16 Events

Seminar - Open to the Public

Can the U.S.-Japan Alliance Meet the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century?

Tue., Sep. 12, 2017 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Center for Government and International Studies - South Building, Belfer Case Study Room S020

Speakers: Daniel Russel, Diplomat in Residence and Senior Fellow, Asia Society Policy Institute; former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs.

Joseph Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, Emeritus, Harvard Kennedy School.

Moderator: Susan Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University.

In this seminar, Ambassador Russel will examine how the U.S.-Japan alliance has evolved to address a varieties of global problems, drawing on his distinguished public service as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (2013–2017) and Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council (NSC) Senior Director for Asian Affairs (2009–2013). Topics he will address will include both regional challenges in East Asia, such as North Korea's missile and nuclear capabilities as well as China's rise, and global challenges such as terrorism and climate change. Professor Joseph Nye will respond.

Co-sponsored by the International Security Program

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Conference - Open to the Public

Avoiding Thucydides’s Trap: Managing the Rise of China

Thu., Mar. 23, 2017 | 9:00am - 2:00pm

Harvard Faculty Club

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Seiichiro Takagi, Senior Fellow, Japan Institute of International Affairs

Welcome Remarks:
Dr. Gary Samore, Executive Director for Research, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Introductory Address:
Professor Graham Allison, Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Panel Discussion:
Professor Joe Nye, Harvard Kennedy School
Professor Taylor Fravel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Toshi Yoshihara, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Seminar - Open to the Public

U.S. Strategy toward China and Japan

Tue., Sep. 6, 2016 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Center for Government and International Studies - Knafel Building, Bowie-Vernon, Room K262

In this seminar, Professor Joseph Nye will examine the changing balance of power among China, Japan, and the United States, and its implication for U.S. policy of the "pivot" or "rebalancing" toward the Asia-Pacific region. He will also address the contemporary dynamics of U.S.-China and U.S.-Japan relations, and as well as maritime and territorial disputes and nationalism in East Asia.

Co-sponsored by International Security Program

Seminar - Open to the Public

Is the American Century Over?

Tue., Apr. 7, 2015 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Center for Government and International Studies - South Building, Belfer Case Study Room S020

In this presentation based on his recent book, world renowned foreign policy analyst Joseph Nye explains why the American century is far from over and what the United States must do to retain its lead in an era of increasingly diffuse power politics. America's superpower status may well be tempered by its own domestic problems and China's economic boom, he argues, but its military, economic, and soft power capabilities will continue to outstrip those of its closest rivals for decades to come.

Co-sponsored by the International Security Program