Public lecture - Mike Mochizuki on a Pivotal Alliance? US-Japan Relations and East Asian Security

The ANU Japan Institute along with the Department of Strategic & Defence Studies Centre, Department of Political & Social Change, the National Security College and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security is pleased to co-host this public seminar.

This public seminar will discuss the recent evolution and likely trajectory of US-Japanese security relations by focusing on the return of the Liberal Democratic Party and Shinzo Abe to power in Japan as well as the Obama Administration’s “rebalancing” toward Asia. It will also analyse the role of the U.S.-Japan alliance for dealing with the rise of China and the uncertainties in the Korean peninsula and consider how the U.S.-Japan alliancefits into the broader U.S.-led alliance network in the Asia-Pacific region.

Professor Mochizuki holds the Japan-U.S. Relations Chair in Memory of Gaston Sigur at the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University. Dr. Mochizuki was director of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies from 2001 to 2005. He co-directs the "Memory and Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific" research and policy project of the Sigur Center. Previously, he was a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He was also Co-Director of the Center for Asia-Pacific Policy at RAND and has taught at the University of Southern California and Yale University.

The seminar commences at 5:45, refreshments will be served from 5.30pm.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

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