Connecting People & Ideas to Advance Mutual Interests in U.S.-Asia Relations

On March 29 and April 26, 2023, the Mansfield Foundation held the first two webinars for the “Mansfield Next Generation of U.S.-Japan Nuclear Policy Experts” program.

First guest speaker Ms. Elaine Bunn (former deputy assistant secretary of defense for nuclear and missile defense policy) spoke to program participants about her experiences in government and with extended deterrence dialogues. Mr. Paul Dickman (Argonne National Laboratory), who met with the participants in April, explained the nuts and bolts of fuel cycles and nuclear nonproliferation.

These webinars are part of an interactive series that gives students a comprehensive understanding of regional nuclear security dynamics. This series will culminate into an in-person training program in Washington, D.C. and policy piece publications by program participants.

Funding is generously provided by the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo.