May 10 Conference on Advancing U.S.-Japan Relations in a Changing Washington by Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies
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Fri, May 10, 2019
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM EDT
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Rome Building, Rome Auditorium
1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
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[Attendance is] Free
The Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies would like to cordially invite you to attend a conference on Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] in the Asia-Pacific. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Tomohiko Taniguchi, Professor at Keio University and Special Advisor to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. From 2005 to 2008 he served as Deputy Press Secretary and Deputy General for Public Diplomacy at the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2013 Dr. Taniguchi rejoined the government as a Counselor in the Japanese Cabinet Secretariat. In 2014 he became Special Advisor to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. In this role he assists the Prime Minister with strategic communications. His keynote address will be from 12:30 – 2:00.
Notable panelists will include:
Mr. Daniel Bob, Former Special Assistant to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman William Roth
Dr. William Brooks, former State Department specialist on Japan, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Dr. Kent Calder, Vice Dean for International Research Cooperation at Johns Hopkins SAIS and Director of the Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies
Ms. Margot Carrington, recent Minister-Counselor for Public Affairs at US Embassy Tokyo
Mr. Siddhartha Ghose, author of “Ties that Bind: Quantifying China's Public Diplomacy,” Associate Director at AidData
Dr. Craig Hayden, author of "Diplomatic Convergence: Information Technologies & US Public Diplomacy,” American University
Dr. Charles Morrison, former President of the East-West Center
Mr. Ryan B. Shaffer, President of the Japan-America Society of Washington DC
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