DOMESTIC FOREIGN POLICY DEBATES: WORLDVIEWS OF RISING POWERS. 4/25, 9:00am-6:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Sigur Center, George Washington University (GWU). Speakers: Evan Medeiros, Director for Asian Affairs, National Security Council; Professor David Shambaugh (GWU); David Lampton, Johns Hopkins University; Michael Schiffer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia; Professors Richard Samuels (MIT); Narushige Michishita, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan; Sheila A. Smith, Council on Foreign Relations; Robert O. Blake Jr., Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs; Professors Deepa Ollapally (GWU); Rajesh Rajagopalan, Jawaharlal Nehru University; Daniel Markey, Council on Foreign Relations; Walter Russell Mead, James Clarke Chace, Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities, Bard College, Editor-at-Large of The American Interest magazine; Jim Hoagland, Washington Post; Andrew Kuchins, Director and Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS; Igor Zevelev, Director, Moscow Office, MacArthur Foundation; Thomas Graham, Kissinger & Associates; Barbara Slavin, The Atlantic Council; Professor Farideh Farhi, Affiliate Graduate Faculty, University of Hawai'i-Manoa; Gary Sick, Columbia University; Professors Henry R. Nau, GWU; Deepa Ollapally, GWU; Thomas R. Pickering, Hills and Company and Career Ambassador; David Sanger, New York Times.
THE ORIGINS OF POLITICAL ORDER: FROM PREHUMAN TIMES TO THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. 4/25, 12:30-2:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsors: SAIS, Johns Hopkins University; American Interest. Speakers: Fukuyama, a senior fellow, SAIS Foreign Policy Institute; Olivier Nomellini, Senior Fellow, Stanford University.
YAKUZA INFLUENCE ON THE JAPANESE FINANCIAL SECTOR: SECURITY AND SOLVENCY IN JAPAN. 4/25, 3:30-5:30pm, Arlington, VA. Sponsor: Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC), George Mason University. Speaker: Grant Newsham, spent the last decade in Tokyo assisting a major Western financial services firm address issues related to Japanese organized crime groups and other transnational criminals.