• Misawa's Role in Winning the Cold War: Implications for the Competition with China

    YCAPS-SPF Community Conversation (via Zoom)

    27 July 2022 – 19:00-20:15 (Japan)

    YCAPS & the Sasakawa Peace Foundation are pleased to announce the continuation of the Community Conversations seminar series in Misawa. This event will feature Professor Narushige Michishita. Prof. Michishita will provide an overview of US-Japan combined air operations during the Cold War, and how that history relates to today’s competition with China.

     

    We will also be joined by Captain Christopher Rodeman (US Navy ret.) who will provide comments and give his perspective after Professor Michishita's presentation.



    This event will be a webinar. Future Community Conversations events will be held in person so long as health and safety conditions permit.

     

    To join please use this link to register with Zoom.

     

    Narushige Michishita is executive vice president and professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo. He has served as a member of the National Security Secretariat Advisory Board and a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He acquired his Ph.D. from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University. A specialist in Japanese security and foreign policy as well as security issues on the Korean Peninsula, he is the author of “The US Maritime Strategy in the Pacific during the Cold War,” in Sebastian Bruns and Sarandis Papadopoulos, eds., Conceptualizing Maritime and Naval Strategy: Festschrift for Peter M. Swartz, Captain (USN) retired (Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2020); Lessons of the Cold War in the Pacific: U.S. Maritime Strategy, Crisis Prevention, and Japan’s Role (Woodrow Wilson Center, 2016) (co-authored with Peter M. Swartz and David F. Winkler); and North Korea’s Military-Diplomatic Campaigns, 1966-2008 (Routledge, 2009).

     

    Captain Christopher Rodeman (US Navy retired) served as commanding officer of Naval Air Facility Misawa. In that role, he was the Navy’s senior representative in the northern third of Japan and coordinated recovery efforts following the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami. A career naval aviator, he deployed aboard the aircraft carriers Theodore Roosevelt, Saratoga, Abraham Lincoln, and Kitty Hawk, and took part in numerous operations and exercises including Desert Storm, Provide Comfort, Southern Watch, RIMPAC, Talisman Sabre, Cobra Gold, AnnualEX, Valiant Shield, and Malabar. Ultimately, he commanded a helicopter squadron aboard the Navy’s only forward-deployed carrier in Yokosuka, Japan. Ashore, Rodeman was Special Assistant to the Commander, Allied Forces Southern Europe (NATO) in Naples, Italy, and Director of the Commander’s Initiatives Group at U. S. Pacific Fleet Headquarters in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Immediately after retirement he served as a research fellow at SPF-USA and director of the Japan-US Military Program (JUMP). He is currently the Director of Staff for the Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy. A graduate of Purdue University, he holds a master’s degree in Far East and Pacific Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Additionally, he is a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, and later taught strategy and policy as an Assistant Professor at the National War College in Washington, DC.


    Format: This event will be off-the-record.
    Moderator: Jeff Mazziotta

    Co-Sponsor: Sasakawa Peace Foundation
    Webinar Cost: Free of charge

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