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A Panel Discussion on
On Jan. 18 “Asian Views on America’s Role in Asia: The Future of the Rebalance”
co-organized by The Sasakawa Peace Foundation and The Asia Foundation
(January 18, 2017)

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On January 18, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF), in cooperation with The Asia Foundation hosted a panel discussion on “Asian Views on America’s Role in Asia: The Future of the Rebalance.”

On January 20, Mr. Donald Trump will take the oath of office as America’s new President. People all over the world pay a great deal of attention to Mr. Trump’s statecraft. Announced in 2010, the Obama administration’s “rebalance” towards Asia has provoked sometimes-heated debate and drawn mixed reactions in Asia regarding U.S. motives and intentions in the region. How will the Trump administration manage its policy towards Asia? What is the future of the “rebalance” policy in the Asia-Pacific region?
In November 2016, The Asia Foundation published policy recommendations on U.S. foreign policy toward Asia (http://asiafoundation.org/what-we-do/asian-views-americas-role/). The Foundation’s “Asian Views on America’s Role in Asia” report suggests the importance of continuity of American engagement in Asia, and emphasizes Asian views from Northeast, Southeast and South Asian experts, along with an American response. Having this opportunity, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation welcomed Prof. Yoshihide Soeya of Keio University as a commentator for the panel to discuss the future of America’s engagement in Asia including Japan views. Prof. Fumiaki Kubo of the University of Tokyo presided at a panel as a moderator to facilitate active discussion.

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A Panel Discussion on
On Jan. 18 “Asian Views on America’s Role in Asia: The Future of the Rebalance”
co-organized by The Sasakawa Peace Foundation and The Asia Foundation
Dates & Time
Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 13:30-15:15 (Registration begins at 13:00)
Venue

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation Bldg.
1-15-16 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8524,Japan(MAP
11th Floor, International Conference Hall

Organizer
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation and The Asia Foundation
Program:
Asian Views on America’s Role in Asia: The Future of the Rebalance
13:30–13:35 Opening Remarks
Nobuo Tanaka, Chairman, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
13:35-13:40 Project Introduction
John Brandon, Senior Director, International Relations Programs, The Asia Foundation
13:40-14:40 Panel Discussion

Moderator:
Fumiaki Kubo, Professor, University of Tokyo

Panelists:
Yoon Young-kwan, Professor of International Relations, Seoul National University and former Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea

Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Executive Director of the Institute of Security and and International Stuides (ISIS), Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok

C. Raja Mohan, Founding Director, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s India Center in New Delhi

Yoshihide Soeya, Professor, Keio University

Harry Harding, University Professor and former Dean of the Batten School of Leadership, the University of Virginia

14:40-15:15 Q & A

Reservation:
Should you wish to participate, please fill out the application form from this page by 17:00 on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

* Seating is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
* Please kindly be noted that we do not offer parking area.

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Contact
Mr. Kato and Ms. Munakata
Japan-U.S. Exchange Program Team
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Tel: 03-5157-5141

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