First 100 Days of the 117th Congress: Policy Priorities

On February 17, 2021, Sasakawa USA, in partnership with the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (FMC), welcomed The Hon. Susan Brooks (R-IN, 2013-2021), The Hon. Gil Cisneros (D-CA, 2019-2021), The Hon. Ryan Costello (R-PA, 2015-2019), and the Hon. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT, 2013-2019) to discuss current issues facing Congress including COVID-19 relief legislation, divisiveness in the U.S., climate change, and national security. Mr. Peter Weichlein, CEO of FMC, provided opening remarks and moderated the event.

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Ms. Magazine essay examines challenges for women of color in defense and foreign relations careers

Categories: In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

Sasakawa USA Program Assistant Brittney Washington outlines some of the challenges unique to women of color as they pursue careers in defense and foreign relations in a recent article for Ms. Magazine. Washington, who co-wrote the piece with Jeesue Lee, a former researcher at the Center for a New American Security, discusses the importance of diversity and inclusion in the national security sector in “To Pluck a Brown Feathered Goose: On Being a Woman of Color in National Security.”

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Social attitudes survey finds broad satisfaction, but concerns on economic opportunity and security

Author: Tobias Harris

Categories: Japan Political Pulse

Newly released results from a social consciousness survey in Japan found a high degree of satisfaction about Japanese society overall, but also found anxiety about both Japan’s position internationally and the economic opportunities available to younger Japanese.

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Enhancing Cybersecurity Cooperation Between the U.S. and Japan

Date: November 21, 2016

Sasakawa USA hosted a private, off-the-record discussion featuring Dr. Linton Wells II, Managing partner of Wells Analytics, and Mr. Riley Repko, Managing Director of CISCO’s Defense and Security Solutions, to examine ways to improve cyber security cooperation between the governments of the United States and Japan.

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