November 7, 2017

Japan's minister for economic affairs to speak on campus as Discovery Park distinguished lecturer

On Nov. 16, Discovery Park and the Krannert School of Management will host Japan's minister for economic affairs, Kazuhiro Suzuki, as part of the Discovery Park Distinguished Lecture Series. 

In his talk, "The U.S.-Japan Economic Relationship under President Trump and Prime Minister Abe," Suzuki will discuss the current dynamics of bilateral economic relations between the two countries. The lecture will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. in Krannert Center, Room 108, and is open to the public. Students and faculty with an interest in economics and international relations are strongly encouraged to attend.

Suzuki was appointed as the minister of economic affairs at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 16, 2016. During his time in the Foreign Ministry, he has held a variety of positions, including principal deputy director of the Northeast Asia Division, in charge of the Korean Peninsula, and senior coordinator in the Foreign Policy Bureau. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Tokyo, a master’s degree in political science from Stanford University and a master of international affairs degree from Columbia University.

The Discovery Park Distinguished Lecture Series is made possible by the Lilly Endowment, with the purpose of bringing experts and thought leaders in the areas of science and technology to Purdue. For more information about Suzuki’s lecture, or the Discovery Park Distinguished Lecture Series, contact Maria Longoria-Littleton at

Writer: Amy Schlueter,, 765-496-7823
Source: Cliff Wojtalewicz,, 765-496-3961

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