Ted Gilman

Ted came to Harvard University in 2005 to become the executive director of the Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies. He has taught courses on Japanese politics, East Asian international relations, and urban politics. He was executive director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCFIA) from 2015 to 2023. WCFIA is a leading research institute focusing on comparative, international, global, and transnational topics and covers the entire world from a broad array of disciplinary perspectives. Ted has spent more than three years in Japan, teaching and doing research. He has published a book entitled No Miracles Here: Fighting Urban Decline in Japan and the US (SUNY Press), and he has lectured on this topic in Europe, Asia, and North America. Ted has led student groups on semesters abroad in both Japan and Vietnam. He has served as a consultant on curricular development issues at the K-12 and university levels. He is a graduate of Tufts University and has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Michigan.