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"Constitutional Revision, Collective Self-Defense, and the US-Japan Alliance"

  • 01 Apr 2014
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Bowie-Vernon Room (K262), 2nd Floor, CGIS Knafel, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA, 02138

Distinguished Visitor Lecture

Constitutional Revision, Collective Self-Defense, and the US-Japan Alliance

Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 12:30-2:00

Bowie-Vernon Room K262, CGIS Knafel Bldg.
1737 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02138

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Sheila A. Smith, an expert on Japanese politics and foreign policy, is senior fellow for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Dr. Smith directs the project on Japan’s Political Transition and the U.S.-Japan Alliance and the Roundtable Series on Japan and Northeast Asia. She successfully completed the project on China and India as Emerging Powers: Challenge or Opportunity for the United States and Japan and CFR’s New Regional Security Architecture for Asia Program. She joined CFR from the East-West Center in 2007, where she directed a multinational research team in a cross-national study of the domestic politics of the U.S. military presence in Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines. Dr. Smith was on the faculty of the Department of International Relations at Boston University (1994–2000), and on the staff of the Social Science Research Council (1992–1993). She has been a visiting researcher at two leading Japanese foreign and security policy think tanks, the Japan Institute of International Affairs and the Research Institute for Peace and Security, and at the University of Tokyo and the University of the Ryukyus. Dr. Smith earned her PhD and MA degrees from the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. She regularly contributes to CFR’s Asia Unbound blog (blogs.cfr.org/asia). Her newest book, Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China, is forthcoming from Columbia University Press.

A Weatherhead Center Program on U.S.-Japan Relations presentation co-sponsored by the Constitutional Revision in Japan Research Project, Reischauer Institute


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