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Mr. Elliott Abrams

Public Lecture by
Mr. Elliott Abrams, Senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies
Council on Foreign Relations

2016 Presidential Election and the Future of U.S. Domestic & Foreign Policy

Organized by
The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP)
Doshisha Center for Civil Diplomacy (DCCD)
Center for Interdisciplinary Study of Monotheistic Religions (CISMOR) of Doshisha University
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This year’s U.S. presidential election in one of the most closely watched in recent memory. Mr. Elliott Abrams (Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations), an experienced foreign policy advisor who has served in two presidential administrations will give a talk on the election and the possible implications for U.S. Domestic and Foreign Policy.
How will the Presidential Election affect U.S. Foreign Policy and correspondingly, how might countries around the world react to these changes? What are the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the next U.S. administration? How will U.S. react and respond to global issues including ISIS, terrorism, rebalance in Asia following the rise of China, immigration and refugee issues? What will be Japan’s road ahead? We hope you will join us for what will be a stimulating discussion.
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Date & Time Wednesday, July 20, 2016 4:40 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. (Doors open at 4:15 p.m.)

Ryoshinkan RY305, Imadegawa Campus, Doshisha University
(3-minute walk from the Exit 3 of Imadegawa Station of Subway Karasuma-Line)  accessmaps External link


English/Japanese with simultaneous interpretation


Opening Remarks


Lecture by Mr. Elliott Abrams, Senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations


Q&A, Discussion
Moderator: Mr. Naoyuki Agawa, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Doshisha University Discussant: Dr. Koji Murata, Professor of Doshisha University


160 seats (Free Admission)


R.S.V.P by e-mail with name, affiliation to by Monday, July 18.
Registration in advance is appreciated since seats are limited. You can join the lecture without the registration when there are vacant seats.


Mr. Elliott Abrams

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Mr. Elliott Abrams is a senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC. He served as deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor in the administration of President George W. Bush, where he supervised U.S. policy in the Middle East for the White House. Mr. Abrams was educated at Harvard College, the London School of Economics, and Harvard Law School. After serving on the staffs of Senators Henry M. Jackson and Daniel P. Moynihan, he was an assistant secretary of state in the Reagan administration and received the secretary of state's Distinguished Service Award from Secretary George P. Shultz. He is the author of four books, including Tested by Zion: the Bush Administration and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Mr. Naoyuki Agawa
(Distinguished Visiting Professor of Doshisha University)

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Mr. Naoyuki Agawa is a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Doshisha University, teaching American constitutional history and law as a member of the Faculty of Law of that university. Prior to joining the university in April, 2016, he was professor of Keio University (1999-2016), where he served as Vice President, International (2009-2013), and Dean of the Faculty of Policy Management (2007-2009). Mr. Agawa served as Minister for Public Affairs at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C. (2002-2005). Mr. Agawa holds a J.D. and a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. His publications include “American History Through the United States Constitution” (for which he received the Yomiuri-Yoshino Sakuzo Award in 2005) and “A History of Constitutional Revisions and Changes in the United States (2016)”.

Dr. Koji Murata
(Professor of Doshisha University)

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Dr. Koji Murata is a professor of Doshisha University, teaching International Relations: especially U.S. foreign policy and national security. He was President (2013-2015) and the Dean of the Faculty of Law (2011-2012) of Doshisha University. Dr. Murata holds a B.A. in Political Science from Doshisha University, a M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Kobe University and M.Phil. in Political Science from the George Washington University. His publications include "The President's Failure : President Carter's U.S. Troop Withdrawal Policy from South Korea“(for which he received Santory Academic Award and the Shimizu Hiroshi Award from the Japanese Association for American Studies).

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