Throughout his nearly four decades at Earlham, Jackson Bailey labored tirelessly to build quality educational programs focused on Japan, and to build bridges of understanding between the peoples of Japan and the United States. Beyond his legacy as an educator and a scholar, Jackson's most lasting achievements ultimately will prove to be the person-to-person connections he helped to forge between individual Japanese and American citizens.
It was his belief that genuine international understanding must be built at the grassroots level in order to last, and it is with that belief in mind that the Institute for Education on Japan initiated this lecture series in memory of Jackson and his work.
The Bailey Lecturer Series stands as a modest but fitting tribute to a long career devoted to public service and the work of peace and understanding.
Selected past lecturers:
- 2013-14: Daniel Aldrich, Purdue University, author of Building Resilience: Social Capital in Disaster Recovery
- 2012-13: Linda Hoaglund, Producer of Anpo
- 2010-11: Richi Sakakibara, Waseda University Professor of Literature
- 2010-11: Joseph Tobin, EC '72, The University of Chicago, author and Nadine Mathis Basha Professor of Early Childhood Education
- 2009-10: Ian Miller, EC '92, Harvard University, author of Tokyo, 1943: The Great Tokyo Elephant Massacre.
- 2008-09: Christine Yano, Anthropologist, University of Hawaii, author of Tears of Longing: Nostalgia and the Nation in Japanese Popular Song, and Airborne Dreams: Japanese American Stewardesses with Pan American World Airways, 1955-1972
- 2006-07: Kip Fulbeck, Artist and Filmmaker, author of Part Asian, 100% Hapa and Paper Bullets: A Fictional Autobiography
- 2005-06: Jack Shaheen, Mass Communication, Southern Illinois University, author of Nuclear War Films, The TV Arab, and Reel Bad Arabs
- 2004-05: Alex Kerr, Writer and Scholar, author of Dogs and Demons