2012 Pyle Center Conference


“Northeast Asia in Transition: New Leadership, New Dynamics”

The National Bureau of Asian Research, in partnership with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation and the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, hosted a conference on “Northeast Asia in Transition: New Leadership, New Dynamics” on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, on the campus of the University of Washington. NBR invited a select group of experts to participate in a one-day conference to examine the political, economic, and social issues affecting Northeast Asia amid leadership transitions.

The conference was organized by NBR’s Kenneth B. and Anne H.H. Pyle Center for Northeast Asian Studies.


WELCOME, KEYNOTE, AND LUNCH DISCUSSION

VIDEO

Welcome

    Resat Kasaba, University of Washington

    Richard J. Ellings, The National Bureau of Asian Research

    Lara Iglitzin, The Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Keynote Address

    Michael K. Young, President of the University of Washington

Lunch Discussion: “Leadership in the 21st Century”

Roundtable Moderator

    John Hempelmann, The Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Roundtable Participants

    Cathy Allen, International Political Consultant

    Thomas B. Fargo, The National Bureau of Asian Research

    Slade Gorton, The National Bureau of Asian Research

    Kenneth B. Pyle, University of Washington


PANEL I: What New Leadership Changes Mean for Northeast Asia

Panel Chair

    Resat Kasaba, University of Washington

Panel

Strikeouts and Home Runs: The Changing Nature of Japanese Political Leadership

    Robert Pekkanen, University of Washington

North Korean Exceptionalism and South Korean Conventionalism: Prospects for Reverse Formulation?

    Sung-Yoon Lee, Tufts University

Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Taiwan’s 2012 Elections

    Abraham Denmark, The National Bureau of Asian Research

Continuity and Protests in Russia

    Scott Radnitz, University of Washington

What the 18th Party Congress Isn’t Going to Tell Us

    David Bachman, University of Washington


PANEL II: Regional Perspectives on U.S. Policy in Asia

Panel Chair

    Richard J. Ellings, The National Bureau of Asian Research

Panel

Views from the Region—Japan

    Yoichiro Sato, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Views from the Region—South Korea

    Beom-Shik Shin, Seoul National University

Views from the Region—Taiwan

    Edward I-Hsin Chen, Tamkang University

Views from the Region—China

    Ren Xiao, Fudan University


PANEL III: Emerging Regional Dynamics

Panel Chair

    Travis Tanner, The National Bureau of Asian Research

Panel

Two-Track Growth and Uneven Integration

    Ellen L. Frost, Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics

Nationalism and Regional Relations

    Matake Kamiya, National Defense Academy of Japan

Nationalism, Domestic Politics, and China’s Regional Strategy

    Thomas J. Christensen, Princeton University

The U.S.-Japan Alliance in the 21st Century

    Kenneth B. Pyle, University of Washington


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