The U.S.-Japan Alliance & Security in the Indo-Pacific Region

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Roosevelt Hall 5:45 – 9:00 PM
National War College, National Defense University

Register here.

Attendees without Federal Government-Issued ID or CAC Cards must fill out the Visitors Request form and scan/email it to

The deadline to register online and submit the form is Oct. 21, 2019. 

Distinguished specialists on Japan, China, the Korean Peninsula, and Southeast Asia will discuss the U.S.-Japan Alliance and its role ensuring stability in today’s Asia. This program is presented in partnership with Sasakawa Peace Foundation USAJapan-U.S. Military Program (JUMP), the National War College Alumni Association, the Embassy of Japan in the United States of America, and the National Association of Japan-America Societies. Dinner and reception will follow.

Attire is business coat & tie. Please note that for guests without a Federal Government-Issued ID or CAC Card, your name must be on the invite list and you must have a government-issued ID to enter Fort McNair. Taxis or ride shares (Uber, Lyft) are not allowed into the fort. For guests with a CAC card, please show your card at the gate.


Welcoming Remarks
Rear Admiral Cedric Pringle
U.S. Navy Commandant 
National War College

Major General Yoshiki Adachi
Defense & Military Attaché
Embassy of Japan

Ms. Emma Chanlett-Avery
Congressional Research Service

AMB Mark Lippert 
Boeing International

Ms. Bonnie Glaser
Center for Strategic & International Studies

Mr. Chris Johnstone
Office of the Secretary of Defense

Dr. Cynthia Watson
Dean of Faculty & Academics
National War College

Speaker & Panelist Biographies