RSIS-EWCW Conference on "Asia Matters: U.S.-Indo Pacific Relations at the 13th East Asia Summit"


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When: Nov 14 2018 - 10:30am until Nov 14 2018 - 1:00pm
Where: Marina Mandarin Singapore, Vanda Ballroom


RSIS-EWCW Conference on "Asia Matters: U.S.-Indo Pacific Relations at the 13th Annual East Asia Summit"

When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Marina Mandarin Singapore, Vanda Ballroom


The 13th Annual East Asia Summit (EAS) hosted by Singapore provides an opportunity to take stock of current U.S. Indo Pacific relations. To kick off this event, a senior United States government official will deliver a keynote address on U.S. relations with the Indo-Pacific at a critical time in the region. The keynote will be followed by a discussion of the latest Asia Matters for America/America Matters for Asia report by Dr. Satu Limaye of the East-West Center in Washington and a panel discussion on commercial, diplomatic, and security elements of U.S.-Indo Pacific relations. The newly updated booklet and corresponding state and Congressional district one-page connection summaries can be accessed and downloaded online on the day of the event at:

10:30 AM: Welcome Remarks

  • Professor Joseph Liow, Professor of Comparative and International Politics; Dean, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies; and Dean, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

10:40 AM: Keynote Address

  • USG Senior Official

10:50 AM: Presentation of Asia Matters for America and Website Demonstration

  • Dr. Satu Limaye, Director, East-West Center in Washington

11:10 AM: Panel Discussion and Q&A Session: "Regional Security and the Role of the United States"

The United States continues to play a vital role in regional security through a variety of roles and activities such as forward deployed forces, alliances, and partnerships, diplomacy on key regional issues and economic development. At a time when there are important shifts in Indo-Pacific regional dynamics, what new contributions can the U.S. make to the Indo-Pacific region?

  • Associate Professor Ang Chen Guan, Head of Graduate Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (Moderator)

  • Professor Tommy Koh, Ambassador-At-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore; Special Adviser, Institute of Policy Studies; and Chairman, Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore

  • Ambassador Michael W. Michalak, Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director; US-ASEAN Business Council

  • Subject Matter Expert (to be confirmed)

12:10 - 1:00 PM: Lunch and Neworking 


Primary Contact Info:
Name: Karen A. Mascariñas
Phone: 202.327.9758