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Nov 15th: Abe Fellowship 25th Anniversary Symposium


A number of large, systemic shifts have occurred over the past 25 years including the reemergence of China, the proliferation of new international organizations (AIIB, G20) and the changing roles of regional institutions and arrangements for cooperation (ASEAN, EU). Power has become more dispersed, trade more complex, public support more volatile, diplomacy more immediate, and global governance even more elusive. The current system of international relations and the existing set of Bretton Woods Institutions (IMF, World Bank, WTO) face increasing pressure to adapt to these emerging trends and developments.

The 25th anniversary of The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and the Abe Fellowship Program provides a useful opportunity for reflecting on the many ways in which the international system has changed and developed over the last quarter century. The symposium will focus on the challenges and issues that Japan and U.S. faces, as well as the role of the American and Japanese intellectual communities in enhancing our understanding and efforts to resolve them. Abe Fellows have tackled many of these issues over the last quarter century and the symposium will draw on their work. Panelists will also discuss the future in the context of the larger geopolitical trends in trade, finance, security and diplomacy.  For details on the panels, please refer to the event program.  

Event Details:

Date and Time: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 1:00 - 6:00 pm (Doors open at 12:00 pm)
Location: Toranomon Hills Forum, Main Hall (Toranomon Hills Mori Tower 5th Floor, 1-23-3, Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Public Transportation: Tokyo Metro, Ginza Line, Toranomon Station Exit 1, Approximately 5 minutes from the station on foot
Language: English/Japanese with Simultaneous Interpretation 
Registration: Please register for the event here