Newly Elected SASE Officers We are delighted to announce the results of the SASE elections for President, Treasurer, and Executive Council. Interview with new SER Editor Julia Lynch SASE interviews Julia Lynch on health care A Grand Prix Former SASE President Patrick Le Galès has been honored with the prestigious CNRS Silver Medal In Memoriam William C. Frederick Early SASE President William C. Frederick has passed away at the age of 92. SASE/Kyoto Presidential Panels Take a look at the carefully curated panels to be featured at our Kyoto conference! Career Opportunities! Ever more opportunities for researchers at all stages of their careers, courtesy of our friend Oleg Komlik at Economic Sociology and Political Economy SASE Early Career Workshop Alumnus Publishes Prize Paper in the Journal of Cultural Economy Click through to read Théo Bourgeron's paper, "Optimising ‘cash flows’: converting corporate finance to hard currency" Author-Meets-Critics Book Sessions We are very happy to announce this year's Author-Meets-Critics book panels! Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) Kinkakuji is a Zen temple in northern Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. Philosopher’s Path The Philosopher's Path is a pleasant stone path along a canal which is lined by hundreds of cherry trees. Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion) Ginkakuji consists of the Silver Pavilion, half a dozen other temple buildings, a beautiful moss garden and a unique dry sand garden. Amitai Etzioni and Mark Lilla Discuss an “Impossible” Unity Watch SASE's indefatigable founder in conversation with Mark Lilla. Pontocho Pontocho is one of Kyoto's most atmospheric dining areas. Nishiki Market Known as "Kyoto's Kitchen", this lively retail market specializes in all things food related. Nanzenji Temple Nanzenji Temple is one of the most important Zen temples in all of Japan. Kyoto Imperial Palace The Kyoto Imperial Palace is located in the spacious Kyoto Imperial Park, an attractive park in the center of the city that also encompasses the Sento Imperial Palace and a few other attractions. Daitokuji Temple Daitokuji is the head temple of the Rinzai sect's Daitokuji school of Japanese Zen Buddhism. Ryoanji Temple Ryoanji Temple is the site of Japan's most famous rock garden. Kurama Kurama is best known for its temple Kurama-dera and its hot spring. Arashiyama and Sagano Arashiyama is a pleasant, touristy district in the western outskirts of Kyoto. Katsura Imperial Villa Katsura Imperial Villa is one of the finest examples of Japanese architecture and garden design. Kokedera (Moss Temple) Entrance to this temple requires a reservation made well in advance by email. Rohan Restaurant Casual restaurant with first-rate food Kitaoji Otagi Restaurant Ceramics made by potters selected by the owners are an additional highlight at this restaurant Shiruko Restaurant Famed for its miso soup, all seats in this restaurant face a Noh stage Tokasaikan Restaurant Chinese food on the water, with the oldest elevator in Japan Godan Miyazawa Restaurant Very small and intimate restaurant (8 seats in all!) Nakazen Restaurant A traditional Kyoto-style kaiseki restaurant with a focus on seasonal ingredients Saami Restaurant Enjoy traditional dishes & hospitality with a wonderful view of the Kyoto streets in a traditional Japanese-style building Niku no Takumi Miyoshi Restaurant One of the top kobe beef restaurants in the country Fondation France-Japon EHESS Young Researcher Awards We are delighted to announce the winners of the EHESS Fondation France-Japon Young Researcher Travel Awards Kiyomizudera Temple On the site of the Otowa Waterfall in the wooded hills east of Kyoto, Kiyomizudera is one of the most celebrated temples of Japan. Economic Sociology on Saint-Germain de Près An impressive line-up of international scholars working on economic sociology gathered on 12-13 January 2018 to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Franco-German MaxPo Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies. Jens Beckert Awarded Leibniz Prize! Jens Beckert has just been awarded the 2.5M € Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize – Germany's highest scientific award.