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The US-Asia Institute has worked closely with various academic, think-tank, business, and government organizations to provide expertise for briefing panels discussing various issues impacting the following countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN):

  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam



ASEAN 101, Session 2: ASEAN’s Integrated Economic Partnership and Economic Outlook


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,...Read More



2018 ASEAN 101: Session 1 A historic overview of ASEAN and what implications ASEAN has for the region


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,...Read More



2017 ASEAN 101 Reception


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! Read More



ASEAN 101 Session 3: The Strategic Importance of the ASEAN Partnership


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. Read More



ASEAN 101 Session 2: A Growing Economic Presence


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! Read More



ASEAN 101, Session 3


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...Read More



ASEAN 101 Session 1: ASEAN- A Key Partner in the Asia/Pacific


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. Read More



Sustainable Development in the Lower Mekong


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...Read More