Carnegie Council welcomes Alexander Görlach, German scholar on politics and religion; Richard Katz, expert on the Japanese economy and business; and Marlene Laruelle, political scientist specializing in Russia and Central Asia.
May 31, 2017
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is pleased to welcome three new senior fellows: Alexander Görlach, German scholar on politics and religion; Richard Katz, expert on the Japanese economy and business; and Marlene Laruelle, political scientist specializing in Russia and Central Asia.
Alexander Görlach is a visiting scholar at Harvard University, a visiting professor at UNAM University in Mexico City, a senior advisor to the Berggruen Institute, and founder of “The European” debate magazine. As a senior fellow for Carnegie Council, he will conduct a project exploring Latin America as part of the West. Diverging from most conceptions of the West today, which explicitly exclude the region, Dr. Görlach sees Latin America as an essential part of what is considered to be the Western hemisphere: marked with a shared past, shared enlightenment, and the reciprocal reception of its philosophy, languages, political system, and religious and ethical beliefs. The project will feature interviews with politicians, writers, academics, and public intellectuals of Latin America in an effort to learn about their perceptions of the West and how to unify the two parts of this hemisphere.
Richard Katz is editor-in-chief of “The Oriental Economist” Report (TOE). He is also a special correspondent at “Weekly Toyo Keizai,” a leading Japanese business weekly, and has written two books on Japan. As a senior fellow for Carnegie Council, Mr. Katz is working on a…