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Upcoming Webinars

Each Tuesday we bring together new insights, knowledge and opinions on current events in Japan. 

State of Surveillance
Jan. 25, 2020 at 11 a.m. PST | Register
Mareike Ohlberg and Jessica Batke document the rise and widespread procurement of surveillance technology and services over the last 16 years across China.

An Insider’s Introduction to Contemporary Japanese Art
Jan. 26, 2021 | Register
Over the past few years, the highest-priced living female artist in the world has been 91 year-old Yayoi Kusuma, known for her polka-dotted pumpkins. Meanwhile, since the early aughts the so-called “Japanese Andy Warhol”, Takashi Murakami, has built a global brand and factory around his famous motifs. And yet, Japanese artists are not usually prominent in Museums of Contemporary Art. What explains the seeming contradiction between the small footprint and the huge impact? How does nationality or heritage play into the global successes of these artists? Enjoy a tour through the latest expressions of Japanese art with AJ Kiyoizumi who builds art collections and collectors globally.

Fireside Chat with Michael Greenwald
Feb. 4, 2021 (12 p.m.) | Register
On behalf of the GPS student-led Strategic Studies Group, the Center for Commerce and Diplomacy will be hosting a fireside chat with Atlantic Council Director and former Treasury Attaché to Qatar, Michael Greenwald. The discussion will be moderated by CCD Director Renee Bowen and will center around Greenwald’s recent publication "The Future of the United States Dollar: Weaponizing the US Financial System". It will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Please submit your questions to in advance. 

China's Quest to Protect Its Interests Overseas
Feb. 4, 2021 at 5 p.m. PST | Register
Andrea Ghiselli of Fudan University offers insights into the dynamics to China’s foreign policy making and how we understand China's rise.

Toward a U.S.-China Trade Policy That Maximizes American Employment
Feb. 11, 2021 at 1 p.m. PST | Register
Craig Allen, president of the US-China Business Council, examines the difficult trade-offs that the Biden Administration faces to ensure balanced and effective China policy.

Weaponization of Intellectual Property Against China
Feb. 25, 2021 at 1 p.m. PST | Register
Mark Cohen discusses the weaponization of IP with China under Trump, and how it poses risks and opportunities to the Biden administration.

Admissions Events

Please visit our Admissions Events page for our complete list of events. 

Faculty Events

Political Economy Lunch Group (PELG) Speaker Series - This formal speaker series, sponsored by the Center for Global Transformation, is for faculty and Ph.D. students who are eager to engage with the world's leading scholars. 

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