Archive for the 'Briefings' Category

Congress 101

Mid-Term Elections: Understanding the New  Congress and What It Might Mean for U.S.-Asia Relations Monday, November 17, 2014  2:00-3:00p.m. Understanding U.S. politics and the policy-making process can be daunting.  The US-Asia Institute will host a Capitol Hill Forum for Ambassadors and diplomatic staff who work with Congress or in the political area to talk about the mid-term elections. This off-the-record
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Hong Kong: Behind the Protests and Beyond

The US-Asia Institute held an off-the-record briefing with Visiting Associate Professor Al Reyes, University of Hong Kong, to discuss the Hong Kong protests and possible fallout, on Wednesday October 15, 2014. The protests in Hong Kong, also known as the Umbrella Revolution, have recently garnered much international attention. The protests revolve around electoral reform, specifically reform of Beijing’s implementation of
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Korea High Speed Rail: A Blueprint for the US?

Learning from South Korea’s Experience with High Speed Rail On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, the US-Asia Institute, Korea Transport Institute, and Regional Plan Association presented a forum for policy makers. The briefing featured remarks from Mr. Paul Nissenbaum, Associate Administrator for Railroad Policy & Development at Federal Railroad Association; Dr. Tschangho John Kim, Endowed Professor of Urban & Regional Systems at University of Illinois
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2014 China 101 Seminar Series

The 2014 China 101 Seminar Series This seven-session series will bring experts to Capitol Hill to introduce and discuss critical aspects of contemporary China. All sessions will include time for Q&A. Please note: This event will be open to congressional staff members only. For more information and to RSVP, please e-mail us at: China101@usasiainstitute.com or call us at: (202)-544-3181. Upcoming 2014
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