Previous Events 2017

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Previous Events 2017


November 16, 2017 Event: East of India, South of China: Sino-Indian Encounters in Southeast Asia Book Launch and Discussion Left to right: Amitav Acharya and Dr. Satu Limaye.

The East West Center in Washington held a program with American University's Amitav Acharya to discuss his newest book's analysis on China and India's relations with each other and how that has impact their historical and current interactions with Southeast Asia.  Read more...

 


November 14, 2017 Event: North Korea's External Relations Under "Maximum Pressure" Left to right: Daniel Wertz, Keith Luse, and Dr. Satu Limaye.

The East West Center in Washington and National Committee on North Korea held a program to discuss their findings surrounding North Korea's diplomatic and trade ties with other countries in light of the newly imposed sanctions and increasing tensions.  Read more...

 


November 8, 2017 Event: The US and Southeast Asia on the Eve of President Trump's Visit Representative Joaquin Castro (TX), Co-Chair, Congressional Caucus on ASEAN gave opening remarks.

The East West Center in Washington held a reception on Capitol Hill with distinguished speakers and guests to discuss the current state of US-ASEAN relations in the lead-up to President Trump's first visit to the Asia Pacific and to launch the updated ASEAN Matters for America/America Matters for ASEAN state and district one-pagers which highlight local ties.  Read more...

 


November 6, 2017 Event: India’s Responses to the Complex Rohingya Crisis In Myanmar Left to right: Dr. Baladas Ghoshal and Dr. Satu Limaye

The East West Center in Washington held a seminar with Dr. Baladas Ghoshal, Secretary General, Society for Indian Ocean Studies, on India's multifaceted response to the crisis facing the Burmese Rohingya minority and the complexities surrounding such a humanitarian crisis.  Read more...

 


October 27, 2017 Event: Singapore and a Changing Asia: Lessons from a “Smart City, Smart State” for a Dynamic Region Left to right: Dr. Kent Calder and Dr. Satu Limaye

The East West Center in Washington held a seminar with Dr. Kent Calder, Director, Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies and Director for Asia Programs, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, on his most recent book Singapore: Smart City, Smart State and the lessons that could be adopted by other Asian countries seeking similar levels of stability and prosperity.  Read more...

 


October 24, 2017 Event: American & Regional Views of Japan’s Emerging Security Policies Panel for "American & Regional Views of Japan's Emerging Security Policies.

The East West Center in Washington held a seminar on in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill with American and Asian speakers to discuss responses throughout the Asia Pacific to Japan’s updated security policy in light of the recent elections in Japan and President Trump’s inaugural visit to the region in November. Read more...

 


September 15, 2017 Event: The Politics of (Re)Alignment: The U.S. in Southeast Asian States’ Evolving Strategies in the Trump EraIthrana Lawrence

The East West Center in Washington hosted EWCW Visiting Fellow Ithrana Lawrence  for an off-the-record discussion on how countries in Southeast Asia are reevaluating their own strategic interests and policies following the election of President Trump.  Read more...

 

 


September 13, 2017 Event: Beyond Ranking and Monitoring in the TIP Report: US Cooperation with ASEAN on Anti-Human TraffickingLeft to right: Ruji Auethavornpipat and Dr. Ellen Frost

The East West Center in Washington hosted EWCW Visiting Fellow Ruji Auethavornpipat  for an off-the-record discussion on recent developments in anti-human trafficking policy in the states of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and how the United States can aid in the fight.  Read more...


September 7, 2017 Event: Opportunities and Challenges of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and Implications for US Policy on PakistanLeft to right: Lin Wang and Dr. Satu Limaye

The East West Center in Washington hosted EWCW Visiting Fellow Lin Wang for a discussion on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and what it means for the region and the United States.  Read more...

 

 


August 29, 2017 Event: Integrated Asia: A Dangerous New Strategic SystemLeft to right: Nick Bisley and Dr. Satu Limaye.

The East West Center in Washington hosted Professor of International Relations at La Trobe University, Australia and former EWCW Visiting Fellow Nick Bisley to hold a discussion on increased integration of countries in Asia thanks to greater cooperation in trade, security, and regional organizations and what that means for the region and the United States.  Read more...


