2:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT

Past Event

Perceptions of U.S. Foreign Policy in East Asia

Thursday, June 28, 2007

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

On June 28, Brookings hosted a discussion with the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (CNAPS) visiting fellows who are completing their academic year at Brookings. They discussed their views of U.S. foreign policy and current relations between their countries and the U.S.

After the program, the CNAPS visiting fellows took audience questions.

Dr. CHU Shulong (CHINA) is professor and the deputy director of the Institute of International and Strategic Development Studies for the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University in Beijing. At Brookings, Dr. Chu has examined the need for the development of a stable structural pattern for U.S.-China-Japan trilateral relations.

Dr. Rikkie YEUNG (HONG KONG) is director of SynergyNet, director of Y M Yeung Consulting Limited, director of Computancy Limited, and a radio program host for Radio Television of Hong Kong. At Brookings, Dr. Yeung researched the emergence of new media and their effects on civil society in the U.S. and Hong Kong.

Dr. Masahiro MATSUMURA (JAPAN) is professor of International Politics on the faculty of law and political science of St. Andrew’s University in Osaka. In addition, he has served as the secretary for policy-legislative affairs for a member of the Japanese House of Representatives. At Brookings, Dr. Matsumura explored Japan’s state identity vis-à-vis China’s rise by looking at the emerging strategic realities.

Dr. Hyeong Jung PARK (KOREA) is a senior research fellow at the Korea Institute for National Unification. At Brookings, he researched discord and concord in ROK-U.S. relations regarding the North Korea challenge, with a focus on structural factors. He proposed improvements in the management of the relationship and has worked toward constructing a joint ROK-U.S. strategy toward North Korea.

Dr. Fu-kuo LIU (TAIWAN) is an associate research fellow and associate professor at National Chengchi University’s Institute of International Relations. At Brookings, he conducted research on how the significance of a new Asian regionalism complemented by recent strategic evolution will impact U.S. policy in Asia, and any new prospects for cross Taiwan Strait development that might emerge as a result.