Symposium: Akio Takahara (U. of Tokyo), Victor Cha (Georgetown University), Sheila Smith (Council on Foreign Relations), Zheng Wang (Seton Hall University); East Asia: Where Are Things Headed?


Friday, April 29, 2016, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


Belfer Case Study Room (S020), Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street

Akio Takahara
Professor, Faculty of Law and Graduate School of Law and Politics, University of Tokyo

Victor Cha
D.S. Song-KF Endowed Chair in Government and International Affairs, Georgetown University, and Senior Advisor and Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

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

Zheng Wang
Associate Professor and Director, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University



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

Co-sponsored by Harvard University Asia Center, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Korea Institute, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard Kennedy School Japan Caucus, and Japan Society of Boston.

This symposium is supported by a generous grant from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP).