[CANCELED] Navigating Asia’s Security Challenges


A Discussion with U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Scott Swift

U.S. Navy Adm. Scott H. Swift delivers remarks as he assumes command of  the U.S. Pacific Fleet on May 27, 2015  (GLENN FAWCETT/DOD Photo).

The Asia Society Policy Institute is pleased to host Admiral Scott Swift, commander of the United States Pacific Fleet. The Pacific Fleet is the world’s largest naval command, covering an expanse that spans nearly half the globe — from the west coast of the U.S. to India, and from the North Pole to the South Pole. This massive region currently confronts numerous security challenges including North Korean nuclearization, maritime territorial disputes, and rising violent extremism. The Pacific Fleet thus serves as a key instrument of U.S. national power and influence in the region.

Please join us to hear a firsthand perspective on Asia’s evolving regional security dynamics from Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift, who will provide remarks, followed by a special discussion with Daniel Russel, Asia Society Policy Institute Diplomat in Residence and Senior Fellow. A Q&A session with the audience will follow the discussion.


Scott Swift was promoted to Admiral and assumed command of the U.S. Pacific Fleet in May 2015. Prior to assuming Pacific Fleet command, he was Director, Navy Staff at the Pentagon. His recent operational assignments include Deputy Commander, Naval Forces, U.S. Central Command; Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9; and Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet. Recent shore duty assignments include service as Officer of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics staff; and Director of Operations, U.S. Pacific Command. Adm. Swift has served in combat Operations Praying Mantis, Southern Watch, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Daniel Russel is Diplomat in Residence and Senior Fellow at the Asia Society Policy Institute. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service at the U.S. Department of State, he served until recently as the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Prior to his appointment as Assistant Secretary, he served at the White House as Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council’s Senior Director for Asian Affairs. During his tenure there, he helped formulate President Obama’s strategic rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region.

Event Details

Mon 25 Sep 2017
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Asia Society 725 Park Ave
This event has been cancelled.
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