Past Programs

Past Programs

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2011

ICAS Event: Managing the Challenges of North Korean Collapse

Speaker: Jennifer Lind, Assistant Professor of Government at Dartmouth College and U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Fellow
Discussant: Peter M. Beck, Council on Foreign Relations/Hitachi International Affairs Fellow in Japan
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Current Challenges in U.S.-Asia Trade and Investment: Perspectives from American Chambers of Commerce in Asia

Speakers: Mr. Tom Clark, Vice President for Government Affairs and Policy, GE Capitol Asia (Tokyo); Dr. Richard Vuylsteke, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong; Mr. Edmund Sim, Partner, Appleton Luff (Singapore); Mr. Tom Pinansky, Senior Foreign Attorney, Barun Law (Seoul)
Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue
June 14 , 2011

The Next Generation Air Transportation System: Public and Private Funding Issues

Speaker: James Spillane, Mansfield Fellow and Supervisory Traffic Management Coordinator, Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
Moderator: Dr. Yoshitsugu Kanemoto, Executive Advisor to the President and Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
Tokyo, Japan
May 13, 2011, The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
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Law of the Sea and Asian Maritime Disputes

A joint event with The Centre for Comparative and Public Law of The University of Hong Kong and The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
May 11, 2011
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26th Annual Mansfield Conference: “Vietnam and Regional Architecture in Southeast Asia.”

University of Montana
April 13, 2011
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One Month After the Disaster in Japan: A Business Perspective on the American Response and Its Implications for U.S.-Japan Relations

Speaker: Mr. Charles Lake, Chairman, Aflac Japan
Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue
April 11 , 2011

The Future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership: What Does Vietnam’s Accession Mean for the TPP?

Speaker: Mr. Jeffrey Schott, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue
March 23, 2011

U.S.-Vietnam Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific

Speaker: Mr. Robert Scher, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia
Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue
March 16, 2011

Re-examining the Importance of the U.S.-Japan Relationship in an Era of Change: A Conversation with Ambassador Rust Deming

Capitol Hill
March 1, 2011
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U.S. Legislative Process and the Outlook for the 112th Congress

Speaker: Ms. Rachelle Johnson, Mansfield Fellow and Senior Legislative Assistant for U.S. Senator Thad Cochran
Moderator: Dr. Mikitaka Masuyama, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
Tokyo, Japan
January 27, 2011, The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
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U.S. – South Korea Relations and Northeast Asian Security

Speaker: Lieutenant General Jin H Hwang (Ret.), National Assembly of the Republic of Korea
Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue
January 27, 2011

“2010 Year-End Dialogue: Foreign, Security, and Unification Affairs of the Republic of Korea” by Assemblyman Jin Ha Hwan
The Security Situation on the Korean Peninsula
Speaker: Speaker: Lieutenant General Jin H Hwang (Ret.), National Assembly of the Republic of Korea
Tokyo, Japan
January 21, 2011

2010

China’s Impact in Africa: How Does China’s Role in African Development Compare with the West’s?
A joint event with the Society for International Development and Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
December 16, 2010

Turning Japanese: A Year in Japan as a Mansfield Fellow
A NOAA brown bag seminar featuring Michael Clark (Mansfield Fellow 2008-2010, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service)
December 16, 2010

Observations on two economic crisis: What the World Learned from Japan
Speaker: Matthew Poggi , Mansfield Fellow and Economist, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Moderator: Tadashi Nunami , Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
Tokyo, Japan
November 19, 2010, The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
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Financial Sector Reforms in China: Ensuring Fair Access for U.S. Firms
Speakers: Pieter Bottelier, Senior Adjunct Professor of China Studies, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); and John Dearie, Executive Vice President for Policy, The Financial Services Forum
Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue
November 4, 2010
Click here to read a related paper by John Dearie published in Caijing magazine

R2PW: The Rationale for a Foreign Policy that Takes the Cause of Women Seriously
Speaker: Valerie M. Hudson, Professor of Political Science, Brigham Young University
Discussant: Roberta Cohen, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy and Senior Adviser, Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement, Brookings Institution
Co-sponsored by: Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at Brookings Institution and David M. Kennedy for International Studies at Brigham Young University
Washington, D.C.
October 28,2010
Click here for an event summary and transcript

