Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Next Week in Washington

MEMORIALIZING THE PAST: THE ROLE OF NON-GOVERNMENTAL ACTORS IN GERMAN-POLISH AND JAPANESE-SOUTH KOREAN RECONCILIATION. 9/24, Noon-1:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS). Speakers: Dr. Seunghoon Heo, JSPS Research Fellow, Aston University and UN Universiy’s Institute for Sustainability and Peace; Alexander Wochnik, PhD candidate, Aston University. 

2012 NATIONAL SURVEY OF ASIAN AMERICANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS: PUBLIC OPINION OF A GROWING ELECTORATE. 9/25, 1:00-2:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Wilson Center, Asia Program. Speakers: The Honorable Norman Y. Mineta, former Congressman and Cabinet member under two administrations; Karthick Ramakrishnan, director of the National Asian American Survey and associate professor at UC-Riverside; Deepa Iyer, chair of National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) and executive director of South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT); Mee Moua, president of Asian American Justice Center (AAJC); Miriam Yeung, executive director of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF); Taeku Lee, professor and chair of political science at UC-Berkeley. 

MYANMAR CONFERENCE. 9/25, 8:30am-4:30pm, Washingon, DC. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: Sen. Jim Webb, Chair, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Michael Schiffer, Professional Senate Staff, Senate Foreign Relations Committee; David Steinberg, Georgetown University; David Dapice, Professor of economics, Tufts University and Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Serge Pun, Chairman, Serge Pun & Associates; Elizabeth Hernandez, Vice President, Government Affairs for Asia Pacific and Japan for Hewlett-Packard Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.; Shigehiro Tanaka, Japanese representative of Senior Economic Official Meeting for East Asia Summit, METI; The Hon. Derek Mitchell, United States Ambassador to the Union of Burma [Myanmar]; Nisha Biswal, Assistant Administrator for Asia, U.S. Agency for International Development; Stephen Groff, Vice-President of Operations, Asian Development Bank; Christopher Herink, National Director, World Vision Myanmar; Thomas Dillon, Senior Vice President, World Wildlife Fund.

CONCEPTUALIZING FUTURE UNITED STATES-CHINA RELATIONS. 9/25, 10:00am-Noon, Washington, DC. Sponsor: John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings; Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (CNAPS). Speakers: Professor David Shambaugh, George Washington University, Nonresident senior fellow, Brookings, editor, Tangled Titans; Ashley J. Tellis, Carnegie, co-author, Tangled Titans, Harry Harding, University of Virginia, co-author, Tangled Titans, Jonathan Pollack, senior fellow, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings.

U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS AND THE 18TH PARTY CONGRESS: UNCERTAINTY AMIDST POLITICAL TRANSITION. 9/26, 8:30-10:00am, Washington, DC. Sponsor: CSIS, Freeman Chair in China Studies. Speakers: The Honorable Richard L. Armitage, Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State; Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Christopher K. Johnson, Senior Advisor and Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS.

CHINA’S ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN AND ITS POLICY IMPLICATIONS. 9/27, Noon-2:00pm, Lunch, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Carnegie Asia Program. Speakers: Stephen Roach, senior fellow, Jackson Institute of Global Affairs, Yale, senior lecturer, Yale School of Management; Markus Rodlauer, deputy director, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF. 

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