The Foundation for International Understanding: Encouraging Innovation in Public Diplomacy
In the wake of the events of September 11, 2001, then-Council Chairman Peter G. Peterson led an Independent Task Force to explore the potential of public diplomacy to reach the "hearts and minds" of enemies and allies alike. The Task Force recommended the creation of a private-public partnership that would integrate the entrepreneurial spirit of the private sector with government resources to facilitate new approaches to public diplomacy. This recommendation provided the framework for the Foundation for International Understanding (FIU), a grant-making organization that aims to make cutting-edge public diplomacy projects possible. Please join our panelists as they present their vision for the FIU as it transitions from concept to reality.
Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn analyzes potential hurdles for "Abenomics," Japan's ambitious economic policy.
Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn argues that unless Japan begins to undertake structural economic reforms, its growth will be almost entirely dependent on easy money, increasing global economic tensions in 2015.
Sheila A. Smith, CFR’s senior fellow for Japan studies, discusses the findings of her new book Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.