: Dealignment of Party System and Continuity and Change on System Support”), in Nenpo Seijigaku (Annuals of the Japanese Political Science Association) December 1996.
“Change in the Spatial Dimensions of Party Conflict: The Case of Japan in the 1990s,” (Coauthored) Political Behavior, 23: 1, March 2001.
“Religion and Politics in Japan” (Coauthored) a chapter in The One and the Many: Religion and Politics in Comparative Perspective, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
“The Impact of the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami on Social Capital in Japan: Trust before and after the Disaster”, (Coauthored)International Political Science Review, 36: 2, March 2015.
“Party politics, elections and (mis-)trust in Japan,” (Coauthored), Japan Forum, Vol.29-No.1, October 2016.

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