FIU in DC, 440 1st St NW #860, Washington, DC 20001 and Online
Please join Sasakawa USA and USJETAA for a town hall discussion on recent trends in people-to-people exchanges featuring speakers, Dr. Sheila Smith and Mr. James (Jim) Gannon. This event will give a broad overview of recent trends of people-to-people and educational ties between the United States and Japan, introduce some education initiatives and programs, and the role of the next generation in shaping the future of people-to-people exchange. The event will be live-streamed, so attendees can watch in-person and virtually. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions, both in person and online.
Register for event in Washington, DC: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg06citma88a4c84&oseq=&c=&ch=
Space is limited and food will be provided.
Register for the virtual event: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg06hejz1fa40b55&oseq=&c=&ch=
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About the Speakers
Dr. Sheila A. Smith, an expert on Japanese politics and foreign policy, is senior fellow for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). She is the author of Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China (Columbia University Press, 2015), which was released in Japanese as 日中 親愛なる宿敵: 変容する日本政治と対中政 (Tokyo University Press, 2018), and Japan's New Politics and the U.S.-Japan Alliance (Council on Foreign Relations, June 2014). Her current research focuses on how geostrategic change in Asia is shaping Japan's strategic choices. In the fall of 2014, Smith began a project on Nationalism, Japan, and a Changing Asia. Read her full bio.
James "Jim" Gannon joined JCIE/USA in 2001, and he oversees a wide range of programs designed to strengthen the underpinnings of US-Japan relations and encourage deeper international cooperation in responding to regional and global challenges. Previously, he conducted research with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation and taught English in rural Japanese middle schools as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. Jim serves on the board of the US JET Program Alumni Association and was a fellow with the US-Japan Network for the Future. Jim also is the co-editor of A Growing Force: Civil Society’s Role in Asian Regional Security (2013) and Looking for Leadership: The Dilemma of Political Leadership in Japan (2015), and he has authored numerous articles and reports about US-Japan relations, Asia's evolving regional order, and the role of NGOs in international affairs. Read his full bio.