Engaging Asia 2011
The 112th Congress and Post-Crisis Asia
NBR hosted “Engaging Asia 2011: The 112th Congress and Post-Crisis Asia” on March 30, 2011, in Washington, D.C. This half-day conference assembled high-level experts from government, military, diplomatic, and academic arenas to offer insights into the many dynamics affecting U.S. interests in the region.
Featured speakers included Ambassador Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative; Congressman Rick Larsen (WA-02); Rear Admiral Scott Swift, U.S. Pacific Command; and Minister Akira Chiba from the Embassy of Japan. The event also included a critical analysis of the recent NBR publication Aftershock: The 112th Congress and Post-Crisis Asia, which examines the 112th Congress and the key policy issues in Asia that it will face, featuring authors Edward Gresser (ProgressiveEconomy) and Daniel Twining (The German Marshall Fund of the United States).
A welcome by NBR President Richard Ellings is followed by remarks from Minister Akira Chiba, Congressman Rick Larsen, and Rear Admiral Scott H. Swift. Part 1 closes with the panel discussion on “The 112th Congress and Post-Crisis Asia” by authors Edward Gresser and Daniel Twining.
Remarks by Ambassador Ron Kirk (introduced by Richard Ellings).
Richard J. Ellings, The National Bureau of Asian Research
Minister Akira Chiba, Embassy of Japan<
The Role of Congress in the U.S-China Relationship | AUDIO
Congressman Rick Larsen (WA-02)
Update on Operation Tomodachi | AUDIO
Rear Admiral Scott H. Swift, U.S. Pacific Command
PANEL: The 112th Congress and Post-Crisis Asia
Edward Gresser, ProgressiveEconomy
Daniel Twining, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
SPECIAL REMARKS: The Dynamic U.S. Trade Relationship with Asia
Ambassador Ron Kirk, United States Trade Representative
Agenda and Photo
NBR would like to thank Chevron and Microsoft for their generous support.