Protecting Global Trade Against Terrorism

September 24, 2002
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Evening Panel Discussion
6:30 – 8 pm

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The attacks of last September 11 laid bare the vulnerabilities that open societies like the United States and Japan face in an era of global integration. How easy would it be for terrorists to smuggle radioactive material into the U.S. or Japan by hiding it in a cargo container? How secure are American and Japanese ports, border crossings, railway systems, airports and other commercial trade facilities from would-be terrorists? More importantly, how can the U.S. and Japan, two of the world’s largest trading nations and long-time partners, enhance cooperation in tracking the cross-border flow of goods to protect against terrorism, while at the same time not undermining legitimate business? Followed by a reception.

Stephen E. Flynn, Senior Fellow, National Security Studies Program, Council on Foreign Relations
William A. Nurthen, Manager, Strategic Support Initiative at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
William F. Payne, Senior Vice President, NA Operating Services, NYK Line (North America) Inc.
Jim Wiseman, Vice President, External Affairs, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, North America
Gideon Rose, Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs Magazine

Tickets: $10, Japan Society members & senior citizens $8, students $5.

  • Tuesday, September 24, 2002
  • 6:30 pm