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Kenneth Walsh, USAI’s Global Leadership Board Chairman and Director of Project Development at Fairfield Maxwell, recently met with Secretary-General of ASEAN H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi to discuss US-ASEAN relations and explore possible collaborations. Initiated in 2015, the Global Leadership Board (GLB) is the US-Asia Institute’s international advisory board. It was created to extend USAI’s outreach...

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The US-Asia Institute, in conjunction with the Congressional Caucus on ASEAN, presented the second session of ASEAN 101, ASEAN’s Integrated Economic Partnership and Economic Outlook. The session provided an introduction to ASEAN’s economic potential and trends, and forecast for the coming year given by Dr. Rafael Frankel, Vice President of BowerGroupAsia. Dr. Pek Koon Heng,...

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ASEAN: One Vision, One Identity, One Community with Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy A historic overview of ASEAN and what implications ASEAN has for the region given by Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy, former Ambassador to China, Singapore, and Indonesia, and founding Director Emeritus at the Wilson Center’s Kissinger Institute on China and the United States. Thursday,...

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On June 28, the US-Asia Institute held a reception for the congressional staff members who attended this year's ASEAN 101 briefing series. They received a professional development certificate to recognize their effort and knowledge. In addition, this year's participants in the Rule of Law Program and the Thai-American National Internship Program (TANIP) were present. Thank you to all the attendees!

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The third session of the 2017 ASEAN 101 series featured Mr. Brian Harding, the director of the East and Southeast Asia Program in the Center for American Progress, as the keynote speaker. He spoke about the importance of ASEAN to the stability and security of the Asia-Pacific region.

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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!

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In conjunction with the Congressional Caucus on ASEAN, USAI presents: ASEAN as a Security Community, Problems and Prospects An introduction to ASEAN’s role in Asia’s security structures and relations given by Prashanth Parmeswaran, the Diplomat, and Brian Harding, CSIS. This panel will be moderated by Courtney Weatherby, Stimson Center. Thursday, June 7th 2:30-3:30 PM 1539...

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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.

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Sustainable Development in the Lower Mekong: Prioritizing Environmental Security Thursday, December 8, 2016 12 PM – 1:30 PM US-Asia Institute 232 East Capitol St NE Washington, DC 20003 Light lunch will be served. Please join us for a discussion on sustainable development in the Lower Mekong Delta region in Asia. The United States launched the...

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This year's SIF Connects! Washington DC was themed "Innovative Social Policies for a Better World." Congressional Singapore Caucus Co-Chairs, Congressman Bradley Byrne and Congressman Denny Heck, made brief remarks. The speakers included SIF Chairman Ambassador Ong Keng Yong, USAI Chairman Kent Lucken, Singapore Envoy to the Middle East Ambassador Zainul Abidin Rasheed, Ashoka Program Director Ms. Claire Fallender and National University of Singapore Research Fellow Dr. Mathew Mathews.

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