U.S.-Japan Security Relations: Enduring Ties, Recent Developments
Speaker: Michael Schiffer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian & Pacific Security Affairs, East Asia, Department of Defense
Asia Policy Dialogue Series, Washington, D.C
August 6, 2010

Transportation Strategies for an Aging Population: Approaches In the United States and Japan
Speaker: Elizabeth Machek , Mansfield Fellow, Community Planner, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Research and Innovatiove Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
Moderator: Naohiko Hibino, Associate Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
June 30 , 2010, The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, JapanMore

U.S.-Korea-Japan Relations: Korea Takes Up the Mantle of Leadership
Speaker: Michael Auslin, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Hosted by the Japan Chair at CSIS, the Korea Economic Institute (KEI), and the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
Washington, D.C.
May 28, 2010

Flirting with Disaster: The Hatoyama Administration and Japanese Politics
Speaker: Kiichi Fujiwara, Professor, University of Tokyo
Asia Policy Dialogue Series, Washington, D.C.
May 19, 2010

U.S.-Japan Cooperation on Integrated Approach to Transportation: Improving Efficiency and Reducing Emissions from Passenger Vehicles
Washington, D.C.
April 26, 2010

Seizing the Moment: APEC 2010 and 2011
A public forum hosted by the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the U.S. National Center for APEC, The Australian National University, and the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, D.C.
April 16, 2010

Opcon Transfer and Its Implications for the U.S.-ROK Alliance
Keynote Speaker: Gen. John H. Tilelli, Jr., Cypress International, Former Commander-in-Chief, UN Command, Combined Forces Command, U.S. Forces Korea
Keynote Address: Hon. Jin Ha Hwang, Korean National Assemblyman
Panel Presenters: Bruce Bechtol, U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College; Patrick Cronin, Center for New American Security; Sung-han Kim, Korea University; Michael O’Hanlon, The Brookings Institution
Moderator: L. Gordon Flake, The Maureen and MIke Mansfield Foundation
Keynote Address: Adm. Michael McDevitt, Center for Naval Analyses
Co-hosted with The Center for U.S.-Korea Policy
March 25, 2010
Washington, D.C.
Click here for a transcript of the conference.

Change in Human Flows between the United States and Japan: Report and Policy Implications

Speakers: Mizuki Yamanaka, Visiting Fellow at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation and Consultant at the World Bank; and James Gannon, Executive Director of the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA) and U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Fellow
March 4, 2010, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
Washington, D.C.
To view Mr. Yamanaka’s report and graphs, click here.

Experiences with Individual Transferable Quotas (ITQs) as a Fisheries Management Tool and the Potential for their Inclusion in Japan

Speaker: Michael Clark, Mansfield Fellow, Fishery Management Specialist, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
Moderator: Masayuki Komatsu, Professor, the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
January 29, 2010
The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
Tokyo, Japan
Power Point Presentation in English
PowerPoint Presentation in Japanese

Sorry States: Apologies in International Politics
Speaker: Jennifer Lind, U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Fellow, Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
January 21, 2010 

Stability Operations and Requirements for a Transitioning Korea
Speaker: Jennifer Lind, U.S.-Japan Network for the Future Fellow, Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, D.C.
January 21, 2010 

U.S.-Japan Network for the Future
Washington, D.C.
January 6-8, 2010 

 

2009

U.S. Government Trade Promotion Assistance for Small & Medium Sized Companies

Speaker: Douglas Jacobson, Mansfield Fellow, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce
Moderator: Hideki Makihara, Former member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (LDP), Affiliated Fellow, the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
November 9, 2009
The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
Tokyo, Japan
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Seizing the Moment: APEC 2010 and 2011
A public forum hosted by Keizai Doyukai, the Australian National University, and the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
Tokyo, Japan
October 1, 2009

The DPJ’s Foreign Policy: Implications for U.S.-Japan Relations
Speakers: Masatoshi Honda, PhD, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies; and Weston Konishi, Analyst in Asian Affairs, Congressional Research Service, and Adjunct Fellow, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
Mansfield Foundation Roundtable Discussion Series, Washington, D.C.
September 30, 2009
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Methuselah’s Challenge: Aging in Asia and America
The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at the University of Montana and The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation Annual Conference
The University of Montana, Missoula, MT
September 23-25, 2009
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Benchmarking Development of the Rule of Law in Asia: 1999-2009
Taipei, Taiwan
September 9-13, 2009 

