Gerald L. Curtis
Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Virtual Center for Advanced Studies in Institution (VCASI) (2007-2010)
After earning a social science degree from the University of New Mexico in 1962, attended Columbia University, where he got his MA (1964) and PhD (1969) in political science. Went on to serve as assistant professor and associate professor at Columbia, where he was also director of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute from 1974 to 1990. Became a full professor in 1976. From 2000 to 2006 was a visiting professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies. In 2004 was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, one of the highest imperial honors.