Previous Events 2016

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Previous Events 2016



Yoram Evron and Dr. Satu Limaye

December 7, 2016 Event: Can China Be Incorporated into Middle East Stabilization By Supporting Regional Connectivity?  

The East-West Center in Washington held its inaugural program with the American Jewish Committee's Asia Pacific Institute with Visiting Fellow Yoram Everon on how the United States can bring China into its efforts to aid in stabilizing the Middle East.  Read more...



From left to right: Dr. Renato Cruz De Castro, Dr. Marvin Ott, and Dr. Satu Limaye.

November 30, 2016 Event: Geopolitics of the Philippine-U.S. 2014 Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA): Projecting American Airpower into the Dragon’s Lair  

The East-West Center in Washington held a discussion with East-West Center Visiting Fellow Dr. Renato Cruz De Castro and Johns Hopkins SAIS' Dr. Marvin Ott on the United States' Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) with the Philippines and its future under the Rodrigo Duterte administration. Read more...

 



Clyde Prestowitz and Dr. Satu Limaye

November 8, 2016 Event: Can America's Most Important Ally, Japan, Re-Invent Itself?  

The East-West Center in Washington held a discussion of Clyde Prestowitz, President of the Economic Strategy Institute, 's new book Japan Restored: How Japan Can Reinvent Itself and Why This Is Important for America and the WorldRead more...

 


From left to right: Dr. Satu Limaye, Nilanthi Samaranayake, and Dr. Joel Wuthnow

 

November 3, 2016 Event: Water Resource Competition in the Brahmaputra River Basin: China, India, and Bangladesh  

Dr. Satu Limaye, Director of the East-West Center, Nilanthi Samaranayake from the Center for Naval Analysis and Dr. Joel Wuthnow from the National Defense University discussed their recent report Water Resource Competition in the Brahmaputra River Basin: China, India, and BangladeshRead more...



Kazumi Nishikawa Director, Global Economic Policy Unit, Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI), emphasizes the importance of the US-Japan alliance in strengthening economic initiatives in Asia.

October 5, 2016 Event: Competing Economic Initiatives in Asia: The Stakes and Role of the US-Japan Alliance  

The East-West Center in Washington, in partnership with JETRO, held an event on Capitol Hill to Explore how the US-Japan alliance should both navigate and strengthen economic initiatives in Asia. Speakers included Ambassador to APEC Matthew J. Matthews, Director of METI's Global Economic Policy Unit Kazumi Nishikawa, and Senior Advisor to the Thai Chamber of Commerce H.E. Krisda Piampongsant. Read more...


 

September 28, 2016 Event: Explaining America’s Response to the Rise of China and India  

Manjeet Pardesi, a Visiting Fellow at the East-West Center in Washington, held an off-the-record seminar to explain the US response to the rises of China and India based on three factors: the structural context accompanying their rise, the types of change they are seeking, and the means by which they pursue their goals. Read more...



From left to right: Eka Kurniawan, H.E. Robert Pringle, and Dr. Satu Limaye.

September 28, 2016 Event: Beauty is a Wound: The Historical Context of Indonesian Author Eka Kurniawan's Latest Novel  

Eka Kurniawan, author of Beauty is a Wound, gave a presentation on the cultural aspects of Indonesian culture that he wished to portray, with comments from H.E. Robert Pringle of the US-Indonesia Society. Read more...



From left to right: Dr. Satu Limaye and Dr. Robert Sutter.

September 27, 2016 Event: America’s 2016 Election Debate on Asia Policy and Asian Reactions  

Director of the East-West Center in Washington Dr. Satu Limaye and George Washington University's Dr. Robert Sutter launched their co-authored report on how the 2016 US election is being perceived in Asia and what that means for US Asia policy going forward. Read more...



From left to right: Dr. Eby Hara, Peter Chalk, and Dr. Satu Limaye.

