10 JUNE 2016 <TEMPLE ICAS Event> Grant Newsham & Robert Dujarric: How should the US deal with China

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June 10, 2016
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Asian History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Political History / Studies


  • Date: Friday, June 10, 2016
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
  • Venue: Temple University Japan Campus, Mita Hall 5F
    (access: http://www.tuj.ac.jp/maps/tokyo.html)
  • Speakers:
    Grant Newsham, Senior Research Fellow at the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies in Tokyo
    Robert Dujarric, Director of ICAS
  • Admission: Free. Open to public
  • Language: English
  • RSVP:icas@tuj.temple.edu
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In a recent article entitled "How to get tough with China" (co-written with Kerry Gershaneck), Grant Newsham argues that the US "approach to dealing with China from the Nixon-Kissinger era onwards resembles a forty-five-year science experiment—an experiment that has failed." He concludes that America should be much more forceful in deterring China and must abandon the idea that a soft approach will serve the interests of the United States and its allies.

Grant Newsham and Robert Dujarric will have a discussion on the pros and cons of a new US policy towards the People's Republic and we will then have a Q&A session with the audience.


Grant Newsham: Retired US Marine Colonel Grant Newsham is a senior research fellow at the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies in Tokyo.  He served as the first US Marine Liaison Officer to the Japan Ground Self Defense Force and was instrumental in the development of the JSDF’s nascent amphibious capability.   He is also a former US diplomat and served at the US Embassy, Tokyo in the 1990’s, and later returned for a stint as Marine Attaché.   His research focuses on Asian defense and his articles have been published in the Christian Science Monitor, Daily Yomiuri, Sentaku, USNI Proceedings, and other periodicals.  His latest article is "How to get tough with China" in The National Interest (http://nationalinterest.org/feature/how-get-tough-china-15928) written with Kerry Gershaneck.  He holds a JD from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Robert Dujarric: Robert Dujarric has led the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies, Temple University Japan Campus since 2007.   He is a former Council on Foreign Relations - Hitachi Fellow, worked in policy research in Washington and investment banking in Europe.   He is a graduate of Harvard College and holds an MBA from Yale.  (Publications https://www.tuj.ac.jp/icas/publications/robert-dujarric/)


Contact Info: 
Robert Dujarric, Director
Kyle Cleveland, Associate Director
Eriko Kawaguchi, Senior Coordinator
Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies
Temple University, Japan Campus
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