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The Asian Architecture Conference @ CSIS

September 12, 2013 • 10:00 am – 3:15 pm EDT

The Asian Architecture Conference @ CSIS is a full day conference discussing security and economic issues in the Asia-Pacific ahead of the East Asia Summit (EAS) in Brunei and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Indonesia this October.

This conference is jointly organized by the Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies, the premier forum for a sustained high-level policy dialogue focusing on Southeast Asia and U.S. interests in the region, the Scholl Chair in International Business, examinining critical issues in the global political economy including: international trade, governance, competitiveness, development and meeting the challenges of a changing world economy, and the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, examining current issues in international economic policy, with a particular focus on the Asia Pacific.

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Agenda

10:00 a.m.  Welcoming Remarks

 Mr. Scott Miller, Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS

10:05 a.m. APEC Business Advisory Council
                  Perspective
 Mr. Bart Peterson, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications, Eli Lilly 

Introduction:

Ms. Monica H. Whaler, President, National Center for APEC

10:25 a.m. Opening Remarks

The Honorable Kurt M. Campbell, Chairman and CEO, The Asia Group

Mr. Ernest Z. Bower (Moderator), Senior Adviser and Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies, CSIS

11:00 a.m. Panel Discussion: Security Issues in East
                  Asia Summit
His Excellency Nguyen Quoc Cuong, 
Ambassador of the Social Republic of Vietnam to the United States

Mr. Vikram Singh, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia, Department of Defense

Dr. Michael J. Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, CSIS
                  Associate Professor, Georgetown University

Mr. Ernest Z. Bower (Moderator), Senior Adviser and Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies, CSIS

12:00 p.m. Luncheon

12:15 p.m. Luncheon Keynote Remarks

The Honorable Scot Marciel, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Mr. Murray Hiebert (Moderator), Deputy Director and Senior Fellow Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies

1:00 p.m.   Panel Discussion: Economic Issues in
                  EAS/APEC

Mr. Shigehiro Tanaka, Director-General, Multilateral Trade System Department, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan

Mr. Robert Wang, Senior Official for APEC, U.S. Department of State

Ms. Arrow Augerot, Deputy Assistant USTR for APEC and Localization Barriers to Trade, Office of the United States Trade Representative

Mr. Michael Kaplan, Director for South and Southeast Asia, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Mr. Matthew P. Goodman (Moderator), William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, CSIS

2:15 p.m.   Panel Discussion: Business Perspectives
                  on Asian Architecture

Ms. Sarah Thorn, Senior Director, Federal Government Relations, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Ms. Pamela Passman, CEO, CREATe.org

Ms. Anku Nath. Senior Manager, International Affairs, Deere & Company

Mr. Scott Miller (Moderator), Senior Advisor and Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS

3:15 p.m.   Conference Closes


We would like to thank JETRO, CREATe.org, and the National Center for APEC for their generous support.

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Scott Miller
Senior Mentor (Non-resident), Executive Education

Ernest Z. Bower