Conference Agenda:

21JPSI’s 2022 Conference on U.S.-Japan Relations: “The U.S.-Japan Partnership in the 21st Century: Domestic & Foreign Policy Challenges”

Friday, Feb 18th, 2022 | 10:40AM – 2:20PM U.S. Eastern Time | via Zoom


(10:40am) Welcome
Prof. Adam P. Liff, 21JPSI Founding Director


(10:45am) Introductory Remarks on U.S.-Japan Relations and Japan’s Midwest Connections (Title TBD)
The Honorable Hiroshi TajimaConsul-General of Japan in Chicago


(11:00am-12:00pm) Panel Discussion 1: The U.S.-Japan Alliance & Contemporary Foreign Policy Challenges in East Asia (& Beyond)
Dr. Jeffrey Hornung, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation
Ms. Shihoko Goto, Deputy Director for Geoeconomics, Wilson Center
Dr. Tanvi MadanSenior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Prof. Adam P. Liff, Associate Professor, Hamilton Lugar School


(12:10-1:10pm) Panel Discussion 2: Allies’ Perspectives on the U.S.-Japan Relationship & Northeast Asia Today
Dr. Charles EdelAustralia Chair & Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Dr. Alexandra SakakiDeputy Head, Asia Group, German Institute for International and Security Affairs
Dr. Celine PajonHead of Japan Research, French Institute of International Relations
Prof. Alessio PatalanoSecurity Director, Japan Programme, King’s College London


(1:20-2:20pm) Panel Discussion 3: Domestic Policy Challenges & U.S.-Japan Relations
Prof. Ko Maeda, Associate Professor, University of North Texas
Ms. Kazuyo Kato, Executive Director,Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA)
Prof. Ulrike Schaede, Professor of Japanese Business, University of California San Diego
Prof. Hilary Holbrow, Assistant Professor, Hamilton Lugar School