September 26, 2016 Event: The Significance of Indonesian’s Counter-terrorism Policy to the US Global War on Terrorism  

East-West Center in Washington Visiting Fellow Abubakar Eby Hara, joined by  The RAND Corporation's Peter Chalk, discussed the successes of and next steps for Indonesia's counter-terrorism policy. Read more...


 
From left to right: Charmaine Deogracias, Renato Cruz de Castro, Yuki Tatsumi, and Dr. Satu Limaye.

September 15, 2016 Event: Philippines-U.S.-Japan Trilateral Defense Cooperation and their Converging Interests in the South China Sea  

East-West Center in Washington Visiting Fellow Charmaine Deogracias, joined by fellow Visiting Fellow Renato Cruz de Castro and The Stimson Center's Yuki Tatsumi, discussed the potential for greater defense cooperation between the United States, Japan, and the Philippines. Read more...


 
From left to right: Dr. Huang, Dr. Gill, Dr. Medieros, Dr. Goh, and Dr. Limaye

June 21, 2016 Event: The Dynamics of U.S.-China-Southeast Asia Relations  

Dr Bates Gill and Dr. Evelyn Goh from Australian National University, joined by their colleague Dr. Chin-Hao Huang from Yale-NUS College, discussed their recently released MacArthur Foundation report The Dynamics of US-China-Southeast Asia Relations. Dr. Evan Mederios from the Eurasia Group served as a discussant. Read more...



Arzan Tarapore and Dr. Tanvi Madan.

May 25, 2016 Event: Beyond Shared Interests: The US and the Evolution of Indian Military Strategy  

East West Center Visiting Fellow Arzan Tarapore and Dr. Tanvi Madan from the Brookings Institution discussed the evolution of Indian defense policy and the prospects for greater defense collaboration between the United States and IndiaRead more...


May 4, 2016 Event: Next Steps in the US – Southeast Asia Economic Partnership 

In an off-the-record event, Alexander Feldman from the US-ASEAN Business Council, Ziad Haider from the State Department and Barbara Weisel from the office of the US Trade Representative discussed how the US-ASEAN economic relationship will evolve going forward following the inaugural Sunnylands Leadership Summit between the United States and ASEAN leaders. Read more...



From left to right: James Borton, Dr. Nong Hong, and Dr. John McManus.

May 3, 2016 Event: Environmental Security: A Crucible in the South China Sea  

James Borton, Dr. John McManus and Dr. Nong Hong presented their findings on the dangers faced by coral reefs and other integral environments in the South China Sea and how cooperation in maintaining environmental security can play a role in mitigating tensions in the region. Read more...



Dr. Tsutomu Kikuchi from JIIA and Dr. Satu Limaye from the East-West Center in Washington discuss the newest iteration of the US-Japan Relations and Southeast Asia Project.

March 7, 2016 Event: US-Japan Relations and Southeast Asia: Meeting Regional Demands  

The East-West Center in Washington (EWCW), in collaboration with the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), and through the support of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF), launched the US – Japan Relations and Southeast Asia: Meeting Regional Demands report. Read more...



H.E. Kenichiro Sasae delivered the Keynote Address at the launch of the newest edition of Japan Matters for America/America Matters for Japan.

February 9, 2016 Event: Japan and the United States Local Partners, Global Allies  

On February 9th, the East-West Center, along with co-sponsor the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, and the office of Senator Mazie Hirono, launched the newest edition of the Japan Matters for America (JMA) publication, part of the Asia Matters for America initiative. Read more...



From left to right: Michael Sacharski, Jeremy Haft, and Dr. Satu Limaye

January 20, 2016 Event: Unmade in China: The Hidden Truth about China’s Economic Miracle  

Jeremy Haft, CEO of SafeSource Trading, and Michael Sacharski, Managing Director of Pacific Enterprise Capital International, held a discussion at the East-West Center in Washington on Mr. Haft's newest work Unmade in China, which seeks to debunk the generalized perceptions that the US public hears about China's economy by offering an on-the-ground perspective from US entrepreneurs in China who deal with China's supply chain woes on a daily basis. Read more...


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