Grimes Interviewed on Abe-Trump Meeting


William Grimes, Associate Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, was interviewed on the recent meeting between United States President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and what was at stake at the meeting. 

Grimes was interviewed for for a February 8, 2017 segment on Knowledge@Wharton, a daily, call-in business interview program, broadcasting live from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

You can listen to the entire interview below:

Trump hosted Abe at the White House where he reaffirmed U.S. commitment to the defense of Japan, while asking that Japan contribute more to the military alliance. Both leaders highlighted the North Korean threat and Chinese expansion in the South China Sea as common interests the nations plan on addressing. 

Grimes was interviewed alongside Richard Dasher, director of the US-Asia Technology Management Center at Stanford University.

Professor Grimes has spent time as a visiting researcher at the Japanese Ministry of Finance, the Bank of Japan, and several universities in Japan and Australia. He has been the recipient of various fellowships and awards over the years, including two Fulbright fellowships and a book-writing grant from the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership. He is an active lecturer in Japan and the United States in both academic and policy venues and has been recognized for his teaching and advising at Boston University. You can read more about him here