Asian Century ... on a Knife-edge : A 360 Degree Analysis of Asia's Recent Economic Development Book Launch and Discussion


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When: Mar 15 2018 - 12:00pm until Mar 15 2018 - 1:30pm
Where: 1819 L St NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036

Asian Century ... on a Knife-edge : A 360 Degree Analysis of Asia's Recent Economic Development Book Launch and Discussion

An Asia Pacific Foreign Policy and Defense Seminar featuring:

John West
Adjunct Professor, Sophia University, Tokyo; Contributing Editor, FDI-Intelligence (a Financial Times magazine)
Executive Director, Asian Century Institute

Dr. Satu Limaye (Discussant)
Director, East-West Center in Washington

Asian Century … on a Knife-edge: A 360 Degree Analysis of Asia’s Recent Economic Development from East-West Center on Vimeo.

Left to right: John West and Dr. Satu Limaye.

Asian Century ... on a Knife-edge challenges the conventional wisdom that the 21st century belongs to Asia by dissecting Asia’s economic, social, political and geopolitical challenges, and providing a timely preliminary assessment of the impact of the Trump presidency on Asia.

This talk is based on the author’s recent book, Asian Century ... on a Knife-edge : A 360 Degree Analysis of Asia's Recent Economic Development (PalgraveMacmillan 2018).

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John West is Adjunct Professor at Tokyo's Sophia University where he teaches Japanese Business and Economy, and Asia's Economic Development. He is a Contributing Editor of FDI-Intelligence, a Financial Times magazine, where he writes on Japan and other Asian countries. He is also Executive Director of the Asian Century Institute. These current positions follow a long career in international economics and relations with major stints at the Australian Treasury as director of balance of payments, OECD as head of public affairs and director OECD Forum, and Asian Development Bank Institute as senior consultant for capacity building and training. John also taught globalization at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) in Paris.

Dr. Satu Limaye is Director, East West Center in Washington and the creator of the Asia Matters for America/America Matters for Asia initiative. He is also Senior Advisor, CNA Corporation. Earlier, Dr Limaye served on the research staff of the Strategy, Forces & Resources Division at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) and Director of Research & Publications at the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies. His recent publications include: Weighted West, Focused on the Indian Ocean and Cooperating Across the Indo-Pacific: India’s New Maritime Strategy, Capabilities and Diplomacy (CNA, 2017); “Integrating an Ally and an Aligner in a ‘Principled Security Network’: The U.S. and the India-Japan Strategic Partnership” in Rajesh Basrur and Sumithi Narayanan Kutty (eds.) The India-Japan Strategic Partnership, Springer: 2018; “ASEAN is Neither the Problem Nor Solution to South China Sea Disputes,” in Gilbert Rozman and Joseph Chinyong Liow, International Relations and Asia’s Southern Tier, 2017; “From Peak to Plateau in U.S.-ASEAN Relations,” in Mari Elka Pangestu and Rastam Mohd Isa (eds.), ASEAN Future Forward, 2017. Dr. Limaye also writes the annual analysis of India-East Asia and U.S.-India relations for the Pacific Forum CSIS journal Comparative Connections. He is a magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Georgetown University and received his doctorate from Oxford University (Magdalen College) where he was a George C. Marshall Scholar.

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Sarah Wang
Phone: 202-327-9755