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Engaging Asia 2017: The Role of Congress in Managing U.S. Alliances

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On March 29, NBR hosted Engaging Asia 2017, a public discussion on Capitol Hill on how the 115th Congress should approach U.S. engagement in the Asia-Pacific over the coming year.

Started in 2008, Engaging Asia convenes 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.


Opening Remarks


Ambassador James P. Zumwalt
Chief Executive Officer, Sasakawa Peace Foundation US


Plenary Speakers


Congressman Rick Larsen (D-WA)
Co-chair, U.S.-China Working Group

Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO)
Founding Co-chair, Congressional Caucus on ASEAN

Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL)
Chairman, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, House Foreign Affairs Committee


Panel Discussion

Ends, Ways, and Means: Developing a Holistic Policy for the Asia-Pacific


Ambassador Husain Haqqani
Former Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States;
Senior Fellow and Director, South and Central Asia, Hudson Institute

Remus Chen
Deputy Representative, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO)

Meredith Miller
Vice President, Albright Stonebridge Group

Roy D. Kamphausen
Senior Vice President for Research, The National Bureau of Asian Research


This event was made possible in part by the generous support of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Chevron, Japan-United States Friendship Commission, and Korea Foundation.


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. Speakers included Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Paul Ryan (R-WI), and Matt Salmon (R-AZ). Learn more.


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Dan Aum
Director, Government and Media Relations
202-347-9767
nbrDC@nbr.org