Sunday, August 30, 2020

Monday Asia Events August 31, 2020

August 30 - Last Day to Register for the Association for Asian Studies (
AAS)-in-Asia 2020: Asia at the Crossroads: Solidarity through Scholarship Conference, August 31-September 

U.S.-TAIWAN ECONOMIC COOPERATION: LOOKING AHEAD9:00-10:00am (EDT), WEBINAR. Sponsor: Heritage. Speakers: Bi-khim Hsiao, Representative, Taipei  Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States; David R. Stilwell, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Mei-hua Wang, Minister of Economic Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan). 

ELECTIONS 2020: FOREIGN POLICY HALF-TIME REPORT. 10:00am (EDT), #ACELECTIONS2020 EVENT. Sponsors: Atlantic Council; Samsung. Speakers: Amb. Colleen Bell, Executive Director, California Film Commission, Former Ambassador to Hungary; Amb. Paula Dobriansky, Senior Fellow, Harvard University Belfer Center, Former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs, US Department of State, Vice Chair, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council; Moderator: Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President, Atlantic Council. 

‘DESERT ONE’: HOW THE HOSTAGE CRISIS AND FAILED RESCUE RAID STILL CLOUD US-IRAN RELATIONS. Noon, ONLINE EVENT. Sponsors: Atlantic Council; IranSource. Speakers: Nasser Hadian, Professor, University of Tehran; Barbara Kopple, Director, “Desert One"; Ambassador (Ret.) John Limbert, US State Department and US Naval Academy, Col. (Ret.) Ed Sieffert, United States Marine Corps; Moderator: Barbara Slavin, Director, Future of Iran Initiative, Atlantic Council; Introduction: Ambassador (Ret.) Stuart Eizenstat, Senior Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP. 

SCIENCE & AMERICAN ADVANCEMENT. 1:00-3:00pm (EDT), WEBINAR. Sponsors: The Hill; Philip Morris International. Speakers: Hon. France A. Córdova, Former Director, National Science Foundation; Dr. Susan Hockfield, President Emerita, MIT; Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX); Phyllis Arthur, Vice President, Infectious Diseases and Diagnostics Policy, BIO; Holden Thorp, Editor-in-Chief, Science MagazineDr. Vaughan C. Turekian, Executive Director of Policy and Global Affairs at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Benjamin Corb, Director, Public Affairs, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Hon. Paul M. Dabbar, Under Secretary for Science, DOE; Ellen R. Stofan, John and Adrienne Mars Director, National Air and Space Museum; Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ); Rep. Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN); Sponsor Perspective: Dr. Moira Gilchrist, Vice President For Strategic & Scientific Communications, Philip Morris International; Moderator: Steve Clemons, Editor-At-Large, The Hill

THE MIRACULOUS DELIVERANCE FROM AN EPIC TRAGEDY: THE END OF THE ASIA PACIFIC WAR WITH RICHARD B. FRANK. 2:00pm (EDT), ZOOM EVENT. Sponsors: Friends of the National World War II Memorial. Speaker: Richard B. Frank, internationally recognized leading authority on the Asia-Pacific War, author. PURCHASE BOOKS:

LAUNCH OF ‘UNDER BEIJING’S SHADOW’ BY MURRAY HIEBERT. 10:00pm (EDT), WEBINAR. Sponsor: Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Speakers: Murray Hiebert, Senior Associate, Southeast Asia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); Dr. Huong Le Thu, Senior Analyst, Defence and Strategy Program, ASPI. PURCHASE BOOK:

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