Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogues

Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogues

The Mansfield Foundation’s Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue series brings leading Asia experts and government officials to Capitol Hill to share their expertise and insights, providing opportunities for members of Congress and their staff to learn about issues of importance to companies operating in Asia.  In addition to helping increase awareness of Asia on Capitol Hill, the dialogues foster discussion between representatives of Congress and the business community on specific legislation and policies that impact U.S. relations with Asia.  The dialogues cover an array of timely and important economic, business, trade and security topics.

The Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue series is made possible by the generous support of Corporate Friends of Mansfield [link to CFM page].  Corporate Friends are invited to participate in the dialogues and to contribute ideas for subjects and speakers for the series, giving them opportunities to leverage and expand their relationships in Congress. For more information about the Corporate Friends of Mansfield program and other opportunities to partner with the Mansfield Foundation, please see our Support page.

The Foundation is very grateful for the support of its Corporate Friends, including:

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Recent Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogues

2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014

2014

China’s Financial Markets: A House of Cards with Global Impact?

Speakers: Andrew Collier, Senior Fellow, Mansfield Foundation; and Sara Hsu, Assistant Professor of Economics, SUNY New Paltz, March 13, 2014.

Obama’s Pivot to Asia and Trade:  A Discussion with American Chambers of Commerce in Asia and the Pacific

Speakers: George M. Drysdale, Chairman, Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC), Chairman and CEO, Marsman-Drysdale Group; Tom Clark, Vice President for Government Affairs and Policy, GE Capital Asia; Keith Cole, Vice President, Government Relations and Public Policy, GM International Operations, Niels Marquardt, CEO, American Chamber of Commerce in Australia, June 25, 2014.

Thai Politics and U.S.-Thailand Relations

Speakers: His Excellency Vijavat Isarabhakdi, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the United States, Catherine Dalpino, Contract Course Chair, Foreign Service Institute, July 24, 2014.

Internet Governance: An Opportunity for U.S.-Japan Leadership

Speakers:  Toshinori Kajiura, Chair of the Internet Economy Industry Forum’s Sub-committee on Information & Technology Policy, Japan Business Federation (Keidanren); Makoto Yokozawa, Head Professor, Market and Organization Informatics Systems, Kyoto University; Richard Beaird, U.S. Department of State (retired); Jim Foster, Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University (moderator), September 15, 2014.

 

2013

Negotiating in a Tough Neighborhood: South Korean Foreign Policy and North East Asian Challenges

Speaker: Chung Min Lee, Ambassador for National Security Affairs, Republic of Korea and Dean and Professor of International Relations, Graduate School of International Studies, Yonsei University

September 16, 2013.

China’s Financial Markets: Growing Unease and Policy Responses

Speaker: Robert Dohner, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Andrew Collier, Managing Director, Orient Capital Research in Hong Kong

July 24, 2013.

Current Challenges in U.S.-Asia Trade and Investment: Perspectives from American Chambers of Commerce in Asia

Speaker:  Steven R. Okun, Chairman, Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) and Director, Public Affairs, KKR Asia-Pacific; Tom Clark, Vice President for Government Affairs and Policy, GE Capital Asia, Tokyo; Richard Vuylsteke, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong; George Mr. Drysdale, Chairman and CEO, Marsman Drysdale Group (Philippines)

June 11, 2013

Key Issues and Opportunities in Trade and Investment with Southeast Asia: Perspectives from Industry and Government

Speaker:  Craig Allen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce; Karl Ehlers, Director for Southeast Asia and Pacific Affairs, Office of the United States Trade Representative

March 26, 2013

South Korea’s Presidential Election: Implications for U.S.-ROK Relations

Speaker:  Ambassador Kathleen Stephens, Senior Department of State Associate, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University and former United States Ambassador to the Republic of Korea

February 12, 2013

Key Issues and Opportunities in U.S.-China Trade and Investment: Perspectives from Industry and Government

Speaker:  Erin Ennis,Vice President, US-China Business Council; Claire Reade, Assistant USTR for China Affairs, Office of the United States Trade Representative; and Ambassador Frank Lavin, CEO, Export Now

January 15, 2013

 

2012

Maritime Disputes in East Asia and How They Affect U.S. Interests

Speaker:  Dr. Richard Bush, Director, Center for Northeast Asia Policy Studies and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution

