Past Speaker Series Events

Academic Year 2020-2021

"Line of Advantage: Japan's Strategy in Asia" (Dr. Mike Green, Georgetown/CSIS)."

April 7th, 2021

A discussion with Professor Mike Green (Georgetown University/CSIS) about Japan's strategy in Asia.

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"Historical Reconciliation in East Asia’s Changing Security Environment" (Dr. Jennifer Lind, Dartmouth College)

November 9th, 2020

A discussion with Professor Jennifer Lind (Dartmouth College) about the effects of war memory on international politics.

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"Japan's New Regional Reality: Geoeconomic Strategy in the Asia-Pacific" (Dr. Saori Katada, University of Southern California)

October 22nd, 2020

A discussion with Professor Saori Katada (University of Southern California) about Japan's contemporary geoeconomic strategy.

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"Iconoclast: Shinzo Abe and the New Japan" (Mr. Tobias Harris, Teneo)

October 8th, 2020

A discussion with Mr. Tobias Harris (Teneo) about the legacy of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe based on his 2020 book, “The Iconoclast: Shinzo Abe and the New Japan” (Hurst Publishers).

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"Understanding China-Japan Relations, 1945-2020" (Dr. Ezra Vogel, Harvard University)

September 15th, 2020

A discussion with Professor Ezra F. Vogel (Harvard University) about China-Japan relations based on his 2019 book, China and Japan: Facing History (Harvard UP).

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Academic Year 2019-2020

"The Rise of China and the U.S.-Japan Alliance" (Mr. Noriyuki Shikata, Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

February 19th, 2020

A discussion with Mr. Noriyuki Shikata (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) about cooperation between Japan and China and the importance of the U.S.-Japan Alliance.

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"Revenge of the Development State: The Rise and Fall of the Tokyo Stock Exchange" (Dr. John Yasuda, Indiana University)

January 23rd, 2020

A discussion with Dr. John Yasuda (Indiana University) about the rise of financialization in East Asian stock markets and why financialization has not transformed the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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"Japan’s Value Diplomacy and the Rise of China" (Dr. Takako Hikotani, Columbia University)

October 23rd, 2019

A discussion with Dr. Takako Hikotani about the four key values of Japan’s post war diplomacy and the ways they have shaped Japanese decision-making.

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"What do the Japanese Want from Their Constitution?" (Dr. Kenneth McElwain, University of Tokyo)

September 4th, 2019

A discussion with Dr. Kenneth McElwain (University of Tokyo) about the prospects for the first-ever revision of Japan’s 1947 Constitution and the challenges confronting Japan’s “pro-revision” camp in Japan’s Diet.

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