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 is an initiative of the Abe Fellows Network, the Social Science Research Council, and the Japan Foundation New York.
Upcoming Virtual Forum | Abe Global 2024
Beyond Resilience: What Japan Can Teach the World about Disaster
February 5, 2023 @ 5:00 PM ET, 2023. RSVP HERE
Abe Fellows Daniel Aldrich, Heejun Chang, Anuradha Mukherji, Jordan Sand, and Mary Alice Haddad (chair) will discuss how communities, regions and nations recover from extreme hazards; how local knowledge impacts resilience; and what we can learn from the experiences of disaster-ridden nations such as Japan. This event is held in partnership with the East-West Center in Washington, DC.
Hedging Against Risk – Japan in an Uncertain World: Geo-Dynamics of Northeast Asia, February 8, 2023. A recording of the event, with Japanese subtitles, is available here. Abe Fellows Phillip Lipscy, Ulrike Schaede, Mireya Solis, and Satu Limaye (chair) discussed questions about how nations hedge risks in a world in which the global flow of goods, data, and services is regularly interrupted by natural hazards, man-made conflict, and political relationships within the international order. This event was held in partnership with the East-West Center in Washington, DC.
Polishing Japan’s Silver: Aging Sustainably in the 21st Century, January 28, 2022. February 8, 2023. A recording of the event, with Japanese subtitles, is available here. Abe Fellows Angelina Chin, Joseph Coleman, Jason Danely, Atsushi Miyawaki and Mary Brinton (chair) discussed Japan’s “super-aging” society, social welfare systems, elder work force participation, unpaid care work, and robotic solutions. Abe Global 2022 was held in partnership with the Reischauer Institute of Japan Studies, the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, and the Oxford Brookes Healthy Ageing and Care Network.
Work-Life Balance in the Covid Age: Can the United States and Japan Meet the Challenges? was held October 27, 2020 virtually via Zoom. A recorded live stream of the event is available here.
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.
The Abe Fellows Network is a partnership between the Social Science Research Council and the Japan Foundation New York.