Rose Campbell, associate professor of strategic communication, is one of 14 faculty selected nationally for the 2013 Summer Freeman Institute Workshop, sponsored by the Japan Studies Association. She will attend the three-week workshop at Hawaii Tokai International College in Honolulu, Hawaii, beginning May 19.  

The workshop, funded with a grant by the Freeman Foundation, has been presented annually for more than 10 years. Participants read extensively about the arts, culture, history, politics, and business of Japan and attend lectures by leading international scholars. The intensive workshop is designed for faculty and administrators who have little or no formal academic training on Japan, but who wish to infuse Japan studies into their courses.

“The Summer Freeman Institute Workshop is the ideal immersion opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the cultural and sociological contexts that shape Japanese society today,” said Campbell. “While my strong interest in Japan is revealed in my research, my interest is to develop a more holistic understanding of Japan and to identify resources to improve a current course and propose a short-term study-abroad course in Japan for Butler College of Communication students.”

Campbell’s research centers on divergent media coverage of international health issues, comparing Japan and the United States on such topics as mad cow disease affecting trade regulations, tobacco control under the umbrella of the World Health Organization, asbestos regulation and compensation, and, more recently, nuclear energy policy debates.