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Government & politics, Centre for the Study of Global Japan

Event Report: “Entanglements in World Politics: The Power of Uncertainty”

On February 2nd, 2024, Peter J. Katzenstein, Walter S. Carpenter Jr. Professor of International Studies at Cornell University, delivered a presentation related to his book manuscript, “Entanglements in World Politics: The Power of Uncertainty.” The presentation was part of a book conference jointly hosted by the Centre for the Study of Global Japan and the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto.  

The discussion was moderated by Professor Louis Pauly, J. Stefan Dupré Distinguished Professor of Political Economy and Affiliated Faculty of the Centre for the Study of Global Japan. The discussion covered a wide range of topics spanning the entire arc of Katzenstein’s academic career. Katzenstein reflected on the importance of eclecticism in social scientific research, the development of his interest in German and Japanese politics, and the role of uncertainty, which has motivated much of his recent work, including his latest book manuscript.  

We would like to thank Professor Katzenstein for sharing his insights and to the faculty, students, and other audience members who participated in the book conference and open session.