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The challenges of a global pandemic, unprovoked invasions, and the continued rise of powerful, authoritarian, and nuclear-armed regimes have rocked the international community. Current events have left the world’s political and thought-leaders with difficult decisions on how to navigate this tumultuous era. During this livestream event, Project 2049 Institute Chairman Randall Schriver will host a dialogue with former Ambassador of Japan to the United States Ryozo Kato to discuss how like-minded allies can succeed in this critical moment.
Ambassador Kato—as the longest-serving Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. in the Post-World War II era [2001-2008]—brings a distinguished career of insights on how to foster strong alliances and carefully manage challenges in the pursuit of a healthy Indo-Pacific. Addressing mutual threats to the United States and Japan requires both immediate short-term actions and a resilient long-term vision. We are honored to host Ambassador Kato in this “fireside chat” discussion to learn from his decades of experience and better understand how the U.S., Japan, and their allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific can work together to face and overcome challenges posed by today’s agents of international destabilization, such as the Chinese Communist Party.
SCHEDULE & SPEAKERS
8:00 pm – 8:03 pm Introduction
John Gastright Jr. The Project 2049 Institute
8:03 pm – 8:40 pm Chairman’s Discussion with Ambassador Kato
The Honorable Randall G. Schriver The Project 2049 Institute
Ambassador Ryozo Kato Former Ambassador of Japan to the United States