Japan Update: Abenomics, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and Economic Opportunities for Texas

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 (12:30 PM – 5:30 PM)
The Westin Galleria (map)

JAPAN UPDATE will bring together a diverse group of experts and policy-makers to discuss the Japanese political economy and international trade in the Asia-Pacific region and its potential impact on Dallas/Fort Worth – Japan trade relations. Featured speakers include Wendy Cutler, Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, Fukunari Kimura, Professor of Economics at Keio University, Michelle Foss, Chief Energy Economist, Center for Energy Economics, Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin, Christopher A. Poinsatte, Executive Vice President-Chief Financial Officer at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.


12:30 – 2:00 PM
Luncheon Program: Keynote Address by Wendy Cutler 

2:15 – 3:10 PM
Panel #1: Presentation by Fukunari Kimura Response by Wendy Cutler

3:25 – 4:30 PM
Panel #2: Presentations by Michelle Foss and Christopher Poinsatte

4:30 – 5:30 PM

JAPAN UPDATE is presented by the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth in cooperation with the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies and SMU and the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. The program is supported by a grant from the Sasakawa Peace Foundation.

Members of the Tower Center Forum, SMU students and faculty, please click here for discount tickets.

If you are interested in joining the Tower Center Forum, please contact Luisa del Rosal at lmdelrosal@smu.edu.