July 19, 2017 Event: Beneath the Bragadoccio: PH-US Security Relations in the Post-Truth Era

The East West Center in Washington hosted University of the Philippines Law Center Director and former EWCW Visiting Fellow Jay Batongbacal to hold an off-the-record discussion on the Philippines' current foreign policy initiatives and objectives under President Rodrigo Duterte and how these policies affect the Philippines' relationship with the United States and the alliance.  Read more...


July 12, 2017 Event: A New Vision for Okinawa and Asia-Pacific Security: Recommendations from the New Diplomacy Initiative (ND)Panel from the event

The East West Center in Washington, members of Japan's New Diplomacy Initiative, and Dr. Mike M. Mochizuki from George Washington University held a seminar discussing the implications of moving the US bases in Okinawa and how such actions would affect US-Japan relations.  Read more...

 


June 29, 2017 Event: The Emerging Geopolitics of the Indian Ocean Region

The East West Center in Washington hosted recent University of Oxford DPhil recipient Dr. Jonathan Ward to hold an off-the-record discussion of the Indian Ocean and how players like China, India, and the United States are seeking to move within the ocean to achieve their foreign policy and domestic objectives.  Read more...


June 26, 2017 Event: The Launch of India Matters for America/America Matters for IndiaCover of India Matters for America/America Matters for India

The East West Center in Washington and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), along with the Senate India Caucus and the House India Caucus, held the launch of India Matters for America/America Matters for India, a publication and web resource for credible and nonpartisan information, graphics, analysis, and news at the national, state, and local levels on US-India interactions.  Read more...

 


May 23, 2017 Event: China and the US as Aid Donors: Past and Future Trajectories  Left to right: Dr. Patrick Kilby and Dr. Satu Limaye

The East-West Center in Washington held a seminar with EWCW Visiting Fellow Dr. Patrick Kilby  to discuss the trajectories of foreign aid from the United States and China and how such policies may change in the future. Read more...

 


May 17, 2017 Event: The Evolving International Political Economy of Russia, the Philippines, and the Northeast Asian Region: A Focus on Shifting Workplace Orientations and Conditions, 1981-2016  Left to right: Dr. Jonathan Westover, Kimberly Ann Elliott, and Dr. Satu Limaye. Image: Yumiko Kozu, East-West Center in Washington

The East-West Center in Washington held a seminar with Dr. Jonathan Westover, a former POSCO Fellow at the East-West Center, and Kimberly Ann Elliott of the Center for Global Development to discuss how workplace conditions have evolved in Northeast Asia, Russia, and the Philippines. Read more...

 


May 16, 2017 Event: The Launch of ASEAN Matters for America/America Matters for ASEAN: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN and the 40th Anniversary of the US-ASEAN Partnership  Cover of ASEAN Matters for America/America Matters for ASEAN

The East West Center in Washington, along with the US-ASEAN Business Council, the ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, the Congressional Singapore Caucus and the Congressional Caucus on ASEAN, held a launch of ASEAN Matters for America / America Matters for ASEAN, a publication and web resource for credible and nonpartisan information, graphics, analysis, and news at the national, state, and local level on U.S.-Southeast Asia interactions on Capitol Hill. The event brought together Members of Congress, government officials, business persons, and experts to discuss the partnership between the United States and ASEAN following 40 years of progress towards greater cooperation in matters of diplomacy, defense and security, trade and investment, and education and exchange.  Read more...


April 7, 2017 Event: Australia Debates the American Alliance  Left to right: Dr. Peter Dean, Dr. Brendan Taylor, and Dr. Satu Limaye. Image: Anh Pham Phan Hong, Intern, East-West Center in Washington

The East-West Center in Washington held a seminar with Dr. Peter Dean and Dr. Brendan Taylor of Australian National University to discuss their latest edited volume Australia's American Alliance, which highlights the internal Australian debate over the future of its ties with the United States. Read more...

 


April 6, 2017 Event: Understanding Indonesia’s Foreign Policy under President Widodo  Endy M. Bayuni and Dr. Satu Limaye. Image: Karen Mascarinas, Research Intern, East-West Center in Washington

The East-West Center in Washington held a seminar with Endy M. Bayuni, Editor in Chief of The Jakarta Post to discuss the foreign policy goals and accomplishments of the Widodo administration in Indonesia. Read more...

