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Robert Scalapino Symposium

On October 14, 2010, NBR, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and The Asia Foundation sponsored the Robert Scalapino Symposium of the National Asia Research Program (NARP), hosted by the University of California-Berkeley’s Institute of East Asian Studies.

The Robert Scalapino Symposium brought together leading scholars and specialists from the West Coast and beyond to discuss critical Asia policy issues and to honor the exceptional career of Professor Robert Scalapino. The Symposium provided a forum for participants to engage and discuss issues of significant importance to U.S. policy in Asia and recognized the long-standing tradition of exemplary Asia Studies programs at West Coast universities.

Event Agenda

The one-day Symposium included a series of panel presentations from select NARP associates and fellows, scholars from the University of California-Berkeley and other West Coast universities and featured a keynote address by Scalapino Prize winner David M. Lampton. The conference format included ample time for discussion and audience engagement. Panels addressed U.S.-Asia relations, globalization and regionalism in Asia, emerging political elites, and natural resource trends.

Full agenda: Robert Scalapino Symposium (PDF)

Event Video

View videos from the event, including the four panels and a tribute to Dr. Robert Scalapino.

Watch videos from the Symposium

(Left to right) V. Bruce Tolentino (The Asia Foundation), Donald Emmerson (Stanford University), William Grimes (Boston University), David Kang (USC) and AnnaLee Saxenian (UC Berkeley) presenting at the panel “Globalization and Regionalism in Asia” at the Robert Scalapino Symposium held on October 14, 2010.

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