Asia’s New Regionalism


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Special Asian Security Seminar

When: Feb 25 2008 (All day)
Where: East-West Center in Washington Conference Room, 2nd Floor (1819 L St. NW, Washington, DC 20036)

Time: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Asian integration has acquired new momentum. Asian governments are forging closer links and building new regional architecture. At a time when Washington is preoccupied with the Middle East, China has become a skilled practitioner of regional diplomacy in Asia. Meanwhile, globalization is fueling the spontaneous (re)integration of Asia’s maritime regions. What does all this mean for the United States? In her new book, Asia’s New Regionalism, Ellen Frost, Visiting Fellow at the Peterson Institute of International Economics and Adjunct Research Fellow at the National Defense University, takes us through the intricacies of Asia’s new regionalism and its implications. This special Asian Security roundtable luncheon seminar will also feature John Miller of the Foreign Service Institute and Jeffrey Schott of the Peterson Institute as discussants.

Dr. Ellen Frost has been affiliated with the Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics since 1995 and with the National Defense University since 2000.  From 1993 to 1995 she was counselor to the U.S. Trade Representative.  She was previously Corporate Director for International Affairs in the Washington office of United Technologies Corporation, Director for U.S.-Japan Relations in the Washington office of Westinghouse Electric Corporation, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Economic and Technology Affairs at the U.S. Department of Defense.

Dr. John H. Miller is currently the Asia Regional Chair in the Area Studies Division of the Foreign Service Institute. A former Foreign Service Officer, he served in both Northeast and Southeast Asia.  Following his retirement from the Foreign Service in 2000, he taught for seven years at the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, Hawaii.  He is the author of Modern East Asia: An Introductory History (M.E. Sharpe, 2007) and a number of articles on Japan, Sino-Japanese relations, and East Asian regionalism.

Jeffrey J. Schott joined the Peterson Institute for International Economics in 1983 and is a senior fellow working on international trade policy and economic sanctions. During his tenure at the Institute, Schott was also a visiting lecturer at Princeton University (1994) and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University (1986–88). He was a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1982–83) and an official of the U.S. Treasury Department (1974–82) in international trade and energy policy. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy of the U.S. Department of State and the Trade and Environmental Policy Advisory Committee to the US Trade Representative. Schott is the author, coauthor, or editor of about 20 books on trade, as well as numerous articles on U.S. trade policy and the GATT. Schott holds a BA degree magna cum laude from Washington University, St. Louis (1971), and an MA degree with distinction in international relations from the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University (1973).

Due to limited space, Please RSVP by Thursday, February 21, to Ms. Mariko Tsuji. Please include your name, organization, email and fax number. This event is open to the public.

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Mariko Tsuji
Phone: 202-327-9752