Sun & Star Symposium | One Hundred Days In: The State of U.S.-Japan Relations Under the Trump Administration

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 until Thursday, May 4, 2017 (6:30 PM – 6:30 PM)
George W. Bush Center (map)


Keynote Dinner

Wednesday, May 3
Café 43, George W. Bush Center

6:30 – 7:00 p.m.          Registration
7:00 – 8:45 p.m.          Dinner & Discussion

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Susan J. Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Harvard University

Thursday, May 4
George W. Bush Institute

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.        Registration

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.      Opening Remarks, Admiral Patrick Walsh, Admiral U.S. Navy, retired, Former Commander of the Pacific Fleet

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.      Panel I: Alliance of Hope? The State of U.S.-Japan Security Relations

Benjamin R. Goldberg, Department of State
Adam P. Liff, Indiana University
Hideshi Tokuchi, Former First Vice-Minister of Defense, Japan
Discussant: Joshua Rovner, SMU

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.        Luncheon & Discussion

Keynote Speaker: Admiral Yoji Koda, Vice Admiral of Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (retired)

1:45 – 3:15 p.m.          Panel II: Post-TPP: The State of U.S.-Japan Economic Relations  

Phillip Y. Lipscy, Stanford University
Megumi Naoi, University of California at San Diego
Hiroki Takeuchi, SMU
Discussant: Justin Reeves, Harvard University

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.          Panel III : NAFTA, Global Value Chains, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Relationship

Sara Wilshaw, Consul General of Canada in Dallas
Francisco de la Torre Galindo, Consul General of Mexico in Dallas
Diana Newton, SMU
Discussant: Hiroki Takeuchi, SMU

5:00 – 5:15 p.m.          Closing Remarks, James F. Hollifield, SMU


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Sun & Star Symposium | One Hundred Days In: The State of U.S.-Japan Relations Under the Trump Administration


Sun & Star Japan and East Asia Program

The Sun & Star Japan and East Asia Program aims to increase awareness of the economic, historical, political, and social trends of Japan and East Asia that affect the future of China, Japan, Korea, East Asia, and the world, including the United States.  Through the Sun & Star Symposia and lecture series featuring scholars, practitioners, journalists, and government officials, students and other participants learn about the challenges and opportunities in each country’s domestic politics and economics, the region’s relationship with the U.S. and the Asia-Pacific, and the international relations of the globalized world.

Click here to visit the Sun & Star Japan and East Asia Program webpage.

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Co-sponsored by the Japan-America Society of Dallas-Fort Worth

Additional Co-sponsors: the Consulate General of Mexico and the Consulate General of Canada

This event is supported by the Japan Foundation