This is the week of the “mega-conference” in Washington. Nearly every Asia hand will be in town in some capacity or another.
CHINA'S NAVAL MODERNIZATION: CAUSE FOR STORM WARNINGS? 6/16, 8:25am-5:15pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University (INDU). Speakers: Adm. Douglas Crowder, USN (Ret), Former Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet; Adm. Michael McDevitt, USN (Ret), Director, CNA Strategic Studies; Dr. Bernard Cole, Aauthor, Great Wall at Sea; Dr. Nan Li, China Maritime Studies Institute, U.S. Naval War College; Dr. Robert Ross, Professor, Boston College; Ronald O'Rourke, Congressional Research Service; Derek Mitchell, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Defense for Asian & Pacific Security Affairs.
ASIA POLICY ASSEMBLY. 6/17, 9:00am-7:00pm, 6/18, 8:30am-5:00pm,Washington, DC. Sponsors: National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC). Keynote Addresses by James Steinberg, Deputy Secretary of State; Wallace "Chip" Gregson, Assistant Secretary of Defense, Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, Department of Defense; Sen. Christopher S. Bond (R-MO); Sen. James Webb (D-VA); Stanley Roth, Vice President, International Government Relations, Boeing Company. APP Members speaking: Daniel Sneider, Associate Director for Research, Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University; T.J. Pempel, Professor, Political Science, University of California Berkeley; Donald Emmerson, Director, Southeast Asia Forum, Shorenstein APARC; Sheldon Simon, Professor, Political Science, Arizona State University.
150 YEARS OF AMITY & 50 YEARS OF ALLIANCE. 6/17, 1:00-6:30pm, 6/18, 8:00am-7:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: CNAS, Nippon Foundation, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, and the Ocean Policy Research Foundation. Keynote Address by Akihisa Nagashima, Parliamentary Vice Minister for Defense.