ICJS Event: TUJ/IUJ Platform discussion panel on the outcome of the US elections

Thursday, November 6th, 2008
7:00 p.m. (talks starts at 7:30 p.m.)
TUJ Azabu Hall 303 (Access)
Open to general public. You can purchase a bento and drinks at the convenience store next to the university.
Registration closed


Alex Brideau of Eurasia Group, a New York political risk consulting firm. He follows the US as well as Russia, Ukraine and Central Asia. Prior to joining Eurasia Group in 2002, Alex worked as a staff reporter for Energy Intelligence Group and previously for Pasha Publications as associate editor of Navy News & Undersea Technology. He is a graduate of Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and Georgetown University.

John Mock, Professor, Doctoral Program in International Public Policy, College of International Studies, University of Tsukuba. Born in New York City, grew up in North Carolina, and earned his BA in African History and Ph.D. is in East Asian Anthropology from Michigan State University. He has taught in several universities in the United States and Japan.

Robert Dujarric, Director, ICJS, Temple University, Japan Campus. Former Council on Foreign Relations Hitachi Fellow in Japan. His publications include "America's Inadvertent Empire" and numerous columns on US foreign policy and Asian affairs. Harvard AB, Yale MBA.

John Mirikitani, Professor, Ph.D. in Economics from Yale Univ., J.D. from Univ. Michigan Law School. He holds undergraduate degrees in both Political Science and Psychology from UC Berkeley, and studied Math and Economics at the Univ. Hawaii. He attended the well-regarded Punahou School in Honolulu Hawaii for about 10-years with Barack Obama, his Sempai or upperclassman by 2-years. He teaches Economics and Statistics in the undergraduate Business Major at Temple University, Japan Campus, as well as being a Visiting Researcher at Keio Univ., and was recently guest lecturer at Waseda Univ. Dept. Political Science regarding Obama.

About ICJS
The Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS) is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.