Historical Roster of CFR's IAF in Japan

IAF in Japan Fellows sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd.

Affiliations at the time of fellowship award


Christopher Griswold, Policy Director, American Compass
Topic: "Japanese Industrial and Innovation Strategy in a Fragmented World: A 21st Century View"

Daniel Mandell, Legal Counsel, Office of the President, Republic of Palau
Topic: "Working Better Together: An Examination of How to Maximize the Effectiveness of the US-Japan-Australia Trilateral Relationship with respect to Achieving Regional Development Goals and Ensuring A Free and Open Indo-Pacific Region"

David Mazzuca, Instructor, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Earth Institute, Columbia University
Topic: "Culture of Preparedness: What the United States Can Learn from Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan"

Dawn Uchiyama, Deputy Director, Bureau of Environmental Services, City of Portland, Oregon
Topic: "Self-Mastery to Social Capital: Enterprise Solutions for Green Climate Recovery"


John Bradford, President, Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies
Topic: "Addressing Maritime Challenges Beyond Security: Strategic Options for the U.S.-Japan Partnership to Better Serve a Free and Open Indo-Pacific"

Cornelius Cornelssen, Law Clerk, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Topic: "The Past as Prologue: The Cycle of Japanese/Korean Conflict and its Impact on U.S. Foreign Policy"


Geoffrey Gresh, Professor, College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University
Topic: "U.S.-Japan-India Maritime Cooperation and the Rise of the Indo-Pacific"

Margaret Jackson, Research Fellow, Institute for Energy, Environment and Economy, Tsinghua University
Topic: “U.S.-Japan Energy Cooperation in a New Geopolitical Era”

Ivory Mills, Law and Science Fellow, Pritzker School of Law, Northwestern University
Topic: “International Investment in Information and Communication Technologies: An Exploration of Security, Intellectual Property, and Trade”

Sarah Sieloff, Executive Director, Center for Creative Land Recycling
Topic: “Shrinking Cities, Growing Networks: Using Deurbanization to Expand U.S.-Japan Collaboration”

Yuhki Tajima, Associate Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Topic: "Bridging Differences in Japanese and US Peacebuilding Policies"


Mirna Galic, Former Senior Advisor, Office of Afghanistan Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Topic: “Navigating by Sun and Compass: Harnessing the Potential of Japan-NATO Cooperation to Increase Global Stability and Trans-Oceanic Partnership”

Volker Krause, Professor, Eastern Michigan University
Topic: “Guardians of Japan: Elite Perceptions of Japan’s National Security” 

Michael Markey, Political Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Topic: “Extended Deterrence in Space: Assessing U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation in a New Domain”

Janet Wojcicki, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco
Topic: “What We Can Learn from Daycare, Preschool, and Child Feeding Practices in Japan” 


Irina Angelescu, Political Program Specialist, U.S. Mission to the European Union, U.S. Department of State
Topic: “Budding Ties? Europe’s Evolving Relations with Japan in Light of Brexit; Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy”

Michael Hsieh, Program Manager, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, U.S. Department of Defense
Topic: “The Potential for the New Civil-Military Mission of NEDO to Strengthen the US- Japan Security Partnership”

Robert Marten, Cluster Coordinator for Health Systems Strengthening, World Health Organization
Topic: “Japan's Global Health Diplomacy Strategy: Lessons and Implications for the United States”

Erin Murphy, Founder and Principal, Inle Advisory Group
Topic: “Pushing the Boundaries of the Alliance: Soft Power Through Trilateral Coordination” 


Tania M. Chacho, Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science, U.S. Military Academy, West Point
Topic: “An Aging Ally: Demographics and the Impact on Japan’s National Security Options” 

Perry Y. Chen, Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Embassy in London, U.S. Department of State
Topic: “Guns and Soft Power: How America's Gun Violence is Perceived by Japanese Millennials, and its Effects on the U.S.-Japan Relationship”

James D. Fry, Associate Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law; Visiting Associate Professor of International Law, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Topic: "Japan's Approach to International Law"

Jonathan Miller, Senior Analyst, Asia-Pacific, Canada Border Services Agency
Topic: “U.S.-Japan Alliance: Trilateral Opportunities With India"

Matthew S. Winters, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Topic: “Foreign Aid and Public Diplomacy”


Alexandra Altman, Foreign Reserves Portfolio Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Topic: “The Impact of Demographics on the Portfolio Rebalancing Channel”

Daniel Gallucci, Researcher, Asean Confidential, Financial Times
Topic: “Japan Inc. in ASEAN: Japanese government support for Its Private Sector in Southeast Asia, and Policy Implications for Japan and the United States”

Sulmaan Khan, Assistant Professor of International History and Chinese Foreign Relations, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Topic: “Of Rocks and Horcruxes: Sino-Japanese Relations in the Postwar Era” 

