APP staff, fellows, and former interns have been on the move:
John Turpin who was an intern and RA from 2004-2005 married Stephanie Marienau on June 12th. He is studying for the ministry at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Stephanie works for Pact , an international development organization.
Miho Hasuo who was a RA from 1994-1997 gave birth to Sebastian Kai on July 22nd. Miho and her husband John Santella live in Portland, Oregon. Miho works now for Fios.
Michael Penn, APP nonresident fellow, has moved from Kitakyushu to Tokyo and is now the Japan correspondent for Press TV, an Iranian news service. He is also the English-language editor of the tri-lingual PanOrient News website on Japanese and other Asian news.
Michael Davidson, APP fellow, presented a paper July 6-8 at a seminar on post-Copenhagen climate change issues hosted by the Hainan Institute for World Watch in Hainan, PRC. You can follow his work on the political and security implications of climate change in Asia on his new blog, East Winds.
Lisa Gomi, this summer’s APP intern and a recent graduate of Brown University, has become a research assistant to the economics correspondent at the Washington bureau of the Yomiuri Shimbun.
William Brooks, senior fellow, will participate in the 2nd Annual Japan-Canada-US trilateral conference on August 30 and 31 in Tokyo, Japan. Hosted by the Japan Institute of International Affairs, the conference will bring senior academics, policymakers, and business representatives together to explore avenues for trilateral cooperation on Arctic governance and regional architecture issues.