Sunday, June 27, 2021

Monday Asia Events June 28, 2021

BUY AMERICA MEETS STRATEGIC AUTONOMY. 6/28, 11:00am-Noon (EDT), ZOOM WEBINAR. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: Kerstin Jorna, Director General of Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship, and SMEs, European Commission; Peter Harrell, Senior Director for International Economics and Competitiveness, White House National Security Council; Bill Reinsch, Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS. 

GENDER EQUALITY AND THE WORLD’S ECONOMIC RECOVERY. 6/28, 11:00am-Noon (EDT), ZOOM. Sponsor: Foreign Policy (FP). Speakers: Anila Denaj, Minister of Finance and Economy, Republic of Albania; Dr. Nadine Gasman Zylbermann, President, National Institute for Women of Mexico; Saba Gebremedhin, Executive Director, Network of Ethiopian Women’s Associations; Jennifer Klein, Co-Chair and Executive Director, White House Gender Policy Council; Reena Ninan, Founder, Good Trouble Productions; Anita Zaidi, President, Gender Equality, and Director, Vaccine Development and Surveillance, and Director, Enteric & Diarrheal Diseases (EDD), Gates Foundation.

UK-EU-JAPAN DIGITAL POLICY COORDINATION. 6/28, 1:00-2:00pm (BST), WEBCAST. Sponsor: Chatham House. Speakers: Yoichi Iida, Deputy Director-General, G7, and G20 Relations, and Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan; Silvia Viceconte, Head of Sector, Multilateral Affairs and Economic Cooperation, International Affairs and Policy Outreach Unit, European Commission, and Directorate General, Communication Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission; David Prodger, Deputy Director, International Strategy, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sports, UK; Harriet Moynihan, Senior Research Fellow, International Law Programme, Chatham House. 

THE TRANSFORMATION OF JAPAN’S SECURITY STRATEGY. 6/28, Noon-1:00pm (EDT), ZOOM WEBINAR. Sponsor: Hudson. Speakers: The Honorable Yasuhide Nakayama, Japan’s State Minister of Defense; Kenneth R. Weinstein, Walter P. Stern Distinguished Fellow, Hudson Institute. 

THE ROLE OF OIL AND GAS IN NET-ZERO. 6/28, 2:00-3:00pm (EDT), WEBINAR. Sponsor: Atlantic Council Global Energy Center. Speakers: Al Cook, Executive Vice President, Exploration & Production International, Equinor; Juliana Garaizar, Vice President of Innovation, Greentown Labs; Greg Sharenow, Portfolio Manager, Real Assets, PIMCO. Moderator: Helima Croft, Managing and Global Head of Commodity Strategy, RBC Capital Markets. 

DEMOCRACY IN ACTION: PAST AND PRESENT MOVEMENTS IN TAIWAN, HONG KONG, AND MYANMAR. 6/28, 8:00-9:30pm (EDT), WEBINAR. Sponsor: Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University (GWU). Speakers: Michael Hsiao, Chairman, Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation; Kharis Templeman, Program Manager, Project on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific, Stanford University; Christina Fink, Professor of Practice of International Affairs, GWU; Syaru Shirley Lin, Compton Visiting Professor in World Politics, Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia; Moderator: Deepa Ollapally, Research Professor of International Affairs, Associate Director of Sigur Center for Asian Studies, GWU. 

ADVANCING A RULES-BASED MARITIME ORDER: THE ROLE OF THE U.S.-JAPAN ALLIANCE. 6/28, 9:20-11:00pm (EDT), ZOOM. Sponsor: Pacific Forum. Speakers: Dr. Virginia Watson, Professor, DKI Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu, Hawaii; Dr. Kyoko Hatakeyama, Professor, University of Niigata Prefecture, Niigata, Japan; Moderator: John Bradford, (CDR, USN, Ret.), Senior Fellow, Maritime Security Programme, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. 

EU DEFENSE WASHINGTON FORUM. 6/28-6/29, 9:00am-12:30pm (EDT), WEBINAR. Sponsors: CSIS; European Union. Speakers include: Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union, Foreign Affairs and Security Policy; Jonathan Finer, US Deputy National Security Advisor; Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Ambassador to the United States; Trine Bramsen, Minister of Defense, Denmark.

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Monday Asia Events June 21, 2021

, 9:00am-12:30pm (EDT), ZOOM. Sponsor: Institute for International Economic Policy (IIEP). Speakers: Marko Klašnja, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University, and Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and Government Department; Nina Eichacker, Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island; Timothy Shenk, Historian of Modern United States, and Author of Maurice Dobb: Political Economist; James E. Foster, Professor, International Affairs and Economics, and Co-Director of IIEP, George Washington University, and Research Associate, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, Oxford University. 

THE REALITY OF ROLLING OUT COVID-19 VACCINES. 6/21, 10:00-11:00am (EDT), ZOOM WEBINAR. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: Henrietta Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF; Charles Akataobi, Epidemiologist/Field Coordinator, African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET), Nigeria; Martha Ngoe, Bureau Chief for International Vaccination and Travel Medicine and Sub-National Surveillance Officer, South-West Region, Ministry of Public Health, Cameroon; Shyam Raj Upreti, Coordinator, COVID-19 Vaccine Expert Advisory Committee, Ministry of Health and Population, Nepal; Katherine E. Bliss, Senior Fellow, Global Health Policy Center, CSIS; John J. Hamre, President, CEO and Langone Chair in American Leadership, CSIS. 

A GENDER FRAMEWORK FROM ARMS CONTROL & DISARMAMENT. 6/21, 11:00am-Noon (EDT), ZOOM. Sponsors: Women in International Security (WIIS); Embassy of Liechtenstein. Speakers: Amb. Kurt Jaeger, Liechtenstein; Jana Wattenberg, Lecturer, Aberystwyth University, and Fellow, WIIS; Renata Hessman Dalaqua, Program Lead, Gender and Disarmament Program, UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR); Deepti Choubey, Director of Knowledge Management and Human Resources Services, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), and Former Head of Public Affairs, Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW); Moderator: Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, President, WIIS. 

U.S.-EU RELATIONS AFTER THE SUMMIT: A CONVERSATION WITH EU AMBASSADOR STAVROS LAMBRINIDIS. 6/21, 11:00am-Noon (EDT), WEBCAST. Sponsor: Wilson Center (WWC). Speakers: Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Ambassador to the United States; Moderator: Daniel S. Hamilton, Director, Global Europe Program, WWC, Distinguished Fellow, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation. 

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, Noon-1:00pm (CDT), ZOOM. Sponsor: National WWII Museum New Orleans. Speaker: Author, Jonathan Parshall, Adjunct Professor, US Naval War College, and Founder,  PURCHASE BOOK:

WHAT IRAN’S ELECTION RESULTS PORTEND. 6/21, Noon-1:30pm (EDT), LIVESTREAM. Sponsor: Atlantic Council. Speakers: Borzou Daragahi, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council; Fatemeh Haghighatjoo, Director, Nonviolent Initiative for Democracy; Azadeh Zamirirad, Iran Researcher and Deputy Head, Africa and Middle East Division, German Institute for International and Security Affairs; Sadegh Zibakalam, Author, Professor, University of Tehran; Moderator: Barbara Slavin, Director, Future of Iran Initiative; Atlantic Council. 

A CONVERSATION WITH US SECRETARY OF STATE ANTONY J. BLINKEN. 6/21, 1:00-1:45pm (EDT), LIVESTREAM. Sponsors: Atlantic Council; Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies (GLIFAA). Speakers: The Hon. Antony J. Blinken, US Secretary of State; Jonathan Capehart, Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist, Washington Post, MSNBC. 

OCEANS OF OPPORTUNITY: SOUTHEAST ASIA’S SHARED MARITIME CHALLENGES, SESSION THREE. 6/21, 8:00-10:30pm (EDT), ZOOM WEBINAR. Sponsors: CSIS; University of the Philippines. Speakers: Laura David, Director, Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines; Jurgenne Primavera, Chief Mangrove Scientific Advisor, Zoological Society of London; John McManus, Director, National Center for Coral Reef Research, University of Miami; Amanda Hsiao, Senior Analyst, China, International Crisis Group; Jay Batongbacal, Director, Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea, University of the Philippines; Gregory B. Poling, Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia, Director, Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, CSIS; Whitley Saumweber, Director, Stephenson Ocean Security Project, and Senior Associate (Non-Resident), Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, CSIS. 

CAN INTERNATIONAL RULES IMPROVE DOMESTIC REGULATION OF DIGITAL TRADE? 6/21, 9:00-10:00pm (EDT), WEBCAST. Sponsor: Cato Institute. Speaker: David Weller, Director of Economic and Trade Policy, Google; Neha Mishra, Lecturer, Australia National University College of Law; Henry Gao, Associate Professor of Law, Singapore Management University; Simon Lester, Associate Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute. 

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Monday Asia Events, June 14, 2021

Flag Day in the U.S.

The Facts. In 2007, members of the Japanese rightwing published in the Washington Post a full page advertorial "The Facts" condemning the Comfort Women--sex slaves for Imperial Japan's military and colonial administrators--as liars and well-paid prostitutes. The ad was part of an effort to convince members of the House of Representatives to reject a House resolution, H.Res. 121, that asked Japan to unequivocally apologize to Imperial Japan's Comfort Women victims. The Comfort Women system was a state initiated, organized, and managed form of human trafficking. Two of Prime Minister Suga's current Cabinet advisers signed this denialist document: Manabu Sakai (坂井学) and Minoru Kihara (木原稔)

BRUSSELS FORUM - DAY 1. 6/14, 4:00am-2:00pm (EDT), LIVESTREAM. Sponsor: German Marshall Fund. Speakers include: Jens Stoltenberg, Secretary General, NATO; Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister, Canada; Angela Merkel, Chancellor, Germany; Justyna Gotkowska, Program Coordinator, Regional Security Program, Center for Eastern Studies; Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President, Turkey; Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Prime Minister, Greece; Tacan Ildem, Former Assistant Secretary General, Public Diplomacy, NATO; Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-VA), U.S. House of Representatives; Peter Dutton, Minister of Defence, Australia; Noah Barkin, Senior Visiting Fellow, Asia Program, German Marshall Fund; Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), U.S. Senate; Tanvi Madan, Senior Fellow, Project on International Order and Strategy, Foreign Policy Program, Director, The India Project, Brookings; Janka Oertel, Director, Asia Program, European Council on Foreign Relations; Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), U.S. House of Representatives; Alexander de Croo, Prime Minister, Belgium. 

, 9:00am (EDT), ZOOM. Sponsor: International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). Speakers: Alexander Neill, Executive Director, Alex Neill Consulting; Camille Lons, Research Associate, IISS-Middle East Office, Bahrain; Nawafel Shehab, Research Assistant, IISS-Middle East Office, Bahrain; Scott Malcomson, Director of Special Projects, Strategic Insight Group; Meia Nouwens, Senior Fellow, Chinese Defense Policy and Modernisation, IISS; Dr. Bastian Giegerich, Director of Defence and Military Analysis, IISS. 

THE ROLE OF NATURAL GAS IN A DECARBONIZED WORLD – REGIONAL INSIGHTS. 6/14, 9:00am (EDT), ZOOM PANEL. Sponsor: Atlantic Council. Speakers: Secretary Ernest Moniz, President and Chief Executive Officer, Energy Futures Initiative; Melanie Kenderdine, Principal, Energy Futures Initiative; Astha Gupta, Asia EDGE Fellow, National Bureau of Asian Research; Anouk Honoré, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies; Ken Koyama, Chief Economist and Managing Director, Institute for Energy Economics, Japan; Leila Ben Ali, Chief Economist, International Energy Forum; Alain Ebobissé, Chief Executive Officer, Africa50; Ruslan Stefanov, Program Director and Chief Economist, Center for the Study of Democracy; Lisa Viscidi, Director, Energy, Climate Change & Extractive Industries Program, Inter-American Dialogue; Moderators: David Goldwyn, Chairman, Energy Advisory Group, Atlantic Council; Robert Stoner, Deputy Director for Science and Technology, MIT Energy Initiative.

TAIWAN - GEOPOLITICAL FLASHPOINT: FACTS V HYPERBOLE. 6/14, 9:30am (EDT), WEBINAR. Sponsor: US-China Series. Speakers: Maggie Lewis, Seton Hall University; Bonnie Glaser, German Marshall Fund of the United States. 

RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION DURING CRISES: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE. 6/14, Noon-1:15pm (EDT), WEBINAR. Sponsor: U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP). Speakers: Mahan Mirza, Executive Director, Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion, University of Notre Dame; Sabrina Dent, Senior Faith Advisor, Americans United for Separation of Church and State; Susan Hayward, Visiting Fellow, Religion in Public Life, Harvard Divinity School; Knox Thames, Senior Fellow, Institute of Global Engagement; Moderator: Jason Klocek, Senior Researcher, USIP. 

