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Soft Power in East Asia

On June 17, the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies (CNAPS) at Brookings and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs hosted a seminar to announce and examine the findings of a groundbreaking public opinion survey on the current and potential use of soft power in East Asia by the United States, China, Japan and South Korea.

The survey, conducted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the East Asia Institute of South Korea, examines themes such as the attractiveness of different national cultures and values: the effectiveness of nations as regional leaders and problem-solvers: their attractiveness as trade partners: levels of human capital: the emergence of regional identities: and other relevant topics. It also examines perceptions of growing economic and political integration in East Asia and the impact this has on underlying regional tensions. It was carried out in the United States, Japan, China, South Korea, Indonesia and Vietnam, and is the first of its kind conducted in Asia.

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Lunch and Welcome Remarks

Presentation of Survey Findings

Panel Discussion – Implications of the Survey Results


L. Gordon Flake

Executive Director, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation

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