The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania


Geostrategy in the Grassroots

  • Wednesday, March 23, 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Posner Hall, Carnegie Mellon University, 4980 Margaret Morrison St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


  • Attendance at Carnegie Mellon University with breakfast
  • Attendance on Zoom

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The U.S.-Japan relationship remains a cornerstone of peace and security in the Asia Pacific region. Join us for a discussion on American and Japanese perspectives on the challenges and opportunities facing the relationship moving forward.


Ken JIMBO | Research Fellows | The Canon Institute for Global Studies

Ken Jimbo is a professor at the Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University. He is concurrently a senior research fellow at the Canon Institute for Global Studies (CIGS) and the Tokyo Foundation (TKFD).  His main research fields are international security, Japan-US security relations, Japanese foreign and defense policy, multilateral security in Asia-Pacific, and regionalism in East Asia. He has been a policy advisor at various Japanese governmental commissions and research groups, including the Cabinet Office, the Ministry of Defense, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Zack Cooper is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he studies US strategy in Asia, including alliance dynamics and US-China competition. He also teaches at Georgetown University and Princeton University, codirects the Alliance for Securing Democracy, and cohosts the “Net Assessment” podcast. Before joining AEI, Dr. Cooper was the senior fellow for Asian security at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a research fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He also served as assistant to the deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism at the National Security Council and as a special assistant to the principal deputy under secretary of defense for policy at the Department of Defense.

John Chin

John Chin, our moderator, is an Assistant Teaching Professor with the Institute for Politics and Strategy. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Coordinator for IPS. His academic interests span international relations and comparative politics. His doctoral dissertation on “Military Power and Democratization” at Princeton University examined how military power influences regime change, democratic diffusion, military coups, and civil resistance. He worked as an international affairs analyst at the Congressional Budget Office (2008-2010) and has worked at the Rand Corporation, Treasury Department, State Department, and Atlantic Council of the United States.

Join the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania and the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh for a briefing and moderated panel discussion on the evolving Japan-US alliance and its impact on security and geostrategy in Asia.

Watch a recording of the event on YouTube.

Supported by a grant from NAJAS and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation


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