North Korea: Challenges for the U.S., Japan and South Korea
Speakers: L. Gordon Flake, Executive Director, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation; Robert Carlin, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University; Evans J.R. Revere, President, The Korea Society
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia University School of International Affairs; Senior Advisor, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Japan Society, New York, NY
August 6, 2009
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The Promise and Peril of Northeast Asian Regional Integration
Speakers: L. Gordon Flake, Executive Director, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation; Peter Drysdale, Emeritus Professor of Economics and Visiting Fellow in Policy and Governance, Crawford School of Economics and Government, Australia National University; Zhang Yunling, Director of the Institute of Asia Pacific Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Funabashi Yoichi, Editor-in-Chief, Asahi Shimbun; Alan Romberg, Distinguished Fellow, Henry L. Stimson Center; Lee Chung-Min, Dean and Professor of International Relations, Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University
Moderator: Paul Evans, Professor, The University of British Columbia
Ishikawa, Japan
July 24, 2009 

Toward an Ideal Security State for Northeast Asia 2025: Kanazawa Conference
Kanazawa, Japan
July 22-24, 2009 

Young Economists Washington Seminar
Washington, D.C.
June 21-27, 2009

“Forging New U.S.-ROK Political Relationships”
This program, which consists of a series of retreats for likely leaders in post-Bush and post-Roh administrations, will consider key issues in the U.S.-ROK alliance and seek to forge deep political-level relationships among participants.
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The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation 25th Anniversary Conference on U.S.-Japan Relations in East Asia
Tokyo, Japan
April 15, 2009 

Japan’s Role in the International Financial Crisis
Speaker: Robert Dujarric, director, Institute of Contemporary
Japanese Studies, Temple University Japan Campus, Tokyo
Moderator: Weston Konishi, Adjunct Fellow, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
Mansfield Foundation Roundtable Discussion Series, Washington, D.C.
March 27, 2009 

U.S.-Korea-Japan Approaches to the Financial Crisis
Speakers: Subir Lall, Chief, Korea Division,  Asia and Pacific Department, International Monetary Fund; Tom Oku, Chief Representative-Washington, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ; and Amy Searight, Vice President, Stonebridge International
Co-sponsored with CSIS and KEI. Washington, D.C.
March 24, 2009 

The Obama Administration’s Likely Approach to Trade: The Next Phase of Trade Agreements and Implications for Asia
Speaker: Michael Panzera, Mansfield Fellow, Trial Attorney, Civil Division, Commercial Litigation (International Trade), U.S. Department of Justice
Moderator: James R. Rhodes, Professor, The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
February 23, 2009, The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan 

All China Youth Federation Leadership Group Visits
Washington, D.C., New York, and Montana
February 14-22, 2009 

U.S.-Japan Healthcare and Medical Devices Exchange
Washington, D.C.
January 24-31, 2009

 

 

2008

U.S.-Korea-Japan Relations: The Way Forward
Speaker: Youngshik Bong, Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University; Hidenaka Kato, Visiting Fellow, Japan Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies; John Park, Senior Research Associate, United States Institute of Peace
Moderator: Greg Scarlatoiu, Director, Public Affairs & Business Issues, Korea
Economic Institute
Co-sponsored with CSIS and KEI. Washington, D.C.
December 4, 2008 

“The Future of Work” Current Trends Affecting Work Styles and Work Spaces
Speaker: Anthony Waller, Mansfield Fellow, Tenant Representative, Office of the Chief Architect, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration
Moderator: Daisuke Abe, Research Associate, The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
November 11, 2008
The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
Tokyo, Japan

Young Economists Washington Seminar
Washington, D.C.
September 7-13, 2008
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Korean National Assembly Delegation
Washington, D.C.
August 18 – 22, 2008
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An Insider View on U.S. and Japanese Policy towards the Asia Pacific
Speaker: William R. Golike, Mansfield Fellow, International Trade Specialist, Office of the Pacific Basin, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce and Dawn N. Kawasaki, Mansfield Fellow, International Trade Specialist, Manufacturing and Services/Office of Materials and Machinery, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Moderator: Izumi Ohno, Professor, The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
June 12, 2008
The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
Tokyo, Japan
 

