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Previous Events at the East-West Center in Washington


October 23, 2020 Event: Japan’s Geoeconomic Strategy in the Asia PacificLeft to right: Dr. Saori Katada and Dr. Ellen Frost

The East-West Center in Washington, as part of its 60 Minutes for the EWC 60th Anniversary Alumni Seminar Series, held a discussion with the University of Southern California's Dr. Saori Katada and the East-West Center's Dr. Ellen Frost on the findings of Dr. Katada's latest book on Japan's geoeconomic strategy and where it goes from here following the resignation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Read more...

 


October 20, 2020 Event: The Benefits of Strategic Trade Control Implementation for Southeast AsiaDr. Crystal Pryor

The East-West Center in Washington, as part of its 60 Minutes for the EWC 60th Anniversary Alumni Seminar Series, held a discussion with the Pacific Forum's Dr. Crystal Pryor on the Forum's last research on strategic trade controls (STCs) in Southeast Asia. Read more...

 


September 30, 2020 Event: Science Diplomacy: A Crucible for Turning the Tide in the South China SeaFront of "South China Sea Diplomacy Boat" graphic

The East-West Center in Washington held a discussion with colleagues across the Indo-Pacific on critical areas of multinational cooperation necessary for protecting the natural resources of the South China Sea, including coral reefs and fishery stocks. Read more...

 


September 29, 2020 Event: East Asia's Great Powers and the Future Regional Order: Four ScenariosGovernment Accountability Office logo

The East-West Center in Washington, as part of its 60 Minutes for the EWC 60th Anniversary Alumni Seminar Series, held a discussion with The Australian National University's Dr. Evelyn Goh on findings from her latest book Re-thinking Sino-Japanese Alienation. Read more...

 


September 24, 2020 Event:  Protecting National Security at U.S. Universities While Maintaining International CollaborationGovernment Accountability Office logo

The East-West Center in Washington held a discussion with colleagues from the Government Accountability Office and Sejong Institute's Dr. Seong-hyun Lee on GAO's recent report “Export Controls: State and Commerce Should Improve Guidance and Outreach to Address University-Specific Compliance Issues” and a regional response from South Korea. Read more...

 


September 22, 2020 Event:  Building Strategic Leverage in the Indian Ocean RegionLeft to right: Dr. Arzan Tarapore and Ms. Nilanthi Samaranayake

The East-West Center in Washington, as part of its 60 Minutes for the EWC 60th Anniversary Alumni Seminar Series, held a discussion with Stanford University's Dr. Arzan Tarapore and the Center for Naval Analyses' Ms. Nilanthi Samaranayake on how the United States and its partners in the Indian Ocean can mitigate China's coercive behaviors in the region. Read more...

 


September 15, 2020 Event:  Southeast Asia and the Challenge of a Rising ChinaSebastian Strangio

The East-West Center in Washington held a discussion with The Diplomat's Sebastian Strangio on the findings from his latest book In the Dragon's Shadow: Southeast Asia in the Chinese Century . Read more...

 

 


September 8, 2020 Event:  U.S.-China Higher Education Partnerships: U.S. Universities in China and Confucius Institutes in the United StatesGovernment Accountability Office logo

The East-West Center in Washington held a discussion with colleagues from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on their findings concerning the freedoms of US universities based in China and the similarities and differences found within agreements establishing Chinese Confucius Institutes at universities in the United States. Read more...

 


August 27, 2020 Event:  New Challenges for China-Israel-US Triangle in 2020Dr. Yoram Evron and the American Jewish Committee's logo

The East-West Center in Washington, as part of its 60 Minutes for the EWC 60th Anniversary Alumni Seminar Series, held a discussion with the University of Haifa's Dr. Yoram Evron and the American Jewish Committee's Ms. Shira Loewenberg on the challenges present within the Israel-US-China relationship. Read more...

 


August 25, 2020 Event:  Is America Losing East Asia? Economic Stakes of Asia-Pacific Cooperation Post COVID-19Left to right: Dr. Peter Petri and Dr. Michael Plummer

The East-West Center in Washington held a discussion with Brandeis International Business School's Dr. Peter Petri and The Johns Hopkins University's Dr. Michael Plummer on the economic outlook for the United States' relationships in the Indo-Pacific during the COVID-19 pandemic and options for the future. Read more...

 


August 24, 2020 Event:  Transforming the Philippine-U.S. Alliance into a Security Partnership?Left to right: Dr. Renato Cruz De Castro and H.E. Thomas C. Hubbard

The East-West Center in Washington, as part of its 60 Minutes for the EWC 60th Anniversary Alumni Seminar Series, held a discussion with De La Salle University's Dr. Renato Cruz De Castro and McLarty Associates' H.E. Thomas C. Hubbard on the future of and options for the US-Philippine alliance. Read more...

