Grace Ruch Clegg
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Grace Ruch Clegg is the Projects and Outreach Coordinator at the East West Center in Washington. Among her various portfolios, she serves as coordinator for the Visiting Fellows and Visiting Scholars programs; coordinator for grant and partner projects; and plays an active role in managing educational and dialogue projects, such as the Congressional Staff Program on Asia. With research specializations in Japan, and US-Japan/broader US-Asia affairs, she formally joined the EWCW as the researcher for the initial Japan Matters for America publication. She has since remained involved in the research, analysis, and project management of numerous elements of the Asia Matters for America initiative. Ms. Clegg received her MA in International Affairs from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, during which she was an exchange student at Waseda University in Tokyo. She earned her BA in East Asian Languages and Culture from Michigan State University, concentrating on Japan and the history and politics of Northeast Asia.