John Curtis Perry

Henry Willard Denison Professor of Japanese Diplomacy

  • PhD, History, Harvard University
  • BA, Chinese Studies, Yale University
  • MA, Chinese Studies, Yale University

Professional Activities
  • Director, Maritime Studies Program, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • Past Director, North Pacific Program, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
  • Senior Advisor, Japan Society of Boston
  • Director, Japan America Society of New Hampshire
  • Consultant, Policy Planning Branch, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea

  • Maritime Studies Program

Research Interests
  • International (oceanic) history and American-East Asian relations
  • Contemporary oceanic history including how and to what effect humankind is currently using the oceans
• The Flight of the Romanovs: A Family Saga (1999).
• Facing West: Americans and the Opening of the Pacific (1995), published in Japanese as "Nishi E!" (1998).

"The Deep Blue Highway", New York Times, 2 January 2007, op-ed by John Curtis Perry, Scott Borgerson, and Rockford Weitz.
• "Navigating the Swirling Currents of Change", Straits Times (Singapore), 10 July 2006, op-ed by Rockford Weitz, John Curtis Perry, and Scott Borgerson.



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Office Location
Cabot 502

Office Hours
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Mailing Address
The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Ave
Medford, MA, 02155