Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Engaging Asia

This week ends with one hearing and two programs on that status of US policy toward Asia.

Next Steps in Engaging the Asia-Pacific Region was the topic of Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell's speech to the US Peace Institute on Wednesday, September 15th. You can watch the program HERE.

- 9:30am, 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Senate Armed Services Committee Full committee hearing on the current security situation on the Korean Peninsula. Witnesses: Assistant Defense Secretary for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Wallace Gregson; Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell; and Army Gen. Walter Sharp, commander of the United Nations Command, commander of Republic of Korea - United States Combined Forces Command, and commander of United States Forces Korea.

ENGAGING ASIA: FUTURE OF US LEADERSHIP. 9/17, 8:45am-12:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: NBR. Speakers: Michèle Flournoy, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, US Dept of Defense; Robert D. Hormats, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs, US Dept of State; David M. Lampton, Dean of Faculty, George and Sadie Hyman Professor of China Studies; Director of China Studies at SAIS; Cheng Li, Director of Research and Senior Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings.

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