Resilient Rural Communities Webinar

This activity is a result of the CULCON Next Generation Task Force recommendation:

JUSFC Webinar Series: Resilient Rural Communities in the United States and Japan Sept.12
The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission invites you to attend an online discussion on Resilient Rural Communities in the United States and Japan.

September 12, 2019
7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. EDT

September 13, 2019 
8:15 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Japan Time

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FChiWD4eQGGeZh97FU2GGQ

Featuring experts,
Maki Hijikata, Chief Liaison with the Mayor’s Office, Project Execution, Environment, Gender Issues, Toyama City, Japan
David Leckey, Executive Director, Orton Family Foundation
Taylor Stuckert, AICP, Executive Director, Clinton County Regional Planning Commission & Co-Founder, Energize Clinton County

Moderated by Dr. Sheila Smith, Vice Chair, JUSFC; Senior Fellow Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Rural authorities everywhere are enacting pioneering policies and working to improve their citizens’ lives, especially in the United States and in Japan. The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission has launched a series of web-based discussions to engage U.S. and Japanese policy makers, public servants and other relevant experts around the topic of rural resilience. Our goal is to sustain a conversation amongst a network of globally active change makers who share their successes and hurdles as they address the complex pressures on rural communities.

On September 12/13, Dr. Sheila Smith, the Commission’s Vice Chair, and Senior Fellow in Japan Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations will moderate a discussion with experts from the United States and Japan, who will share approaches to considering what rural resilience means for their country. Discussants will talk about current initiatives that might offer ideas and stimulate thought between U.S. and Japanese rural innovators, while exploring the synergies and differences between rural policy in the U.S. and Japanese context.

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