Asia and the World Roundtable Series

The Asia and the World roundtable series examines the global implications of the rise of Asian power. For a thousand years, Asia was the engine of the global economy, a locus of science and innovation, a center of ideas and intellectual ferment, and the nexus of global power. After a long hiatus, Asia's major powers have now reemerged on the global stage, but their interaction with one another, and with the United States, on important issues and challenges is unsettled and evolving. Speakers and participants analyze the reemergence of China and India as global players, the changing role of Japan on the international stage, and efforts to reshape the international architecture to accommodate the rise of China and India, in particular. Sessions also consider the ways in which greater involvement in the world, not just their immediate neighborhood, is changing the strategic, economic, and political calculations of major countries in East, Central, and South Asia. Meetings look at the tensions, opportunities, and constraints that will determine whether and how the United States can forge partnerships with major Asian powers on issues of global scope. Other sessions may examine timely issues that arise in Central Asia, such as connections to the international oil and gas market, international institutions, and the global economy.

Meetings

Roundtable Meeting

How Will Asian Donors Influence the Future of International Development?

Speakers:

Nisha Biswal, Assistant Administrator for Asia, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Deborah Brautigam, Professor, American University School of International Service; Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute

Presider:

Evan A. Feigenbaum, Adjunct Senior Fellow for East, Central, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
January 30, 2012

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Roundtable Meeting

How Will Domestic Budget Constraints Affect U.S. Policy Options in Asia?

Speakers:

Patrick M. Cronin, Senior Adviser and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program, Center for New American Security, Michael A. McDevitt, Senior Fellow, CNA Corporation

Presider:

Evan A. Feigenbaum, Council on Foreign Relations
September 13, 2011

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Roundtable Meeting

How Do China's Energy Activities Affect Global Markets and Geopolitics?

Speakers:

Edward C. Chow, Senior Fellow in Energy and National Security, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Erica S. Downs, Fellow in Foreign Policy, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution

Presider:

Evan A. Feigenbaum, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
February 11, 2011

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Roundtable Meeting

Will China and India Be Economic Superpowers?

Speaker:

Raghav Bahl, Founder and Controlling Shareholder, India's Network 18

Presider:

Sebastian Mallaby, Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations
November 1, 2010

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Roundtable Meeting

A Conversation with Kapil Sibal

Speaker:

Kapil Sibal, Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India

Presider:

Evan A. Feigenbaum, Council on Foreign Relations
June 1, 2010

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Roundtable Meeting

Does India Have a Foreign Policy?

Speaker:

C. Raja Mohan, Library of Congress; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Presider:

Evan A. Feigenbaum, Council on Foreign Relations
February 3, 2010

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Roundtable Meeting

What Does the "Rise of Asia" Mean for the United States?

Speakers:

Joseph S. Nye Jr., Distinguished Service Professor and Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, J. Stapleton Roy, Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Evan A. Feigenbaum, Senior Fellow for East, Central, and South Asia, CFR
September 25, 2009

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Roundtable Meeting

Is India Just a South Asian Power?

Speakers:

Sanjaya Baru, Consulting Editor, The Business Standard, Evan A. Feigenbaum, Senior Fellow for East, Central, and South Asia, CFR
September 23, 2009

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