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2010 Asia Policy Assembly: Plenary Sessions

The 2010 Asia Policy Assembly, convened in Washington, D.C., on June 17-18, 2010, consisted of five plenary sessions, twenty-one roundtable sessions, and four keynote addresses.

Click on the title of each plenary presentation to listen to audio from that session.


Mr. Michael Schiffer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia, delivering a policy address on the strategic challenges and opportunities for the United States in Asia.

Participants engaged panel presenters during an interactive question-and-answer period at the close of each plenary session.

Plenary 1
Geopolitics and Grand Strategy

Welcome Remarks and Introductions
Aaron Friedberg, Princeton University

Strategic Challenges and Opportunities for the United States in Asia
Michael Schiffer, U.S. Department of Defense

Sources of Mutual Strategic Suspicion in U.S.-China Relations
David Lampton, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS

Military Dimensions of Asia’s Strategic Environment
Thomas Mahnken, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS

Plenary 1 Q & A


Plenary 2
Global Trade, Investment, and Finance

(Session was off the record. No audio available.)


Plenary 3
International Implications of Domestic Political Transitions

Welcome Remarks and Introductions
Richard Samuels, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Japan’s New Asianism: Threat or Opportunity?
Daniel Sneider, Stanford University

South Korean Democracy, Identity Politics, and U.S.-Korea Relations
Katharine Moon, Wellesley College

Democratization and Indonesian Foreign Policy
Ann Marie Murphy, Seton Hall University

Plenary 3 Q & A


Plenary 4
International Security: Will the Pacific Remain Pacific?

Welcome Remarks and Introductions
June Teufel Dreyer, University of Miami

How to Think about the Asian Balance of Power
Dan Blumenthal, American Enterprise Institute

China’s Military Capabilities and Doctrine
M. Taylor Fravel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Discussant
Thomas Fingar, Stanford University

Plenary 4 Q & A


Plenary 5
Asia 2025 and Beyond

Welcome Remarks and Introductions
Roy Kamphausen, The National Bureau of Asian Research

Prospects for Continued U.S. Predominance in Asia
Ashley Tellis, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Demographic Trends and Growth in Asia
Nicholas Eberstadt, American Enterprise Institute

Discussant
Terrence Markin, National Intelligence Council

Plenary 5 Q & A


Related Resources and Audio

Learn more about the 2010 Asia Policy Assembly and listen to the keynote addresses.

Learn more about the Assembly Roundtable Sessions and listen to audio.

Read the 2010 Asia Policy Assembly report.

Download the complete 2010 Asia Policy Assembly Agenda.