The EastWest Institute and the National Committee on American Foreign Policy will host a roundtable discussion featuring the perspectives of experts representing the fields of government, science and philanthropy to explore how multivariate actors play a discernible role in New Diplomacy and pathways forward in addressing critical global challenges. 

Today's issues warrant innovative solutions beyond traditional state-to-state interactions. When addressing transboundary issues, there is an increasing need to launch new conversations and involve new actors—especially on environmental issues, cybersecurity, human rights and education. How do we get beyond traditional diplomacy and transition into the era of New Diplomacy? How is science and education providing answers to emerging global challenges? What is the role of women in diplomacy?


Ambassador Susan Elliott
President and CEO, National Committee on American Foreign Policy

Mary Collins
Provost, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST)

Daniela Kaisth
Vice President for Development, EastWest Institute

opening remarks by

Ambassador Kanji Yamanouchi
Consulate General of Japan in New York

moderated by

David Janes
Senior Advisor for Institutional Development, OIST; Managing Director, OIST Foundation