A new initiative of the Abe Fellowship Program, the Abe Fellows Global Forum (Abe Global) is designed to bring Abe Fellow research and expertise on pressing issues of global concern to broader audiences. Abe Global will host several events each year in partnership with academic and civic organizations throughout the United States.
Three events will be held in 2017. The first two events focus on the theme of “Confronting Climate Change: What Can Japan and the US Contribute to Creating Sustainable Societies” and will be held 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 extraordinary and far-reaching impacts of the 2017 hurricane season bring this problem into even sharper focus and will inform these discussions.
The third event will cover “Japan and the Leadership of the World Trading System” and will be held on November 10, 2017 and in cooperation with Columbia University's Center on Japanese Economy and Business and School of International Public Affairs.
The Abe Fellowship Program is a partnership between the Social Science Research Council and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.