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CGP Grant Program Intellectual Exchange 2015

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, D.C.
Uncommon Alliance for the Common Good: New Strategies for U.S.-Japan Foreign Policy Cooperation in Asia (Year 1)
Project Director: James Schoff, Senior Associate Asia Program
This project will look into new and creative ways to “strengthen” the US-Japan alliance outside of “Security alliance strengthening” in the coming century.  

Peace Winds America, Seattle, WA
2013-2015 Japan-U.S.-Philippines Civil-Military Disaster Preparedness Initiative (Year 2)
Project Director: Charles Aanenson, Chief Executive Officer
The goal of this project is to strengthen trilateral cooperation and coordination among Japan, the US, and the Philippines as they prepare for and respond to major natural disasters. Peace Winds America (PWA) aims to use the rubric of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) to  use HA/DR as a mechanism for closer civil-military alliance interaction. 

University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Trade, Growth, and Economic Inequality in the Asia Pacific Region (Year 1)
Project Director: Theresa Greaney, Associate Professor
The objectives of this project are to provide new insights into the linkages between international trade and investment, economic growth, and economic inequality in the Asia-Pacific region, to provide improved guidance to policymakers who influence these linkages, and to create new collaborative networks among researchers in the region who are interested in and influential on these topics. 

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Monetary Politics: Central Bank Independence, Deflation and Bank of Japan (Year 1)
Project Director: Saori Katada, Associate Professor
This project seeks to improve our understanding of how monetary policy choices are made, develop policy ideas for improving monetary governance, and disseminate these findings through a monograph and conference presentations.