CREATING A CONTEMPORARY US-JAPAN VISION FOR SHARED PROGRESS AND PROSPERITY. 6/6, 8:30am-Noon, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation. Speakers: L. Gordon Flake, Executive Director, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation; Tsunehiko Yanagihara, Japan Commerce Association of Washington, DC; Kent Calder, Professor, Johns Hopkins University, SAIS; Alicia Ogawa, Associate Professor, Columbia University, Member, Mansfield Foundation Board; Tom Schieffer, Former Ambassador, Member, Mansfield Foundation Board; David Boling, Deputy Executive Director, Mansfield Foundation; Emma Chanlett-Avery, Specialist, CRS; Nathaniel Graddy, Director of Operations and Strategy, Boeing Japan; Keith Krulak, International Economist, US Department of State; Robert Pekkanen, Professor, University of Washington; Kay Shimizu, Assistant Professor, Columbia University; Jennifer Sklarew, PhD Candidate, George Mason University; Mireya Solis, Professor, American University.
NEXT STEPS IN THE UNITED STATES AND ASIA PARTNERSHIP. 6/6, Noon-1:30pm, Washington, DC. East-West Center (EWC) in Washington. Speaker: Joseph Y. Yun, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs, US Department of State.
THE FUTURE OF ALLIED PARTICIPATION FOR THE F-35 JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER PROGRAM. 6/7, 2:00-3:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Heritage Foundation. Speakers: Participants: Marine Corps Col. Kevin Killea; former Acting Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Robbin Laird; and Steven Bucci, senior research fellow for defense and homeland security.
THE SIXTH SEOUL-WASHINGTON FORUM: MOVING THE UNITED STATES-KOREA RELATIONSHIP FORWARD IN CHANGING ENVIRONMENTS. 6/8, 10:00am-Noon, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Brookings, CNAPS. Speakers: Hoon Jaung, Professor of Political Science, Chung-Ang University; Kang Choi, President, Institute for Foreign Affairs and National Security; Chaesung Chun, Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Seoul National University; Discussants, Balbina Hwang, Visiting Professor, Georgetown University; Chris Nelson, Editor, The Nelson Report at Samuels International Associates.
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