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CJS Thursday Lecture Series | Too Young to Run? Voter Evaluations of the Age of Candidates

Charles McClean, Toyota Visiting Professor, Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan
Thursday, January 13, 2022
12:00-1:30 PM
Room 1010 (and virtual) Weiser Hall Map
In Japan, as in most countries, elected officials tend to be older than most of the constituents they represent. Is this because voters generally prefer older politicians to younger ones? In this study, we manipulate the photos of hypothetical candidates via age regression and progression software in a survey experiment to examine age biases and stereotypes among Japanese voters.

Charles McClean is the Toyota Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan’s Center for Japanese Studies. His research focuses on the politics of age and aging, political institutions, social welfare, representation, and local politics. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations at Harvard University. He received a Ph.D. in Political Science from UC San Diego, an M.A. in Regional Studies: East Asia from Harvard University, and a B.A. in International Relations and Japanese from Tufts University.

Please note: This lecture will be offered in person on the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus at 1010 Weiser Hall (500 Church Street) and will be simultaneously available via Zoom webinar.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required if you intend to participate virtually. Once you've registered, the joining information will be sent to your email. Webinar registration link to be announced. The Center for Japanese Studies will follow state, local, and University of Michigan guidelines for in-person events.

If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact us. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Building: Weiser Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Asia, Japanese Studies, Political Science
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Japanese Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures

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