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October 9, 2009: The Malaysia-United States Strategic Partnership Conference

(Click to Enlarge) Mr. Derek Mitchell discusses U.S.-Malaysian relations.

The Malaysia-United States Strategic Partnership Conference

(Washington D.C.) October 9– The Malaysia-United States Strategic Partnership Conference, organized by American University’s ASEAN Studies Center and Malaysia’s Asia Strategy and Leadership Institute (ASLI) in cooperation with the East-West Center in Washington and the Malaysia-America Society, examined the political, security, economic and environmental dimensions of Malaysia-U.S. bilateral relations on the eve of the APEC Summit in Singapore. Leading scholars and officials from the two countries analyzed the potential for cooperation on issues of mutual concern and considered new measures for strengthening ties under the Obama Administration and the Najib Administration in Malaysia.




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Speakers for this conference included:

Dato’ Dr. Michael Yeoh , CEO, ASLI

Dean Louis W. Goodman , School of International Service, American University

H.E. Dato’ Sri Dr. Jamaludin Jarjis, Ambassador of Malaysia to the United States of America

The Hon. Tan Sri Bernard Dompok , Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Malaysia

Mr. Derek Mitchell , Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense

Dr. Michael Martin , Analyst, Congressional Research Service

Mr. Joseph Yun , Director, office of Maritime Southeast Asia/EAP, Department of State

Professor Pek Koon Heng , School of International Service, American University

Mr. Isham Ishak , Minister-Counselor, Trade Office, Embassy of Malaysia

Mr. Marc Mealy, Acting Vice President, US-ASEAN Business Council

Mr. Scott Butcher, Former Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the United States of America, Kuala Lumpur

Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Yusof Basiron , CEO, Malaysia Palm Oil Council

Ms. Raelyn Campbell , Senior Project Director, National Bureau of Asia Research

Professor Amitav Acharya, School of International Service, American University