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Announcing the Fourth Cohort of the "US-Japan Network for the Future" Program

13-Apr-2016 The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, are pleased to announce the selection of a fourth group of participants for the “U.S.-Japan Network for the Future” program. This is a two-year program designed to build and enhance a network of Japan specialists that can bring diverse expertise and perspectives to the bilateral policy-making process in the mid- and long-term. 

Network participants will participate in a two day workshop in Washington, D.C. (June 2016), two day retreat in Montana (September 2016),  a week-long series of meetings and workshops in Washington, DC (January 2017), Japan study trip (June 2017); and a public symposium and current issues panel discussions in Washington, DC (June 2018). 

The cohort four participants:

Amy Catalinac
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
New York University 

Yulia Frumer 
Assistant Professor, History of Science and Technology
Johns Hopkins University

Robert Hoppens
Associate Professor, History
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Noriyuki Katagiri
Assistant Professor, Political Science
St. Louis University 

Adam Liff
Assistant Professor, East Asian International Relations
Indiana University

Ko Maeda 
Associate Professor, Political Science
University of North Texas

Reo Matsuzaki
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Trinity College

Matthew Poggi
Deputy Director, International Banking and Securities Markets
U.S. Department of Treasury

Michael Sharpe

Associate Professor, Political Science
York College of the City University of New York 

Jolyon Thomas
Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilization
University of Pennsylvania

Kristin Vekasi
Assistant Professor, Political Science and International Affairs
University of Maine

Joshua Walker
Vice President, Global Programs
APCO Worldwide