Tuesday, March 1, 2011

This Week in Washington

3/1 - 10:00am, 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Full committee hearing on "Breaking the Cycle of North Korean Provocations." Witnesses: Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell; Stephen Bosworth, State Department special representative for North Korea policy; L. Gordon Flake, executive director, Mansfield Foundation; Marcus Noland, deputy director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics; Robert Carlin of the Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University. 

RE-EXAMINING THE IMPORTANCE OF THE US-JAPAN RELATIONSHIP IN AN ERA OF CHANGE. 3/1, 8:30-Noon, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Toshiba International Foundation; Mansfield Foundation. Speaker: Ambassador Rust Deming, Adjunct Professor, Japan Studies, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University; Panel I: The U.S.-Japan Alliance and Asian Regional Security: William Heinrich, U.S. Department of State; Nicolas Szechenyi, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Kuniko Ashizawa, Oxford Brookes University; Panel II: Economic Relations: Redefining the U.S.-Japan Relationship in the Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis Regional Economic Integration: Kiyoaki Aburaki, Nippon Keidanren and CSIS; Mireya Solis, American University; Keith A Krulak, U.S. Department of State; Climate Change and Energy Policy: Toshihide Arimura, Sophia University; Llewelyn Hughes, George Washington University; Jennifer Sklarew, formerly U.S. Department of Commerce.

JAPAN FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT -- 10TH ANNIVERSARY: A REAL TOOL OF CITIZEN EMPOWERMENT OR MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING? 3/2, 4:30-6:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, SAIS. Speaker: Dr. Lawrence Repeta, Professor, Meiji University. 

EAST ASIAN ECONOMIC INTEGRATION AND U.S.-JAPAN COOPERATION, CSIS-JETRO CONFERENCE. 3/2, 9:00am-1:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: John Hamre, President and CEO, CSIS; Li Xiangyang, Director, Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Michael Wesley, Executive Director, Lowy Institute for International Policy, Australia; Vo Tri Thanh, Vice-President, Central Institute for Economic Management, Vietnam; Minoru Tsukada, President, Hitachi Research Institute; William Grimes, Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Boston University; Laura Hudson, Manager, International Government Affairs, Chevron Corporation; Yasuo Hayashi, Chairman and CEO, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO); Michael Green, Senior Adviser and Toyota Japan Chair, CSIS. 

DIFFUSING TENSIONS ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA: WHAT AMERICA—AND CHINA—SHOULD DO? 3/2, 2:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsors: Progressive Policy Institute; UC Washington Center. Speakers: Kurt Campbell, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; Scott Snyder, Director, Center for U.S.-Korea Policy at the Asia Foundation; Karin Lee, Executive Director, National Committee on North Korea; Gordon Flake, Executive Director, Mansfield Foundation.  

CRACKS IN THE U.S.-JAPAN ALLIANCE? 3/3, 12:30-2:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: American U, Center forAsian Studies Forum. Speaker: William Brooks, Johns Hopkins University SAIS, APP Senior Fellow. 

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