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THE UNITED STATES RE-BALANCING IN EAST ASIA:

ADOPTING A 100-YEAR TIME-FRAME

 

DATE: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014

TIME: 12:00-1:30 PM

LOCATION: INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES (1112 16TH ST NW #600 @ L STREET)

There has been much debate on what exactly the phrase “re-balancing” means for the role of the United States in East Asia. Some speculate that we are witnessing the beginning of a Cold War with China, whereas others hope for a greater level of economic engagement with the   region as a whole. Unfortunately, few discussions about the United States and its relationship with East Asia take a long-term perspective. Critical questions such as climate change, demographic shifts in the region, and the exponential evolution of technology have been left out of the debate on the American role. This seminar will take a broader view of “re-balancing” while addressing a range of innovative policies that could ensure a long-term and cooperative U.S. presence in the East Asian region. Event is hosted by the Asia Institute and Foreign Policy in Focus.

 

Panelists:

Lawrence Wilkerson, Former Chief of Staff to the U.S. Secretary of State

Visiting Professor, College of William and Mary  

 

Alexis Dudden

Professor of Japanese history

Department of History

University of Connecticut

 

Daniel Garrett

Former diplomat    

Senior Associate, The Asia Institute

 

Moderator:

John Feffer, Co-Director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies  

Senior Associate, The Asia Institute