Nobukatsu Kanehara, Professor, Faculty of Law, Department of Political Science, Doshisha University
Nobukatsu Kanehara is a former senior diplomat of Japan. He was Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary in the second Abe administration from 2012 to 2019, as well as the first deputy secretary-general of the National Security Secretariat from 2013 to 2019. He is the author of two books on Japanese national strategy and foreign policy.
Ellen Laipson, Distinguished Fellow and President Emeritus, The Stimson Center
Ellen Laipson joined Stimson in 2002, after serving as Vice Chair of the National Intelligence Council (1997-2002). She was a member of President Obama’s Intelligence Advisory Board (2009-2013), and on the Secretary of State’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board (2011-2014). She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the International Advisory Council of the International Institute of Strategic Studies.
Yuki Tatsumi, Co-Director, East Asia Program; Director, Japan Program, Stimson
Yuki Tatsumi is a Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the East Asia Program and Director of the Japan Program at the Stimson Center. Her expertise is in Japanese foreign and national security policy, the U.S.-Japan alliance, and U.S. national security and defense policy towards Asia.