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September 2015

Engaging Asia 2015

NBR is pleased to invite you to Engaging Asia 2015, a public discussion on how Congress should approach U.S. engagement in the Asia-Pacific over the coming year.

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.

March 2015

Event Highlights from "Innovate in India: Global Perspectives on the Continuing Evolution of India's IP Policy"

This event wrap-up features key quotes from speakers at events on India's intellectual property and innovation policy environments.

February 2015

Adapting to a New Energy Era: A New Strategy for U.S., Japanese, and Asian Energy Security

On February 24, NBR convened a Capitol Hill event exploring the means for the United States, Japan, and other countries to work toward a more collaborative strategy for enhancing global oil and gas security. Featured speakers included Minister Yasushi Akahoshi (Embassy of Japan in the United States), Tom Cutler (Cutler International LLC), Mikkal Herberg (NBR), and others.

February 2015

Gorton Center Discussion Series Presents: The 9/11 Commission - A New Report for a New Decade

On February 9, 2015, the Slade Gorton International Policy Center held a roundtable discussion with former 9/11 Commissioners Jamie Gorelick and Slade Gorton. They discussed the updated policy recommendations released a few months ago by the 9/11 Commission.

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

September 30 | Washington, D.C.

Engaging Asia 2015 will highlight 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