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GRIPS-Mansfield Foundation Joint Seminar

“Aviation Infrastructure and International Aviation Policy”

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Time: 12:15-13:45

Venue: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) 

1st Floor, Meeting Room 1AB

Speaker:      Gabriel Mahns (Mansfield Fellow)

                    Compliance Specialist, Airport Compliance Division, Federal Aviation Administration

Moderator:    Kenichi Konya, Professor, Executive Adviser, GRIPS Alliance, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)       


Gabriel Mahns, an Airport Compliance Specialist at the United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will give an overview of international aviation policy. He will also provide insight into the funding of aviation infrastructure in the United States. Drawing from his experience as commercial pilot, safety inspector, and FAA employee, Mr. Mahns will offer personal observations regarding some of the challenges currently facing civil aviation.

Prof. Konya is in charge of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) in GRIPS. He worked for JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) for 20 years and he is temporarily working for GRIPS. Prior to assignment in GRIPS, he promoted SDGs in JICA. He was a field director for infrastructure projects. He was also seconded to Japan’s Ministry of Construction. He obtained a Master’s of Engineering degree in Urban Planning at Tokyo Metropolitan University.

*Language: English

*Admission Free

*Please bring your own lunch.

*Please feel free to forward this e-mail to anyone who may be interested.

* This seminar will be off the record.

For registration and Inquiries please contact: or 03-6439-6035 (Ms. Ozawa)

For Access to the GRIPS campus: 7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8677