Date: Thursday, April 20, 2023 7:00 PM - Thursday, April 20, 2023 8:30 PM
Location: Temple University, Japan Campus (Access) 1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 154-0004


  • Paul Sracic, Youngstown State University​


  • Robert Dujarric, ICAS Co-Director


Although President Biden has been in office for less than two and a half years, the race to replace him in 2024 has already begun. Former President Donald Trump and former South Carolina Governor and ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley have formally declared that they will be candidates, and several others, including former Vice President Mike Pence and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, are expected to make similar announcements. Many believe that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will be joining all of them as they prepare to gather for the first Republican Presidential Debate in about four months in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Meanwhile, Washington is still digesting the outcome of the 2022 Midterm election, which resulted in not only a divided Congress, but a divided Republican Party. Increasingly, these divisions involve questions about the proper role that the US should play in the world. Professor Sracic will provide an update on the current state of American politics, focusing on the impact that the recent midterm elections and the upcoming presidential contest will have on the US as a global leader.

Date & Time:

Thursday, April 20, 2023 19:00 - 20:30


Temple University, Japan Campus Room 309 (Access)


Registration is not required (e-mail to with any questions or reply to this email).


This event is organized by the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS).

Note: All ICAS events are held in English, open to the public, and admission is free unless otherwise noted.


Paul Sracic

Youngstown State University

Paul Sracic is a professor of Politics and International Relations at Youngstown State University in Ohio and an adjunct fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington DC. He was twice a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, lecturing on U. politics at University of Tokyo, Waseda University, Sophia University and Yokohama National University. He has also given more than fifty State Department sponsored lectures on US politics and foreign policy, including talks at US embassy facilities in Beijing, Tokyo, Brussels, Dublin, and Rome.

Professor Sracic is the author of four books on American politics and law. His articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, Bloomberg, The Atlantic, The Hill, The Diplomat, and Most recently, he served as the studio analyst for NHK World Japan’s coverage of the 2022 US Midterm elections.

Professor Sracic holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University, and a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Albright College.

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