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Emerging Leaders in East Asia

The initial phase of this project brought together leading American scholars of contemporary East Asia to produce a comprehensive study mapping the political landscapes of South Korea, China, Japan, and Taiwan, and provided U.S. government and corporate leaders with a better understanding of the region’s future leadership. This project examined the qualities and characteristics that define these emerging leaders, distinguished them from their predecessors, and analyzed what their increasing influence might mean for U.S. policy interests in the future.

The full NBR project report Emerging Leaders in East Asia: The Next Generation of Political Leadership in China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan was published in September 2008. In May 2008, NBR released a summary of the study’s key findings and conducted briefings in Washington, D.C., for corporate and government audiences.

NBR is launching a follow-on initiative that will identify and bring together up-and-coming leaders from several East Asian countries through a series of workshops and conference in the region and the United States. The initiative will produce ongoing research, reports, and meetings designed to facilitate dialogue and networks among the rising generation of leaders in Asia. Participants will have the opportunity to provide briefings for U.S. government officials, congressional members and staff, business executives, and the academic community. The first such workshop was organized in collaboration with the Korea Institute for Future Strategies in Seoul in December 2009.

Contact

For more information, please contact:

Travis Tanner
Senior Project Director psa@nbr.org

Trust Building in Northeast Asia: Enhancing Mutual Understanding between Korea and the United States

On July 1, 2010, NBR, in partnership with the Korea Institute for Future Strategies (KiFS), hosted a public roundtable discussion at Johns Hopkins-SAIS entitled “Trust Building in Northeast Asia: Enhancing Mutual Understanding between Korea and the United States.”

Emerging Leaders in East Asia

The project report "Emerging Leaders in East Asia: The Next Generation of Political Leadership in China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan" explores the emergence of the rising generation of leadership in East Asia. The report represents the culmination of a year-long initiative launched by NBR to provide U.S. government and corporate leaders with a better understanding of East Asia’s future leadership.

Abridged Versions of Emerging Leaders in East Asia Essays

Asia Policy, no 6 (July 2008) featured abridged versions of two of the five essays from the Emerging Leaders in East Asia project: "Prosperity’s Children: Generational Change and Japan’s Future Leadership," by J. Patrick Boyd & Richard J. Samuels, and "China’s Fifth Generation: Is Diversity a Source of Strength or Weakness?" by Cheng Li.