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CGP Grant Program Intellectual Exchange 2017

Asia Society, New York, NY
Toward a Northeast Asian Carbon Market (Year 1)
Project Director: Jackson Ewing, Director, Asian Sustainability, Asia Society Policy Institute
This project seeks to forge climate change cooperation and carbon market connections between Japan and is two Northeast Asian neighbors. Japan, China and the Republic of Korea (ROK) account for more than one quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions; each has pledged to curtail these
emissions and is employing carbon markets as a tool for doing so. This project seeks to spearhead cooperation by linking domestic carbon markets to make them more economically efficient, environmentally impactful and strategically valuable.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, DC
Alliance Stakeholder Roles Supporting Productive US-Japan Relations in the Trump Era
Project Director: James Schoff, Senior Fellow, Asia Program
There are three related objectives of the proposed project: 1) to evaluate certain Trump administration and congressional policy initiatives as they are being considered and cases the potential impact on U.S-Japan relations 2) to highlight how traditional U.S.-Japan alliance management
practices are evolving or adjusting to these policy proposals and the changing political climate in the United States and 3) to develop a tailored Carnegie Japan Program work plan that responds to this new environment with objective information, insight, and forums for dialogue to maximize mutual understanding.

Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC
One-Two Punch: Forging a Stronger Economic Alliance Between the United States and Japan (Year 1)
Project Director: Matthew Goodman, William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy
This 18-month project seeks to explore the fundamental drivers of strengthening U.S.-Japan economic relations and, consistent with the mandate provided by Article II of the U.S.-Japan Mutual Defense Treaty, to identify opportunities for more closely coordinating international economic policy between the United States and Japan under the next U.S. administration.

Japan Center for International Exchange, New York, NY
NGOs as Strategic Partners: Strengthening US-Japan Cooperation on Humanitarian Assistance and Development (Year 2)
Project Director: James Gannon, Executive Director of JCIE USA
JCIE launched 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. During Year 2, they plan to put out a report drawing on the Year 1 research and findings to make recommendations for US-Japan efforts to strengthen NGO partnership. The report will be in Japanese and English and disseminated at a half-day public seminar in Tokyo for NGO leaders, policy experts and government officials.

Project 2049 Institute, Washington, DC
US-Japan-Taiwan Joint Assessment of Regional Challenges and Areas for Cooperation (Year 1)
Project Director: Mark Stokes, Executive Director, Project 2049 Institute
The Project 2049 Institute proposes a two-year project aimed at promoting a trilateral assessment of developments in the Asia-Pacific and exploring areas of mutual interest and potential cooperation in the region at large. The project aims to stimulate discussion for joint strategies and areas of cooperation for the United States, Japan, and Taiwan.

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Il
A Comparative Analysis of Plea Bargaining: Are the Innocent Implicated? (Year 2)
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 2)
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.

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
A Comprehensive Framework for Assessing and Responding to Disaster-Related Migration (Year 1)
Project Director: Adam Rose, Research Professor
The project will develop and apply an analytical framework for assessing and implementing post-disaster policies intended to promote the return of disaster-related migrants back to the disaster afflicted area. The framework will be based on an economic gravity model of household location decisions. The Fukushima tsunami/nuclear disaster is a case study, and previous research on Hurricane Katrina in the US will also be incorporated.

University of Washington Foundation, Seattle, WA
New Frontiers in Space Security: Mapping Newspace Strategies for Japan and the United States (Year 1)
Project Director: Saadia Pekkanen, Job and Gertrud Tamaki Professor
The emerging newspace economy is the key to the future of national – and international – security for our world. This project will provide Japan and the United States a foundational understanding of key developments in newspace so that together we can harness these emerging trends and shape the trajectory of the industry for security purposes.