NYE ABC, 5th floor Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School
About the Conference In the face of global economic turmoil over the past few years, China’s role in the world economy has continued to expand. In 2010, China overtook Germany as the world’s largest trading country. In 2011, China replaced Japan as the world’s second largest economy. Within five years, China may produce a larger share of world GNP than the United States. China’s globalization has fundamentally changed its socio-political, physical, and economic links with the rest of the world, and China has emerged as a leader in trade and investment.... Read more about China Goes Global (2012)
Tsai Auditorium S010, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA
Ichiro Fujisaki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United States of America Co-sponsored by the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Weatherhead Center, Harvard University and the WCFIA Fellows Program
About the Speaker Ambassador Fujisaki has served as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the U.S. since June 2008. Prior to his current appointment, he served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva (2005-08), where he was also chairman of the Executive Committee of UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). During his distinguished career, he has also served as deputy minister for Foreign Affairs (including the Prime Minister’s personal representative (Sherpa) to the G-8 summit); director-general for the North American Affairs Bureau; minister, Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C.; and deputy director-general for Asian Affairs. He has also held diplomatic posts in Jakarta, Paris (OECD), and London. Ambassador Fujisaki has been a research associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London and has taught international relations at Sophia University in Tokyo.