On February 12, the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies and the John L. Thornton China Center will host a discussion on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s first trip abroad. Secretary Clinton will visit Japan, Indonesia, South Korea and China and is expected to address the challenges facing the international community, including the global financial crisis, humanitarian issues, regional security and climate change.
A panel of leading experts will highlight the pressing issues facing Secretary Clinton and will analyze the policies the Obama administration has outlined for the region. Senior Fellow Ted Piccone, deputy director of Foreign Policy at Brookings, will provide introductory remarks. Senior Fellow Richard Bush, director of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, will moderate the discussion. After the presentations, participants will take audience questions.