Appointed By: Barack Obama
Date of Appointment: Mon, 2013-08-05
Term Expiration: Fri, 2018-01-26
Dr. Daniel I. Okimoto is a Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Stanford University, having served as a professor from 1977 to 2009. In addition, he is a Senior Fellow Emeritus at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and a Director Emeritus of the Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center, which he co-founded in 1976. He serves as the Chairman of the Board of Councilors for the United States Japan Council. Previously, Dr. Okimoto was the Vice-Chairman of the Japan Committee of the National Research Council at the National Academy of Sciences, and was a Member of the Advisory Council of the Department of Politics at Princeton University. Dr. Okimoto received a B.A. from Princeton University, an M.A. from Harvard University, and a Ph. D. from the University of Michigan.