Carthage welcomes Richard and Fumiko Mori Halloran
Award-winning writers and policy experts Richard Halloran and Fumiko Mori Halloran will speak at a luncheon of the Carthage Business and Professional Coalition on Wednesday, Oct. 23. The private luncheon will be held at noon in the Todd Wehr Center.
Mr. and Mrs. Halloran are Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows through the Council of Independent Colleges. The couple has extensive experience in East Asian affairs.
Richard Halloran did three tours as a foreign correspondent in East Asia for Business Week, The Washington Post, and The New York Times, each based in Tokyo, and continues to write a column titled “The Rising East.” He was a military correspondent for The New York Times for 10 years in Washington. In addition, he has covered diplomacy, economics, and energy, and has been an investigative reporter. Mr. Halloran has written six books and has taught at the University of Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific University, and the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies. In military service, he was a paratrooper and served in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Halloran graduated from Dartmouth College, earned an MA in East Asian Studies at the University of Michigan, and had a Ford Foundation Fellowship at Columbia University’s East Asia Institute.
Fumiko Mori Halloran
Initially, Fumiko Mori Halloran wrote about America in Japanese for audiences in the land of her birth. More recently, she has written about the land of her ancestors in English for audiences in her adopted home of America. Her first book, “Washington no Machi kara” (“From the City of Washington”) won the Oya Soichi Award for best nonfiction work. Her most recent book in Japanese examined the Judeo-Christian ethic that underlies much of American society, and she has written two novels. Mrs. Halloran’s journalistic work includes an account of a long interview with former president Richard Nixon. Before becoming a writer, she served as senior political analyst at the Japan Economic Institute in Washington, program officer at the Japan Center for International Exchange in Tokyo, and bibliographer at the Japan Documentation Center of the East Asia Institute at Columbia University.
The Carthage Business and Professional Coalition comprises the leading business, civic, professional, and governmental leaders in southeastern Wisconsin. Members meet regularly for luncheons that feature guest speakers and discussion. To become a member, or for more information, please contact Paul Hegland at 262-551-5708.
To attend the Oct. 23 luncheon, please reply by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 262-551-2137.