October 17, 2012

Leadership Change and Economic Reform in North Korea

Speaker: Marcus Noland, Deputy Director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and a senior fellow at the East-West Center

September 12, 2012

Current Challenges in U.S.-Asia Trade and Investment:
Perspectives from American Chambers of Commerce in Asia 2012

Speaker: Mr. Steven R. Okun, Chairman, Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC)
Director, Public Affairs, KKR Asia-Pacific; Mr. Tom Clark Vice Chair for Washington Affairs and TPP, APCAC
Vice President for Government Affairs and Policy, GE Capital Asia; Dr. Richard Vuylsteke President, American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong; Ms. Amy Jackson President, American Chamber of Commerce in Korea 

Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue

June 19, 2012

Obama’s Asia Policy and Key Challenges for the Next Administration

Speaker: Matthew P. Goodman, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue

May 17, 2012

The China Dynamic in U.S.-Southeast Asia Relations: Adjusting to New Realities 

Speaker: Ambassador James Keith, Senior Director, McLarty Associates

Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue

March 15, 2012

 

2011

Update on U.S.-Taiwan Relations: Recent Developments and Recent Challenges

Speaker: Ambassador Raymond Burghardt, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The American Institute in Taiwan

Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue

September 14 , 2011

 

Current Challenges in U.S.-Asia Trade and Investment: Perspectives from American Chambers of Commerce in Asia

Speakers: Mr. Tom Clark, Vice President for Government Affairs and Policy, GE Capitol Asia (Tokyo); Dr. Richard Vuylsteke, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong; Mr. Edmund Sim, Partner, Appleton Luff (Singapore); Mr. Tom Pinansky, Senior Foreign Attorney, Barun Law (Seoul)

Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue

June 14 , 2011

 

One Month After the Disaster in Japan: A Business Perspective on the American Response and Its Implications for U.S.-Japan Relations

Speaker: Mr. Charles Lake, Chairman, Aflac Japan

Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue

April 11 , 2011

 

The Future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership: What Does Vietnam’s Accession Mean for the TPP?

Speaker: Mr. Jeffrey Schott, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue

March 23, 2011

 

U.S.-Vietnam Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific

Speaker: Mr. Robert Scher, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia

Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue

March 16, 2011

 

U.S. – South Korea Relations and Northeast Asian Security

Speaker: Lieutenant General Jin H Hwang (Ret.), National Assembly of the Republic of Korea

Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue

January 27, 2011

“2010 Year-End Dialogue: Foreign, Security, and Unification Affairs of the Republic of Korea” by Assemblyman Jin Ha Hwan

 

2010

Financial Sector Reforms in China: Ensuring Fair Access for U.S. Firms

Speakers: Pieter Bottelier, Senior Adjunct Professor of China Studies, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and John Dearie, Executive Vice President for Policy, the Financial Services Forum

Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue

November 4, 2010

Click here to read a related paper by John Dearie published in Caijing magazine

U.S.-Japan Security Relations: Enduring Ties, Recent Developments

Speaker: Michael Schiffer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian & Pacific Security Affairs, East Asia, Department of Defense

Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue

August 6, 2010

Flirting with Disaster: The Hatoyama Administration and Japanese Politics

Speaker: Kiichi Fujiwara, Professor, University of Tokyo

Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue

May 19, 2010

China-Iran Energy Relations: Beyond the Headlines

Speaker: Erica Downs, China Energy Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center, The Brookings Institution

Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue

March 26, 2010

 

Pillars of a U.S. Strategy for ASEAN

Speaker: Ernest Bower, Senior Adviser & Director, Southeast Program, Center for Strategic & International Studies

Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue

February 26, 2010

 

2009

APEC: Strengthening Strategic Ties between the U.S. and the Asia Pacific

Speaker: Kurt Tong, U.S. Senior Official for APEC, Bureau of East Asia and the Pacific, U.S. Department of State

Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue

December 17, 2009

 

The Global Financial Crisis: Lessons from Japan

Speaker: Kazumasa Iwata, President, Economic and Social Research Institute, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan

April 21, 2009

China’s Responses to the Global Economic Recession

Speaker: David Dollar, Country Director for China and Mongolia, World Bank

Co-sponsored with The U.S.-China Business Council

Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill Policy Dialogues

April 20 , 2009

 

China’s Rise and the Two Koreas:  Politics, Economics, Security

Speaker: Scott Snyder, Director, Center for U.S.-Korea Policy, and Senior Associate, Asia Foundation

