Sunday, February 28, 2016

Asia in Washington Week of February 29-March 4, 2016

A DEBATE: THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH VS. CONGRESSIONAL PREROGATIVES IN NATIONAL SECURITY DECISIONS. 2/29, 11:00am-1:00pm. Sponsor: American Foreign Policy Council. Speakers: Louis Fisher, Former Congressional Research Service Senior Specialist in Separation of Powers; Robert Turner, Former U.S. Senate Staffer and Executive Branch Official, Co-Founder, Center for National Security Law, University of Virginia; Michael Chertoff, Former Secretary of Homeland Security; Jon Kyl, Former Minority Whip of the U.S. Senate.

HOW AGGRESSIVE IS CHINA? 2/29, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: George Washington University (GWU). Speakers: Robert Sutter, Professor of Practice of International Affairs, GWU; Robert Daly, Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United Sates, Wilson Center; Amitai Etzioni, Professor of International Affairs, GWU; Mike Mochizuki, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, GWU.

ON THE PHENOMENON OF MISPLACEMENT IN THE CHINA U.S.-RELATIONS. 2/29, 12:30-2:00pm. Sponsor: SAIS, Johns Hopkins University. Speaker: Li Haidong, China Foreign Affairs University.

CHINA'S “INTERNET SOVEREIGNTY” INITIATIVE: ORIGINS AND CONSEQUENCES. 2/29, 2:00-3:30pm. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: James A. Lewis, Director of the Strategic Technologies Program, CSIS; Xiao Qiang, Adjunct Professor, School of Information, UC Berkley; Amy Chang, Staff Director, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives; John Lenhart, Director of Global Policy, Information Technology Industry Council.

U.S.-R.O.K.: CIVIL NUCLEAR COOPERATION. 2/29, 2:30pm. Sponsor: James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. Speakers: Scott Snyder, Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy, Council on Foreign Relations; Miles Pomper, Senior Fellow, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies; Toby Dalton, Co-Director for Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment; Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress, Scientist-in-Residence, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.

2016 CONGRESSIONAL TRADE AGENDA. 3/1, 8:30-10:00am. Sponsor: Washington International Trade Association (WITA). Speakers: Angela Ellard, Chief International Trade Counsel (Majority), House Ways and Means Committee; Jason Kearns, Chief Trade Counsel (Minority), House Ways Committee; Everett Eissenstat, Chief International Trade Counsel (Majority), Senate Finance Committee; Jayme White, Chief Advisor on International Competitiveness and Innovation (Minority), Senate Finance Committee.


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UNFINISHED APOLOGIES: IMPERIAL JAPAN’S SEX SLAVES OF WARTIME ASIA. 3/1, 8:30-3:00pm. Sponsors: US-Korea Institute, SAIS, Johns Hopkins; Asia Policy Point. Speakers: Taina Bien-Aimé, Executive Director, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women; Dr. Caroline Norma, Associate Professor in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, author, The Japanese Comfort Women and Sexual Slavery during the China and Pacific Wars (2016); Katharine (Kathy) H.S. Moon, inaugural holder of the SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies and senior fellow at the Brookings Center for East Asia Policy Studies; author, Sex Among Allies: Military Prostitution in U.S.-Korea Relations (1997); Griselda Molemans, Dutch investigative researcher and journalist, founder of the Task Force for Dutch Indies War Reparations (Dutch acronym: TFIR; Task Force Indisch Rechtsherstel); Hilde Janssen, Dutch journalist and anthropologist, author Schaamte en Onschuld [Shame and Innocent] and Troostmeisjes/Comfort Women (2013); Peipei Qiu, Professor of Chinese and Japanese on the Louise Boyd Dale and Alfred Lichtenstein Chair, Vassar College, author Chinese Comfort Women: Testimonies from Imperial Japan's Sex Slaves (2014); M. Evelina Galang, Professor of English, University of Miami, author, Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery (2013) and the forthcoming nonfiction Lolas’ House: Women Living with War; Dr. Yukiko Hanawa, Senior Lecturer, Department of East Asian Studies, New York University.

