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Strategic Rebalancing and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Assessing U.S. Security and Trade Policy toward Asia under Obama

Date : Thu., October 30, 2014 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Category : FPRI in D.C.

Centerpieces of United States policy toward Asia—especially East and Southeast Asia—during the Obama presidency have included the “pivot” or “rebalancing” on the security side and seeking a massive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement on the economic side.  With midterm congressional elections looming and the Obama administration beset by foreign policy challenges from outside the East and Southeast Asian region, this full-day conference will assess the progress, problems and prospects of “rebalancing” and the TPP. Is rebalancing reassuring the U.S.’s treaty allies and less formal partners and friends in the region and addressing their concerns about the implications of China’s rise and assertiveness and their possible doubts about U.S. will and commitment? On what terms and in what timeframe might the long-developing and much criticized TPP move forward, and how is its potential impact affected by China and other states’ pursuit of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership? What implications do developments and difficulties with U.S. rebalancing and the TPP have for each other?

Topics and Speakers

Registration and Refreshments

10/30/2014 - 08:45am

Welcoming Remarks

10/30/2014 - 09:00am
Jacques deLisle

Director - Asia Program

Andrew Selee

Executive Vice President -

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Implications for US-China Relations

10/30/2014 - 09:15am
Bonnie Glaser

Center for Strategic and International Studies

Jonathan Pollack

Senior Fellow, Center for East Asia Policy, Brookings Institution

Robert Daly

Moderator

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Break

10/30/2014 - 10:45am

The US Role and (the Rest of) Asia

10/30/2014 - 11:00am
Gilbert Rozman

Senior Fellow, FPRI and Musgrave Professor of Sociology, Princeton University

Scott Snyder

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Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang

Senior Fellow, FPRI and Professor of Political Science, University of Richmond

Jacques deLisle

Moderator

Director - Asia Program

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Lunch

10/30/2014 - 12:45pm

The TPP and US Policy

10/30/2014 - 01:30pm
William Krist

Senior Policy Scholar, Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson Center

Jeffrey Schott

Senior Fellow, Petersen Institute

Moderator

Public Policy Scholar, Global Europe Program, Woodrow Wilson Center

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Break

10/30/2014 - 03:00pm

The TPP vs. the RCEP and their Impact on the Region

10/30/2014 - 03:15pm
William Brooks

Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Shihoko Goto

Senior Associate for Northeast Asia, Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson Center

Felix K. Chang

Moderator

Senior Fellow, FPRI

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Adjournment

10/30/2014 - 04:30pm

Location

Venue

Woodrow Wilson Center

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue DC Washington 20004

Registration links

Register Deadline

Fri., October 10, 2014

Related Program(s)

Asia Program