 



Left to right: Dr. Tsutomu Kikuchi and Hirobumi Kayama. Image: Karen Mascarinas, Research Intern, East-West Center in Washington.

March 21, 2017 Event: Beyond US-China Relations: Japan Embraces the Indo-Pacific  

The East-West Center in Washington held a seminar with Dr. Tsutomu Kikuchi, a Senior Adjunct Fellow at the Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA), and Hirobumi Kayama, the Director of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)'s New York office. The speakers discussed the motivations behind Japan's movements in the Indo Pacific region to aid in inter-connectivity. Read more...



From left to right: Dr. Manpei Hayashi, Dr. Terumasa Tomita, Dr. Haruka Sakamoto, and Dr. Satu Limaye. Image: Karen Mascarinas, Research Intern, East-West Center in Washington

March 15, 2017 Event: New Voices from Japan: Discussions on Disaster Recovery, Strengthening Global Health, and Anti-Globalization  

The East-West Center in Washington held a seminar in partnership with the Sasakawa Foundation and Social Science Research Council which highlighted up-and-coming scholars from Japan on a variety of topics. Read more...



From left to right: Mark Thomson and Andrew Davies. Image: Karen Mascarinas, Research Intern, East-West Center in Washington.

February 28, 2017 Event: Australian Defense Policy in the Trump Era - Ambitions and Uncertainties  

The East-West Center in Washington held a seminar with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute's Andrew Davies and Mark Thomson on the future of Australia's defense policies and how those will affect the US-Australia relationship . Read more...



Dr. Selina Ho and Dr. Satu Limaye

February 17, 2017 Event: The Upstream Superpower: China’s Transboundary River Policies  

The East-West Center in Washington held a seminar with the University of Singapore's Dr. Selina Ho on the transboundary river issues facing China and India and how those two countries could work together to be responsible riparians in the Asia-Pacific region. Read more...



From left to right: Bruce Stokes, Dr. Andrew Oros, Marta McLellan-Ross, and Dr. Satu Limaye. Image: East-West Center in Washington Intern Karen Mascarinas

February 16, 2017 Event: Japan's Security Renaissance: New Policies and Politics for the Twenty-First Century  

The East-West Center in Washington held a launch for Dr. Andrew Oros' newest book Japan's Security Renaissance: New Policies and Politics for the Twenty-First Century. Recent Council on Foreign Relations Hitachi Internatinal Affairs Fellow Marta McLellan-Ross and Bruce Stokes, Director of Pew's Global Economic Attitudes, served as discussants. Read more...



From left to right: Mr. Andrew Gilholm, Principal and Director of Analysis, Greater China and North Asia Control Risks, Ms. Ling Jin, Director of Government Affairs, Greater China and North Asia Control Risks, and Dr. Satu Limaye, Director, East-West Center in Washington. Image: East-West Center in Washington Intern Alison Ma

February 1, 2017 Event: New Leadership, New Challenges: Uncertainty in the US-China Trade Relationship  

The East-West Center in Washington held a seminar with Control Risk consultants Andrew Gilholm and Ling Jin on how bilateral trade between the United States and China would be affected by both the new Trump administration and the upcoming Party Congress in China. Read more...


January 31, 2017 Event: Foreign Direct Investment and National Security: Current Status and Future Challenges of Regulation in the US and Japan

The East-West Center in Washington held a seminar with Keio Unversity's Dr. Rikako Watai and East West Center Senior Adviser Dr. Ellen Frost on the security concerns surrounding foreign direct investment (FDI) in Japan. Read more...



Ambassador Tariq Karim. Image: EWCW Intern Karen MascarinasJanuary 19, 2017 Event: Sub-regional Cooperation in South Asia: Fantasy or Feasible?  

The East-West Center in Washington held an off-the-record seminar with the World Bank's Ambassador Tariq Karim on the potential for the United States to aid countries in South Asia with their sub regional connectivity programs like the South Asia Growth Quadrangle (SAGQ) and the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technocal and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). Read more...


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