Christine Parthemore, Founder, CLP Global, LLC; and Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Topic: “A Brighter Future for Nuclear Energy Exports: Learning From Japan to Improve the U.S. Approval Process”


Jennifer Friedman, Deputy Staff Director, Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives
Topic: “Confronting the Challenge of Rising Health Care Costs: Lessons From Japan” Host: Meiji Institute for Global Affairs

Andrei Greenawalt, Associate Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, White House
Topic: “The Japanese Regulatory State: Exploring Opportunities for Greater U.S.-Japan Cooperation”

Marta L. McLellan Ross, Military Legislative Assistant, Senator Joe Donnelly, U.S. Senate
Topic: “Modernization of the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance and Collective Self Defense” 

Daryl G. Press, Associate Professor of Government, Dartmouth College
Topic: “Geography, Maritime Power, and the Brewing Pacific Rivalry” 

Brent Sadler, Deputy Director, Strategic Synchronization Board and Rebalance Task Force, U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. Navy
Topic: “Rebalancing U.S. Alliances in the Asia-Pacific” 


Annette Bradford, PhD Candidate, Educational Administration and Policy Studies, George Washington University
Topic: “Strengthening the Foundations of U.S.-Japan Relations: Recommendations for Increasing Transnational Student Flow”

Derick Du Vivier, Director of Medicine, Nipponica MD
Topic: “A Review of Translational Medicine Medical Model and Emergence of Personalized Medicine in Japan”

Deena Magnall, Economic Officer, Office of Korean Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Topic: “Japan in a Changing Development Assistance Landscape” 


James E. Platte, Stanton Nuclear Security Predoctoral Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University
Topic: “Reshaping Japanese Energy Policy” 

Malgorzata "Maggie" Sadowska, Independent Consultant
Topic: “Public-Private Partnerships and Japan's Cybersecurity: Challenges and Opportunities for Japan and Its Bilateral Cooperation with the United States”

Jason D. Wheelock, Principal Analyst, Defense Programs, Congressional Budget Office
Topic: “Analysis of Alternatives to Current and Planned United States Defense Posture in East Asia and the Pacific”


Laura Winthrop Abbot, Professional Staff Member, U.S. Senate
Topic: “Beyond Operation Tomodachi: Creating Public-Private Partnerships for Revitalization of the Tohoku Region Following Japan's Triple Disaster”

Sean P. Connell, Director for Japan and Korea, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Topic: “Japan’s Innovation and Growth Policies: Opportunities for the U.S.-Japan Economic Relationship”

Alexandra E. Harney, Visiting Scholar, Center of Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong
Topic: “Lessons from Japan: Foreign Policy Implications of Japan’s New Politics” Host: Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry

Vance F. Serchuk, Senior Adviser for Foreign Policy and National Security, U.S. Senate
Topic: “Going Global? The Prospects for Greater U.S.-Japan Strategic Cooperation Beyond the Asia-Pacific”

M. Hanscom Smith, Team Leader, U.S. Provincial Reconstruction Team, Muthanna Province, Iraq, U.S. Department of State
Topic: “Strengthening the U.S.-Japan Alliance by Enhancing Japan’s Soft Power” 


C. Spencer Abbot, Interagency Liaison, U.S. Southern Command, U.S. Navy
Topic: “Assessing U.S.-Japan Security Cooperation Vis-à-vis a Rising China” 

David S. Abraham, Director, ClearWater Initiative
Topic: “Opportunities to Enhance U.S. and Japanese National Energy Security: Aligning Foreign Policy with Foreign Assistance and Mobilizing Private Sector"

Peter M. Beck, Pantech Research Fellow, Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University
Topic: “Forging a Common Approach Toward North Korean Human Rights” 

Mark E. Manyin, Specialist in Asian Affairs, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
Topic: “Japan-South Korea Relations: A Window into Japanese Foreign Policy” 


Tericke D. Blanchard, Health Policy Manager, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
Topic: “Analysis of Japan's Efforts to Improve Competitive Environment for Pharmaceuticals”

Jared I. Braiterman, Design Anthropologist
Topic: “Tokyo Green Space”

Carolyn M. Leddy, International Consulting
Topic: “U.S. Nuclear Naiveté: Miscalculating Japan's Nuclear Requirement?”

Julia Nesheiwat, Senior Advisor, Economic Bureau, U.S. Department of State
Topic: “U.S.-Japan Strategic Partnership on Energy Security and Climate Change: Can China be Brought Into the Fold?”

