Policy engagement

Our faculty and students engage with policymakers and explore a variety of international policy topics in their respective research.

 

John Ciorciari

Examining U.S. policy options in Afghanistan

Over the past two years, WDC faculty and Ford students have engaged actively in policy discussions on U.S. policy in Afghanistan. In late 2019, WDC co-hosted a forum on defense and diplomacy in Afghanistan with the University of Virginia’s National Security Policy Center, involving scholars and policymakers in dialogue at the Meridian International Center in Washington. More recently, members of our team have written op-eds on the topic and given public talks in Washington and at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Michigan.

Japanese Foreign Policy and the “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” Concept

The Courteous Power

Since 2018, we have held a series of workshops and conferences on international policy issues in Asia. These include conferences on U.S.-Japan economic relations and on the “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” concept. As part of a project funded by the Japan Foundation, we also engaged with Japanese officials and think tank experts in the preparation of a new edited volume by our director, John Ciorciari, and Stanford professor Kiyo Tsutsui entitled The Courteous Power: Japan and Southeast Asia in the Indo-Pacific Era (University of Michigan Press, fall 2021).

American Academy of Diplomacy

2021 – China, Strategic Challenges Old and New

On December 8, 2021, the Weiser Dipomacy Center hosted the American Academy of Diplomacy panel for a discussion on China and the challenges for a future U.S.-China relationship featuring Ambassadors Sylvia Stanfield, Craig Allen, David Shear, and moderator Ambassador Gerald Feierstein.
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2020 – Discussion on African, Latin American, Middle Eastern and European Issues

On December 2, 2020 the Weiser Diplomacy Center hosted the American Academy of Diplomacy panel focused on African, Latin American, Middle Eastern and European issues featuring Ambassadors Dawn Liberi, Hugo Llorens, Alexander Vershbow and Ronald Neumann.
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2019 – The U.S., Iran, and Security in the Persian Gulf

November 21, 2019 the Weiser Diplomacy hosted the American Academy of Diplomacy panel focused on U.S. diplomatic efforts in the Persian Gulf and features Ambassadors Patrick Theros, Gerald Feierstein, Ronald Neumann, and Deborah McCarthy.
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Commentary

Amb. Susan D. Page comments on Biden's first foreign policy speech

After President Biden gave his first major foreign policy speech on Thursday, which focused on repairing America's image across the globe and issues ranging from Yemen and China to global efforts to tackle climate change, Professor Susan D. Page...
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Research

The Effects of COVID-19 Lockdowns on Gender-Based Violence Incidences in Latin America

Winter 2021