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Understanding the US “pivot” to Asia

Tuesday, June 11, 2013   19:30 - 21:00

Speakers:
  • Robert Dujarric (Director, Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies, Temple University Japan Campus)
  • Jason Wheelock (Council on Foreign Relations - Hitachi International Affairs Fellow in Japan, Visiting Fellow, National Institute for Defense Studies)

Rising tensions between China and many of its neighbors, including Japan, as well as the continuing crises over North Korea, have focused US attention on East Asia.   There has been much talk about a “pivot” back to Asia by the United States.  Jason Wheelock and Robert Dujarric will discuss the nature and challenges of such as re-focus on Asia.

Date & Time:
Tuesday, June 11, 2013   19:30 - 21:00 (Doors open at 19:00)
Venue:
5F, Mita Hall
Temple University, Japan Campus
4-1-27 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Registration:
If possible, we ask you to register by E-mail (icas@tuj.temple.edu) , but we always welcome participants even you do not register. / 参加登録はなしでも参加できますので、直接会場へお越しください。

Speakers:

Robert Dujarric

Director, Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies, Temple University Japan Campus

Robert Dujarric is Director, Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies, Temple University Japan Campus. He moved to Tokyo in 2004 as a Council on Foreign Relations – Hitachi Fellow. He is a graduate of Harvard College and holds an MBA from Yale University (www.tuj.ac.jp/icas/staff.html and publications https://www.tuj.ac.jp/icas/presentations.html)

Jason Wheelock

Council on Foreign Relations - Hitachi International Affairs Fellow in Japan, Visiting Fellow, National Institute for Defense Studies

Jason Wheelock is a Council on Foreign Relations – Hitachi  International Affairs Fellow in Japan and a Visiting Fellow at the National Institute for Defense Studies in Tokyo.  He has over 10 years of experience conducting analysis of defense programs as an analyst at the U.S. Congressional Budget Office. Those efforts have included analysis of proposals to reorganize and increase the size of United States’ ground forces and studies on the cost of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.  While in Japan, he is studying the budgetary and security implications of the proposed realignment of forces in the region, with a particular focus on the strategy and posture of the United States Marine Corps.  He holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Master’s of Public Policy from the College of William and Mary and has received training in defense procurement acquisition from the Defense Acquisition University of the U.S. Department of Defense.