Profiles 2005-2007

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L. William Heinrich | Chenni Huang | William G. Kaag | Martin Koubek | Deirdre M. Lawrence

 

L. William Heinrich

Current Title
Foreign Affairs Analyst
U.S. Department of State

Agency during Fellowship
Office of East Asia and Pacific Affairs, Northeast Asia Division, U.S. Department of State

Home State: Virginia

Host Agencies in Japan: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defense, Diet Member (Mr. Taro Kono)

Fellowship Objective: Develop a deeper understanding of Japan’s foreign policymaking processes and alliance management, including Japan’s policies regarding China.

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Chenni Huang

Current Title
Supervisory Special Agent/Program Manager,
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Agency during Fellowship
Office of International Operations, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice

Home State: Virginia

Host Agencies in Japan: National Police Agency, Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, Osaka Prefectural Police Department, Aichi Prefectural Police Department, Ministry of Justice, Diet Member (Mr. Ichita Yamamoto)

Fellowship Objective: Gain a firsthand understanding of Japanese law enforcement and Japan’s justice system.

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William G. Kaag

Current Title
Secretary, NATO Transport Group (Ocean Shipping)
U.S. Department of Transportation

Agency during Fellowship
Office of Ship Operations, Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation

Home State: Virginia

Host Agencies in Japan: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line), Sojitz Research Institute, Ltd., Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.

Fellowship Objective: Learn about the Japanese liquified natural gas (LNG) supply chain and LNG market systems; develop an understanding of Japan’s LNG maritime operations, regulatory processes, product management and handling of hazards.

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Martin Koubek

Current Title
Program Analyst
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation

Agency during Fellowship
International Policy, Fuel Economy and Consumer Programs
International Harmonization and Policy, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation

Home State: Maryland
Host Agencies in Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Japan Automobile Standards Internationalization Center, National Traffic Safety and Environmental Labaoratory, Diet Member (Mr. Masahito Moriyama)

Fellowship Objective: Develop in-depth expertise in Japan’s policy and regulatory processes for global harmonization of vehicle regulations; learn how Japan plans and prioritizes vehicle regulations.

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Deirdre M. Lawrence

Current Title
Epidemiologist
Pinney Associates

Agency during Fellowship
Risk Factor Monitoring and Methods Branch
Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Home State: Maryland

Host Agencies in Japan: Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, National Cancer Center, National Institute of Public Health, Shizuoka Prefectural Government

Fellowship Objective: Examine how Japan develops, implements and evaluates its natural health policies, especially those specific to cancer control; learn about Japan’s promotion plan to reduce lifestyle-related diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.

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