October 18th: The Future of THAAD and USFK

Co-hosted with the Korea Economic Institute of America

Bryan Port – Director of Strategy, US Forces Korea

August 18th: Japanese and U.S. Elections

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Kumi Yokoe, Ph.D.  Visiting Fellow, Toyo University




April 20th: The Significance of the U.S.-ROK Strategic Allaiance and Global Partnership

Co-hosted with the Korea Economic Institute of America


Mark Tokola – Vice President, Korea Economic Institute of America





Bruce Klingner – Senior Research Fellow, Northeast Asia,
The Heritage Foundation



March 23rd: Non-Traditional Security Threats in Asia

Co-hosted with the National Bureau of Asian Research


William “Bud” Roth – Non-Resident Fellow for Cyber Security, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA




DeanDean Cheng – Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation




February 10th: Asia Policy in 2016

elyse-andersonElyse Anderson – Deputy Staff Director, Congressional-Executive Commission on China (Leadership Office)




EricSayers_WEB_PTEric Sayers – Professional Staff Member, Senate Armed Services Committee (Majority Staff)


November 5th: Prospects in 2016: U.S.-China-Taiwan Relations

Co-Hosted with the Project 2049 Institute

armitage-2009-04-02-095129Randall Shriver – President and CEO of Project 2049 Institute




October 1st: India and Its Neighbors

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Tanvi Madan, Ph.D. – Director, The India Project, The Brookings Institution





Kara Bue – Founding Partner, Armitage International, L.C.




September 3rd: Business Climate in Asia

William Wilson, Ph.D. Senior Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation




August 13th: Cybersecurity in Asia


James Lewis – Director and Senior Fellow, Strategic Technologies Program, Center for Strategic & International Studies




July 30th: Young Researchers Symposium

Co-hosted with John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

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Eunjung Lim – Lecturer for Korea Studies, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies


Brian Chao – University of Pensylvania; Wikistrat, Inc.
“This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land: Territorial Disputes and the Meanings of China”

Jonathan Corrado – Georgetown University; Daily NK
“North Korea: Pathways to Market Liberalization”

Caitlin Flessate – Korea Economic Institute of America
“Emerging into Sunlight: Changing Gender Concepts for Korean Women from 1880s-1930s”

May 14th: A Look at Japan’s Economy and Review of Abe’s Economic Policy

Co-hosted with the East-West Center

YokoyamaTadashi Yokoyama – Counselor for Economic Affairs, Embassy of Japan in the United States




April 9th: Trade Development in Asia: Trans-Pacific Partnership

SIS ClaeysStephen Claeys Trade Counsel, House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Trade




March 13th: Chinese Military Power and Maritime Posturing

Dean Cheng Senior Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation




February 4th: Asia Legislative Overview 2015

Jamie Fly Counselor for Foreign and National Security Affairs, Marco Rubio (R-FL)




Michael Schiffer – Senior Foreign Advisor, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia


 December 4th: Democracy in China

Louisa Greve, Vice President for Asia, Middle East and North Africa, and Global Program, National Endowment for Democracy




November 6th: Human Trafficking, Human Trafficking and Human Smuggling in Asia

Co-Hosted with the Korea Economic Institute

Mark Lagon, Former Ambassador-at-Large for Trafficking in Persons Office, State Department




Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director, The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea




October 2nd: Economics in Northeast Asia

Marcus Noland, Executive Vice President and Director of Studies, Peterson Institute for International Economics





September 4th: U.S.-India Relations Under Modi

Sadanand Dhume, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute




August 7th: U.S.-Japan-ROK Relations

James Schoff, Senior Associate, Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace




July 3rd: Young Researchers Symposium

Featuring finalists:

Douglas Toney, CoAA member, Institute for World Politics

Anne Gillman, CoAA member, SAIS, Johns Hopkins

Clare Hubbard, CoAA member, Korea Economic Institute

June 4th: Prospects for Korean Reunification

Victor Cha, Senior Adviser and Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies




May 1st: The Impact of Indian Elections on U.S.-India Relations

Alyssa Ayres, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations




April 4th: The Future of China’s Economy

Derek Scissors, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute




March 6th: Prospects for Indian Elections

Lisa Curtis, Senior Research Fellow for South Asia, The Heritage Foundation




February 6th: CoAA’s Inaugural Meeting

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