WHAT THE US-JAPAN ALLIANCE HOPES TO SEE EUROPE CONTRIBUTE TO THE INDO-PACIFIC. 6/14, 7:00-8:00pm (JST), WEBINAR. Sponsors: Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS); Jeunes IHEDN; Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS), Temple University Japan Campus. Speakers: Tsuneo Watanabe, Senior Research Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation; Kevin Maher, Senior Advisor, NMV Consulting, LLC; Moderators: John Bradford, Executive Director, YCAPS; Stephen Nagy, Director for Policy Research, YCAPS. 

WE HEREBY REFUSE: JAPANESE AMERICAN RESISTANCE TO WARTIME INCARCERATION. 6/14, 9:00pm (EDT), ZOOM WEBINAR. Sponsors: Elliott Bay Book Company; Seattle Public Library; Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience; Densho. Speakers: Author, Frank Abe, Writer; Author, Tamiko Nimura, Writer; Ross Ishikawa, Cartoonist, and Animator; Tom Ikeda, Executive Director, Densho. PURCHASE BOOK:

JAPAN IN THE AGE OF SINO-AMERICAN CONFRONTATION. 6/14, 9:30pm (EDT). WEBINAR. Sponsors: Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS), Temple University Japan (TUJ); Center for Rule-making Strategies (CRS), Tama University. Speakers: Shihoko Goto, Deputy Director for Geoeconomics, Asia Program, Wilson Center; Tobias Harris, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; Moderator: Robert Dujarric, Co-Director, ICAS, TUJ. 

COMPARATIVE CONNECTIONS ROUNDTABLE. 6/14, 8:00-9:30pm (EDT), ZOOM WEBINAR. Sponsor: Pacific Forum. Speakers: Dr. Catherine Dalpino, Professor Emeritus, Georgetown University; Dr. Chin-Hao Huang, Assistant Professor, Yale-NUS College; Dr. Robert Sutter, Professor of International Affairs, George Washington University. 

OCEANS OF OPPORTUNITY: SOUTHEAST ASIA’S SHARED MARITIME CHALLENGES, SESSION TWO. 6/14, 8:00-10:30pm (EDT), ZOOM WEBINAR. Sponsors: CSIS; University of the Philippines. Speakers: Deo Onda, Deputy Director, Marine Science Institute, University Philippines; Sandra Whitehouse, Founding Member, Ocean Collective; Antonio Carpio, Former Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the Philippines; Tara Davenport, Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore; Xiao Recio-Blanco, Director, Ocean Program, Environmental Law Institute; Jay Batongbacal, Director, Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea, University of the Philippines. Gregory B. Poling, Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia, Director, Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, CSIS; Whitley Saumweber, Director, Stephenson Ocean Security Project, and Senior Associate (Non-Resident), Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, CSIS.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Monday Asia Events June 7, 2021

CHINA’S CIVILIAN ARMY: THE MAKING OF WOLF WARRIOR DIPLOMACY. 6/7, 9:30-10:30am (EDT). WEBCAST. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: Author, Peter Martin, Political Correspondent, Bloomberg News; Bonnie S. Glaser, Director, Asia Program, German Marshall Fund of the United States; Moderators: Jude Blanchette, Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS; Scott Kennedy, Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics, CSIS. 

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A GROWING CRISIS: THE LAUNCH OF THE WORLD CLIMATE AND SECURITY REPORT 2021. 6/7, 10:00-11:30am (EDT), WEBINAR. Sponsor: Center for Climate & Security. Speakers: David van Weel, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges; Lt. Gen. Richard Nugee, Climate Change and Sustainability Strategy Lead, UK Ministry of Defence; Sherri Goodman, Secretary General, IMCCS; Gen. Tom Middendorp (Ret.), Chair, IMCCS. 

THE IEEE BUSINESS REVIEW LETTER: WHERE DO WE STAND? 6/7, Noon-1:00pm (EDT). VIRTUAL EVENT. Sponsor: Hudson. Speakers: Elisabeth Opie, International Technology Lawyer, Munich; Richard S. Taffet, Partner, Morgan Lewis; Georgios Effraimidis, Senior Manager, Qualcomm; Urška Petrovčič, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute; Moderator: Walter G. Copan, Ph.D., Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Director, NIST & Senior Advisor and Co-founder of the Renewing American Innovation Project, CSIS. 

AFTER THE FALL: BEING AMERICAN IN THE WORLD WE’VE MADE. 6/7, Noon–12:45pm (EDT), ZOOM WEBINAR. Sponsor: Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. Speakers: Ben Rhodes, Former Deputy National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama, Author, After the Fall: Being American in the World We’ve Made; Moderator: Vivian Salama, National Security Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal