CGA’s Professor Mazzucelli Comments and Writes on Europe

During June 2016, Professor Colette Mazzucelli participated as a Research Consultant to Professor Anna Visvizi, DEREE – The American College of Greece, during her stay as a Scholar-in-Residence in the Faculty Resource Network… Continue reading

CGA’s Professor Trahan Presents at the United Nations

Professor Jennifer Trahan gave a presentation on “The International Criminal Court and the Death Penalty under the complementarity regime” at the United Nations to the group “Friends of the ICC” consisting of legal… Continue reading

Arigatou gozaimasu, Japan!

It is always overwhelming to prepare for a trip overseas and you are never fully primed for the sights awaiting you, no matter how much research you do. I realized this immediately after I arrived at Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan.

Priority Concerns vs. Temporary Solution- What I Learned from the Study Trip to Japan.

“Japan without nuclear power generation is to commit suicide” Nobuo Tanaka, the former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, emphasized his argument about Japan’s energy future during the meeting with us who study energy policy at the New York University.

Comparative Energy Politics: Understanding Japan’s Energy Landscape

The first time I went to Japan I was solely focused on self-entertainment. My objective was to visit Japan’s Disneyland in Urayasu, Tokyo. At such a young age I was not acutely aware of the cultural values, norms, and lifestyle, let alone Japan’s energy security.

Japan’s Double-Edged Sword, Nuclear Power.

As I wait for the signal light at the streets of Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, I realized how much energy is needed to power every single advertisement screen, restaurant and hotel sign across the prefecture. From seeing the Gundam Statue in Diver City to hearing the loud cheers of fans in Tokyo Dome Stadium during a Yomiuri Giants game, Japan is a country that consumes a lot of energy.

A Broader Understanding of Revitalization: The Opportunities Available for Japan’s Reconstruction Agency

On May 23, 2016, New York University’s Center for Global Affairs’ Global Field Intensive group to Japan met with Fumie Tokunaga from the Public Relations Office for the government’s Reconstruction Agency.

Japan’s Energy Politics: Reconciling Sustainable Solutions with Traditional Policy Procedures

The energy landscape in Japan is one in which directly impacts its future. The country is struck between making economically sound decisions and adhering to many of Japan’s climate change targets.