BEYOND 2016: SECURITY CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE NEXT ADMINISTRATION. 3/1, 9:00am-4:15pm. Sponsor: Brookings Institution. Speakers: John R. Allen, Co-Director, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence; E.J. Dionne, Jr., Senior Fellow, Governance Studies; Col. Barry Huggins, USA, Federal Executive Fellow, Brookings; Col. Valery Keaveny, Jr., USA, CSA Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security; Lt. Col. Victor H. Sundquist, USAR, Army Reserve Fellow, Georgetown Institute for the Study of Diplomacy; Lt. Cmdr. Katie Jacobson, USN, Federal Executive Fellow, RAND Corporation; William McCants,Director, U.S. Relations with the Islamic World, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for Middle East Policy; Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Karen Meeker, USA, U.S. Army War College Fellow, The Institute of World Politics; Lt. Col. Tracy Onufer, USAF, Military Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Lt. Col. Kathleen Turner, USA, U.S. Army War College Fellow, United States Institute of Peace; Ben FitzGerald, Senior Fellow and Director, Technology and National Security Program, Center for a New American Security; Col. Ché Bolden, USMC, Federal Executive Fellow, Brookings; Col. Hiroyuki Sugai, JASDF, International Security Fellow, Brookings; Cmdr. Greg Smith, USN, Federal Executive Fellow, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; John R. Allen, Co-Director, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence; Hon. Michèle Flournoy, Chief Executive Officer, Center for a New American Security; Michael E. O'Hanlon, Co-Director, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Director of Research, Foreign Policy; Capt. Frances Messalle, USCG, Federal Executive Fellow, Brookings; Cmdr. Garrett Campbell, USN; Federal Executive Fellow, Brookings; Lt. Col. Christopher MacAulay, USAF, Federal Executive Fellow, Brookings; Col. John A. O'Grady, USA, Military Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies.

LAUNCH: THE MILITARY BALANCE 2016. 3/1, 10:00-11:00am. Sponsor: The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). Speakers: Bastian Giegerich, Director of Defense and Military Analysis, IISS; James Hackett, Senior Fellow for Defense and Military Analysis, IISS; Ben Barry, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, IISS; Douglas Barrie, Senior Fellow for Military Aerospace, IISS; Nick Childs, Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security, IISS; Giri Rajendran, Research Associate for Defense and Economics, IISS.

THE DEMAND FACTOR IN THE GLOBAL SEX TRADE: HUMAN TRAFFICKING AS A HUMAN RIGHTS CRISIS. 3/1, 10:30am-Noon. Sponsor: Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in Conjunction with Exodus Cry and Shared Hope International. Speakers: Taina Bien-Aimé, Executive Director, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW); Kubiki Pride, Advocate and Mother of Survivor; Ernie Allen, Allen Global Consulting; Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew, Survivor Advocate; Sean Reyes, Attorney General, Utah; Rev. Dr. Marian Hatcher, Human Trafficking Coordinator, Cook County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois; Moderator, Rep. Randy Hultgren, Executive Committee, Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission.

RETHINKING ARMAGEDDON: PLANNING SCENARIOS FOR THE SECOND NUCLEAR AGE. 3/1, 11:30am-1:00pm. Sponsor: Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA). Speakers: Congressman Mac Thornberry; Congressman Jim Cooper; Andrew Krepinevich, President, CSBA; Jacob Cohn, Senior Analyst, CSBA.

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ONE CHILD: THE STORY OF CHINA'S MOST RADICAL EXPERIMENT. 3/1, 12:30pm. Sponsor: Georgetown University. Speaker: Author Mei Fong, Journalist.

INTERNATIONAL HISTORY SEMINAR: ITALIAN PRISONERS OF WAR, 1940-1950: WHAT WE LEARN FROM STUDYING DEFEAT. 3/1, 6:00-7:30pm. Sponsors: Georgetown University (GU) Institute for Global History; Mortara Center for International Studies. Speaker: Ruth Ben-Ghiat, New York University.

PROMOTING RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN SOUTH ASIA. 3/2, 10:30am-Noon. Sponsor: Heritage Foundation. Speakers: David N. Saperstein, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, U.S. Department of State; Farahnaz Ispahani, Former Member of the Pakistani Parliament; Pervez Rafique, Executive Director, Bleeding for Belief; John Sifton, Asia Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch; Olivia Enos, Research Associate, Asian Studies Center, Heritage; Lisa Curtis, Senior Fellow for South Asia, Heritage.

