Brookings Executive Education

Program Series Regional Challenges, Threats, and Opportunities: East and South Asia

Rise of East and South Asia: Implications for the United States

The emergence of an increasingly powerful China and India could be among the most momentous global developments in the 21st Century.  Their booming economies, heightened trade competition, increased military power, and growing assertiveness all affect the United States and the existing economic, political and military world order. Perceptions of the relative U.S. decline contrast with the remarkable ascent of East Asia.

Many questions surround the economic, political, and social climate in East and South Asia. The rise of China as a world power has broad and dramatic implications for U.S. policy and corporate strategies. Many uncertainties loom regarding China’s continued economic growth and integration into the global community. At the same time, India continues to grow both economically and militarily. In this course you will learn about the factors that could jeopardize continued growth in Beijing, New Delhi, Seoul, and Jakarta, and how these issues impact U.S. policy. The course will also address the implications of these issues and trends for corporations doing business in East and South Asia.

Current policy makers, foreign diplomats, Brookings scholars, and businessmen will share insights into such topics.  

Speakers for the 2014 iteration of this course included:

  • Jeffrey Bader, Former Senior Director, National Security Council; Former United States Ambassador; Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Brookings Institution; Author of Obama and China's Rise: An Insider's Account of America's Asia Strategy
  • Derek M. Scissors, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
  • Kongdan Oh, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • Robert Hathaway, Director, Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • Ambassador Joseph DeTrani, President, The Intelligence National Security Alliance; Former Director of the National Counterproliferation Center, and; Former Special Envoy for Negotiations with North Korea, with the Rank of Ambassador
  • Congresswoman  Colleen Hanabusa (D-HI), Member, Armed Services Committee, House of Representatives
  • Ashley Tellis, Senior Associate, South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Ron Somers, President, US-India Business Council 
  • Marc Mealy, Vice President-Policy, US-ASEAN Business Council
  • Ron Somers, President, US-India Business Council
  • Jennifer Turner, Director, China Environment Forum, The Wilson Center
  • Jared Genser, Managing Director, Perseus Strategies; Founder of Freedom Now; Co-editor of The UN Security Council in the Age of Human Rights

Tuition: $1,950

Location: Washington, D.C.

Audience for this Program:

  • Intelligence and military communities
  • Business managers and executives
  • Nonprofit, advocacy, humanitarian and development organizations
  • Political officers at embassies and consulates
  • Anyone heading to China, India, and East Asia