Asia's Coming Decades: What We Know and What We Don't
A Luncheon Presentation by Dr. Charles Morrison, President, East-West Center
With much talk of this being the Asian Century, the region's increasing influence on the rest of the world is largely acknowledged and accepted. Yet what do we know with great certainty about the future of Asia and what do we not? Charles Morrison, President of the East-West Center, will discuss the megatrends in the Asia-Pacific Region. What are the demographic, economic, health, resource and politico-security issues that are crucial to the understanding of the region and its impact on the rest of the world? How will these influences affect Sino - U.S. ties, the most important bilateral relations in the world?
The East-West Center is an education and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to strengthen relations and understanding between the U.S., Asia, and the Pacific. Dr. Morrison was elected international chair of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council; a founding member of the U.S. Asia Pacific Council, the U.S. National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation and a member of the U.S. Committee for Security Cooperation in Asia Pacific. His publications include Japan, ASEAN and East Asia from an American Perspective and Community Building with Pacific Asia. Dr. Morrison received his Ph.D. in international relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.