CANCELLED Winning Friends & Influencing Nations: Prospects for Change in Japan’s Role on the World Stage

March 20, 2009
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Left to right: Alan Romberg, Richard J. Samuels.

For over half a century, Japan has played a lesser role in the world of international politics than its economy and cultural influence would usually dictate. This forum analyzes the likelihood of Japan taking a more influential role in world affairs in the coming years. The session features a keynote address by Ambassador Shin’ichi Kitaoka of Tokyo University, followed by a roundtable discussion featuring leaders from the world of scholarship, business and policy with expertise in Japan’s relations with China, Europe, the Middle East and the United States.

Shin’ichi Kitaoka , Professor, Graduate School of Law and Politics, Tokyo University and former Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations
Michel Foucher, French Ambassador at Large to the European Union and Professor of Geography, Ecole Normale Superieure
Alan Romberg,
Distinguished Fellow, Henry L. Stimson Center
Richard J. Samuels
, Ford International Professor of Political Science and Director, Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


This program has been cancelled.

Co-organized by United Nations University.
  • Friday, March 20, 2009
  • 8:30 am