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Many questions surround East and South Asia’s economic, political and social climate. For example, China’s continued economic growth and integration into the global community are uncertain. At the same time, India is growing its economy and expanding its military. Explore how developments in Beijing, New Delhi, Seoul and Jakarta affect U.S. policy.

 “I acquired insights on global connectivity and its implications for Asian region. I use class concepts and facts in my Asian portfolio, which involves directing policy and writing position papers.” – Class participant

OPM Competency: External Awareness

MSL Credit Hours: 1


Brookings scholars, policymakers, foreign diplomats, and corporate professionals are the types of speakers who will share their insights within this course.

Past speakers for this course include:

  • The Hon. Charles Boustany, M.D., Executive in Residence, Brookings Executive Education; Partner, Capitol Counsel LLC; Former Congressman (R-LA), Co-Chair U.S. – China Working Group, United States House of Representatives
  • Cheng Li, Senior Fellow and Director, John L. Thornton China Center, The Brookings Institution
  • Katherine Moon, Nonresident Senior Fellow – Foreign Policy, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution

Audience for this Program:

  • Intelligence and military communities
  • Business managers and executives
  • Nonprofit, advocacy, humanitarian and development organizations
  • Political officers at embassies and consulates
  • Federal agency employees who have an interest in the region and/or how it relates to US policy
  • Government officials wanting to learn how global issues affect domestic policies and those at their agencies

Program Benefits:

  • Examine China’s economic, political and military expansion and its effects on the world order
  • Evaluate Asia’s changing economies and geopolitical dynamics
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