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US-Japan Young Political Leaders 33rd Delegation to Japan (2018)

Strength in Diversity or Increasing Polarization?: The Challenge of Local Politics in the US A US-Japan Young Political Leaders Exchange Program Seminar

Tokyo | February 27, 2018

Since 1973, JCIE has been partnering with the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) to carry out an annual exchange designed to expose young leaders from the United States and Japan to the politics and policymaking process of the other country and to enhance their understanding of US-Japan relations. Bipartisan delegations of young American political leaders from state and local governments and the private sector participate in an intensive two-week trip to Japan.

As part of this year’s trip, the delegation participated in a seminar in which they shared their personal perspectives on the current political scene in the United States, offering a unique perspective that the media alone cannot convey of the Trump phenomenon and the impact that American diversity is having on politics and vice versa.

Participants

Hon. Marlon Brown, Mayor Pro Tem, Mason City Council (D)
Hon. Colleen Fanning, Member, Indianapolis City Council (R)
Mr. Florent Groberg, Director of Veteran Outreach & Eastern Region Community Engagements, Boeing Co. (R)
Ms. Hibal Kamal-Grayson, Senior Analyst, International Public Policy, Google (D)
Mr. Matt Lamon, Chief of Staff, State Representative J.M. Lozano (R)
Hon. Mary Tinkler, Treasurer, Charleston County (D)
Ms. Allison Cunningham, Delegation Escort; Director of Federal Government Affairs, NGV America