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The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership/
Abe Fellowship Program 25th Anniversary Symposium

Emerging Futures in a Changing World

A number of large, systemic shifts have occurred over the past 25 years including the reemergence of China, the proliferation of new international organizations (AIIB, G20) and the changing roles of regional institutions and arrangements for cooperation (ASEAN, EU). Power has become more dispersed, trade more complex, public support more volatile, diplomacy more immediate, and global governance even more elusive. The current system of international relations and the existing set of Bretton Woods Institutions (IMF, World Bank, WTO) face increasing pressure to adapt to these emerging trends and developments.

The 25th anniversary of The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and the Abe Fellowship Program provides a useful opportunity for reflecting on the many ways in which the international system has changed and developed over the last quarter century. The symposium will focus on the challenges and issues that Japan and U.S. have faces as well as the role of the American and Japanese intellectual communities in enhancing our understanding and efforts to resolve them. Abe Fellows have tackled many of these issues over the last quarter century and the symposium will draw on their work. Panelists will also discuss the future in the context of the larger geopolitical trends in trade, finance, security and diplomacy.

Schedule

Schedule
Date & Time Tuesday, November 15, 2016 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Doors open at 12:00 p.m.)
Venue

Toranomon Hills Forum, Main Hall (Toranomon Hills Mori Tower 5th Floor, 1-23-3, Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Toranomon Station Exit 1 On foot Approximately 5 minutes) accessmaps External link

Language

English/Japanese with simultaneous interpretation

Program
  • Abe Fellowship Promotional Video
  • Opening Remarks: Hiroyasu Ando(President, The Japan Foundation)
  • Video Message from George P. Shultz(Former U.S. Secretary of State)
  • Introduction: Akihiko Tanaka(Professor, The University of Tokyo)
“The U.S.-Japan Partnership in the context of a changing world”
  • Keynote Address 1: Yukio Okamoto (President, Okamoto Associates)
    “Searching For a New Equilibrium of East Asia”
  • Keynote Address 2: Gerald Curtis (Burgess Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Columbia University)
    “Preparing for an Uncertain Futur”e
  • Expert’s Dialogue
    • Akihiko Tanaka (Professor of International Politics, The University of Tokyo)
    • Sheila Smith (Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations)
    • Yoshihide Soeya (Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Keio University)
Panel 1: Shifting Power Relations and Global Governance
Panelists
  • Yoshiko Kojo (Professor of International Relations, The University of Tokyo)
    “Clash of Global Public Goods in Globalizing World: State and Private Actors in Global Governance”
  • Akio Takahara (Professor of Contemporary Chinese Politics, The University of Tokyo)
    “What China’s Rise Means for Japan and the United States”
  • Richard Samuels (Ford International Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    “Choices and Changes in Japan’s Security Environment”

Discussant

  • Muthiah Alagappa (Distinguished Scholar in Residence, American University)

Moderator

  • Hiroshi Nakanishi (Professor of Government)
Panel 2: Transnational economic and financial institutions

Panelists

  • Kaoru Sugihara (Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature)
    “The Asia-Pacific Economy and the Rise of China: An Historical Overview”
  • Mireya Solis (Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution)
    “The Emerging Trade Architecture and TPP* Renewing U.S. Leadership”
  • Saadia Pekkanen (Gertrud Tamaki Professor, University of Washington)
    “Asian Governance in the World Order”

Discussant

  • Takatoshi Ito (Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University)

Discussant

  • Barbara Stallings (Williams R. Rhodes Research Professor, Brown University)
  • Wrap-up Comments: Yoshihide Soeya (Professor, Keio University)
  • Closing Remarks:Mary McDonnell (Executive Director, Social Science Research Council)
Organized by The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP)
Co-Organized by Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
Supported by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Embassy of the United States
Registration

https://comm.stage.ac/fellow25th/

Biographies:

Yukio Okamoto

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(President, Okamoto Associates /Robert E. Wilhelm Fellow, MIT)
Yukio Okamoto is Robert E. Wilhelm Fellow at the MIT Center for International Studies and President of Okamoto Associates, a strategic and business consulting firm to Japanese multinationals and government-affiliated agencies. From 1968 to 1991, he was a career diplomat in Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 1996 to 1998, he was a Special Advisor to Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto and from 2001 to 2004 he again served as Special Advisor to Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, also serving as the Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Task Force on Foreign Relations. Okamoto is a visiting professor at Ritsumeikan University and Tohoku University, and the author of many books on Japanese diplomacy. He was a special advisor to the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership from 1991 to 2005.

Gerald Curtis

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(Burgess Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Columbia University)
Gerald L. Curtis is Burgess Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Columbia University, former Director of Columbia's Weatherhead East Asian Institute, and Distinguished Research Fellow at the Tokyo Foundation. Professor Curtis is the author of numerous books and articles written in both English and Japanese, including The Logic of Japanese Politics, The Japanese Way of Politics, and Election Campaigning Japanese Style. His research focuses on Japanese politics, government, and foreign policy and U.S.-Japan relations. He is the recipient of numerous prizes and honors including the Chunichi Shimbun Special Achievement Award, the Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize, the Japan Foundation Award, the Marshal Green Award of the Japan-America Society of Washington, DC, and the Eagle on the World award of the Japan Chamber of Commerce in New York. He was decorated by the Emperor of Japan with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star in 2005. Curtis was a founding member of the Center for Global Partnership’s Advisory Committee.

