Upcoming events

    • 24 Sep 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • The Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk School of Global Affairs (1 Devonshire Place)

    This event is organized by The Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy

    Abstract:

    Where is the USA in Asia? Washington CSIS Senior Asia VP Mike Green talks about
    BY MORE THAN PROVIDENCE
    Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783

    From a New York Times book review by Gordon G. Chang on April 7, 2017: “It was “by more than Providence” that the United States, over the course of more than two centuries, became the pre-eminent power in Asia and the Pacific. Commerce, faith and notions of self-defense drove Americans westward, not only across a continent but also a wide expanse of ocean, says Michael J. Green, who served as special assistant to President George W. Bush and senior director for Asia on the National Security Council staff.”

    Green argues that, going back to 1783, the American strategy in Asia has been to prevent any one country from dominating the Pacific. But with the rise of China, can this strategy hold? And are Americans willing to pay the price?

    Bio:

    Michael Jonathan Green is senior vice president for Asia and Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and director of Asian Studies at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He served on the staff of the National Security Council (NSC) from 2001 through 2005, first as director for Asian affairs with responsibility for Japan, Korea, Australia, and New Zealand, and then as special assistant to the president for national security affairs and senior director for Asia, with responsibility for East Asia and South Asia. Before joining the NSC staff, he was a senior fellow for East Asian security at the Council on Foreign Relations, director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center and the Foreign Policy Institute and assistant professor at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses, and senior adviser on Asia in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He also worked in Japan on the staff of a member of the National Diet.

    Dr. Green is also a nonresident fellow at the Lowy Institute in Sydney, Australia, a distinguished scholar at the Asia Pacific Institute in Tokyo, and professor by special appointment at Sophia University in Tokyo. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Aspen Strategy Group, the America Australia Leadership Dialogue, the advisory boards of Radio Free Asia and the Center for a New American Security, and the editorial boards of the Washington Quarterly and the Journal of Unification Studies in Korea. He also serves as a trustee at the Asia Foundation, senior adviser at the Asia Group, and associate of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Dr. Green has authored numerous books and articles on East Asian security, including most recently, By More Than Providence: Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783 (Columbia University Press, 2017). He received his master’s and doctoral degrees from SAIS and did additional graduate and postgraduate research at Tokyo University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his bachelor’s degree in history from Kenyon College with highest honors. He holds a black belt in Iaido (sword) and has won international prizes on the great highland bagpipe.

    “By More Than Providence: Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783” will be available for sale and the author will be available for signing.

    Speakers

    Dr. Michael J. Green
    Speaker
    Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, Director of Asian Studies at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

    Rachel Silvey
    Chair
    Richard Charles Lee Director, Asian Institute Professor, Department of Geography

    Mark Manger
    Discussant
    Director, Master of Global Affairs Program, Associate Professor of Political Economy and Global Affairs

    Registration: https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/event/25697/register/

    Sponsors

    Manulife Financial Corporation

    Co-Sponsors

    Asian Institute


    • 05 Oct 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • McMillan LLP (181 Bay Street, Suite 4400, Toronto, ON M5J 2T3)

    EVENT NOTICE

    Walk in Canada, Talk on Japan

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    Led by Ambassador Shotaro OSHIMA
    Former Economic Minister of the Japanese Embassy in the U.S. and Former Ambassador of Japan to South Korea and Saudi Arabia

    About the event

    "Walk in Canada, Talk on Japan" is back again this year. Supported by the Prime Minister's Office in Japan, the project aims to further develop Japan-Canada relations by increasing understanding of Japan in Canada via grass-roots exchange. A team of Japanese citizens with various backgrounds travel to Canada to share their perspectives and encourage open discussions with the local communities.

    Join us for an exciting and unique opportunity to meet Ambassador Oshima and his team of panelists! The team consists of three members with backgrounds in business consulting, international finance and one of the top universities in Japan. Engage with the ambassador and his team in stimulating dialogue on the economic and business relationship between Japan and Canada.

    Delegation Members:
    Ambassador Shotaro OSHIMA (Delegation Leader)
    Former Economic Minister of the Japanese Embassy in the U.S. and Former Ambassador of Japan to South Korea and Saudi Arabia

    Before retiring in 2008, Ambassador Oshima served as Japan's Permanent Representative to the WTO, and as the Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Korea. Earlier in his career, he served in embassies in Thailand, the U.S., Israel and Russia. He also served as the Economic Minister of the Japanese embassy in the U.S., as the Director-General for Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and as the Deputy Foreign Minister responsible for economic matters. He is currently the Chairman of the Institute for International Economic Studies and a Visiting Professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.


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    Mitsuko TAKAHASHI
    Business experience in Japan and the U.S. (Boeing, UPS)
    Currently runs her own business consulting company

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    Rick LIU
    Born in Taiwan
    Experience in international financial companies in Japan and China
    Currently working at a Tokyo-based bank

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    Rie SATO
    Student at one of the top universities in Japan
    Extensive knowledge of traditional Japanese culture


    More information about Walk in Canada, Talk on Japan: https://www.japan.go.jp/walkinus/index.html


    Details 

    Date: Friday, October 5, 2018
    Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
    Location: McMillan LLP (181 Bay Street, Suite 4400, Toronto, ON M5J 2T3)
    Cost: Free of charge
    Buffet lunch will be served. 

    How to register: Please email your name, organization, and title to admin@japansocietycanada.com by Friday, September 28, 2018. Please note this will be first come first serve.

    We are very pleased to advise that this event is being hosted by The Japan Society and the Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto with the co-operation of the Japan Foundation, Toronto, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), and Toronto and the Toronto Japanese Association of Commerce and Industry (Toronto Shokokai).


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