U.S.-Japan Cooperation on Vocational Training and Education in ASEAN


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When: Apr 22 2020 - 2:00pm until Apr 22 2020 - 3:00pm
Where: Zoom meeting

The East-West Center in Washington invites you to an
Indo-Pacific Political Economy and Trade Virtual Seminar:


US-Japan Cooperation on Vocational Training and Education in ASEAN


Mr. William “Whit” Lloyd
Visiting Fellow,
U.S.-Japan-Southeast Asia Partnership in a Dynamic Asia Fellowship
East-West Center in Washington

Dr. Satu P. Limaye (Moderator)
Vice President, East-West Center &
Director, East-West Center in Washington


East-West Center in Washington · U.S.-Japan Cooperation on Vocational Training and Education in ASEAN

Member states in The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are facing a number of challenges in the near future such as technological disruption, COVID-19, and demographic changes. One manner in which ASEAN can continue to grow economically is a greater emphasis on vocational education and training. This presentation summarized the challenges ASEAN faces, what ASEAN states as a group and individually are doing resolve them, and what the United States, in cooperation with Japan, can do to support vocational education and training in ASEAN to aid the region’s continued economic growth in the 21st century.

Learn more about this topic with Mr. Lloyd's Asia-Pacific Bulletin


William “Whit” Lloyd is a second year M.A. student at Johns Hopkins SAIS, with a concentration in American Foreign Policy. Prior to pursuing a Master’s degree, he was an Assistant Language Teacher on the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program for three years based in Kagoshima City, Kagoshima. He earned his B.A. in History with a minor in East Asian Studies from the University of Tampa where he also presented a paper at the Florida Political Science Association annual conference in 2015. For the Fall 2019 academic semester, he was a Young Professional at the East-West Center in Washington, examining the relationship between U.S labor policy and Asia, conducting research on riparian treaties, and researching civil society in Southeast Asia. Currently, William is researching potential policies to strengthen the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) through cooperation between ASEAN, Japan, and the United States, focusing on technical and vocational education and training.

Satu Limaye is Vice President of the East-West Center and the Director of the East-West Center in Washington where he created and now directs the Asia Matters for America initiative and is the founding editor of 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: Raging Waters: China, India, Bangladesh and Brahmaputra River Politics (with Nilanthi Samaranayake and Joel Wuthnow); Why ASEAN is Here to Stay and What that Means for the US; 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