REGIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS: IMPLICATIONS FOR WTO (WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION). 3/25, 8:30-10:00am. Sponsor: Asia Program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC). Speakers: New Zealand Minister of Trade Tim Groser; Tami Overby, vice president for Asia at USCC; William Moser, president of the United States-New Zealand Council.
DISCUSSION ON AFGHANISTAN WITH GENERAL JOHN ALLEN. 3/25, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: Brookings. Speakers: General John Allen, USMC, Former Commander, International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan; Michael E. O'Hanlon, Director of Research, Foreign Policy.
CHAIRMAN’S FORUM WITH RICHARD G. OLSON, U.S. AMBASSADOR TO PAKISTAN. 3/25, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: Stimson. Speakers: Richard G. Olson, U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan; Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Stimson Chairman.
OKINAWA REVERSION AND THE "SECRET PACTS": NEW EVIDENCE FROM SOUTH KOREAN ARCHIVES. 3/25, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: East-West Center Washington (EWC). Speakers: Dr. Somei Kobayashi is a 2012 Japan Studies Fellow at the East-West Center in Washington; International Scholar at the Department of Philosophy, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea.
UNCHARTED STRAIT: THE SURPRISING SHIFT IN CHINA-TAIWAN RELATIONS? 3/25, 12:45-2:00pm. Sponsor: China Studies, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University. Speaker: Richard Bush, senior fellow and director of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution.
BALANCING ACT ON THE MEKONG: BUILDING LINKAGES FOR SUSTAINABLE DAM DEVELOPMENT. 3/25, 2:00-3:30pm. Sponsor: Wilson Center. Speakers: Michael Victor, communications coordinator at the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research; Robert Mather, head of the Southeast Asia Group at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature; Douglas Varchol, director of Mekong.
THE ARAB SPRING, WHERE IS IT LIKELY HEADED, AND IMPLICATIONS FOR U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY. 3/25, 6:00-8:00pm, Arlington, VA. Sponsor: Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University. Speaker: Robin Wright, U.S. Institute of Peace Senior Fellow-Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar.
WHOSE RIVER, WHOSE CHOICE? HYDROPOWER,GOVERNANCE AND ENVIRONMENT IN THE MEKONG. 3/25, 6:30-8:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Goethe-Institut Washington, Goethe Forum. Speakers: Preceded by a screening of the film Mekong, this panel discussion will touch on issues such as regional stability and trans-boundary management, environmental and energy security, political stability and cultural tradition. Words of welcome: Asterio Takesy, Ambassador from Micronesia; Felix Leinemann, European Union Delegation; Panelists: Douglas Varchol, film director; Erik Stokstad, AAAS; Jeff Opperman, The Nature Conservancy; Michael Victor, CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food; Robert Mather, International Union for the Conservation of Nature.