Democracy and Human Rights Program
Postponed【GGR Brown Bag Lunch Seminar】 Making the World Safe for Democracy: Remaking the US-Japan Alliance?
DatePostponed from June 5th, 2023 (Mon.)
PlaceKunitachi Campus, Hitotsubashi University
Event Outline

The following event was postponed:


We are delighted to announce the 16th GGR Brown Bag Lunch Seminar. Registration is required for participation.


Title Making the World Safe for Democracy: Remaking the US-Japan Alliance?
Speaker Jacob M. Schlesinger (President/CEO, United States-Japan Foundation)
Date/Time June 5th, 2023 (Mon.), 12:30-13:30
Venue Kunitachi Campus, Hitotsubashi University (Location will be provided after pre-registration)
Language English


【Lecture Introduction】
Jacob M. Schlesinger

Jacob M. Schlesinger is president and CEO of the United States-Japan Foundation, an organization that gives grants and runs a fellowship program dedicated to bolstering relations between the two countries. In the year before joining the USJF, Schlesinger was a fellow at Stanford’s Distinguished Careers Institute, studying threats and challenges to democracy, in the U.S. and around the world. Schlesinger had previously worked at The Wall Street Journal for more than 30 years as a reporter and editor in Washington, D.C., and Detroit — and, for a total of 10 years, in Tokyo. At the Journal, he covered economics and economic policy, chronicled elections and summits, trade wars and market crashes, labor strikes, the 9/11 terror attacks in the U.S., and Japan’s March 2011 triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima nuclear meltdown. He is the author of “Shadow Shoguns: The Rise and Fall of Japan’s Postwar Political Machine,” published in 1997 by Simon & Schuster. Schlesinger was a member of the Journal team winning the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting on the dot-com bubble and crash. In 2014, he was given Stanford’s Shorenstein Journalism Award, presented annually to a reporter explaining the complexities of the Asia-Pacific region.