 


August 20, 2020 Event:  The Promises and Pitfalls of American INF-Range Missile Deployments in AsiaMr. Eric Gomez

The East-West Center in Washington, as part of its 60 Minutes for the EWC 60th Anniversary Alumni Seminar Series, held a discussion with Cato Institute's Mr. Eric Gomez on the opportunities and challenges facing the future of US missile deployments in the Indo-Pacific.  Read more...

 


August 18, 2020 Event:  The National Security and Regional Implications of Japan’s Rapidly Aging SocietyDr. Andrew Oros

The East-West Center in Washington, as part of its 60 Minutes for the EWC 60th Anniversary Alumni Seminar Series, held a discussion with Washington College's Dr. Andrew Oros on the demographic changes taking place in Japan and how its rapidly aging population has implications for the Indo-Pacific region. Read more...

 


August 6, 2020 Event:  Japan’s Missile Defense Debates: A Multipolar World, Collective Defense, and Leadership TransitionLeft to right: Dr. Yoichiro Sato and Mr. James Schoff

The East-West Center in Washington held a discussion with Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University's Dr. Yoichiro Sato and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace's Mr. James Schoff on the future of the Aegis Ashore program in Japan and what the possibility of a potential snap election will mean for the political power of Japan's ruling LDP party. Read more...

 


July 29, 2020 Event:  Mongolia’s Response to Increasing U.S.-China-Russia Rivalry in AsiaLeft to right: Dr. Alicia Campi and H.E. Dr. Otgonbayar Yondon

The East-West Center in Washington, as part of its 60 Minutes for the EWC 60th Anniversary Alumni Seminar Series, held a discussion with The Mongolia Society's Dr. Alicia Campi and H.E. Dr. Otgonbayar Yondon, Mongolia's Ambassador to the United States, on Mongolia's ability to balance its relationships with the United States, China, and Russia and the opportunities these relationships present for Mongolia in light of COVID-19 among other issues.  Read more...

 


July 23, 2020 Event:  Getting the Balance Right: Southeast Asia in the Shadow of Sino-US RivalryDr. Joseph Liow

The East-West Center in Washington, as part of its 60 Minutes for the EWC 60th Anniversary Alumni Seminar Series, held a discussion with Nanyang Technological University's Dr. Joseph Chinyong Liow on how Southeast Asian nations are navigating their respective relationships with the United States and China during a time of renewed US-China bilateral tensions.  Read more...

 


July 21, 2020 Event:  Institutionalizing the Indo Pacific: Whither Asian Security Challenges?Dr. Kai He

The East-West Center in Washington, as part of its 60 Minutes for the EWC 60th Anniversary Alumni Seminar Series, held a discussion with Griffith University's Dr. Kai He on the evolution of the use of the term Indo-Pacific and how the institutional use of this term works within relationships within the region.  Read more...

 


July 17, 2020 Event:  Comparing South Korea’s COVID-19 Tracking with Europe: Implications for ROK-EU Relations and Global Partnership on Artificial IntelligenceLeft to right: Dr. June Park and Dr. Ramon Pacheco Pardo

The East-West Center in Washington, as part of its 60 Minutes for the EWC 60th Anniversary Alumni Seminar Series, held a discussion with the National Research Foundation of Korea's Dr. June Park and Free University of Brussels' Dr. Ramon Pacheco Pardo on how data collection, most specifically for contact tracing during the COVID-19 pandemic, has been approached in South Korea and various nations in Europe.  Read more...

 


July 16, 2020 Event:  Cambodia-US Relations: Retrospect and ProspectDr. Vannarith Chheang

The East-West Center in Washington, as part of its 60 Minutes for the EWC 60th Anniversary Alumni Seminar Series, held a discussion with the Asian Vision Institute's Dr. Chheang Vannarith on what the future holds for US-Cambodia relations after 70 years of highs and lows.  Read more...

 


July 10, 2020 EventFull Circle: Duterte's South China Sea Policy Four Years LaterDr. Jay Batongbacal

The East-West Center in Washington, as part of its 60 Minutes for the EWC 60th Anniversary Alumni Seminar Series, held a discussion with the University of the Philippines College of Law's Dr. Jay L. Batongbacal on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's South China Sea policy.  Read more...

 


July 7, 2020 EventMigration to the United States under the Compacts of Free AssociationGovernment Accountability Office logo

The East-West Center in Washington held a discussion with colleagues from the Government Accountability Office's International Affairs and Trade Office on the findings from their latest report “Compacts of Free Association: Populations in U.S. Areas Have Grown, with Varying Reported Effects”.  Read more...

 


June 29, 2020 EventWhen does China’s “Scaring the Monkeys” Strategy Work?Dr. Ja Ian Chong

The East-West Center in Washington, as part of its 60 Minutes for the EWC 60th Anniversary Alumni Seminar Series, held a discussion with the National University of Singapore's Dr. Ja Ian Chong on the affectiveness of China's coercive efforts against its neighbors.  Read more...

