2010 Asia Policy Assembly: Plenary Sessions


The 2010 Asia Policy Assembly, convened in Washington, D.C., on June 17-18, 2010, consisted of five plenary sessions, twenty-one roundtable sessions, and four keynote addresses.

PLENARY 1: Geopolitics and Grand Strategy


Welcome Remarks and Introductions

    Aaron Friedberg, Princeton University


Strategic Challenges and Opportunities for the United States in Asia

    Michael Schiffer, U.S. Department of Defense


Sources of Mutual Strategic Suspicion in U.S.-China Relations

    David Lampton, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS


Military Dimensions of Asia’s Strategic Environment

    Thomas Mahnken, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS


Plenary 1 Q & A


PLENARY 2: Global Trade, Investment, and Finance


(Session was off the record. No audio available.)


PLENARY 3: International Implications of Domestic Political Transitions


Welcome Remarks and Introductions

    Richard Samuels, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Japan’s New Asianism: Threat or Opportunity?

    Daniel Sneider, Stanford University


South Korean Democracy, Identity Politics, and U.S.-Korea Relations

    Katharine Moon, Wellesley College


Democratization and Indonesian Foreign Policy

    Ann Marie Murphy, Seton Hall University


Plenary 3 Q & A


PLENARY 4: International Security: Will the Pacific Remain Pacific?


Welcome Remarks and Introductions

    June Teufel Dreyer, University of Miami


How to Think about the Asian Balance of Power

    Dan Blumenthal, American Enterprise Institute


China’s Military Capabilities and Doctrine

    M. Taylor Fravel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Discussant

    Thomas Fingar, Stanford University


Plenary 4 Q & A


PLENARY 5: Asia 2025 and Beyond


Welcome Remarks and Introductions

    Roy Kamphausen, The National Bureau of Asian Research


Prospects for Continued U.S. Predominance in Asia

    Ashley Tellis, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


Demographic Trends and Growth in Asia

    Nicholas Eberstadt, American Enterprise Institute


Discussant

    Terrence Markin, National Intelligence Council


Plenary 5 Q & A


Michael Schiffer

Mr. Michael Schiffer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia, delivers a policy address on the strategic challenges and opportunities for the United States in Asia.

plenary 3

Participants engage panel presenters during an interactive question-and-answer period at the close of a plenary session.

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