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Public Seminar at Kyoto
American Politics in the Age of President Trump

The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP), the Faculty of Law at Doshisha University and the American Jewish Committee are pleased to present a public seminar featuring Dr. William Kristol.

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election revealed the U.S. to be deeply divided on various issues. What are the reactions in the political and journalistic arenas in the U.S.? What kinds of impact might these changes have on the path of U.S. foreign policy? Dr. William Kristol, the founder of “The Weekly Standard”, a leading conservative magazine, will discuss current American political trends.


Date & Time Wednesday, December 6, 2017 4:40 p.m.-6:10p.m. (Doors Open at 4:10p.m.)
Venue Ryoshinkan RY 305, Imadegawa Campus, Doshisha University
(3-minute walk from the Exit 3 of Imadegawa Station of Subway Karasuma-Line)  accessmaps External link

Language English/Japanese with simultaneous interpretation
Panelists Lecturer: William Kristol (Editor at large of The Weekly Standard)
Commentator: Koji Murata (Professor, Faculty of Law, Doshisha University)
Registration R.S.V.P by e-mail with name, title, affiliation and e-mail address to by Monday, December 4.
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* Free Admission
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William Kristol

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Dr. William Kristol is founder and editor at large of The Weekly Standard, he appears frequently on all the leading political commentary shows. Before starting the Weekly Standard in 1995, Dr. Kristol led the Project for the Republican Future, where he helped shape the strategy that produced the 1994 Republican congressional victory. Before that, Dr. Kristol served in senior positions in the Reagan and Bush Administrations, and taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University.

Koji Murata

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Dr. Koji Murata is a professor of Doshisha University, teaching International Relations: especially US 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).

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