The Asia Summits and the U.S. Midterm Elections

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Asia Briefing

President Trump and world leaders pose for a ‘family photo’ during the APEC Summit in 2017.

President Trump and world leaders pose for a ‘family photo’ during the APEC Summit in 2017 (JORGE SILVA/AFP/Getty Images).

Breakfast available from 8:00 AM
Discussion begins at 8:30 AM

Join us as Ambassador Kristie Kenney, one of America’s most highly decorated public servants, shares her insights on the state of U.S. relations with Asia ahead of a series of important annual summits taking place in November — the ASEAN and East Asia Summit in Singapore, and the APEC meeting in Papua New Guinea. She will discuss the implications of President Trump’s planned absence from the upcoming meetings for U.S. standing in the region with Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President and former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel. Topics will range from the ongoing U.S.-China trade disputes to developments on the Korean peninsula, and the impact, if any, of the November midterm elections on U.S. policy towards the Indo-Pacific region.


Speakers

Ambassador Kristie Kenney

Ambassador Kristie A. Kenney is one of the United States’ most experienced diplomats and holds the U.S. Department of State's highest rank of Career Ambassador. Over her 30-year career, she has represented the United States abroad as Ambassador three times (Ecuador, Philippines, and Thailand), and served in senior positions at the State Department and the White House. She currently teaches a course on leadership at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and had launched the State Department's first-ever leadership podcast series. She is the recipient of the State Department’s Distinguished Service Award among other prominent awards for leadership.


Daniel Russel

Daniel Russel (moderator) is Vice President for International Security and Diplomacy at the Asia Society Policy Institute. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service at the U.S. Department of State, he most recently served as the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. He served at the White House as Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council Senior Director for Asian Affairs, where he helped formulate President Obama’s strategic rebalance to the Asia Pacific region.


This program is made possible through the generous support of the Nicholas and Sheila Platt Endowment for Public Policy.

Event Details

Wed 07 Nov 2018
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Asia Society
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New York, NY 10021

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