John Dower is currently the Henry R. Luce Professor of International Cooperation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his B.A. in American studies from Amherst College and his Ph.D. in history and far eastern languages from Harvard University. Politics, history, and art are among the inspirations for his books and documentary films, which include Empire and Aftermath: Yoshida Shigeru and the Japanese Experience (1989), Hellfire: A Journey from Hiroshima (1986), and Japan in War and Peace (1995).
John Dower's presentation is an installment of the Athenaeum series "Reflections on World War II." This opportunity to discuss international relations, history, politics, and society with one of America's most celebrated historians should not be missed.