The Crossley Center for Public Opinion Research, with the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies and the Consulate-General of Japan in Denver, has been sponsoring a two-year program of open dialogue between Japanese and American professors on the Japanese-American alliance and the Indo-Pacific region.
The 2021 program will begin on March 23 with Sports and International Politics. The Olympics to be held in Japan this summer provides a powerful reminder of the importance countries attach to hosting and participating in international sporting events. Korbel Professor Tim Sisk will join Professor Koji Murata of Doshisha University in Kyoto for analyses of the event and its impact on foreign policy. Also participating will be Korbel School PhD student Chuck Aoki, a decorated Paralympian in wheelchair rugby.