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September 2015

Seattle Roundtable on "The Future of North America-Asia Energy Trade"

On Tuesday, September 29, 2015, NBR convened an on-the-record, senior-level roundtable in Seattle, WA on “The Future of North America-Asia Energy Trade." Leading experts assessed recent trends in Asian and North American energy policy to suggest options for cooperation in enhancing both energy and environmental security.

September 2015

Engaging Asia 2015

On September 30, NBR hosted Engaging Asia 2015, a public discussion on how Congress should approach U.S. engagement in the Asia-Pacific over the coming year. Engaging Asia 2015 convened members of Congress, diplomats, senior congressional staff, and leading scholars to provide high-level analysis and policy recommendations for future U.S. engagement in the region.

September 2015

Japan-U.S. Cooperation: A Vision for Collaboration in Cyberspace to Ensure Peace and Security across the Asia-Pacific

The Embassy of Japan, U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI) and The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) have the pleasure of hosting a seminar on "Japan-US Cooperation: A Vision for Collaboration in Cyberspace to Ensure Peace and Security across the Asia-Pacific" on Friday, September 18, 2015, featuring Dr. Motohiro Tsuchiya, a professor in the Graduate School of Media and Governance at Keio University.

September 2015

New Delhi Roundtable on “Innovate in India”

On September 24, NBR and the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) co-hosted a public event in New Delhi, India, featuring senior policymakers and innovation specialists, as part of NBR’s initiative on India's IP and Innovation Policies.

July 2015

2015 Energy Security Workshop

NBR and the US-ASEAN Business Council co-hosted the eleventh annual Energy Security Workshop, “Indonesia: A Regional Energy Leader in Transition,” on July 23 in Washington, D.C.

June 2015

2015 Pacific Energy Summit Media Wrap-Up

The 2015 Pacific Energy Summit hosted three on-the-record media roundtables on "U.S.-China Energy Cooperation," "The Geopolitics of Oil and Gas in Asia," and "Health and the Environment." Access the audio for each roundtable and links to featured expert quotes.

May 2015

2015 Pacific Energy Summit

The 2015 Pacific Energy Summit, “Strengthening Markets for Energy and Environmental Security,” was held in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, from May 27 to 29. The Summit convened an exclusive group of 200 leaders from government, business, and research organizations to explore innovative solutions to the dual challenges of rising energy demand and a changing climate.

May 2015

The Future U.S-China Relationship: Partnership or Adversarial?

On May 5, 2015, the Slade Gorton International Policy Center held a roundtable discussion with former Ambassador Gary Locke on the future of the Sino-American relationship. Will it be adversarial or one of partnership?

April 2015

Seattle Discussion on “Innovate in India”

On April 10, NBR and the University of Washington School of Law hosted a public discussion of India’s IP and innovation policies featuring Congressman Adam Smith, Stewart Beck (APF Canada), and Pallavi Wahi (K&L Gates) among others. Learn more.

March 2015

Capitol Hill Discussion on "India’s IP and Innovation Policies"

On March 26, NBR convened a public discussion in Washington, D.C., to examine India’s environment for innovation and recommendations for public policy in the United States, India, and other countries.

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Pacific Power: U.S. Alliances and Partnerships in Asia

September 30 | Washington, D.C.

Engaging Asia 2015 highlighted complications over aggressive island building in the South China Sea, the future of economic partnerships beyond the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and the importance of congressional leadership in strengthening the U.S. rebalance to Asia.”

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More than 200 leaders from government, business, and research and 60 energy journalists gathered in Beijing, China, on May 27–29, 2015, for the 6th annual Pacific Energy Summit. Read featured expert quotes and listen to full audio from three Summit media roundtables:

U.S.-China Energy Cooperation

The Geopolitics of Oil and Gas in Asia

Health and the Environment