Trump and Asia: One Year Later


Asia Briefing

NEW YORK, February 6, 2018 — Wendy Cutler, vice president of the Asia Society Policy Institute; and Daniel Russel, diplomat in residence and senior fellow at the institute, discuss the Trump Administration's policies in Asia and their impact, one year after his inauguration. The conversation was moderated by Asia Society Policy Institute Managing Director Debra Eisenman. (56 min., 59 sec.)

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

One year ago, Asia Society held a series of programs and published a range of reports under the heading “President Trump and Asia”, all aimed at gauging the impact of the U.S. election and in some cases making predictions and outlining suggestions for the incoming administration. How would a Trump administration impact U.S. policy in the region? One year later, we have answers. 

Join us for a special edition of our Asia Briefing with the Asia Society Policy Institute — former Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Wendy Cutler, and Diplomat in Residence and Senior Fellow Daniel Russel — as they examine the Trump Administration’s policies in Asia and their impact, one year after the inauguration. From China to North Korea, the Iran Deal to the Trans Pacific Partnership, a sweeping look at what U.S. policies have meant across the Asia Pacific.


Wendy Cutler

Wendy Cutler is Vice President and Managing Director of the Washington D.C. Office of the Asia Society Policy Institute, having joined after an illustrious career of nearly three decades as a diplomat and  negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. She served as Acting Deputy U.S Trade Representative, and was responsible for the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, and a wide range of bilateral agreements with Japan.

Daniel Russel

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.

Debra Eisenman

Debra Eisenman (moderator) is Managing Director of the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI), where she leads and oversees projects on development, governance, sustainability, and security challenges throughout Asia, and oversees ASPI’s strategy and operations. She has held various roles within the Asia Society’s policy team since she joined in 2011. Prior to that, she worked on the Peacebuilding and Western Balkans grantmaking programs of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, as well as on youth engagement at the National Crime Prevention Council.

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

Event Details

Tue 06 Feb 2018
8:30 - 10 a.m.

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