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Next Generation of U.S.-Japan Nuclear Policy Experts

Meet the Next Generation of Nuclear Policy Experts

Purpose of the Program

The “Mansfield Next Generation of U.S.-Japan Nuclear Policy Experts” training program aims to nurture a new generation of nuclear experts who will contribute to the strengthening of U.S.-Japan security relations and grow into leaders and policymakers with a comprehensive understanding of regional nuclear security dynamics.

Read more about Cohort 1’s activities here.

Cohort 2 Program Timeline (Applications now closed)

January 28, 2024 | Deadline to apply

Early February 2024 | Short virtual interviews with candidates and selection of the Japanese and U.S. program participants

Late February / Early March 2024 | Virtual meet-and-greet among participants and Mansfield staff

March-July 2024 | Three virtual interactive webinars (90 minutes each), featuring a speaker discussing global nuclear politics and history; nuclear security dynamics in the Indo-Pacific; and arms control and the future of nuclear agreements. Additional optional webinars may be scheduled.

September 2024 | Participants travel to Washington, DC for a 7-day in-person training program. Facilitated by the Foundation, the students will meet with key nuclear experts from academia and think tanks as well as practitioners from the U.S. government.

November 2024 | Participants will work in groups and submit a short policy-relevant piece for online publication with the Mansfield Foundation.

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Funding for Cohort 1 was generously provided by the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo