JAPAN’S RECOVERY, 2011. 9/15, 4:30-6:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Reischauer Center, SAIS. Speakers: Amb. Ichiro Fujisaki, Japan’s Ambassador to the US; Kent Calder, Director, Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, SAIS; Rust Deming, Adjunct Professor, Japan Studies Program; William L. Brooks, Adjunct Professor, Japan Studies Program; Arthur Alexander, Adjunct Professor, Japan Studies Program.
ENGINEERING CHINA’S FINANCIAL REFORM. 9/16, 10:00-11:30am, Washington, DC. Sponsors: Carnegie Asia Program, IMF. Speakers: Nigel Chalk, Senior Adviser in the IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department; Yukon Huang, senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program; Nicholas R. Lardy, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics; Douglas H. Paal, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
THE NEW CHINA. 9/16, Noon-1:30pm, Lunch, Washington, DC. Sponsor: East-West Center in Washington. Speaker: William H. Overholt, Senior Researcher, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
THE OKINAWA QUESTION: REGIONAL SECURITY, THE US-JAPAN ALLIANCE, AND FUTENMA. 9/19, 9:30am-4:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsors: Sigur Center, GWU and Nansei Shoto Industrial Advancement. Speakers: Robert Sutter (George Washington University); Michael Swaine (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace); Akio Takahara (Tokyo University); Llewelyn Hughes (George Washington University); Keynote by Governor Hirokazu Nakaima of Okinawa; Mike Mochizuki (George Washington University); Akikazu Hashimoto (J. F. Oberlin University); Kazuhisa Ogawa (International Politics and Military Analyst); Michael O’Hanlon (Brookings Institution); Kurayoshi Takara (University of the Ryukyus).
KOREA'S ECONOMY 2011 BOOK LAUNCH: INCREASING INTERDEPENDENCE: CHINA AND THE TWO KOREAS. 9/20, 9:00-10:30am, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI). Speakers: Gordon Chang, Author of Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On the World; Dick Nanto, Specialist, Industry & Trade, Japan Task Force, Congressional Research Service; Troy Stangarone, Senior Director, Congressional Affairs and Trade, Korea Economic Institute.
CRISIS AND RESPONSE: THE TOHOKU DISASTER AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR JAPAN'S FUTURE. 9/20, 5:00-6:30pm, New York, New York. Sponsors: Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University. Speakers: Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University; Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus.