Prof. Dr. Carol Gluck


Carol Gluck specializes in modern Japanese history, international relations, World War II, public memory in Asia and the West.  Her B.A is from Wellesley, her Ph.D. from Columbia; she has taught at Tokyo, Venice, and Leiden Universities, Harvard, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, and the École des hautes études en sciences sociales.  Her publications include Japan’s Modern Myths, Shōwa: The Japan of Hirohito, Asia in Western and World History, Words in Motion: Toward a Global Lexicon, in Japanese, Senso no kioku [War Memory],  Rekishi de kangaeru [Thinking with History].  Forthcoming are Thinking with the Past: Japan and Modern History and Past Obsessions: World War Two in History and Memory.

A founding member and past Chair of Columbia's Committee on Global Thought, she is co-chair of the Trustees Emeriti of the Asia Society, member of the Board of Directors of Japan Society, elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Philosophical Society, and recipient of the Order of the Rising Sun from the government of Japan.  She is long-time Aspen moderator, both in the United States and Europe.