Concepts for the East Asia Summit:
The CSIS Southeast Asia Program is honored to host a
CSIS POLICY CONFERENCE
Concepts for the East Asia Summit: Connectivity, Security & ASEAN Centrality
US President Barack Obama will participate in his first East Asia Summit (EAS) in Bali, Indonesia later this year. CSIS is convening experts to discuss some of the key trends that will be on the agenda for this meeting of leaders of 18 Asia Pacific countries. Important discussions are ongoing about how to integrate concepts such as connectivity, maritime security, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief and financial issues into a leader-led discussion that can advance peace and prosperity in the world’s most dynamic region. The event's discussion will be kicked off by CSIS President and CEO Dr. John Hamre and feature opening remarks by visiting ASEAN Secretary General Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, Michitaka Nakatomi, President of JETRO, and Daniel Russel, the new Senior Director for Asia at the National Security Council.
A highly qualified panel will respond to their remarks and you are invited to engage in an off the record dialogue that will ensue. An annotated agenda is attached for your review and consideration.
This invitation is strictly not transferable. Please respond to the Southeast Asia Program by May 18 to advise if you are able to join us for this important discussion.
Dr. John Hamre
Mr. Ernie Bower
The ASEAN Perspective & ASEAN Centrality
Dr. Surin Pitsuwan
Connectivity as a Foundational Concept for EAS
Mr. Michitaka Nakatomi
Panel Discussion Responding to Speakers Remarks
Moderator: Mr. Ernie Bower
Mr. Munenori Yamada
Mr. Matthew Goodman (invited)
The Hon. Mike Moore
Dialogue / Question & Answer