This September, the Asian Studies Program had the honor of hosting both former Prime Minister of Japan Yasuo Fukuda and Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command. Both events were off-the-record and open to M.A. Asian Studies candidates and selected students across the School of Foreign Service.
Prime Minsiter Yasuo Fakuda - September 22, 2017
Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda (center) visited Georgetown University with special guests Hiromichi Iwasa Chairman and CEO of Mistui Fudosan Co., Ltd., Shigeru Hayakawa Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Toyota Motor Corporation, and Haruo Murase Chairman of Canon Marketing Japan Inc. Professor Michael Green, Chair in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy, interviewed Prime Minister Fukuda. The topics of discussion included regional stability, diplomacy, cooperation, and preparing for future regional challenges.
Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., Commander of the U.S. Pacific Forces - September 25, 2017
Professor Green interviewed Admiral Harris about his term as Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) and the potential challenges that lie ahead for Admiral Harris' successor. Admiral Harris received his M.A. in National Security Studies (now Security Studies) as part of the Class of 1994. As a result, both M.A. Asian Studies and M.A. Security Studies candidates were invited to participate in the discussion following the interview.
Book Talk with Michael Auslin - September 1, 2017
The Asian Studies Program had the opportunity to invite author and scholar Michael Auslin (F '88) to discuss his new book The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World's Most Dynamic Region. Senior Associate Dean for Graduate and Faculty Affairs Anthony Arend moderated the event.