FDA: Meeting the Challenges of a Rapidly Changing World
Speaker: Sema Hashemi, Mansfield Fellow, International Policy Analyst, Office of Commissioner/Office of International Programs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Moderator: Atsushi Sunami, Association Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
May 13, 2008
The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
Tokyo, Japan
 

Populism to Prudence? The State of Sino-Japanese Relations
Speaker: Kiichi Fujiwara, Professor of International Politics, Faculty of Law at the University of Tokyo and Edward Lincoln, Director of the Center for Japan-U.S. Business and Economic Studies and Professor of Economics at New York University’s Stern School of Business. U.S. Capitol, Toshiba Japan Discussion Series
May 13, 2008

Japan’s Financial Diplomacy and Its Implication for the United States
Speaker:  R. Logan Sturm, International Economist, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Wednesday, April 16, 2008, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo, Japan 

An Insider’s Perspective on Health Policy and Tobacco Control in Japan and the United StatesSpeaker:  Deirdre Lawrence, Ph.D., MPH, Epidemiologist, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Mansfield Fellow 2005-07. Seattle, Washington
April 22, 2008

Understanding New Political Realities in Korea: Views from Washington and Seoul
Speakers:  L. Gordon Flake, Executive Director, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield
Foundation, and Dr. Geun Lee, Associate Professor, Seoul National University
Moderator: Takashi Osanai, Deputy Director-General, Japan Institute of International Affairs
Commentator:  Hideya Kurata, Professor,Kyorin University and Senior Adjunct Fellow, Japan Institute of International Affairs
Co-sponsored with the Japan Institute of International Affairs
March 4, 2008
Tokyo, Japan
 

Stalemate in the Six-Party Talks: U.S. Perspectives on the North Korean Nuclear Crisis
Speaker:  L. Gordon Flake, Executive Director, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield
Foundation; Moderator: Dr. Takashi Kawakami, Professor, Faculty of International Studies, Takusyoku University
Co-sponsored with the Tokyo Foundation
March 3, 2008 Tokyo, Japan

“A New Dawn for the Korean Peninsula: Evaluating the Election of Lee Myung-bak and Its Implications for the U.S.-ROK Alliance and North Korea”
Speakers: Thomas  J. Byrne, Moodys Financial Institutions and Sovereign Risk Group; L. Gordon Flake, Executive Director, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation; Scott Rembrandt, Korea Economic Insitute
Co-sponsored with KEI, Mansfield Center at the University of Montana, and Carroll College
Missoula, Montana, University Theater, The University of Montana
February 25, 2008 

Japan’s New Role in Asia: Crafting Credibility in Relations with China and ASEAN”
GRIPS-Mansfield Foundation Joint Seminar
Speakers:  James L. Hathaway, Mansfield Fellow and Leadership Exchange Specialist, East Asia, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Zhao Liqing, Professor, Institute of International Strategic Studies, Central Party School of China Communist Party
Tokyo, Japan, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
February 8, 2008

Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU) Workshop
Speakers:  KINU President Bong-Jo Rhee; L. Gordon Flake, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation; Katy Oh, Institute for Defense Analysis; Derek Mitchell, CSIS
Co-sponsored with KINU
Washington, D.C., The Madison Hotel
January 31, 2008 

“The Lee Myung-bak Administration and Korea-Japan Relations”
Korea-Japan Study Group
Speakers:  Stephen Costell, President, Pro Global Consulting; Takashi Sakamoto, Senior Correspondent, The Yomiuri Shimbun; Scott Snyder, Senior Associate, International Relations, Asia Foundation
Moderator: Scott Rembrandt, Director, Research and Academic Affairs, Korea Economic Institute
Washington, D.C.
January 23, 2008

Understanding New Political Realities in Seoul: Working toward a Common  Approach to Strengthen U.S.-Korea Relations
A series of five seminars
Washington, D.C.
January 10 & 16, 2008. 

