Dr. Joshua W. Walker became President of Japan Society in 2019. Before his current position, he was a senior staff member at the Eurasia Group and the head of the USA Pavilion of the 2017 World Expo in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Before joining the private sector, he worked in numerous roles in the State Department and the Defense Department. He is a Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, and professor of Leadership and the American presidency at George Mason University.
Dr. Walker earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Richmond, a master's degree from Yale University, and a doctorate from Princeton University. Dr. Walker grew up in Japan and is bicultural and bilingual.