Sunday, May 16, 2021

Monday Asia Events, May 17, 2021

9:00-11:00am (EDT), ZOOM WEBINAR. Sponsors: Institute for Korean Studies and East Asia National Resource Center, George Washington University (GW); U.S.-China Policy Institute, Ajou University. Speakers: Cheng Li, Director, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings; Gregg Brazinsky, Deputy Director, Institute for Korean Studies, GW; Jane Nakano, Senior Fellow, CSIS; Joseph Yun, Senior Advisor, U.S. Institute of Peace; Kristin Vekasi, Associate Professor, University of Maine; Mary Alice Haddad, John E. Andrus Professor of Government, Wesleyan University; Chaesung Chun, Professor, Seoul National University; Jae-Seung Lee, Dean & Jean Monnet Chair, Graduate School of International Studies, Korea University; Shin-Wha Lee, Professor, Korea University; Sung-Han Kim, Director of Ilmin International Relations Institute, Korea University; Young Ja Bae, Professor, Konkuk University; Yul Sohn, President, East Asia Institute.

ALLIANCE INTERNALIZED: THE SECURITIZATION OF THAI-US RELATIONS. 9:00-10:30am (EDT). WEBINAR. Sponsors: Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University; School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University; APEC Study Center, Columbia University; New York Southeast Asia Network. Speakers: Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Director, Institute of Security and International Studies (ISIS), and Associate Professor of International Political Economy, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University; Benjamin Zawaki, Senior Program Specialist, Asia Foundation; Moderator: Ann Marie Murphy, Professor at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University, and Senior Research Scholar at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University.

NAVIGATING TROUBLED WATERS: THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA AND THE INDO-PACIFIC - DAY 1. 9:00am (EDT). WEBINAR. Sponsor: Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI). Speakers: Ambassador (ret.) Christopher Hill, Former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea; Admiral (ret.) Scott Swift, Former Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet; Kim Ki-jung, President, Institute for National Security Strategy (INSS), and Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science and International Studies, Yonsei University; Ashley J. Tellis, Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs and Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Former Senior Adviser to the Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs; Liselotte Odgaard, Senior Fellow, Hudson; Moderator: Ambassador (ret.) Kathleen Stephens, President and CEO, KEI. 

RECENT TRENDS IN GLOBAL ARMS TRANSFERS AND MILITARY SPENDING. 9:30-11:00am (EDT), ZOOM WEBINAR. Sponsor: Conventional Defense Program, Stimson. Speakers: Nan Tian, Senior Researcher, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI); Pieter Wezeman, Senior Researcher, SIPRI; Lauren Woods, Director of the Security Assistance Monitor, Center for International Policy; Moderator: Rachel Stohl, Director, Conventional Defense Program and Vice President, Stimson.

TEHRAN AND WASHINGTON: BACK TO THE NUCLEAR DEAL, AND BEYOND? 10:00-11:30am (EDT). ZOOM WEBINAR. Sponsor: Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (AGSIW). Speakers: Raghida Dergham, Founder and Executive Chairman, Beirut Institute; Suzanne DiMaggio, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Ali Vaez, Senior Adviser to the President and Iran Project Director, Crisis Group; Moderator: Hussein Ibish, Senior Resident Scholar, AGSIW. 

VACCINATING THE WORLD IN 2021. 11:00-11:45am (EDT). WEBCAST. Sponsors: Wilson Center (WWC); Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. Speakers: The Right Honourable Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; Ambassador Mark Green, President, Director, and CEO, WWC; Moderator: Sheri Fink, Author, Five Days at Memorial, Executive Producer, Pandemic (Netflix), and Correspondent, New York Times. 

FUTURE FOREIGN POLICY SERIES FEATURING WENDY CUTLER. Noon-12:45pm (EDT). WEBCAST. Sponsor: Atlantic Council. Speakers: Wendy Cutler, Vice President, Asia Society Policy Institute; Nick Wadhams, Senior Foreign Policy Reporter at Bloomberg News. 

SAM NUNN: STATESMAN OF THE NUCLEAR AGE. 11:00am-Noon (EDT). WEBCAST. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: Author, Frank L. Jones, Professor of Security Studies at the U.S. Army War College; Laura S. H. Holgate, Vice President, Materials Risk Management, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Sam Nunn, Chairman Emeritus, CSIS Board of Trustees. PURCHASE BOOK:

SMARTER OPTIONS ON U.S. NUCLEAR MODERNIZATION. 2:00-3:30pm (EDT), ZOOM WEBINAR. Sponsor: Arms Control Association. Speakers: Representative John Garamendi (D-CA); Steve Fetter, Associate Provost and Dean, University of Maryland, and former Assistant Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Sharon Weiner, Associate Professor, American University, and former Program Examiner, National Security Division, White House Office of Management and Budget; Amy Woolf, Specialist in Nuclear Weapons Policy, Congressional Research Service. 

IT’S TIME TO REPEAL THE IRAQ WAR AUTHORIZATIONS. 3:30-4:30pm (EDT), WEBINAR. Sponsor: Heritage. Speakers: Hon. Tim Kaine, U.S. Senator (D-VA); Hon. Todd Young, U.S. Senator (R-IN); Moderator: Charles Stimson, Acting Chief of Staff and Senior Legal Fellow, Stimson. 

A WAR ON GLOBAL POVERTY: THE LOST PROMISE OF REDISTRIBUTION AND THE RISE OF MICROCREDIT. 4:00-5:30pm (EDT). ZOOM WEBINAR. Sponsors: National History Center of the American Historical Association; History and Public Policy Program, Wilson Center (WWC). Speakers: Author, Joanne Meyerowitz, Arthur Unobskey Professor of History and American Studies, Yale University; Amy C. Offner, Assistant Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania; Moderators: Eric Arnesen, Professor of History, George Washington University, and Director, National History Center; Christian Ostermann, Director, History and Public Policy Program, WWC. PURCHASE BOOK:

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