Intellectual Exchange


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An initiative of the Abe Fellowship Program, the Abe Fellows Global Forum (Abe Global) is designed to bring Abe Fellow research and expertise on pressing issues of global concern to broader audiences. Abe Global will host several events each year in partnership with academic and civic organizations throughout the United States. This initiative is co-organized with the Social Science Research Council (SSRC).


Theme: Work-Life Balance in the COVID Age: Can the US and Japan Meet the Challenges?
October 27, 9:00am – 10:00am


Theme: Cyber Challenges: The Internet, Global Competition, and National Security
September 5, 3:00pm – 6:00pm Hudson Institute

Theme: Japanese and American Innovation in the Global Age
December 1 Georgia Institute of Technology
December 3 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Theme: Japan and the Leadership of the World Trading System
November 10 Columbia University, Center on Japanese Economy and Business and School of International Public Affairs

Theme: Confronting Climate Change: What Can Japan and the US Contribute to Creating Sustainable Societies
October 18 Asia Society Texas Center in Houston
October 20 Stanford University, Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

Abe Fellowship Program 25th Anniversary Symposium
Theme: Emerging Futures in a Changing World 

  • Speakers and associates at the Center for Global Partnership/Abe Fellowship Program 25th Anniversary Symposium (held at the Toranomon Hills Forum, November 15, 2016)

  • Keynote speaker
    Gerald Curtis (Burgess Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Columbia University) "Preparing for an Uncertain Future"

  • Keynote speaker
    Yukio Okamoto (President, Okamoto Associates) "Searching for a New Equilibrium of East Asia"