Jeffrey Oppenheim, Foreign Area Officer, U.S. Army
Topic: “Russia in the Asian Pacific Region: Resurgent or Receding? Security Implications for Japan, the United States, and their Allies”


Stephen D. Bloom, Executive Director, Japanese Garden Society of Oregon
Topic: “Grass Roots Foreign Relations: Advancing Foreign Relations with Japan through Sister City and Friendship Japanese Gardens, and the Diplomatic, Cultural, and Artistic Exchange that Flows Through Them.”

Brian P. Klein, Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State
Topic: “Is China Asia's New Engine of Growth? Implications for Japanese Competitiveness and Regional Stability”

David A. Nakamura, Staff Writer, Washington Post
Topic: “Ageless Wonders: How Will Japan Deal With Its Elderly” 


Weston S. Konishi, Director of Programs, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
Topic: “Japan’s Values-Oriented Diplomacy: Can Tokyo Lead Asia by Example?”

David S. Law, Professor, Department of Law and Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis
Topic: “Decision-Making in a Democracy: The Japanese Supreme Court as a National Policymaker?”


Mala N. Htun, Professor of Political Science, New School for Social Research
Topic: “Gender Equality and the State in Japan”

Frank S. Jannuzi, East Asia Specialist, U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Topic: “Honor, Fear, and Interest: Avoiding a Zero-sum Game in Sino-Japanese Relations” 

A. Maria Toyoda, Assistant Professor, Villanova University
Topic: “Are Development Banks Still Relevant in an Era of Global Capital?: Lessons from Japan”


Douglas W. Turner, Founder & CEO, DW Turner, Inc.
Topic: “Why Minority Parties in Japan Lose”

Fei-Ling Wang, Associate Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology
Topic: “An East Asian Community: How Unlikely Is It?” 


Jennifer A. Amyx, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
Topic: “The Political Economy of Regional Financial and Energy Cooperation in East Asia” 

R. Michael Schiffer, Legislative Director, Office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein
Topic: “Reexamining the Japanese Strategic Consensus” Host: National Institute for Defense Studies


Paul R. Daniels, Major, U.S. Army
Topic: “Japan’s Ascent to Independent Internationalism; Parallels with a Former WWII Ally” 

Robert Dujarric, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Topic: “The Future of American Forces in Japan after Korean Unification” 

Nancy Yao Maasbach, Vice President, Goldman Sachs
Topic: “Tri-Market Cooperation: Japan-China Business Partnerships and their Impact on U.S.-China-Japan Relations”


Daniel E. Bob, Independent Consultant
Topic: “Japan’s Policymaking in Crisis: Forging a New Approach” 

William E. Rapp, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
Topic: “The U.S. and Japan Partnership: Formalizing Security Balancing in Northeast Asia” 


M. Elizabeth Guran, Senior Analyst, U.S. General Accounting Office
Topic: “Japan’s Role in an Asia-Pacific Security Community” Host: National Institute for Defense Studies

Xiaobo Lu, Assistant Professor, Columbia University
Topic: “Political Economy of Regulatory Reform in Japan” 


Kimberly J. Marten, Assistant Professor, Barnard College
Topic: “Japan’s United Nations Peacekeeping Dilemma” 

Theodore Osius, Senior Adviser for International Affairs, Office of the Vice President, White House
Topic: “The Evolving U.S.-Japan Security Alliance”


Michael R. Hickok,  Assistant Professor, Air War College
Topic: “The Caspian’s Future through Asian Eyes” 

David R. Leheny, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin
Topic: “U.S.-Japan Security Treaty and Japanese Politics” 

Brey Sloan, Major, U.S. Army
Topic: “Cultural Aspects of U.S.-Japan Security Negotiations” 


Thomas A. Drohan, Colonel, U.S. Air Force
Topic: “The U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation Guidelines: Issues and Options”

M. Diana Helweg Newton, Executive Assistant to the Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, White House
Topic: “Engagement plus Sanctions: An Effective Equation?”

James D. Savage, Associate Professor, University of Virginia
Topic: “Budgetary Reform in Japan”

David Wolff, Senior Research Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center
Topic: “Island of Discord: Okinawa in Japanese-American Relations” 


Lawrence W. Dwight, International Economist, Department of the Treasury
Topic: “Japanese Investment in the Asia Pacific and its Impact on Regional Trade Flows” 

Lisa C. Ferrell, Member, House of Representatives, State of Arkansas
Topic: “Worker Training and its Effects on Global Economic Competitiveness” 

G. John Ikenberry, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Topic: “Strategic Interdependence: Foreign Investment and Japanese Foreign Policy” 

C.S. Eliot Kang, Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University
Topic: “Problems and Prospects of U.S.-Japan-ROK Security Cooperation” 

William J. Long, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
Topic: “Japan’s Use of ODA for Nonproliferation Purposes” Host: Japan Center for International Exchange