• Japan's Position in Today's World

    Getting to Know Japan Webinar (via Zoom) -- 1000 (JST) 5 April 2022

    Mr. Robert Dujarric (Temple University Japan, Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies) and Dr. Kristi Govella (The German Marshall Fund of The United States, Asia Program) will provide an overview of Japan's position in today's International Arena and open a discussion about how Japan is situated for its current and future challenges.


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    This event is a part of YCAPS' "Getting to Know Japan Series" co-sponsored by The United States-Japan Foundation (USJF).


    ICAS Co-Director Robert Dujarric first lived in Tokyo in 1986-87. He moved back to the city in 2004 as a Council on Foreign Relations (Hitachi) International Affairs Fellow at the Research Institute of Economy Trade and Industry (RIETI). He took his current position at TUJ in 2007. Robert was raised in Paris and New York, worked in banking in the United States, Japan, and Europe at First Boston Corp. and Goldman Sachs prior to joining a think tank in Washington in 1993. He is a graduate of Harvard College and holds an MBA from Yale University. Robert has published several books and articles, the most recent a co-edited volume: The Abe Legacy (Lexington Books, 2021). He can be reached at dujarric@temple.edu.


    Dr. Kristi Govella is senior fellow and deputy director of the Asia Program at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). Kristi is an expert on the intersection between economic and security policy in Asia, as well as on Japanese politics and foreign policy. In addition to her publications in journals and edited volumes, Kristi has edited two books: Linking Trade and Security: Evolving Institutions in Asia, Europe, and the United States (2013) and Responding to a Resurgent Russia: Russian Policy and Responses from the European Union and the United States (2012). She also serves as an adjunct fellow with the East-West Center and Pacific Forum and as co-editor of the journal Asia Policy. Prior to joining GMF, Kristi was an assistant professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, and an associate professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. She has also been a visiting research fellow at the University of Tokyo and Waseda University. Kristi holds a Ph.D. and an M.A in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in political science and Japanese from the University of Washington, Seattle.



    Format: This event will be off-the-record. Questions are encouraged. It will not be recorded.

    Registration: Required Link
    Moderators: John Bradford and Jeff Mazziotta

    Webinar Cost: Free of charge

    Co-sponsors: United States-Japan Foundation

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