Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogues

The Mansfield Foundation welcomes opportunities to partner with corporations to meet its mission of promoting understanding and cooperation between the U.S. and Asia.

U.S.-Japan Network for the Future

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership has initiated a new program intended to foster a network of “New Generation” Japan specialists. This unique effort is intended to build and enhance a network of “New Generation” Japan specialists that can bring diverse expertise and perspectives to the bilateral policy-making process in the mid- and long-term.  This will lead to deeper and more vigorous dialogue and research on topics of immediate concern as well as on ways to strengthen the U.S.-Japan relationship through cooperation and shared goals in the global arena.

The U.S-Japan Space Forum

The U.S.-Japan Space Forum (USJSF) is a standing committee of American and Japanese space policy experts and officials, meeting twice yearly to examine critical developments and opportunities for bilateral and multilateral space-related activities. This forum runs roughly in parallel to the U.S.-Japan track-1 “Comprehensive Dialogue on Space.” Reflecting the increasingly important role of the private sector in national space capabilities, the Forum integrates the perspectives of a wide array of experts, including corporate, academic, and other non-government players, in an informal environment that is conducive to creative and frank discourse.

The Rule of Law in Asia

The Mansfield Foundation, in collaboration with the National Taiwan University, conducted a two-day roundtable dialogue and public conference in Taiwan on the Rule of Law in Asia September 9-12, 2009.  The program marks the resumption of a series of conferences and meetings focused on the Rule of Law in Asia, a project initiated by the Mansfield Foundation in 1999.  This program was organized in cooperation with internationally renowned rule of law expert Jerome A. Cohen (Professor, New York University Law School and Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations), Tsung-fu Chen (Associate Dean of the Law College, National Taiwan University), and Hsin-chun Wang (Assistant Professor of Law, National Taiwan University).

Nuclear Free Northeast Asia

On November 10-11, 2011, the Mansfield Foundation, in collaboration with the Nautilus Institute and the Asia Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, convened a workshop focused on furthering the dialogue on an Asian Nuclear Weapons Free Zone. Workshop participants discussed the viability of replacing the current nuclear deterrence paradigm in Northeast Asia with a conventional deterrence model.

U.S-Korea Scholar-Policymaker Nexus

The U.S.-Korea Scholar-Policymaker Nexus is a two-year program providing opportunities for mid-career Korea specialists to discuss issues of importance to U.S.-Korea relations with policymakers, government officials and opinion leaders in Korea and the United States.  Ambassador Kathleen Stephens, Dr. Victor Cha, and Dr. David Kang will serve as senior advisors, participate in program meetings, and advise participants on how to effectively engage with the media, participate in the policymaking process, and expand their professional networks.


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