U.S.-Japan Finance and Economic Cooperation Exchange
Washington, D.C. and New York
January 12-19, 2008
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Japan’s Values Diplomacy: Dead or Alive?
Speaker:  Weston S. Konishi, Adjunct Fellow, Mansfield Foundation, CFR/Hitachi
Fellow, Institute for International Policy
Washington, D.C., The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
January 4, 2008 

 

2007

“China’s Quest for Energy Security in Asia:  Addressing the Climate Change Challenge”
Speaker:  Jean A. Garrison, Association Professor, University of Wyoming and Visiting Fellow at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
Washington, D.C., The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
December 10, 2007

“After Abe: the U.S.-Japan Alliance Under Prime Minister Fukuda
Speaker:  Michael J. Green, Japan Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, associate professor, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
Washington, D.C., U.S. Capitol
October 24, 2007 

“The China Threat:  Myth or Reality?”
The 23rd Mansfield Conference and Retreat
Missoula, Montana
September 19-21, 2007 

Global Carbon Reduction:  Developing New Strategies and Deploying New Technologies in Japan and the United States
A symposium co-sponsored with the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership
Tokyo, Japan
September 6, 2007
Mansfield Fellowship alumna Diane Hooie’s symposium presentation (in English)
Mansfield Fellowship alumna Diane Hooie’s symposium presentation (in Japanese)

“A Budding Strategic Partnership: India-Japan Relations in the “New Asian Era”
New Delhi, India
August 31 and September 1, 2007
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Keynote Address by Ambassador Arjun Asrani 

Following in the Footsteps of Elvis: Prime Minister Abe’s Post-Koizumi Challenge
Speaker: Koji Murata, Professor, Doshisha University and Visiting Mansfield Research Fellow
Washington, D.C.
August 22, 2007 

The Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA): Promise or Peril?
Panelists:  Seok Young Choi, Minister, Embassy of the Republic of Korea; Laura Lane, Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Citigroup; Douglas Meyer, Senior Economist, United Auto Workers; Jeffrey Schott, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute of International Economics
Washington, D.C.
August 21, 2007

Beijing Municipal Government Training Program
Washington, D.C.
July 21-24, 2007 

Young Japanese Economists Exchange
Washington, D.C.
July 8-13, 2007 

“The Importance of Liquified Natural Gas”
GRIPS-Mansfield Joint Seminar
Speaker:  Mansfield Fellow William G. Kaag, Logistics Manager, Office of Ship Operations, Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
Tokyo, Japan, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
June 29, 2007
Presentation

“Intelligent Intelligence:  What Japan should learn from the U.S. (and what it should ignore)”
GRIPS-Mansfield Joint Seminar
Speaker: Mansfield Fellow L. William Heinrich, Foreign Affairs Analyst, Office of East Asia and Pacific Affairs, Northeast Asia Division, U.S. Department of State
Tokyo, Japan, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
May 30, 2007 

“Mongolia:  Celebrating 20 Years of U.S.-Mongolian Relations”
Speakers: Ambassador to the U.S. H. E. Ravdan Bold and U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia Mark C. Minton
Washington, D.C., U.S. Capitol
May 17, 2007
Dr. Alicia Campi’s commentary 

Reception Celebrates Launch of Seoul-based Global Asia Quarterly
Washington, D.C., U.S. Capitol
April 23, 2007 

“Buy Green! Learning from Japan’s Success”
Speaker: Mansfield Fellowship alumnus Christopher Kent, U.S. EPA
Minneapolis, Minnesota
March 27, 2007 

“Legislation and Leadership in U.S.-Japan Relations”
Speakers: Mansfield Fellowship alumnus Robert Letteney, House Committee on Appropriations; Mansfield Fellowship alumnus James Miller, Federal Communications Commission; Mansfield Fellowship alumnus Jennifer Sklarew, U.S. Department of Commerce
Washington, D.C., U.S. Capitol
February 27, 2007 

“What is Government’s Role in Controlling Lifestyle-related
Diseases?”
GRIPS-Mansfield Joint Seminar
Speaker: Deirdre Lawrence, National Cancer Institutes, HHS and Mansfield Fellow
Tokyo, Japan, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
January 25, 2007 

 

