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Our 50th Year

Asli Aydintasbas
James Baker
Robert Barylski
John Beyrle
Wendy Chamberlin
David Dollar
Robert Ford
Robert Gary
Thomas Gentzel
Rosemary Gibson
Christopher Hill
John Jackson
Margaret Jay
Jimmy Kolker
Robert Lieber
Mohsen Milani
Dennis Ross
Gary Roughead
Thomas Shannon
Suzanne Spaulding
Jeremi Suri
Aron Troen
Dan Twining
Joshua Walker
Martin Walker

Joshua Walker

Joshua Walker

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.