April 2, 2009

Moving U.S.-China Relations to a New Stage Through Cooperation on Climate Change

Speakers:  Kenneth Lieberthal, University of Michigan professor and Brookings Institution Visiting Fellow; and David Sandalow, Brookings Institution Senior Fellow

March 11, 2009

2008 

Sports, Political Change, and Foreign Relations: The Beijing Olympics and Beyond

Speaker:  Dr. Victor Cha, D.S. Song Professor and Director of Asian Studies at Georgetown University and former Director for Asian Affairs, White House National Security Council

September 23, 2008

 

The Politics of the Internet in Japan

Speaker: Jim Foster, Director for Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Japan

May 28, 2008

 

Critical Issues in U.S.-China Relations

Speaker: Congressman Mark Kirk (R-IL),Co-founder and Co-chair of the bipartisan U.S.-China Working Group

April 10, 2008

 

China’s Military Modernization, Taiwan, and Energy Diplomacy: Implications for Asia-Pacific Regional stability and U.S. National Security

Speaker:  Ambassador Ma Zhengang, Chairman of China National Committee, Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) and President of China Arms Control and Disarmament Association

March 27, 2008

 

Japan’s Diplomatic Strategy for Asia:  Implications for the U.S.-Japan Alliance

Speaker:  Kenichiro Sasae, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

March 19, 2008

China’s Quest for Energy Security: Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy

Speaker:  Dr. Jean Garrison, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Wyoming

February 12, 2008

 

Japan’s Role in the Middle East, Middle East Peace Process and Iran:  Implications for the U.S.-Japan Alliance

Speaker:  Shinsuke Sugiyama, Deputy Director General for Middle East, Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

February 5, 2008

An Asian Perspective on Climate Change: A New Factor in U.S. National Security and International Peace and Stability?

Speaker:  Dr. Brahma Chellaney, Professor of Strategic Studies, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, India

January 17, 2008

2007

Nukes, Missiles and Abductions: A Japanese Perspective on the Six Party Talks

Speaker: Minister Akitaka Saiki, Embassy of Japan

December 18, 2007

After Abe: the U.S.-Japan Alliance Under Prime Minister Fukuda

Speaker: Michael J. Green, Japan Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, associate professor, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service

October 24, 2007

 

The Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA): Promise or Peril?

Speakers: Seok Young Choi, Minister, Embassy of the Republic of Korea; Laura Lane, Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Citigroup; Douglas Meyer, Senior Economist, United Auto Workers, and Jeffrey Schott, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute of International Economics

August 21, 2007

U.S.-China Relations: Common Concerns and Opportunities in a Changing World

Speaker: The Honorable Wu Jianmin, Under-Secretary-General and Spokesman, Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)

June 12, 2007

Japan and the United States: Indispensable Partners, in Asia and Beyond

Speaker: The Honorable Robert M. Kimmitt, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury

April 17, 2007

From Koizumi to Abe: A New Era in U.S.-Japan Relations

Speakers: Kiichi Fujiwara, Professor of International Politics at the University of Tokyo; and Kurt Campbell, CEO, Center for a New American Security

Japan in an Integrating Asian Economy: Policy Implications for the United States

Speaker: Charles D. Lake, II, President, American Chamber of Commerce Japan and Vice Chairman, Aflac Japan

February 8, 2007

2006

After Hanoi: Next Steps in the U.S. Trade Agenda for APEC

Speaker: John Neuffer, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for APEC Affairs

December 14, 2006

Economic Repercussions of the DPRK Nuclear Test

Speaker: Dr. Marcus Noland, Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics

October 18, 2006

2005

China’s Economic Challenge: Priorities for Washington and Beijing

Speaker: Dr. Albert Keidel, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

September 29, 2005

 

Emerging from a Lost Decade – Japanese Financial System Reforms and Policy Implications for the United States

Speaker: Charles D. Lake, II, Vice Chairman, Aflac Japan and Representative in Japan

April 7, 2005

 

Hot Spots in Asia: Policies Toward the Korean Peninsula and Taiwan Straits

Speaker: Ambassador James R. Lilley, former U.S. ambassador to China and Korea

May 25, 2005

 

2004

U.S.-Asia Relations: A Renewed Imperative

Speaker: Evans Revere, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and the Pacific, U.S. Department of State

September 8, 2004


 

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