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September 27, 2007

Nicholas Szechenyi
Fellow and Assistant Director
Japan Chair

to address

Blueprint for an Old Japan? Japan's Policy Debate in a Strategic Context

ICAS Fall Symposium: Humanity, Peace and Security
October 10, 2007 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
National Press Club
Washington DC

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Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Nicholas Szechenyi will address "United States - Japan Relations in the Political Contexts" at the ICAS Fall Symposium 2007 on October 10, 2007 in Washington DC.

Nicholas Szechenyi is a fellow and assistant director of the Japan Chair at Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), focusing on the policy debate in Japan and U.S.-Japan relations. Prior to joining CSIS, Nicholas was a news producer for Fuji Television in Washington, D.C., where he covered U.S. foreign policy and domestic politics and facilitated coverage of major events, including the elections of 2000 and 2004, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Nicholas also covered 10 presidential trips overseas for summit meetings, including the G-8 and APEC meetings. In 2000, he served as editor of an annual overview of U.S.-Japan relations published by the Edwin O. Reischauer Center at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

From 1994 to 1998, Nicholas was a program associate at the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, where he administered more than 30 policy-oriented research projects on East Asian affairs. Nicholas received an M.A. in international economics and Japan studies from SAIS in 2000 and a B.A. in Asian studies from Connecticut College in 1994. His recent publications include "Shinzo Abe and the New Look of Japanese Leadership" (with Michael Green), Harvard Asia Pacific Review, Winter 2007, "A Turning Point for Japan's Self-Defense Forces," Washington Quarterly (Autumn 2006), and "Common Values: A New Agenda for U.S.-Japan Relations" (with Michael Green), Georgetown Journal of International Affairs (Summer/Fall 2006).

Thank you.

Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President

ICAS Fellow