Special Dialogue

We are facing various crises of global pandemic including COVID-19, Russia’s war, geopolitical changes, economic crises, and regional security threat. Preconditions have changed drastically, and we are at a critical juncture to fundamentally reconsider policies and framework to deal with such crises. We need to address appropriate resources and policies, through building resilient global communities and knowledge-based resource hubs. GHIPP is strengthening global partnership by building discussion platforms “Japan’s challenge” and sharing knowledge, lessons learned, and vision by creating new regional communities for resilience.

Next Speaker

April 5th 10:00 -11:00 am JST (April 4th, 21:00-22:00 EST)
Japan’s challenges and policy response” webinar & in-person hybrid event @ GRIPS (co-sponsored by ICAS TUJ)

Dr. Kent E. Calder, Professor and Director, Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Study (SAIS)

Dr. Kent E. Calder

Kent E. Calder was previously served as the school’s Dean and Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) from 2018 to 2022. Calder, who also directs the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at Johns Hopkins SAIS, Prior to SAIS, Calder served as special advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), professor at Princeton University, lecturer on government at Harvard, and as the first executive director of Harvard University’s Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Calder received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he worked under the direction of Edwin O. Reischauer.

A specialist in East Asian political economy, Calder lived and researched in Japan for eleven years and across East Asia for four years. In 2014, he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon. Calder’s recent publications include: Global Political Cities: Actors and Arenas of Influence in International Affairs (2021); Super Continent: The Logic of Eurasian Integration (2019); Circles of Compensation: Economic Growth and the Globalization of Japan (2018); Singapore: Smart City, Smart State (2017); Asia in Washington (2014); and The New Continentalism: Energy and Twenty-First Century Eurasian Geopolitics (2012).

Commentators & Facilitator

Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa
Dr. Narushige Michishita
Dr. Hiromi Murakami

Kiyoshi Kurokawa is professor emeritus at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Vice Chair and Committee Member of the World Dementia Council (WDC) and Chairman of the Investigative Committee on AI Simulation for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Countermeasures. He also served as Chairman of the National Diet of Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (December 2011-July 2012).

Narushige Michishita is executive vice president and professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo. Previously, he served as a senior research fellow at the National Institute for Defense Studies of the Ministry of Defense and as an assistant counsellor at the Cabinet Secretariat for Security and Crisis Management of the Government of Japan. A specialist in Japanese security and foreign policy as well as security issues on the Korean Peninsula, he is the author of Lessons of the Cold War in the Pacific: U.S. Maritime Strategy, Crisis Prevention, and Japan’s Role; and North Korea’s Military-Diplomatic Campaigns, 1966-2008.

Hiromi Murakami is a visiting scholar at GRIPS and senior fellow at Economic Strategy Institute. She’s involved in various policy projects in US/Japanese institutions, including Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Global Health Policy Center, the Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI), and SAIS Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining CSIS, she led Asia research as a vice president at the Economic Strategy Institute in Washington, D.C., and taught courses at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington. She holds an M.B.A. from St. Mary’s College and a Ph.D. in international relations from Johns Hopkins SAIS.

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