Joshua W. Walker currently serves as the President and CEO of the Japan Society.  Dr. Walker brings more than two decades of international business diplomacy to this role, most recently serving as Global Head of Strategic Initiatives and Japan in the Office of the President at Eurasia Group the world's leading political risk consultancy. Previous to that role he was CEO and president of the USA Pavilion of the 2017 World Expo in Astana, Kazakhstan; founding dean of the APCO Institute; senior vice president of global programs at APCO Worldwide, a leading global strategic communications firm and Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. Before joining the private sector, he worked in numerous roles at various US government agencies, including the State Department and the Defense Department. Joshua earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Richmond, a master's degree from Yale University, and a doctorate from Princeton University.