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Month: June 2018

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Korea 101 Briefings 2018   Korea 101, Session 1: A Battle for Influence on the Korean Peninsula Keynote Speakers: Troy Stangarone is the Senior Director of Congressional Affairs and Trade at the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI). He focuses on issues pertaining to U.S.-Korea relations, South Korea’s foreign and economic policy, and North Korea....

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USAI and VinaCapital co-host a Vietnam Roundtable Dinner Discussion with guest of honor Deputy Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, His Excellency Vuong Dinh Hue, on June 26. Thank you to the Deputy Prime Minister for his time and dedication to fostering relations between the US and Vietnam. Thank you to the Vietnam...

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Understanding China’s Political System featured Susan Lawrence as our speaker and Colin Willett as our moderator. USAI’s Vice President of Engagement, Rachel MacKnight, provided the introductory and closing remarks. Lawrence covered the nuances of China’s political system, including the detailed powers and responsibilities of various departments, agencies, and people.

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U.S.-China Strategic Interaction: The Importance of Military-to-Military Ties featured Dr. Robert Sutter as our speaker and Carter Cornick as our moderator. USAI’s Vice-President of Engagement, Rachel MacKnight, provided the introductory and closing remarks. Dr. Sutter covered U.S. policy towards China, the rise of China, and future prospects for U.S.-China relations.

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The US-Asia Institute and Schwarzman Scholars present Cultivating Young Leaders and Building Bridges in China: Schwarzman Scholars, Hopkins-Nanjing, and the US-China Relationship With remarks by Robert Garris, Director of Global Admissions & Strategic Initiatives, Schwarzman Scholars Kara Abramson, Director, Hopkins-Nanjing Center Washington Office Dan Markus, Director, China Center, US Chamber of Commerce Moderated by Rachel MacKnight, Vice...

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The second China 101 session, U.S.-China Trade Disputes: Conflict or Compromise, featured speaker Wayne Morrison, a specialist on Asian trade and finance issues at the Congressional Research Service. Mr. Morrison covered the historical and contemporary economic trends in China, as well as U.S.-China commercial relations under the Trump administration.  

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Learn more about the challenges and prospects of the U.S.-Japan Alliance in the Trump-Abe Era; the role of the U.S.-Japan alliance in times of global instability; how China’s growing global influence may impact the U.S.-Japan alliance; what is at stake for the US-Japan relationship post Trump-Kim Summit. Nicholas Szechenyi is deputy director of the Japan...

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The first China 101 session of 2018, Understanding China, features Robert Daly, the Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the U.S. Daly uses a historical lens to analyze oscillating U.S.-China relations and both countries’ changing positions in a multilateral world.

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Surya Gunasekara, US-Asia Institute Congressional Circle Member and Principal at Section VII Strategies, writes an opinion piece featured on Morning Consult about U.S. energy relations with Asia. Read the article as posted on Morning Consult below or the original post here: *The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect...

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In conjunction with the U.S. China Working Group, USAI presents: China 101, Session 1: Understanding China with Robert Daly Robert Daly is the Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the U.S. He is a leading authority on Sino-U.S. relations and has worked as a diplomat in Beijing, interpreter for Chinese and U.S. leaders,...

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