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US-Japan Security Alliance

Join Fort Worth Sister Cities International and the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Feb. 28 to welcome retired Marine Colonel Grant Newsham, Senior Research Fellow at the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies.  His remarks will be focused on the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance and what we can expect from this changing relationship.

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Grant Newsham is a Senior Research Fellow at the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies with a particular focus on Asia/Pacific defense and political and economic matters. He is a retired US Marine Colonel and was the first US Marine Liaison Officer to the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. In that role he was instrumental in developing Japan’s nascent amphibious capability. Mr. Newsham previously served as the reserve G2 (intelligence) and G5 (plans and policy) at Marine Forces Pacific Headquarters in Honolulu, and also served on two occasions as the US Marine Attaché, US Embassy Tokyo.

Mr. Newsham lived in Tokyo for twenty years and worked for over a decade as an executive director at a Western investment bank and for a major American high-tech firm. He is also a former US Foreign Service Officer – with work covering a number of regions – including East and South Asia, and specializing in insurgency, counter-insurgency, and commercial matters.

Mr. Newsham speaks regularly at a variety of forums on Asian defense, economic, and political matters, and has published articles on these topics in a range of periodicals such as USNI Proceedings, The Diplomat, Christian Science Monitor, and Sankei Shimbun. Mr. Newsham is also an attorney with experience in international trade and public international law. He was selected to join the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Organized Crime in 2011-2012, and was once the co-chair of the District of Columbia Bar’s International Trade Committee.

February 28, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm



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