Akihiko Tanaka

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(Professor of International Politics, The University of Tokyo)
Akihiko Tanaka is Professor of International Politics at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (IASA) at the University of Tokyo. He served as President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) from 2012 to 2015. Prior to that, he was Vice President of the University of Tokyo (2011-2012), Executive Vice President of the University of Tokyo (2009-2011), and Director of the Division of International Affairs of the University of Tokyo (2008-2010). Professor Tanaka's specialties include theories of international politics, contemporary international relations in East Asia, and Japan’s foreign policy. He has numerous books and articles in Japanese and English, including The New Middle Ages: The World System in the 21st Century (2002). Tanaka was a Member and Chair for the Abe Fellowship Program Committee from 1991 to 1996.

Sheila Smith

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(Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations)
Sheila Smith is senior fellow for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and an expert on Japanese politics and foreign policy. She is the author of Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China (2015) and Japan's New Politics and the U.S.-Japan Alliance (2014). Her current research focuses on how geostrategic change in Asia is shaping Japan's strategic choices. In the fall of 2014, Smith began a project on Northeast Asian Nationalisms and Alliance Management. She joined CFR from the East-West Center in 2007, where she directed a multinational research team in a cross-national study of the domestic politics of the U.S. military presence in Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines. She teaches as an adjunct professor at the Asian Studies Department of Georgetown University and serves on the board of its Journal of Asian Affairs. Smith was awarded an Abe Fellowship in 2006.

Yoshihide Soeya

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(Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Keio University)
Yoshihide Soeya is Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the Faculty of Law of Keio University. He is the author of Japan's Economic Diplomacy with China, 1945-1978 (Oxford: Claredon Press 1998) and Japan's Middle-Power Diplomacy (2005). He also co-edited Japan as a 'Normal Country'?: A Country in Search of its Place in the World (2011). His area of expertise includes politics and security in the Asia-Pacific Region, US-China-Japan Relations, and Japan's external relations and diplomacy. He received his B.A. and Masters in International Relations from Sophia University and a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan. Soeya was awarded an Abe Fellowship in 1992 and has also served as Chair of the Abe Fellowship Program Committee.

Yoshiko Kojo

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(Professor of International Relations, The University of Tokyo)
oshiko Kojo is a Professor of International Relations at the Department of Advanced Social and International Studies, the University of Tokyo. She has also taught at the Faculty of Law, Kokugakuin University as Associate Professor. She obtained her PhD in Political Science from Princeton University in 1993. Her research focuses on three main topics: the relations between international economic interdependence and institutionalization of international society; how international economic interdependence has transformed domestic politics, mainly in Japan; and Japan’s foreign policy toward Asia-Pacific region. She is co-author of International Politics Beyond Borders (2009) and Political Science: Scope and Theory (2003). Kojo was awarded an Abe Fellowship in 2004.

Akio Takahara

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(Professor of Contemporary Chinese Politics, The University of Tokyo)
Akio Takahara is Professor of Contemporary Chinese Politics at the Graduate School of Law and Politics, and Vice-dean of the Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo. He received his DPhil in 1988 from Sussex University, and later spent several years as Visiting Scholar at the Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong, the Japanese Embassy in Beijing, Harvard University, Peking University, and at the Mercator Institute for China Studies. Before joining the University of Tokyo, he taught at J. F. Oberlin University and Rikkyo University. He served as President of the Japan Association for Asian Studies and as the Secretary General of the New Japan-China Friendship 21st Century Committee. He currently serves as senior fellow of the Tokyo Foundation, adjunct fellow of the Japan Institute of International Affairs, and senior fellow of the Japan Forum on International Relations. His publications include The Politics of Wage Policy in Post-Revolutionary China (1992), and To the Era of Developmentalism, 1972-2014, Series on China’s Modern History, Volume 5 (2014, co-author, in Japanese). Takahara was awarded an Abe Fellowship in 2004.

Richard Samuels

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(Ford International Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Richard Samuels is Ford International Professor of Political Science and director of the Center for International Studies. He has been head of the MIT Political Science Department, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Japan of the National Research Council, and chair of the Japan-US Friendship Commission. His study of the political and policy consequences of the 2011 Tohoku catastrophe, 3:11: Disaster and Change in Japan, was published in 2013. He is the author of several other books, including Securing Japan: Tokyo's Grand Strategy and the Future of East Asia (2007), Machiavelli’s Children: Leaders and Their Legacies in Italy and Japan (2003), and Rich Nation, Strong Army: National Security and the Technological Transformation of Japan (1994). Samuels was awarded an Abe Fellowship in 1998 and has also served as Chair of the Abe Fellowship Program Committee.

