Friday event on NE Asia--everyone invited to join for continental breakfast & talk

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
in coordination with the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the Japan-America Society of Minnesota presents a symposium on:
Addressing Challenges in Northeast Asia: Lessons from the “Mansfield Way”

Friday, October 30, 2015
8:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Cowles Auditorium Humphrey School of Public Affairs
130 Humphrey School, 301 19th Ave. S, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mike Mansfield played a pivotal role in key domestic and international issues of the 20th century as U.S. congressman from Montana, U.S. Senate majority leader, and U.S. ambassador to Japan from 1977 to early 1989. On October 30, the Mansfield Foundation will convene a panel of Mike Mansfield’s friends and former colleagues to share their recollections of Ambassador Mansfield and relate how his example inspired their own efforts to promote cooperation between the United States and Asia.

This symposium will examine current challenges in Northeast Asia – the rise of China, North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, lingering historical animosities – and share crucial lessons from Ambassador Mansfield in both politics and international affairs, especially his conviction that there is always something to be gained from listening to others.

The panel will include former Vice President Walter Mondale, who followed Mike Mansfield as U.S. Ambassador to Japan from

1993-1996, Rust Deming, who served as Deputy Chief of Mission to Ambassador Mondale at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, and

Charles Ferris, who was chief counsel to Mike Mansfield during his tenure as U.S. Senate majority leader.


Lori Sturdevant, Editorial Writer and Columnist, Star Tribune


Walter F. Mondale, Chairman, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation International Advisory Board, and former Vice President of the United States and U.S. Ambassador to Japan

Rust M. Deming, Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins School of International Studies

Charles D. Ferris, Partner, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Please RSVP to by October 26

The Mansfield Foundation was established in 1983 to honor Mike Mansfield and his wife Maureen. Maureen and Mike Mansfield’s values, ideals and vision for U.S.-Asia relations continue through the Foundation’s exchanges, dialogues, research and educational programs. 
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