Engaging Asia 2013: How Will the 113th Congress Address the Rebalance toward Asia?
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM (EDT)
The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) presents
Engaging Asia 2013
How Will the 113th Congress Address the Rebalance toward Asia?
The recognition of Asia's increasing global economic and strategic importance, the United States is rebalancing to focus more attention on the region politically, economically, and militarily. The 113th Congress takes office as this strategy is being implemented. At a time of constrained resources and competing domestic priorities, Congress will play a pivotal role in determining and executing many aspects of this rebalance as it allocates funds, provides oversight, and ratifies trade agreements.
With this in mind, The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) will host "Engaging Asia 2013: How Will the 113th Congress Address the Rebalance toward Asia?" on April 17, in Washington D.C. This half-day conference will provide high-level expert insight and discussion on congressional priorities that will shape the U.S. strategy in the region.
The conference will feature remarks from Congressman Rick Larsen, co-chair of the U.S.-China Working Group and member of the House Armed Services Committee, on the the role of Congress in shaping the U.S.-China relationship. The event will also include remarks from Indonesia's Ambassador Dino Patti Djalal on how Southeast Asia views the U.S. rebalancing. The program will include a panel discussion assessing the new NBR's Analysis, "Whose Pacific Century? The 113th Congress and Asia" with co-author Edward Gresser (Progressive Economy) and a panel of practitioners from Capitol Hill.
Complimentary copies of the report will be available at the event.
Registration and light breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Jamie Fly is Counselor for Foreign and National Security Affairs to Senator Marco Rubio.Speaking off-the-record
Pamela Passman is President and CEO of the Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade (CREATe.org).
Michael Schiffer is Senior Advisor and Counselor to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Speaking off-the-record.
Nien Su is the Senior Director for the Asia-Pacific at the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Speaking off-the-record.
Meredith Miller is NBR's Senior Vice President for Trade, Energy, and Economic Affairs & Outreach, and Director, Washington D.C. Office.
Additional participants will be announced.
About Engaging Asia:
Engaging Asia is a comprehensive initiative that encourages integrated high-level discussion of U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific by convening experts from the government and academic arenas to provide analysis and policy recommendations for future U.S. engagement with the region. "Engaging Asia 2013: How will the 113th Congress address the rebalance toward Asia?" will be the sixth conference in this series.
Please direct all inquiries to Sonia Luthra, Assistant Director for Outreach
NBRdc@nbr.org or (202)-347-9767
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The National Bureau of Asian Research
NBR conducts advanced independent research on strategic, political, economic, globalization, health, and energy issues affecting U.S. relations with Asia. Drawing upon an extensive network of the world’s leading specialists and leveraging the latest technology, NBR bridges the academic, business, and policy arenas.
NBR disseminates its research through briefings, publications, conferences, Congressional testimony, and email forums, and by collaborating with leading institutions worldwide. NBR also provides exceptional internship opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students for the purposes of attracting and training the next generation of Asia specialists.