The War of Words: Issues of Concern in the U.S.-Japan Relationship

Claremont McKenna College is proud to welcome
Ambassador Michael Hayden Armacost, who will
be speaking at McKenna Auditorium at 4:00. This
address is sponsored by the College's Res Publica

Mr. Armacost arrived in Tokyo to assume duties as
the twenty-third U.S. ambassador to Japan on May 8,
1989. Prior to being named ambassador, Armacost was
under secretary for political affairs with the State
Department, a position he assumed in 1984. He is a
career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of
Career Minister.

Mr. Armacost served as ambassador to the Philippines from February 1982 to May 1984. From
1980-82 he was deputy assistant secretary of state for
East Asian and Pacific affairs. In 1978-80 he served as
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, and in 1977-78
he was senior staff member for East Asia at the National
Security Council. From 1972 to 1974 he was special
assistant to the ambassador to Japan. He was a member
of the policy planning staff at the State Department, first
in 1969-72 and again in 1974-77.

Ambassador Armacost has lectured at Georgetown
University and The Johns Hopkins University and has
been a visiting professor of international relations at the
International Christian University in Tokyo. From
1962-68 he was an assistant professor and instructor of
government at Pomona College.

He received his bachelor's degree from Carleton
College followed by a master's degree and Ph.D. from
Columbia University.

Please note that the speech will be held in McKenna
Auditorium at 4:00 and promises to be exciting.