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An initiative of the Abe Fellowship Program, the Abe Fellows Global Forum (Abe Global)  brings Abe Fellow research and expertise on pressing issues of global concern to broader audiences. Abe Global hosts events each year in partnership with academic and civic organizations throughout the United States.

Abe Global 2020

Work-Life Balance in the Covid Age: Can the United States and Japan Meet the Challenges?, will be held virtually via Zoom on October 27, 2020 at 9:00 am EST. Our Abe Fellow panelists will review the gains made in the struggle for gender equality over the last decade, and consider the challenges facing both Japan and the United States and the differential impact of the pandemic as a result of differences in education, marital status, occupation, and race. Abe Global 2020 is held in partnership with the 21st Century Japan Politics and Society Intiative at Indiana University and New America’s Better Life Lab.

Abe Global Washington, DC

Cyber Challenges: The Internet, Global Competition, and National Security was held September 5, 2019 at the Hudson Institute’s Stern Policy Center. A recorded live stream of the event is available here. The 2019 panelists from the DC event also participated in the East West Institute’s Global Cooperation in Cyberspace Progress Roundtable – Palo Alto 2019.

Two events were held in 2018 on the theme of Japanese and American innovation in a global age. The first event was on December 1, 2018 in cooperation with and at the Georgia Institute of Technology; the second was on December 3, 2018 in Washington, DC, in cooperation with and at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. A recorded livestream of the event in Washington, DC is available here.

Three events were held in 2017. The first two focused on the theme of “Confronting Climate Change: What Can Japan and the US Contribute to Creating Sustainable Societies,” and were held on October 18, 2017 in cooperation with and at the Asia Society Texas Center in Houston and October 20, 2017 in cooperation with the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University. The third event, entitled “Japan and the Leadership of the World Trading System” was held on November 10, 2017 in cooperation with Columbia University’s Center on Japanese Economy and Business and School of International Public Affairs.

For more information on these events, click on the event links below.

The Abe Fellowship Program is a partnership between the Social Science Research Council and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.