WASHINGTON, DC—Washington College associate professor of political science and international studies Andrew Oros has been selected to participate in the second cohort of the “U.S.-Japan Network for the Future” program sponsored by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.
The program was created to identify and support American professionals who are becoming specialists on Japan, its international policies and its relationship with the United States. To that end, the Network sponsors workshops, seminars and other opportunities for learning and collaborating.
In 2012, Network participants will participate in a two-day workshop and weeklong meeting in Washington, D.C. and a two-day retreat in Montana. They also will be hosted for a week of study in Japan in June of 2013 and will participate in a public symposium and panel on current events in early 2014.
Professor Oros is one of 14 scholars and/or policy analysts chosen from around the country. The group includes faculty from George Washington University, Stanford, Johns Hopkins and the University of Michigan, along with representatives from the Congressional Research Service, the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, and the United States-Japan Foundation.
The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation promotes understanding and cooperation in U.S.-Asia relations. Maureen and Mike Mansfield’s values, ideals and vision for U.S.-Asia relations continue through the Foundation’s programs, which create networks among U.S. and Asian leaders, explore the underlying issues influencing public policies, and increase awareness about the nations and peoples of Asia. The Foundation has offices in Washington, Tokyo, and Missoula. For more information, visit www.mansfieldfdn.org.
The Center for Global Partnership (CGP) at the Japan Foundation (a Japanese Independent Administrative Institution, or Dokuritsu Gyosei Hojin) works to enhance dialogue and interchange between Japanese and U.S. citizens on a wide range of issues. With offices in Tokyo and New York, the CGP operates grant programs as well as self-initiated projects and fellowships. For more: http://www.cgp.org.