Muthiah Alagappa

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(Distinguished Scholar in Residence, American University)
Dato' Dr. Muthiah Alagappa is Distinguished Scholar in Residence at American University. Concurrently he is Non-resident Senior Associate with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington DC and Visiting Professor in University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. He was the inaugural holder of the Tun Hussein Onn Chair in International Studies in ISIS Malaysia from January 2011 to December 2012. From 2006 to 2010 he was Distinguished Senior Fellow at the East-West Center. Prior to that he was founding director of East-West Center Washington (2001-2006), director of the integrated research program in East-West Center Honolulu (1999-2001) and a senior fellow at the East-West Center since 1989. His research includes political legitimacy of governments, civil society and political change, political role of the military, democratic change, role of force in domestic and international politics, conceptualization of security, Asian practice of security, security order in Asia, nuclear weapons and security, and international governance. Alagappa was awarded an Abe Fellowship in 1995.

Hiroshi Nakanishi

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(Professor of Government, Kyoto University)
Hiroshi Nakanishi is Professor and Dean of the School of Government at Kyoto University. He specializes in Japanese foreign and security policy, diplomatic history, and international relations theory. His recent publications include International Politics: Theories and Perspectives (2013) and Beyond the Historical Awareness of Japan-China Relations (2010). His research focus is on the historical development of theories on international order and system, international history of the 20th century, and historical development and current practices of Japanese foreign and security policy. He received a Bachelor of Law and Master of Law (Political Studies) from Kyoto University. Nakanishi has been a member of the Abe Fellowship Program Committee since 2009.

Kaoru Sugihara

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(Professor at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature)
Kaoru Sugihara is Professor at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN) in Kyoto and Visiting Professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS). He has previously held positions at University of London, Osaka University, Kyoto University, University of Tokyo and GRIPS. His research focus is on Asian economic and environmental history in global perspective. He is the author and editor of a number of books, including Japan, China, and The Growth of the Asian International Economy 1850-1949 (2005), Japan in the Contemporary Middle East (1993), and Labour-Intensive Industrialization in Global History (2013). Sugihara was awarded an Abe Fellowship in 2001.

Mireya Solis

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(Philip Knight Chair in Japan Studies and Senior Fellow in the Brookings Center)
Mireya Solis is the Philip Knight Chair in Japan Studies and Senior Fellow in the Brookings Center for East Asia Policy Studies. An expert in Japan’s foreign economic policies, Solis earned a doctorate in government and a master's in East Asian studies from Harvard University, and a bachelor's in international relations from El Colegio de México. Her main research interests include Japanese politics, political economy, and foreign policy; international and comparative political economy; international relations; and government-business relations. She also has interests in broader issues in U.S.-Japan relations and East Asian multilateralism. The title of her forthcoming book is Dilemmas of a Trading Nation: The United States and Japan in the Transpacific Order. Solis was awarded an Abe Fellowship in 2004.

Saadia Pekkanen

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(Gertrud Tamaki Professor, University of Washington)
Saadia M. Pekkanen is Associate Director, founding Director of the Ph.D. Program, and the Job and Gertrud Tamaki Professor at the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. In addition to these appointments, she is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Political Science, and Adjunct Professor at the School of Law where she also teaches courses. Her education includes Master’s degrees from Columbia University and Yale Law School, and a doctorate from Harvard University in political science. She works on the international relations of Japan and Asia, with a special research interest in outer space security, policy, and governance. Her books include Picking Winners? From Technology Catch-up to the Space Race in Japan (2003); In Defense of Japan: From the Market to the Military in Space Policy (2010); The Oxford Handbook of the International Relations of Asia (2014); and Asian Designs: Governance in the Contemporary World Order (2016). Pekkanen was awarded an Abe Fellowship in 2002.

Takatoshi Ito

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(Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University)
Takatoshi Ito is Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs and Associate Director of Research at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business at Columbia University. He has taught extensively both in the United States and Japan since finishing his Ph.D. in economics at Harvard University in 1979. His research interests include capital flows and currency crises, microstructures of the foreign exchange rates, and inflation targeting. He is the author of many books including The Japanese Economy, The Political Economy of the Japanese Monetary Policy, and Financial Policy and Central Banking in Japan. Ito has also served as Senior Advisor in the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund (1994-97) and as Deputy Vice Minister for International Affairs at the Ministry of Finance, Japan (1999-2001). He served as a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy from 2006 to 2008. Ito was a member of the Abe Fellowship Program Committee from 1994 to 1999.

Barbara Stallings

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(William R. Rhodes Research Professor at the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs at Brown University)
Barbara Stallings is the William R. Rhodes Research Professor at the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs at Brown University, co-director of Brown's Graduate Program in Development, and editor of Studies in Comparative International Development. Stallings has a PhD in economics from Cambridge University and a PhD in political science from Stanford University. Prior to joining the Institute in 2002, she was director of the Economic Development Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in Santiago, Chile, and professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is author or editor of 17 books and numerous book chapters and articles. Her most recent books are Innovation and Inclusion in Latin America: Strategies to Avoid the Middle Income Trap (Palgrave, 2016) and Promoting Development: The Political Economy of East Asian Foreign Aid (Palgrave, forthcoming 2017). Stallings is the current Chair of the Abe Fellowship Program Committee.

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