Engaging Asia 2011: The 112th Congress and Post-Crisis Asia
NBR hosted "Engaging Asia 2011: The 112th Congress and Post-Crisis Asia" on March 30, 2011, in Washington, D.C. This half-day conference assembled high-level experts from government, military, diplomatic, and academic arenas to offer insights into the many dynamics affecting U.S. interests in the region.
Featured speakers included Ambassador Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative; Congressman Rick Larsen (WA-02); Rear Admiral Scott Swift, U.S. Pacific Command; and Minister Akira Chiba from the Embassy of Japan. The event also included a critical analysis of the recent NBR publication Aftershock: The 112th Congress and Post-Crisis Asia, which examines the 112th Congress and the key policy issues in Asia that it will face, featuring authors Edward Gresser (ProgressiveEconomy) and Daniel Twining (The German Marshall Fund of the United States).
NBR would like to thank Chevron and Microsoft for their generous support.
Full event video is presented below in two parts.
PART 1: A welcome by NBR President Richard Ellings is followed by remarks from Minister Akira Chiba, Congressman Rick Larsen, and Rear Admiral Scott H. Swift. Part 1 closes with the panel discussion on "The 112th Congress and Post-Crisis Asia" by authors Edward Gresser and Daniel Twining.
PART 2: Remarks by Ambassador Ron Kirk (introduced by Richard Ellings).
Richard J. Ellings
The National Bureau of Asian Research
Minister Akira Chiba
Embassy of Japan
The Role of Congress in the U.S-China Relationship
Congressman Rick Larsen
Update on Operation Tomodachi
Rear Admiral Scott H. Swift
U.S. Pacific Command
Panel: The 112th Congress and Post-Crisis Asia
Edward Gresser and Daniel Twining
Edward Gresser, ProgressiveEconomy
Daniel Twining, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
The Dynamic U.S. Trade Relationship with Asia
Ambassador Ron Kirk
United States Trade Representative
Remarks by Ambassador Ron Kirk
Remarks by Rear Admiral Scott H. Swift
EVENT PHOTOS AND AGENDA
Engaging Asia 2011 Photo Gallery
Event Agenda and Speaker Biographies (PDF).
Kirk: Washington Wants Three Pending FTAs Put into Effect (airang, 4/01/11)
US military sees extended help for Japan (AFP, 3/30/2011)
US puts Japan trade push on back burner (AFP, 3/30/11)
US-China wind turbine talks "very productive" - USTR (Reuters, 3/30/11)
ABOUT ENGAGING ASIA
Engaging Asia is a comprehensive initiative that provides analysis and policy recommendations for U.S. engagement with the region and seeks to encourage integrated high-level discussion of U.S. interests and policy.
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