We look forward to welcoming you for our panel discussion on the upcoming US elections. We have four distinguished panelists who will cover the elections from various angles and then engage in a discussion with the audience.
Professor at the Law Faculty of Aoyama Gakuin University, Lecturer at Keio Law School and Sophia University.
Stephen Givens has spent his professional career based in Tokyo as a corporate lawyer. He has published extensively on various aspects of mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance in Japan. He was a graduate student in the Law Faculty of Kyoto University and graduated from Harvard Law School. He is a Professor at the Law Faculty of Aoyama Gakuin University and a Lecturer at Keio Law School and Sophia University.
Visiting Professor, Temple University Japan Campus
John Mock is an anthropologist who has taught at several universities in Japan and the United States. He is retired from the Doctoral Program in International Political Economy at the University of Tsukuba and currently teaches history and anthropology at Temple University Japan Campus. His first work was on Japanese cities but for the past two decades he has been increasingly concentrating on land use changes, aging, and social change in more rural areas of Japan, specifically the mountain towns of central Akita.
Assistant Professor at Ritsumeikan University, Lecturer at Doshisha University
Ryohei Nakagawa started his career as a corporate banking officer at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi in Japan and then was a macroeconomic analyst/senior analyst at American International Group (AIG) in New York until end-2008. Later he was a liaison for Japanese participants at World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, before becoming an Assistant Professor at Ritsumeikan University and a Lecturer at Doshisha University, both located in Kyoto. He has bachelor’s degree from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (Tokyo Gaigodai) in Polish studies and master’s degree at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. His current research focus is in Japanese economy and its future.
Special Advisor at National Policy Unit, Cabinet Secretariat of Japan's government
Ryohei Yamada is currently a Special Advisor at National Policy Unit, Cabinet Secretariat of Japan’s government since November 2011. He is from JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) and is mainly involved in its research activities on trade and investment policy. He worked for JETRO New York as a Research Director from September 2004 to February 2010, where he followed two presidential elections. Other major issues he covered include U.S. FTA negotiations, CFIUS reform, Buy-American clause in the stimulus package and US-China trade relations. He graduated in economics from School of International Politics, Economics and Business, Aoyama-Gakuin University in Tokyo, in 1997. He will speak in his personal capacity.