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December 2014

Strategic Asia 2014-15 Volume Launch

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On Tuesday, December 2, NBR will host a Capitol Hill launch for the 2014-15 Strategic Asia volume, U.S. Alliances and Partnerships at the Center of Global Power, featuring a keynote address by Dr. Evan S. Medeiros (Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Asian Affairs National Security Council).

November 2014

Implications of North American Coal and Gas to Asia

On Wednesday, November 19, The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) will host an exciting event on Capitol Hill, entitled “North American Coal & Gas to Asia." This event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 210 Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C. The event will feature remarks by Congressman Charles W. Boustany, Jr. (House of Representatives, Louisiana, 3rd district) and Congressman Gene Green (House of Representatives, Texas, 29th district), followed by panel discussions with senior experts on energy and environmental security.

November 2014

China’s Energy Crossroads: Forging a New Energy and Environmental Balance

On Tuesday, November 18, The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation co-hosted a Capitol Hill launch for NBR’s 2014 Energy Security Report, "China’s Energy Crossroads: Forging a New Energy and Environmental Balance." This event featured on-the-record discussion on the key issues driving the quest for energy security in the Asia-Pacific. Learn more.

November 2014

Innovation in the India-Japan Economic Relationship

On November 4, NBR and USJI co-hosted a public discussion in Tokyo, Japan featuring remarks by Minister Arvind Singh (Embassy of India in Japan), Amit Kapoor (India Competitiveness Council), Roy Kamphausen (NBR), and Katsuichi Uchida (USJI), among others. Learn more.

October 2014

Adapting to a New Energy Era: Beijing Workshop 2014

On October 23, NBR and CICIR convened an invitation-only workshop in Beijing, China to examine new opportunities for strengthening energy cooperation in the Asia-Pacific. This high-level event featured discussions with Chen Weidong (CNOOC Energy Economics Institute), Edward C. Chow (CSIS), Eric V. Thompson (Center for Naval Analyses), Akio Takahara (University of Tokyo), and Zhao Hongtu (CICIR), among others.

September 2014

Gorton Center Discussion Series Presents: The 9/11 Commission - A New Report for a New Decade

On September 23, 2014, the Slade Gorton International Policy Center held a roundtable discussion with former 9/11 Commissioners Jamie Gorelick and Slade Gorton on the updated policy recommendations released on July 22, 2014 by the 9/11 Commission.

September 2014

Book Discussion: Assessing the People's Liberation Army in the Hu Jintao Era

The book discussion for the volume Assessing the People's Liberation Army in the Hu Jintao Era featured a keynote address by Congressman Rick Larsen, co-chair of the bipartisan U.S.-China Working Group (USCWG) and member of the House Armed Services Committee.

September 2014

Opportunities and Challenges in the U.S.-Japan Alliance

NBR and the U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI) convened a discussion on “Opportunities and Challenges in the U.S.-Japan Alliance” on Wednesday, September 3, in Washington, D.C. This event was part of USJI’s “USJI Week” and featured insights from senior security and international relations experts, including Michael J. Green, (Center for Strategic and International Studies; Georgetown University), Hiroshi Nakanishi (Kyoto University), and Abraham M. Denmark (NBR).

July 2014

Gorton Center Discussion Series Presents: Supporting Emerging Democracies

On July 10, the Slade Gorton International Policy Center hosted a roundtable discussion on what the United States is, and can be, doing to support new and emerging democracies with Kent Patton and Johanna Kao.

June 2014

2014 Pacific Energy Summit

The 2014 Pacific Energy Summit, "Charting the Course to a Secure and Cleaner Energy Future," took place on June 30-July 1 in Seoul. The Summit provided a high-level assessment of the market trends, geopolitical developments, policy decisions, and technological innovations that will play a critical role in determining the energy and environmental outlook for the Asia-Pacific region. Learn more.

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The 2014 Pacific Energy Forum gathered leading experts from Asia, the United States, and Canada to assess the key policy questions that North America and Asia face in determining the future trans-Pacific energy relationship. This invitation-only event brought Asian views into the ongoing discussion in Canada and United States about the future energy relationship between North America and Asia. Learn more.