U.S. and Asia: What Should the Candidates Be Talking About?



The U.S. economy, not surprisingly, dominates debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney in the run-up to Election Day.

But that doesn’t mean foreign policy issues should be ignored. America’s relationship with the rest of the world — particularly the rising nations of Asia — will define the geopolitical landscape for decades to come.

So what issues affecting the United States and Asia should the candidates be addressing? Three foreign policy experts offer their views in this free — and freewheeling — panel discussion. It will be followed by a screening of the third presidential debate, live from Hofstra University in New York.



Christopher Layne
University Distinguished Professor
Robert M. Gates Chair in National Security
Professor of International Affairs
George H.W. Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University

Professor Layne’s books include The Peace of Illusions: American Grand Strategy from 1940 to the Present (2006) and the forthcoming After the Fall: International Politics, U.S. Grand Strategy, and the End of the Pax Americana.


Peter Trubowitz
Professor of Government
University of Texas at Austin

Professor Trubowitz is author of Politics and Strategy (2011) and Defining the National Interest (1998).


Robert Buzzanco
Professor of History
University of Houston

Professor Buzzanco’s books include Vietnam and the Transformation of American Life (1999) and Masters of War: Military Dissent and Politics in the Vietnam Era (1996).



Shern-Min Chow
Co-anchor of KHOU 11 News @ 4 Weekdays
Reporter for KHOU 11 News



Reception: 6:00pm
Panel Discussion & Q&A: 7:00pm
Televised Presidential Debate: 8:00pm

Event Details

Tue 16 Oct 2012
6:00 PM
1370 Southmore Blvd. Houston, TX 77004 713.496.9901
Free with reservations. Check in at the Information Desk upon arrival.
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