Sasakawa USA alumna Bina Venkataraman publishes book, The Optimist’s Telescope

Categories: Sasakawa USA Alumni, Sasakawa USA Blog

Congratulations to Sasakawa USA Emerging Experts Delegation (SEED) Alumna, Bina Venkataraman (Director of Global Policy Initiatives, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard; Senior Lecturer at MIT in the program on science, technology, & society), on the publication of her new book, The Optimist’s Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age.

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How will Japan defend itself, if it can’t get its youth to serve?

Categories: In the News, Sasakawa USA Blog

Tara Copp, Pentagon Bureau Chief for Military Times, was one of eight rising U.S. journalists covering U.S. national security and defense issues who participated in a week-long study trip to Japan in December 2018 as part of the Sasakawa USA Emerging Experts Delegation (SEED) program. Copp published “How will Japan defend itself, if it can’t get its youth to serve?” in the Military Times on January 30, 2019.

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U.S.-Japan Cooperation on Energy and Environment: Findings, Recommendations, and Next Steps

Date: May 22, 2017

Sasakawa USA held a special roundtable discussion for 2017 SEED participants to share their key findings and takeaways from the trip and to network with D.C.-based representatives from organizations and ministries they visited in Japan. The focus of the roundtable discussion was “U.S.-Japan Cooperation on Energy and Environment.”

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SEED group explores climate change, clean energy, other issues on delegation

Categories: Energy and Technology, Sasakawa USA Blog

From March 4 -11, 2017, Sasakawa USA partnered with the New America Foundation, a think tank in Washington D.C., to take eight policy experts for a week-long study trip to Japan as part of the Sasakawa USA Emerging Experts Delegation (SEED).

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Continuity or Change: U.S. Defense and Foreign Policy under the Next Administration

Date: May 18, 2016

Sasakawa Peace Foundation and Sasakawa USA hosted a panel discussion on U.S. defense and foreign policy under the next administration featuring seven U.S. emerging defense experts from Washington, D.C. who participated in the Sasakawa USA Emerging Experts Delegation (SEED) Program.

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