Tuesday, March 24, 2015

CFR Conference Call - Thursday 4/23

On behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), I invite you to participate in the last session of the Winter/Spring 2015 CFR Academic Conference Call series on Thursday, April 23, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in WY226. Sheila A. Smith, CFR's senior fellow for Japan studies, will discuss Japan's primary policy concerns as it navigates its relationship with an advancing China.

Dr. Smith is the author of "Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China," which was published by Columbia University Press in February 2015. She is also the author of the CFR report "Japan's New Politics and the U.S.-Japan Alliance" (July 2014). Dr. Smith is a regular contributor to the CFR blog "Asia Unbound" and to major media outlets in the United States and Asia. She teaches as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University's Asian Studies Department, serves on the board of the "Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs," and is vice chair of the U.S. advisors to the U.S.-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Exchange. Dr. Smith joined CFR from the East-West Center in 2007, where she directed a multinational research team in a cross-national study of the domestic politics of the U.S. military presence in Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines.

As background for the discussion, you may wish to review the following materials:

1) Sheila A. Smith, "Chapter 1: Contending with China," Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China, Columbia University Press, February 2015.

2) Sheila A. Smith, "Japan-China Relations: Three Things to Know," Video, CFR.org, November 18, 2014.

3) Sheila A. Smith, "Japan's New Politics and the U.S.-Japan Alliance," Report, Council on Foreign Relations Press, July 2014.

4) "Japan," Asia Unbound, Blog, Council on Foreign Relations.

Please RSVP to me at sweinberger@pugetsound.edu if you're interested in attending.

See you there...

Seth Weinberger
Associate Professor
Department of Politics & Government
University of Puget Sound