The research project brings together scholars and practitioners to broaden and deepen Japan-U.S. cooperation in policy innovations in crises. There are five broadly defined policy areas that the project examines: (1) threats to economic interdependence (trade, financial flows, migration); (2) public health and global pandemics; (3) new security challenges (e.g. cross-domain conflicts that involve cyber and space); (4) climate change; and (5) natural disasters. Policy innovations involve new ideas and resource allocations for pre-crisis planning, short-term policy response in the midst of crisis situations, and post-crisis learning and innovations.
The project’s Principal Investigator is Director Christina Davis. The project sponsors seminars, workshops, and conferences that bring together scholars and practitioners in different career stages from Japan, the U.S., and other countries. The project also appoints a Policy Innovations Fellow, who teaches a course on Japanese politics, political economy, and/or foreign policy. This project is made possible by generous support from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP).