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Japan Update Free Panel and Reception

  • 12 Mar 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • UAB Collat School of Business


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Geostrategy in the Grassroots 

Tuesday, March 12th

10:00 AM to 1:00 pm

UAB Collat School of Business

710 13th Street Birmingham, AL 35233

Join us for a special panel of experts in U.S. – Japan Relations as they discuss the current status of the relationship between our countries at a grassroots level.  As Japan is the second largest source of foreign direct investment in our state, it is important to understand the impact of the current international political climate on Alabama’s relationship with Japan. Peter Kelley, President of the National Association of Japan-America Societies will moderate our panel.

This is a free public event.

Special Guests:

Toshihiro Nakayama: Wilson Center Asia Program Japan Fellow

Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University, Japan; Adjunct Fellow, Japan Institute of International Affairs

Wilson Center Projects: Demise of Foreign Policy Consensus in America Body Politic and its Implications for East Asia: Study of Domestic Sources of 'American Retrenchment'

Sheila Smith: Council on Foreign Relations Senior Japan Studies Fellow

Author: Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China (2015); Japan’s New Politics and the U.S. – Japan Alliance (2014)

Projects: Japan’s Political Transition, Nationalist Politics, and the U.S. – Japan Alliance; Nationalism, Japan, and a Changing Asia

Parking: 12th Street Parking Deck, 1212 University Blvd Birmingham, AL 35233

Special event parking, no permit required. Entrances are located on both 12th and 13th Streets, just south of University Boulevard. Visitors may use the white pedestrian bridge to reach the Collat School of Business. 

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Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

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