Brad Richardson Memorial Fund 2019

February 12, 2019

Brad Richardson Memorial Fund 2019


Carrying on the legacy of Brad Richardson:
To build on Brad Richardson’s contribution to the OSU, the State of Ohio and the community of Japan-related scholars and professionals, the OSU Institute for Japanese Studies (IJS) has created the Brad Richardson Memorial Fund and seeks to grow it to the endowment level.   IJS seeks to raise $3,000 during the month of February through BuckeyeFunder. Brad Richardson was Distinguished University Professor in Political Science, the IJS founding Director, and a former Honorary Consul General of Japan for Ohio.  Brad passed away in 2015.  The Memorial Fund will be used to propel us vigorously towards the same goals that Brad promoted.  Namely, the funds will support academic and outreach activities that promote Japanese Studies on campus and that enhance the interest, knowledge and discourse on Japan-related topics in the academic communities and general public.  Until the contributions to the fund reach the endowment level, the fund shall function as a current-use fund.

Donations can be made online at  Brad Richardson Memorial Fund or by check (see info below)

Please consider giving—any amount is greatly appreciated!

2019 Brad Richardson Memorial Lecture:

  • Abenomics: "Japan's Escape from its Lost Two Decades"
  • Friday, February 22, 2019, 3:30pm (Doors Open), 4:00 - 4:15pm (Opening Remarks), 4:15 - 5:45pm (Lecture with Q&A), 5:45 - 6:30pm (Reception)
  • Jennings Hall Room 01 (1735 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43210)
  • Takatoshi Ito, Professor, International and Public Affairs, Columbia University 


If making a donation by check, please make payable to The Ohio State University, put "Buckeye Funder: Richardson" in the memo field and send to:

The Ohio State University Alumni Association
The Office of Annual Giving
The Longaberger Alumni House
2200 Olentangy River Rd.
Columbus, OH 43210