GIST Seminar

The 75th GIST Seminar"Deepening the Japan-India Partnership: Economics, Energy, Security, and Global Governance"

The 75th GIST Seminar
Speaker Dr.Rohan Mukherjee, Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Mr.Anthony Yazaki, Research Fellow, United Nations University Centre for Policy Research
Time May 18, 2016 4:30pm - 6:00pm (Doors open at 4:10pm)
Venue Research Meeting Room 4B, 4th floor, GRIPS
(7-22-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo)(Access)
Sponsor GRIPS Innovation, Science and Technology Policy Program (GIST)
Language English
Fee Free (Pre-registration required)


The growing strategic partnership between India and Japan is among the most closely watched developments in Asia today. Yet progress beyond the level of rhetoric has been slow and plagued by weak institutionalization of cooperation and an inability to capitalize on the potential complementarity of interests between the two countries. The present moment offers an important opportunity to take stock of the relationship and chart a course for future progress. The speakers have recently edited a volume titled Poised for Partnership: Deepening India-Japan Relations in the Asian Century (Oxford University Press, 2016), in which they assembled a group of Japanese and Indian experts to consider four major aspects of the bilateral relationship: economics, energy, security, and global governance. The speakers will present the findings of this volume and discuss the broader trajectory of Japan-India relations in the 21st century. Beginning with an overview of the relationship's strategic underpinnings, they will discuss the respective interests of Japan and India in each of the four areas, the extent to which Japan and India have been able to achieve their respective interests, and the role that each can play in the other's grand strategy going forward.

Simplified personal history

Rohan Mukherjee is a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a non-resident Visiting Fellow at the United Nations University (UNU) in Tokyo. In July 2016, he will join Yale-NUS College in Singapore as an Assistant Professor of Political Science. He received his PhD in the Department of Politics at Princeton University. Dr. Mukherjee’s research focuses on how the desire for great-power status influences the behavior of rising powers in international security regimes. His writings on India’s national security and foreign policy have appeared in various journals including Survival, Global Governance, International Affairs, and International Journal, as well as edited volumes by Stanford University Press, Brookings Press, and Oxford University Press.

Anthony Yazaki is a Research Fellow at the UNU Centre for Policy Research, where he works on UN policies in the fields of peace and security as well as international development. Mr. Yazaki previously worked as a producer for the Washington, DC bureau of NHK News, where he covered the US State Department and American foreign policy. He holds a Master of Science degree from the United Nations University in Sustainability, Development and Peace, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the George Washington University.


Please fill in Registration Form by 10am on May 18 .
If you cannot open the form, please send email to GIST Secretariat, Registration email must include: 1) your name*, 2) institution*, 3) job title, and 4) contact information (email address or phone number)*.
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