 


June 23, 2020 Event70th Anniversary of the Korean War: Inter-Korean Relations at a CrossroadsDr. Seong-ho Sheen

The East-West Center in Washington, as part of its 60 Minutes for the EWC 60th Anniversary Alumni Seminar Series, held a discussion with Seoul National University's Dr. Seong-ho Sheen on the challenges facing inter-Korea relations in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent conflicts along the border.  Read more...

 


June 10, 2020 EventCOVID-19 and Beyond: Developmental and Economic Challenges Facing the Pacific IslandsAsian Development Bank logo

The East-West Center in Washington, in partnership with the Asian Development Bank's Mr. Ahmed M. Saeed, on the challenges facing the Pacific Islands and what support for the region will look like with the additional challenge of COVID-19.  Read more...

 


June 3, 2020 EventThe Bay of Bengal: Emerging Contours in the COVID-19 EraBay of Bengal Flyer

The East-West Center in Washington, in partnership with Asian Confluence, held a discussion with group of experts on the responses of countries surrounding the Bay of Bengal have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and what those actions mean for the future once the pandemic has passed.  Read more...


May 26, 2020 EventChina's Evolving Role in South AsiaChina's Western Horizon

The East-West Center in Washington held a discussion with group of experts on China's actions within Southeast Asia and how those actions will affect the political economy of the region.  Read more...

 

 


May 14, 2020 EventChina’s New Aid Agency and Trilateral Aid CooperationDr. Denghua Zhang

The East-West Center in Washington held a discussion with Australian National University's Dr. Denghua Zhang and the East-West Center's Dr. Ellen Frost on what to expect from China's foreign aid policies and prospects for trilateral cooperation between China and Indo-Pacific countries on aid projects.  Read more...

 

 


May 7, 2020 Event: North Korea's International Interactions During the COVID-19 PandemicKeith Luse

The East-West Center in Washington held a discussion with the National Committee on North Korea's Mr. Keith Luse on how North Korea has been faring during the COVID-19 pandemic and what this means for future relations between North Korea and the United States as well as North Korea's relations with its neighbors in the Indo-Pacific.  Read more...

 

 


May 1, 2020 Event: Strengthening US-Japan-Southeast Asia Cooperation on Japan`s Connectivity Initiatives in the Indo-PacificKensuke Yanagida

The East-West Center in Washington held a discussion with EWCW Visting Fellow Mr. Kensuke Yanagida on his fellowship research on the possibilities of the United States and Japan working within international multilateral cooperation initiatives to provide better infrastructure opportunities within Southeast Asia.  Read more...

 

 

 


April 30, 2020 Event: US, Japan, and Southeast Asia Cooperation on Building a Data Governance BlueprintMark Manantan

The East-West Center in Washington held a discussion with EWCW Visting Fellow Mr. Mark Mantanan on his fellowship research into the importance of US-Japan collaboration in strengthening data governance practices, both their own and those in Southeast Asia.  Read more...

 

 

 


April 29, 2020 Event‘On Unequal Footing: Strategic Dissonance & Failures of Competition in US-Japanese Efforts to Promote Better Quality Infrastructure Investment in Southeast Asia’Dr. Pon Souvannaseng

The East-West Center in Washington held a discussion with EWCW Visting Fellow Dr. Pon Souvannaseng on her fellowship research which analyzes the disconnect between the United States and Japan in the ability to engage in expanding quality infrastructure projects in Southeast Asia.  Read more...

 


April 28, 2020 EventUnderstanding Semiconductor Supply Chain Disruption: Framing the U.S.-Japan Response & Exploring Partnerships with Southeast AsiaJeffrey D. Bean

The East-West Center in Washington held a discussion with EWCW Visting Fellow Mr. Jeffrey D. Bean on his fellowship research which analyzes how the semiconductor supply chains within the Indo-Pacific are an ideal case study for the challenges and opportunities facing avenues of collaboration between the US, Japan, and Southeast Asia in not just this industry but beyond.  Read more...

 

 


April 22, 2020 Event: U.S.-Japan Cooperation on Vocational Training and Education in ASEANWilliam Lloyd V

The East-West Center in Washington held a discussion with EWCW Visting Fellow Mr. William Lloyd on his fellowship research into avenues of collaboration between the US, Japan, and Southeast Asia in the field of vocational training and education.  Read more...


 

February 11, 2020 EventPresident Moon’s Drive for Change 2020: Rise of Liberal Politics in South KoreaLeft to right: Dr. Seong-ho Sheen and Dr. Satu Limaye.

The East-West Center in Washington held a discussion with Seoul National University's Dr. Seong-ho Sheen on predictions for South Korea's upcoming mid-term elections and what it would mean for President Moon's liberal leaning agenda.  Read more...

 


January 7, 2020 EventThe Indo-Pacific: Trump, China, and the New Struggle for Global MasteryRichard Heydarian

The East-West Center in Washington held a discussion with the Philippine Daily Inquirer's Mr. Richard Heydarian on the findings outlined in his latest book The Indo-Pacific: Trump, China, and the New Struggle for Global Mastery.  Read more...

 

 


Archived 2019 Events