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The Indo-Pacific Strategy: Can the U.S. & China Reconcile Competing Visions?

May 22 | Wed |
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Both the U.S. and China have set forth new policies for development and management of the Indo-Pacific region. While Chinese President Xi Jinping’s signature Belt and Road Initiative promises infrastructure development, the Trump administration’s Indo-Pacific Strategy seeks to enhance U.S. leadership in the region and integrate efforts to manage a rising China. With a U.S. national security strategy that labels China as a strategic competitor, both sides are concerned about each other's intentions in seeking dominance, and whether regional dynamics will be shaped in a manner disadvantageous to future cooperation, peace and prosperity. How will each power resist or seek to accommodate the other's national goals? What role do U.S. allies such as Japan play in defining or bridging these gaps? Please join our experts from the U.S., Japan and China as they discuss strategic competition in the Indo-Pacific.

Speakers: Yuqun Shao, Senior Fellow, Center for America Studies, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies Yoshihide Soeya, Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Faculty of Law, Keio University

Moderator: Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Columbia University; Distinguished Research Fellow, Tokyo Foundation; Member of the Board of Directors, Japan Society

Agenda: 6-6:30 PM Registration 6:30-8 PM Discussion and Q&A 8-8:30 PM Reception

Admission: Non-members: $20 Japan Society Corporate Members: Free, up to designated number of tickets; additional tickets $15 Japan Society Individual Members at Patron Circle level and above: $15 Academic and government: $15

Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Prepayment must be made with a credit card. All cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event

For more information, please contact the Business and Policy Program at 212-715-1208 or email register@japansociety.org.

Venue: Japan Society

333 East 47th Street Map