TAIWAN-U.S. INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENT: THE GLOBAL COOPERATION TRAINING FRAMEWORK AND BEYOND. 3/2, Noon-2:00pm. Sponsor: Elliot School, George Washington University. Speakers: Lyushun Shen, R.O.C. Representative to the U.S.; Bruce Linghu, Deputy Foreign Minister, Taiwan; Kurt Tong, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Josh M. Cartin, Chief, Economic Section, American Institute in Taiwan; Randall Schriver, President and CEO, Project 2049 Institute; Vincent Wang., Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Political Science, University of Richmond

KOREA: OUTLINE OF A CIVILIZATION. 3/2, 12:30-1:45pm. Sponsor: Georgetown University. Speaker: Author Ken Wells, Professor, University of Canterbury.

THE KOREAN PENINSULA ISSUES. 3/2, 1:30-4:30pm. Sponsor: Institute for Korean-American Studies (ICAS). Speakers: Synja P. Kim, President and Chairman, ICAS; Daniel Russel, Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Gary Samore, Executive Director of Research, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University; Joseph Bosco, Senior Associate, CSIS; Peter Huessy, President, GeoStrategic Analysis; Tong Kim, Washington Correspondent, Korea Times; David Maxwell, Associate Director, Security Studies Program, Georgetown University; Larry Niksch, Senior Associate, CSIS.

EVENING WITH JAPAN EXPERTS. 3/2, 5:30am-7:00pm. Sponsor: Saskawa Peace Foundation. Speakers: TBA, By Invitation Only. To be held on Capitol Hill.

BEYOND THE TOOLKIT: SUPPORTING PEACE PROCESSES IN ASIA. 3/3, 9:30-11:00am. Sponsor: The Asia Foundation. Speakers: Patrick Barron, Regional Director for Conflict and Development, Asia Foundation; Steven Rood, Country Representative to the Philippines, Asia Foundation; George Varughese, Country Representative to Nepal, Asia Foundation.

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RESEARCHING AND DOCUMENTING THE COMFORT WOMEN HISTORY. 3/3,12:45-2:00pm. Sponsor: Sigur Center, George Washington University. Speakers: Christopher Simpson, professor of journalism, School of Communications, American University, adviser to the Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group of the National Archives; Griselda Molemans, Dutch investigative journalist and researcher, founder of the Task Force for Dutch Indies War Reparations (Dutch acronym: TFIR; Task Force Indisch Rechtsherstel); Hilde Janssen, Dutch journalist and anthropologist, author Schaamte en Onschuld [Shame and Innocent] (2010) and Troostmeisjes/Comfort Women (2013) with photographer Jan Banning, bilingual Dutch and English photo book; M. Evelina Galang, professor of English, University of Miami, author, Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery (2013) and the forthcoming Lolas’ House: Women Living with War; Host/moderator: Mike Mochizuki, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Japan-U.S. Relations Chair in Memory of Gaston Sigur, George Washington University.

COUNTER TERRORISM IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC. 3/3, 1:30-3:00pm. Sponsor: Asia Society Policy Institute. Speakers: Kevin Rudd, President of the Asia Society Policy Institute; Patrick Cronin, Senior Advisor and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program, Center for a New American Security; Joseph Chinyong Liow, Chair in Southeast Asia Studies and Senior Fellow, Brookings Center for East Asia Policy Studies.

A NEW DAWN FOR JAPAN'S RELATIONS WITH THE UNITED STATES? JAPAN'S EVOLVING SECURITY AND ECONOMIC CHALLENGES BEYOND ITS BORDERS. 3/3, 3:00-4:30pm. Sponsor: Wilson Center's Asia Program. Speakers: Fumiaki Kubo, Former Japan Scholar, Wilson Center; Asuka Matsumoto, Research Fellow, Japan Institution of International Affairs; Akihiko Yasui, Head of Research, Mizuho Research Institute.

THE U.S.-JAPAN ALLIANCE AND MARITIME SECURITY IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION. 3/4, 3:00-5:00pm. Sponsors: CSIS Japan Chair; Japan Institute of International Affairs. Speakers: Michael J. Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, CSIS; Yoshiji Nogami, President, Japan Institute of International Affairs; Vice Adm. Umio Otsuka, President, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Command and Staff College; Shin Kawashima, Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo; Adm. Gary Roughead, USN (Ret).

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