Past Events

Soft Power and Morals in U.S. Foreign Policy

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On June 10, 2021, Dr. Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus at Harvard University, and Sasakawa USA’s Advisory Committee member, joined Sasakawa USA for a discussion of the role of morals in U.S. foreign policy and the impact of soft power on international relations.

Pacific Security Priorities of the 117th of Congress

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On March 30, 2021, Sasakawa USA, in partnership with the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC), welcomed Representative Don Bacon (R-NE) and Representative Marc Veasey (D-TX) to discuss the Pacific security policy priorities of the 117th Congress and provide insights on how the Armed Services Committee is seeking to address these challenges. The Hon. Peter Roskam (R-IL, 2007-2019), FMC Board of Directors member, provided opening remarks and moderated the event.

Resiliency and Friendship: Reflections on 3.11

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Sasakawa USA welcomed Ambassador John Roos, partner and Co-Founder of Geodesic Capital and U.S. Ambassador to Japan from 2009-2013, Ms. Susie Roos, Partner and CAO at Geodesic Capital, and Ms. Suzanne Basalla, President and CEO of U.S.-Japan Council and Senior Advisor to Ambassador Roos at the U.S. Embassy Tokyo from 2010-2012 to recount their personal stories of being in Tokyo during the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, and in the days and months that followed. Ms. Shanti Shoji, Director of Programs at Sasakawa USA, provided opening remarks and moderated the event.