The second session of the 2017 ASEAN 101 series featured Mr. Ernie Bower, President and CEO of BowerGroupAsia, as the keynote speaker. He discussed the economic significance of ASEAN and highlighted recent political developments in each of the ten ASEAN countries. Ms. Angelina Thangaperakasam, Director of the Southeast Asia practice at McLarty Associates moderated the discussion. Thank you to our speakers and our audience for participating!
US-Asia Institute Trustee and President of DMG Entertainment Motion Picture Group Chris Fenton interviewed with Voice of America's Elizabeth Lee to discuss the importance of the Chinese market to Hollywood. Through the US-Asia Institute, Chris Fenton will be leading a Congressional member delegation to China in August 2017 to learn more about the media and entertainment industry.
The US-Asia Institute hosted the third part of the 2017 China 101 series on Capitol Hill. Dr. Anthony H. Cordesman, the Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), spoke on China’s recent rise to power economically and militarily and how the United States should proceed in its future relationship with the PRC.
The 2017 Thai American National Internship Program started on June 5th, 2017. 6 students from around the United States arrived in Washington, DC to begin their 8-week internship program. During orientation week from June 5th to June 9th, the students attended many high-level meetings and met with experts and practitioners in the public and private sectors to learn more about civic engagement. On June 8, the students had the opportunity to meet with Senator Tammy Duckworth from Illinois.
Ambassador J Stapleton Roy spoke at the Inaugural ASEAN 101 Briefing Session on June 8, 2017. In his keynote speech to a full room of Congressional staffers, he outlined the brief history of ASEAN before he discussed its strategic and economic significance. The briefing is one of three ASEAN 101 sessions this summer. Thank you to everyone who attended the briefing.
The US-Asia Institute hosted the second part of the 2017 China 101 series on Capitol Hill. Mr. Wayne Morrison, Specialist in Asian Trade and Finance at the Congressional Research Service, along with Ms. Yun Sun, Senior Associate with the East Asia Program at the Stimson Center, spoke on the course of China's economic rise and important implications for China's economic position and relationship with the U.S.
On March 27, 2014, US-Asia Institute celebrated its 35th anniversary at the United Nations, New York City. Thank you to all who attended!More Info