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First Symposium: May 22, 2013

The first in a series of symposia on the United States’ strategic rebalance toward Asia-Pacific was hosted on May 22, 2013 at UW Tacoma

Panel participants:

  • Major General Jeffrey S. Buchanan, Deputy Commanding General, I Corps, Joint Base Lewis-McChord
  • Daniel Malarkey, Deputy Director, Washington State Department of Commerce
  • Michael Rawding, Founding Principal, Deerhorn Advisors
  • Beth Rivin, M.D., M.P.H., Faculty, University of Washington School of Law and Departments of Global Health and Bioethics and Humanities in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Vice-President of Uplift International and Visiting Professor at University of Gadjah School of Medicine in Jogjakarta, Indonesia.

Moderator:

Professor Divya McMillin, University of Washington Tacoma 

 

Second Symposium: January 14, 2014

This second event in a series of symposia focuses on the role of leadership and the importance of international political  perspectives in shaping relations between the United States and the Asia-Pacific.  

Panel participants:

  • Minister Counselor Liu Weimin Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States
  • Lieutenant General Robert Brown Commanding General, I Corps Joint Base Lewis-McChord (to read the General's Blog please click here.)
  • President Michael Young University of Washington (for full CV please click here.)

Moderator:

Professor Reşat Kasaba Director, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington

Watch online: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3G2krRFOJ20

 

Third Symposium: October 21, 2014

The third event in a series of symposia focuses on delivering humanitarian assistance and supporting regional stability.

Panel participants:

  • Deputy Consul General Jaime Ramon T. Ascalon, Philippine Consulate General office
  • William (Bill) Decker, board member of ShelterBox
  • Stephen Dun, a Karen from Burma
  • Lieutenant General Stephen R. Lanza, U.S. Army, Commanding General, I Corps, Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Moderator:

Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Bill Kunz University of Washington Tacoma

Watch online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4vcceI1Axc 

 

Fourth Symposium: October 29, 2015

This is the fourth in a series of symposia that focuses on President Obama’s foreign policy of a “strategic rebalance” to the Asia-Pacific region and “whole of government” approach to stability and security.

Panel participants:

  • Moon Duk-Ho, Consul General, Korean Consulate General in Seattle
  • Robert Hamilton, Governor Inslee's Advisor for Trade Policy, Office of the Governor
  • Stephen R. Lanza, Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, Commanding General, I Corps, Joint Base Lewis-McChord
  • Clark W. Sorensen, Director, Center for Korean Studies, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington

Moderator:

Saadia Pekkanen, Job and Gertrud Tamaki Professor, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington

Watch online: https://youtu.be/GW0a2jnxEOE