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The National Asia Research Program – Symposia and Events

NBR and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars jointly launched a major national research and conference initiative—the National Asia Research Program (NARP).

A core part of the program is the selection of a premier group of National Asia Research Associates and Fellows, nominated by the leaders of U.S. research organizations and institutions of higher learning. The inaugural class of 39 Research Associates and Fellows serve two-year terms during which NBR and the Wilson Center support their policy-relevant research, facilitate their engagement with policymakers through multiple conferences and events, and provide them with opportunities for publishing their research.

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American Innovation in the Face of Asia’s Growing Power

On February 9, 2011, NBR hosted National Asia Research Associate Adam Segal (Council on Foreign Relations) at our Seattle headquarters for a private roundtable discussion. In a thought-provoking discussion with local business executives, entrepreneurs, and policymakers, Segal provided a comprehensive and optimistic overview of the ways in which American innovation has an edge in the global marketplace and how the U.S. can successfully leverage these advantages in the future. Read a summary of the discussion.

China's Interests in a Post-Kim Dynasty Korean Peninsula

National Asia Research Fellow Sung-Yoon Lee (Tufts University) discussed China's interests in a post-Kim Dynasty Korean Peninsula and the implications for U.S. policy in the region on January 24 at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The talk was co-presented by the Wilson Center's Asia Program. Access video, audio and an event summary.

Revisiting History: North Korea and Nuclear Weapons

National Asia Research Program (NARP) associate Jonathan Pollack spoke on "Revisiting History: North Korea and Nuclear Weapons" on November 3, 2010, at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The talk is part of Dr. Pollack’s work as a NARP Associate and was co-presented by the Wilson Center’s Asia Program in cooperation with the North Korea International Documentation Project. Learn more and watch video from the event.

Robert Scalapino Symposium

NBR, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and The Asia Foundation sponsored the National Asia Research Program (NARP) Robert Scalapino Symposium on October 14, 2010. Hosted by the Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS) at the University of California-Berkeley, the Symposium brought together scholars and specialists to discuss critical Asia policy issues. Learn more about this event.

2010 Asia Policy Assembly

The Asia Policy Assembly is a major international conference that brings together experts from the academic, philanthropic, and policymaking communities to address issues of strategic importance to U.S. interests in Asia. The inaugural Assembly was held on June 17–18, 2010, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. The next Assembly will be held in 2012.

2010 Asia Policy Assembly


Jim Webb, United States Senate, delivering a keynote address on the vital importance of U.S. interaction with East and Southeast Asia at the June 17-18 Asia Policy Assembly in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the Assembly and listen to audio of Senator Webb's keynote.