Trilateral Health Collaboration: Opportunities for the U.S. and Japan in Southeast Asia


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When: Apr 4 2019 - 12:00pm until Apr 4 2019 - 1:30pm
Where: 1819 L St NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036

Trilateral Health Collaboration: Opportunities for the U.S. and Japan in Southeast Asia

An Indo-Pacific Political Economy and Trade Seminar featuring:

Ms. Elyse Mark
Visiting Fellow,
U.S.-Japan-Southeast Asia Partnership in a Dynamic Asia Fellowship,
East-West Center in Washington

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

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Science diplomacy is an innovative way of promoting partnership and capacity building throughout the world. Greater investment in international medical research in Southeast Asia would strengthen U.S. soft power in the region through people-to-Elyse Markpeople relations. The U.S.-Japan alliance provides a strong platform for joint global health initiatives to work with Southeast Asian scientists on regional health threats. U.S. engagement with Southeast Asia on health is currently spread across several government agencies, without a coherent regional strategy. Learning from the Japanese approach to health science diplomacy and collaborating further with Japanese institutions would be mutually beneficial for Japan, the U.S., and Southeast Asia.

This seminar was part of a series tied to the U.S.-Japan-Southeast Asia in a Dynamic Asia Fellowship program jointly organized and sponsored by the East West Center and Osaka University’s Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP). Generously funded by The Japan Foundation and U.S. Embassy Tokyo, this fellowship has brought together two American, two Japanese, and two Southeast Asian fellows for three months to explore the following theme: How should the United States, Japan, and Southeast Asia collaborate on trade, investment, and economic integration in Southeast Asia?

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Elyse Mark is a visiting fellow at the East West Center in Washington. In 2018, she earned her MA degree in International Studies from National Chengchi University (Taipei) on a Fulbright grant, studying international fertility trends and national health insurance. While affiliated with the U.S.-Japan-Southeast Asia Partnership in a Dynamic Asia fellowship from January to March 2019, Elyse studied US-Japan collaboration with Southeast Asia on medical research and global health.

Satu Limaye is the Director of the East-West Center in Washington where he created and now directs the Asia Matters for America initiative and edits the Asia Pacific Bulletin. He is also a Senior Advisor at CNA Corp (Center for Naval Analyses) and Senior Fellow on Asia History and Policy at the Foreign Policy Institute at Paul H. Nitze School of International Studies (SAIS). 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. Dr. Limaye publishes and presents on a range of Indo-Pacific issues. Recent publications include: The Indian Ocean in Japan’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific Policies (forthcoming); Russia's Peripheral Relevance to US-Indo Pacific Relations (forthcoming); Why ASEAN is Here to Stay and What that Means for the US; America’s 2016 Election Debate on Asia Policy and Asian Reactions (with Robert Sutter); The United States-Japan Alliance and Southeast Asia: Meeting Regional Demands; and Weighted West: The Indian Navy’s New Maritime Strategy, Capabilities, and Diplomacy.

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Sarah Wang
Phone: 2023279755