Japan Studies Ph.D. Candidate Josh Williams has been selected as a finalist for this year’s Presidential Management Fellowship Program. Josh’s primary research interest is the connection between Japanese politics and the Internet. This includes both how Japanese politicians use the internet for political campaigning and how Japanese citizens use the internet to connect to politics.
The PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. Approximately 6,370 applications were received and 417 Finalists selected. Selection of Finalists is based on eligibility, as well as candidates’ application and assessment scores, and Federal agencies’ projected skill needs. The pool of 417 Finalists represents 59 disciplines, 141 academic institutions, and 41 veterans.