PHOTOS & VIDEO - Japan and the United Nations in a Turbulent World

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The Foreign Policy Association
The Japan Society

Event Details

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 
Japan Society Auditorium
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  

Event Transcripts and Video

The challenges that the world faces today are diverse and complex, from nuclear disarmament and terrorism to human rights and sustainable development. Japan has been a crucial player in the efforts by the international community to ensure peace and stability and promote development throughout the world. Ambassador Tsuneo Nishida discusses Japan’s engagement with the United Nations and its role in today’s world.

The Foreign Policy Association and the Japan Society held a special lecture with Ambassador Tsuneo Nishida, the Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations.








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Event Speakers

    • H.E. Ambassador Tsuneo Nishida - Speaker
      Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations

      Before his appointment as Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations in August 2010, Ambassador Nishida served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Canada from January 2007.  Working for Japan’s Foreign Ministry since 1970, he was in the Japanese Embassies in the USSR and in the USA, and was also the Japanese Consul-General in Los Angeles between August 1999 and March 2001.  He served as Deputy Vice-Minister for Foreign Policy from September 2002 and as Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs in Tokyo from August 2005.

    • H.E. Ambassador Tsuneo Nishida
    • Roger A. Blissett - Moderator
      Vice President and Branch Manager, Royal Bank of Canada

      Roger A. Blissett is Vice President and Branch Manager of the U.S. licensed offices of Royal Bank of Canada, primarily focused on institutional clients and capital markets activities. Mr. Blissett also has the title of Managing Director, U.S. Strategy. 

      As Branch Manager, Mr. Blissett has regulatory responsibility for all the licensed bank offices of RBC supporting RBC Capital Markets’ wholesale activities in the United States. In his U.S. Strategy role, Mr. Blissett is part of the senior management team involved in setting strategy, overseeing and monitoring RBC Capital Markets’ initiatives locally and abroad.  The wholesale operations of RBC Capital Markets employ over two thousand employees in the U.S., the majority of which are located in New York City. Mr. Blissett reports to Mark A. Standish, Co-Group Head of Royal Bank of Canada and President and Co-CEO of RBC Capital Markets and assists with day-to-day management issues. 

      Mr. Blissett serves as Vice-Chairman of the Institute of International Bankers.  Mr. Blissett is often called upon to speak on topical issues impacting the international banking sector, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and Basel III liquidity and capital issues.

      Mr. Blissett has held leadership roles for the Education Working Group of the Pipeline Crisis: Winning Strategies for Young Black Men and the executive committee of the Black Male Donor Collaborative, a project spawned from Winning Strategies. Along with being an active member of Calvary Baptist Church, Mr. Blissett also serves on the Board of the Vera Institute of Justice. Mr. Blissett is also a member of the Advisory Board of New York City’s Young Men’s Initiative launched by Mayor Bloomberg in August 2011. Most recently, Mr. Blissett has been named to the board of the Foreign Policy Association.

      Before joining RBC in 1996, Mr. Blissett worked in the Fixed Income division of Lehman Brothers and was in private practice at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.  Mr. Blissett has a B.A. in Economics and African Studies from Wesleyan University and J.D. from New York University School of Law.


    • Roger A. Blissett