2006

“Life After Japan: Lessons Learned From Local and National Government Exchanges ”
Panelists: Susan Gundersen, Senior Program Officer, Institute of International
Education, Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program, JET Programme; James Miller, Attorney-Advisor, Federal Communications Commission; JET Programme & Mansfield Fellowship; Naveen Rao, Counselor to the Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Aviation and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Transportation; JET Programme & Mansfield Fellowship; Jennifer Thompson, Director, International Planning and Policy at Oshkosh Truck Corporation; JET Programme
Moderator: Sonni Efron, Los Angeles Times Washington Bureau Editorial Page
Washington, D.C., Japan Information and Culture Center
November 1, 2006
Japan Information and Culture Center

“Three Perspectives on Japan-ROK Relations” Korea-Japan Study Group meeting.
Speakers: Hyeong Jung Park, Visiting Fellow, Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, Brookings Institution; Yumi Tatsumi, Research Fellow, Henry L. Stimson Center; David Straub, Adjunct Professor, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University
Moderator: Nicholas Szechenyi, Fellow, Japan Chair, CSIS
Washington, D.C.
October 16, 2006 

“Beyond the Nuclear Issue: Crisis on the Korean Peninsula”
Former Vice President Walter Mondale lead a panel discussion, joined by a panel of Asia experts.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
September 15, 2006 

The Emergence of India: Implications for the Asia-Pacific Region
This daylong conference, open to the public, explored the strategic implications of India’s rise as a key player in Asia. An inter-disciplinary group of scholars, government officials, industry and NGOs from India, Japan, China and the United States discussed the emergence of India, Sino-Indian relations, the U.S.-India-China strategic triangle, and the future of Asia-Pacific economic cooperation.
The 22nd Annual Mansfield Conference was sponsored by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at the University of Montana and the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation. Support for the conference is also provided by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA and the Tata Group.
Missoula, Montana, The University of Montana
Thursday, September 7, 2006 

 

2005

“Textbooks, Education and National Sentiment in Northeast Asia ”
Speakers: Kirk Larsen, Assistant Professor, The George Washington University; Sam Shepherd, President, National Association of Japan-America Societies; Leonard Schoppa, Associate Professor, University of Virginia
Moderator: William T. Breer, Japan Chair, CSISCo-sponsored with The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), and the Korea Economic Institute (KEI)
Washington, D.C.
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005

“Political Reform and the Deepening of Democracy in Japan and Korea”
Speakers: William T. Breer, Japan Chair, CSIS; Hong Juang, Professor, Chung-Ang University
Co-sponsored with The Center for Strategic & International
Studies (CSIS) and Korea Economic Institute (KEI)
Washington, D.C.
September 15, 2005

“The Upcoming Diet Elections and Implications for Japan’s Foreign and Defense Policies”
Speaker: Dr. Jimbo, Associate Professor, Keio University
Washington, D.C., The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
September 1, 2005
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Women in Politics and Public Service

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation (MMMF) in cooperation with the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS) organized this two-phase program during which two delegations—American and Japanese—of influential women visited each others’ country and examined the policymaking processes. During the first phase of the program in December 2004, the U.S. delegation spent a week in Japan meeting their Japanese counterparts in public service; visiting public and non-governmental organizations whose mission is to focus on social policy; and sharing their experiences. Our collaborators in Japan were the Women’s Association for a Better Aging Society, The Dawn Center and the Fusae Ichikawa Memorial Association. In July 2005, the Japanese delegation spent a week in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Washington, D.C. visiting their American counterparts.

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“Japan’s Snap Elections: Implications for Tokyo and Washington”
Speakers: Tsutomu Watanabe, Political Correspondent, The Asahi Shimbun; Yuki Tatsumi, Research Fellow, The Henry L. Stimson Center
Washington, D.C., The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
August 11, 2005
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“An Eye on the North, A Hand Towards Seoul: The Korean Peninsula Through Japanese Politics”
Roundtable Discussion with The Honorable Yutaka Kobayashi, Member of the House of Councillors of JapanWashington, D.C.
The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
Friday, May 6, 2005 

Popular Sentiment and Policymaking in Northeast Asia
Panelists: Robert Dujarric, Visiting Scholar, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI); L. Gordon Flake, Executive Director, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation; Derek Mitchell, Senior Fellow, International Security Program, CSIS
Moderator: Devin Stewart, Fellow, Japan Studies, CSIS
Washington, D.C., CSIS
April 13, 2005

 

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