Five Dimensions of the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) With Danny RusselVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Program 3 of 8 in our Seeking Truth Through Facts U.S.-China Program Series
On Friday, September 24, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Pacific, Asia Society Northern California will host a virtual program on the Five Dimensions of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). This will be a public, on-the-record event.
Danny Russel, Vice President for International Security and Diplomacy at the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) and the author of several Asia Society reports on the BRI including Navigating the Belt and Road Initiative and Weaponizing the Belt and Road Initiative, will give a keynote address. He will discuss the components of the BRI, differing perspectives on the initiative, and its impact on regional development, geopolitics, technology, commerce, and the U.S. – China relationship.
Registration is complimentary and open to the global community.
The public program will be followed by a half hour VIP Reception from 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Pacific. The VIP Reception will be private and off-the-record with direct access to our speaker. Groundbreaker and Innovator Members will receive a link to join the VIP Reception the week of our program. To become a Groundbreaker or Innovator Member, visit here.
Date: Friday, September 24, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Pacific
1:00 p.m. Program Begins
2:00 p.m. Program Concludes
2:00 p.m. VIP Reception for Groundbreaker and Innovator Members with Direct Access to Speaker
2:30 p.m. VIP Reception Concludes
Link to join virtually via Zoom will be emailed the day before and an hour before the program is scheduled to begin by Rexille Uy, Director of Programs (firstname.lastname@example.org). This will be a webinar program; attendees will not appear on camera and will participate via the Q&A box.
Daniel Russel is Vice President for International Security and Diplomacy at the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI). Previously he served as a Diplomat in Residence and Senior Fellow with ASPI for a one year term. 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. Prior to his appointment as Assistant Secretary on July 12, 2013, Mr. Russel served at the White House as Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council (NSC) Senior Director for Asian Affairs. During his tenure there, he helped formulate President Obama’s strategic rebalance to the Asia Pacific region, including efforts to strengthen alliances, deepen U.S. engagement with multilateral organizations, and expand cooperation with emerging powers in the region.
Prior to joining the NSC in January of 2009, he served as Director of the Office of Japanese Affairs and had assignments as U.S. Consul General in Osaka-Kobe, Japan (2005-2008); Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands (2002-2005); Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus (1999-2002); Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering (1997-99); Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1995-96); Political Section Unit Chief at U.S. Embassy Seoul, Republic of Korea (1992-95); Political Advisor to the Permanent Representative to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Ambassador Pickering (1989-92); Vice Consul in Osaka and Branch Office Manager in Nagoya, Japan (1987-89); and Assistant to the Ambassador to Japan, former Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield (1985-87).
In 1996, Mr. Russel was awarded the State Department's Una Chapman Cox Fellowship sabbatical and authored America’s Place in the World, a book published by Georgetown University. Before joining the Foreign Service, he was manager for an international firm in New York City.
Mr. Russel was educated at Sarah Lawrence College and University College, University of London, UK.
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