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Second Cohort of Network for the Future Participants

22-Nov-2011 After a successful inaugural program, the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, are pleased to announce the selection of a new group of participants for the “U.S.-Japan Network for the Future” program.

Network participants will participate in a two-day workshop in Washington, D.C. (January 2012); a week-long meeting in Washington, D.C. (June 2012); a two-day retreat in Montana (Autumn 2012); a week-long Japan study trip (June 2013); and a January 2014 public symposium and current issues panel discussions.
The cohort II participants:

Celeste Arrington,  Assistant Professor, George Washington University

Emma Chanlett-Avery, Specialist, Asian Affairs, Congressional Research Service

Erin Chung, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Annika A. Culver, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Dyron Dabney, Assistant Professor, Albion College

Linda Hasunuma, Assistant Professor, Franklin and Marshall College

Jeffrey Hornung, Associate Professor, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies

David Jänes, Director of Foundation Grants and Assistant to the President, United States-Japan Foundation

Weston Konishi, Associate Director of Asia-Pacific Studies, Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis

Kenji Kushida, Research Associate in Japanese Studies, Stanford University

Mary McCarthy, Assistant Professor, Drake University

Kenneth McElwain, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Andrew Oros, Associate Professor, Washington College

Gene Park, Assistant Professor, Loyola Marymount University

Bios of this cohort are available here.  For more details on this new cohort, please read the full press release from the Mike and Maureen Mansfield Foundation. 


The second cohort in Washington, DC for the two-day workshop (January 2012).

Photo courtesy of the Mansfield Foundation.