Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts FPRI–Wilson Center Symposium: Economic Security and Geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific

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FPRI–Wilson Center Symposium: Economic Security and Geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific

May 05, 2022 | 9:30 am to 11:30 am | Asia Program

About the Event

As the world begins to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, risks to global growth persist from the spillover effects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and seismic shifts in the international order. Acute disruptions to the global economy have led to a rethinking of economic security and relations among nations in the Indo-Pacific and the world’s two largest economies.

The Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Asia Program and the Wilson Center’s Asia Program will host a joint virtual symposium to address key emerging issues through two panel discussions.

Please Note: You will only need to register once to attend both panels.

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Panel 1: Geopolitics, Economic Security, Competition, and Cooperation (9:30am-10:30am) 

The first panel will focus on the geopolitics of economic security and prospects for cooperation. How are China, Japan, and the United States positioning themselves in light of growing technology competition and the emergence of separate technology spheres? What are the implications for compatibility and cooperation?

  • Cordell Hull - Cordell Hull is a Principal at WestExec Advisors and the former Acting US Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security.
  • Xiaomeng Lu - Xiaomeng Lu is the Director for Geo-Technology at the Eurasia Group.
  • James Schoff - James Schoff is the Senior Director of the US-Japan NEXT Alliance Initiative at Sasakawa USA.
  • Moderator: Shihoko Goto - Shihoko Goto is the Acting Director of the Asia Program at the Wilson Center.

Panel 2: Supply Chains (10:30am-11:30am)

The second panel will address supply chains, focusing on the issues of maintaining security and the risks of disruption. How do policy choices by China, the United States, and others address and affect the security and reliability of supply chains?  Are trade wars and fragmentation of the trading system a threat?  What are the prospects and challenges for the vital semiconductor sector?

  • Douglas B. Fuller - Douglas Fuller is an Associate Professor of Asian and International Studies at the City University of Hong Kong and the author of Paper Tigers, Hidden Dragons: Firms and the Political Economy of China’s Technological Development.
  • Christopher Miller - Christopher Miller is the Director of the Eurasia Program at FPRI, an Assistant Professor of International History at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and the author of Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology.
  • Yeling Tan - Yeling Tan is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Oregon and the author of Disaggregating China, Inc.: State Strategies in the Liberal Economic Order.
  • Moderator: Jacques deLisle - Jacques deLisle is the Director of the Asia Program at FPRI and the Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

FPRI is happy to provide this event free of charge thanks to the generous support of our members, partners, and event attendees. If you are not currently a member, the suggested donation is $25.

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Speakers

Cordell Hull

Cordell Hull - Cordell Hull is a Principal at WestExec Advisors and previously served as the Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security, where he led the U.S. government’s efforts on export controls of dual-use items. ; Panel One: Geopolitics, Economic Security, Competition, and Cooperation

Xiaomeng Lu

Xiaomeng Lu - Xiaomeng Lu is a director in Eurasia Group's geo-technology practice, she focuses on the interactions of emerging technologies with geopolitics, market dynamics, and regulatory norms. She provides in-depth analysis on key policy issues such as data governance and privacy, big tech antitrust, artificial intelligence, and digital trade. ; Panel One: Geopolitics, Economic Security, Competition, and Cooperation

James L. Schoff

James L. Schoff - James L. Schoff is senior director of the “U.S.-Japan NEXT Alliance Initiative” at Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (based in Washington, DC). ; Panel One: Geopolitics, Economic Security, Competition, and Cooperation

Shihoko Goto

Shihoko Goto - Shihoko Goto is the Deputy Director of the Asia Program, and Director for Geoeconomics and Indo-Pacific Enterprise at the Wilson Center. ; Moderator, Panel One: Geopolitics, Economic Security, Competition, and Cooperation

Douglas B. Fuller

Douglas B. Fuller - Dr. Douglas B. Fuller is an associate professor in the Department of Asian and International Studies at City University of Hong Kong and serves as the department’s Internationalisation Coordinator and Health and Safety Officer. He previously taught at Zhejiang University, King’s College London, and American University. ; Panel Two: Supply Chains

Chris Miller

Chris Miller - Chris Miller is the Director in the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Eurasia Program. He is also Assistant Professor of International History at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. ; Panel Two: Supply Chains

Yeling Tan

Yeling Tan - Yeling Tan is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Oregon. She is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, a non-resident scholar at UC San Diego’s 21st Century China Center and a public intellectual fellow with the National Committee on US-China Relations. ; Panel Two: Supply Chains

Jacques deLisle

Jacques deLisle - Jacques deLisle is the Director of the Asia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is also the Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania. ; Moderator, Panel Two: Supply Chains