Deadline: 28 January 2024
This training program aims to nurture a new generation of Japanese and American nuclear experts who will contribute to the strengthening of U.S.-Japan security relations and grow into leaders and policymakers with a comprehensive understanding of regional nuclear security dynamics.
The program, held entirely in English, includes a series of interactive webinars culminating in an in-person, immersion training in Washington, DC, and the opportunity to publish a short policy-relevant article.
- Over the course of a week, participants met with various nuclear policy stakeholders including the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Energy, the Embassy of Japan, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Nuclear Threat Initiative, RAND Corporation, the Wilson Center, the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, the Congressional Research Service, Constitutional Democratic Party (CDP) Diet Members, the Library of Congress, and the United States Naval Academy.
- The participants also gave a progress presentation of their policy pieces, which they had been working on for several months after splitting up into five binational teams. The final version of these pieces will be presented at a public event in Tokyo and Washington, D.C. in early 2024. These policy pieces will also be compiled by the Mansfield Foundation in an edited volume and distributed to audiences in the U.S. and Japan.
- The participants will receive round-trip airfare to Washington, accommodations, and meals.
- Japanese students enrolled in an MA or PhD program in international relations, security studies, political science, or related fields at a university in Japan; OR
- Students (including non-U.S. citizens) enrolled in an MA or PhD program in international relations, security studies, political science, East Asian studies, or related fields at a university in the United States.
For more information, visit Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation.