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The First 100 Days: U.S.-Asia Relations under the Trump Administration

U.S. President Donald Trump and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe walk together to their joint press conference in the East Room at the White House on February 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) are pleased to host a morning discussion examining the Trump Administration’s first 100 days and evolving U.S. policy toward the Asia region. Experts in U.S.-Asia security, trade, and economic issues will weigh in on the administration’s priorities, engagement, and the outlook in Asia.

The event will feature opening keynote remarks by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, and luncheon keynote remarks by Representative Joaquin Castro (D-TX), House Intelligence Committee and Foreign Affairs Committee Member, and founding Co-Chair of the U.S.-Japan Congressional Caucus and the recently launched Congressional Caucus on ASEAN. The panel discussion will include Kent Calder, director of SAIS Asia Programs, Wendy Cutler, ASPI's vice president, and Richard Fontaine, president of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Jacob Schlesinger of the Wall Street Journal will moderate the discussion. Lunch will be served.

This event is on the record and open to the media. Seating is limited. RSVPs will be accepted until capacity is reached.

9:50 am: Welcome Remarks
10:00 am: Remarks by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO)
10:30 am: Panel Discussion
12:00 pm: Lunch
12:30 pm: Remarks by Representative Joaquin Castro (D-TX)
1:15pm: Program Conclusion

Please contact SAISAsia@jhu.edu with questions.

Keynote Speakers

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Member, House Intelligence Committee and House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Founding Co-Chair, U.S.-Japan Congressional Caucus and the Congressional Caucus on ASEAN.


Kent Calder, Director, Asia Programs and Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, SAIS

Wendy Cutler, Vice President and Managing Director of Washington D.C. Office, ASPI 

Richard Fontaine, President, Center for a New American Security

Jacob Schlesinger (Moderator), Senior Asia Economics Correspondent and Central Banks Editor - Asia, The Wall Street Journal


Event Details

Tue 25 Apr 2017
9:45am - 1:15pm

Kenney-Herter Auditorium
Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies
1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington DC, 20036