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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).

Video

VIEW PART 1

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.

VIEW PART 2

Remarks by Ambassador Ron Kirk (introduced by Richard Ellings).

Audio

WELCOME

Richard J. Ellings, The National Bureau of Asian Research


SPECIAL REMARKS

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

Transcripts

Remarks by Ambassador Ron Kirk

Remarks by Rear Admiral Scott H. Swift

Agenda and Photo

Agenda and Speaker Bios | Photo Gallery

NBR would like to thank Chevron and Microsoft for their generous support.

Media Coverage

Kirk: Washington Wants Three Pending FTAs Put into Effect (airang, 4/01/11)

US military sees extended help for Japan (AFP, 3/30/2011)

US puts Japan trade push on back burner (AFP, 3/30/11)

US-China wind turbine talks “very productive” – USTR (Reuters, 3/30/11)

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