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CGP Grant Program Intellectual Exchange 2016

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 2)
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.  

Center for American Progress, Washington, D.C.  
The U.S.-Japan Alliance in an Age of Elevated U.S.-China Relations
Project Director: Brian Harding, Director for East and Southeast Asia
This project aims to build a greater understanding in Tokyo of US-China relations and in Beijing of US-Japan relations, identify where US, Japan, and Chinese interests converge, and design a strategy to maintain and strengthen US-Japan relations in concert with deepening US-China ties. Together, CAP and RBJI will write up recommendations on how to strengthen US-Japan relations in concert with deepening US-China relations.

Japan Center for International Exchange, New York, NY
NGOs as Strategic Partners: Strengthening US-Japan Cooperation on Humanitarian Assistance and Development (Year 1)
Project Director: James Gannon, Executive Director of JCIE USA
JCIE proposes to launch a two-year initiative to examine how Japanese and US NGOs can become strategic partners with governments and with one another on humanitarian assistance and development, and encourage deeper and more meaningful US-Japan partnerships that involve NGOs.

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Il
A Comparative Analysis of Plea Bargaining: Are the Innocent Implicated? (Year 1)
Project Director: Andrew Pardieck, Associate Professor
SIU proposes to take a controlled study that taps into the psychological constructs important in decisions to plead guilty after being accused of wrongdoing and implement the study in the US, South Korea, and Japan.  Through this process, we seek to understand what motivates people to plead guilty; the interaction between the incentives to plead guilty, innocence, and false accusations; and the means to avoid implicating the innocent in the plea bargaining process.  

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Changing Models of Minority Integration: Cross-National Comparison of Rights Provisions in National Constitutions (Year 1)
Project Director: Kiyoteru Tsutsui, Associate Professor
The main goals of this project are to understand how modes of minority integration have changed in the history of nation-states and what the causes and consequences of these changes might be.  Through the proposed research and conferences, we seek to deepen our understandings of robust models of minority integration in the contemporary world and disseminate these understandings to policy-makers, practitioners, scholars, and the public.