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Mr. Hidehiko Yuzaki, Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan, spoke to Georgetown University students and faculty on Hiroshima's efforts towards global denuclearization.

Hidehiko Yuzaki is the Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan. He founded ACCA Networks Co, Ltd. and was appointed the Executive Vice President & Representative Director. Prior to this, he served in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as the Deputy Director, American Division, Trade Policy Bureau. He was also the Deputy Director, Nuclear Industry Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy. Mr. Yuzaki holds a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University and graduated from the University of Tokyo.

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Using the background context of the Korean War as the starting point for its inquiry, Dr. John P. DiMoia examines the origins of a new medical sub-field, rehabilitative medicine, or 재활 의학, immediately prior to, during, and following the Korean War. DiMoia looks specifically at the origins of a growing network of medical exchange between the United States and South Korea through a survey of two specific sites of practice: the first site is the National Rehabilitation Center located in Tongnae (near Busan), South Korea that represents the immediate wartime and post-war legacy of the merging field in the South Korean context, with a facility designed for injured soldiers taking on a reconfigured form beginning in the mid-1950s with the United Nations assistance, specifically the United Nations Korea Reconstruction Agency; the second site is the Institute of Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine at New York University, which stands as one of the world's leading centers for rehabilitative medicine.

John P. DiMoia is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the National University of Singapore. This event was held to promote the Asian Studies Program's Public Health in Asia Initiative.

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The SFS Asian Studies Program at Georgetown University, as part of its Public Health in Asia Initiative, hosted a panel discussion in collaboration with the Georgetown Medical Center's Department of Microbiology and Immunology. The event featured regional, policy, and health experts who presented on the new avian influenzas in East Asia and their global health policy implications.


Carol BenedictProfessor and Chair, Department of History, Georgetown University

Elizabeth CameronDirector, Countering Biological Threats, White House National Security Council Staff

Victor Cha, D.S. Song Professor of Government and Director of Asian Studies, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service

Joseph Ferrara, Chief of Staff, Office of the President, Georgetown University

Jennifer Huang, Associate Professor, Department of International Health and Georgetown-Fudan Global Health Summer Program in Shanghai, China

Daniel Lucey, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Georgetown University, Medical Center

Phillip Nieburg, Senior Associate, Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Michael Soto, Professor of Health Systems Administration and Popular Health, Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies

Kanta Subbarao, Chief, Emerging Respiratory Viruses Section, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, NIAID, National Institute of Health (NIH)

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As part of the SFS Asian Studies Program's Lunch with an Ambassador event series, Ambassador Stapleton Roy spoke to Georgetown students and faculty about his career in the US foreign service, China's rise, and U.S.-China relations.

Ambassador J. Stapleton (Stape) Roy is a Distinguished Scholar and Founding Director Emeritus of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. Stape Roy was born in China and spent much of his youth there during the upheavals of World War II and the communist revolution, where he watched the battle for Shanghai from the roof of the Shanghai American School. He joined the US Foreign Service immediately after graduating from Princeton in 1956, retiring 45 years later with the rank of Career Ambassador, the highest in the service. In 1978 he participated in the secret negotiations that led to the establishment of US-PRC diplomatic relations. During a career focused on East Asia and the Soviet Union, Stape’s ambassadorial assignments included Singapore, China, and Indonesia. His final post with the State Department was as Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research. On retirement he joined Kissinger Associates, Inc., a strategic consulting firm, before joining the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in September 2008 to head the newly created Kissinger Institute. In 2001 he received Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Public Service.

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Social Welfare & Development

For more than three decades, China’s economy—and its rapid growth—was the central issue for the political legitimacy of the country’s leaders. So long as GDP grew by double digits, the majority of the people were happy. That’s no longer the case. People are increasingly distressed by the accelerated inequality and increased risk of healthy problems caused by heavy smog and unsafe water. Social justice and environment have become inseparable from economic growth. The nation’s government will have to act to reach a new normal growth rate for profitable enterprises, increased public finance, full employment, controlled risks, improved livelihoods, and sustainable resources and environmental protection.

Anne F. Thurston Director of the Grassroots China Initiative School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Elizabeth A. Vazquez President, CEO and Co-Founder WEConnect International

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China-US Relations under New Era

Under the G20 framework, patterns of global governance and distribution of economic benefits change over time. A new model of major-country relations between China and U.S comes into shape. What’s its implication under the new era of international society? In Asia-Pacific region, China and U.S. foster strategic cooperation on regional hot spot issues (cyber security, global energy security, etc.). What are the prospects of the international partnership and how to achieve its intended goal?

Robert Daly, Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Kristen Looney, Assistant Professor, Walsh School of Foreign Service Georgetown University
Robert Sutter, Professor of Practice of International Affairs Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University
Feng Zhu, Deputy Director, Professor Center for International & Strategic Studies, Peking University

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New Trends in Global Economic Patterns and China-U.S. Cooperation

The global economy is finally going to emerge from the financial crisis. China and U.S. deepen the conversation and initiate cooperation in a wide range of areas and the year 2014 will be a critical period for China and U.S. At international level, both countries redefine the roles of exchange rate and transnational investment in global economic relations under the new economic layout. At national level, as the world’s fastest growing economy, China is making vigorous efforts to advance new reform agenda. How to interpret new economic policies Chinese government unfold in the Third Plenary Session of 18th Central Committee? What are challenges and opportunities China and U.S. face in post-crisis era?

Victor Cha, Director, SFS Asian Studies Program, Georgetown University 
Pieter P. Bottelier, Senior Adjunct Professor of China Studies School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University 
David Dollar, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy and Global Economy and Development, Brookings 
Ann Lee, Professor of Economics and Finance, New York University 

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The SFS Asian Studies Program hosted the honorable Ahn Ho-Young, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States and Georgetown MSFS '83 alum as part of the Lunch with an Ambassador Series. 

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The SFS Asian Studies Program and Global Human Development Program hosted experts from relief organizations to discuss the public health situation and relief efforts being carried out in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. 
The panel was moderated by Dr. Sharon Stash, advisor to the Global Human Development Program and the deputy director of the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. 
The expert panelists were:

Leslie Elliott, Senior Donor Relations Officer, World Food Program
Jesse Hartness, Director of Emergency Health and Nutrition, Save the Children 
Melissa Opryszko, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Advisor, Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance, USAID

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The Asian Studies Program hosted the honorable Jalil Abbas Jilani, 22nd Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States, as part of the Lunch with an Ambassador Series. Ambassador Jilani discussed current events in Pakistan, as well as the future of US-Pakistan relations.

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