John V. Roos, US Ambassador to Japan
Please join us for this special event as Ambassador Roos discusses the future of US-Japan relations.
John V. Roos is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the USA to Japan, nominated by President Barack Obama. Prior to his appointment as ambassador, Roos served as Chief Executive Officer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, a law firm headquartered in Silicon Valley. Roos helped lead the firm during the waves of innovation in Silicon Valley, from the growth of software and communications, to the Internet Age and the emergence of biotechnology, to today's focus on clean technology and renewable energy. He was a leader in cultivating the firm's diversity initiatives.
Roos has been active in local government and served on national political campaigns for President Obama, former Vice President Walter Mondale and Senator Bill Bradley, among others.
Roos grew up in San Francisco and graduated from Lowell High School in 1973 before attending college at Stanford University, from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors and distinction in 1977. He then went on to Stanford Law School, where he was a member of the Stanford Law Review and Order of the Coif, earning his Juris Doctor in 1980.
Organized by the Japan Society Northern California. Co-sponsored by World Affairs Council, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California, the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Northern California, Keizai Society, and the Bay Area Council. Supported by the Kanrin Maru 150th Anniversary Celebration Committee.
Special ticketing details:
Advanced registration is REQUIRED. This is a special event hosted by the Japan Society of Northern California. Lecture event discounts do not apply and guest passes will not be accepted. The deadline to RSVP for this event is Wednesday, January 13, 2010; refunds will not be made after this date. Lunch is included.
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