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The US-Asia Institute has worked closely with various academic, think-tank, business, and government organizations to provide expertise for briefing panels discussing various issues impacting the following countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN):

Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
Indonesia
Laos
Malaysia
Myanmar (Burma)
Philippines
Singapore
Thailand
Vietnam

ASEAN 101: Economics and Trade: Key Trade Negotiations in the Southeast Asia Region

On June 4, 2013, the US-Asia Institute, the US-ASEAN Business Council, and the National Foreign Trade Council co-hosted a Capitol Hill Breakfast Forum on ASEAN: Economics and Trade: Key Trade Negotiations in the Southeast Asia Region. This is the 3rd panel in a four-part series focused on the importance of ASEAN to the United States, specifically highlighting the impact of trade
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ASEAN 101: The Role of Southeast Asia in the US Recovery: US Investments in ASEAN (Part II)

On May 13, 2013, the US-Asia Institute and the US-ASEAN Business Council co-hosted a Breakfast Capitol Hill Forum on ASEAN: The Role of Southeast Asia in the US Recovery and US Investments in ASEAN. This is the 2nd panel in a four-part series focused on the importance of ASEAN to the United States, specifically highlighting the impact of trade and
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The Asia-Pacific Moving Forward: Unrest, Uncertainty, and the Pivot

Thank you for joining us for an off-the-record briefing which addressed recent tensions in the Asia Pacific, including the territorial conflicts of the South China Sea and the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands, how these are affected by the US pivot towards the Asia Pacific, and what are some potential outcomes moving forward.  Speakers: Moderator: Ben Dolven, Congressional Research Service Japan Expert: Dr.
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Leadership in Transition: Myanmar

Experts examined the upcoming elections in Myanmar, economic effects of liberalization, and the impact the country’s potential pivot will have on relations with China and the U.S. Speakers Ms. Priscilla Clapp, Senior Advisor, Asia Society Mr. Brad Babson, Consultant on Asian Affairs Ms. Jennifer Quigley, Advocacy Director, US Campaign for Burma Moderator Dr. Michael Martin, Specialist in Asian Affairs, Congressional
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Lunar New Year Celebration

The US-Asia Institute hosted its Annual Lunar New Year Celebration on February 2, 2012 at the US-Asia Institute in Washington DC. Senator of Hawaii Daniel Akaka was the Guest of Honor in recognition of his 33 years of support and partnership with the US-Asia Institute.  Other speakers included Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade Michelle O’Neill, Congresswomen Judy Chu (D-CA),
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Strategic Rapproachement: The United States, Vietnam and the South China Sea

The US-Asia Institute hosted an off-the-record briefing on Monday, November 7th which focused on “Strategic Rapprochement: The United States, Vietnam and the South China Sea”. Ernest Bower, Senior Advisor and Director at the CSIS Southeast Asia Program and Dr. Satu Limaye, Director of the East West Center in Washington, discussed the burgeoning U.S.-Vietnam relationship and where it fits into the
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Asian Development Bank Capitol Hill Forum

On September 8, 2009 the USAI hosted another off-the-record briefing with a guest speaker from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). In this session, the Honorable Rajat M. Nag, Managing Director General of the ADB spoke on the topic of “The two faces of Asia: Bridging the Gap between High Growth Economics and the Poor”. Speaker Mr. Rajat M. Nag, Managing
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US-Asia Institute 30th Anniversary Gala

Celebrating 30 years of strategic partnerships with Asia, the US-Asia Institute hosted its 30th Anniversary Gala at the United Nations in New York on April 23, 2009. Nearly 250 guests joined the Institute to recognize its achievements over the past three decades, and to honor key individuals who have been influential in U.S.-Asia relations and the Asian American community. Details
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Capitol Hill Forum: Rebalancing Asia's Growth

A Capitol Hill Forum on rebalancing Asiafs growth was the topic of a US-Asia Institute briefing on April 14, 2009 at the newly opened U.S. Capitol Visitors Center. Guest speaker Dr. Jong-Wha Lee, provided an outline of how the economic recession has affected Asia and offered insight on how to rebalance Asia’s growth. Dr. Lee introduced the annual ADB publication,
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New York Briefing: The Global Economic Crisis

The impact of the financial crisis on the U.S. and Asia and its impact on the U.S.-Asia relationship became the focus of a special New York briefing hosted by the US-Asia Institute in March 2009. With special guests from the Permanent Missions to the United Nations, the luncheon briefing was held at the Morgan Stanley headquarters in New York on
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Lunar New Year Celebration

The US-Asia Institute launched its 30th anniversary year with its annual Lunar New Year celebration. Over 100 embassy officials, congressional staff, and others from the government, public and private sectors came to celebrate the Institute’s first event of the year. Details January 29, 2009 US-Asia Institute 232 East Capitol St, NE Washington, DC Event Summary USAI president Ben Wu gave
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Asian Development Bank Capitol Hill Forum

Financial markets, environmental sustainability and energy efficiency were all topics of discussion at a special event hosted by the US-Asia Institute, with the Honorable Jin Liqun, Vice President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), as its key speaker. Speaker The Honorable Jin Liqun, Vice President, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Details February 27, 2008 US-Asia Institute 232 East Capitol St, NE
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Lunar New Year Celebration

On the annual Lunar New Year Celebration at the US-Asia Institute, Esther G. Kee was honored on her retirement as President of US-Asia Institute. More than 125 guests from the public, private and diplomatic communities came together on February 11, 2008 to honor Esther G. Kee, co-founder of the US-Asia Institute, on her retirement as president of the Institute. Details February
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