Demystifying the AIIB: Implications for China, Japan & the U.S.

June 16, 2015 - June 16, 2015
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To register, please contact the Corporate Program at 212-715-1208 or email [email protected]. 

Japan Society and China Institute co-present this panel discussion on the newly established Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), an ambitious initiative by China that aims to provide financing for infrastructure projects in Asia. While 57 countries have submitted their applications to join the AIIB as founding members, the U.S. and Japan have refrained, citing the bank’s unclear governance and a lack of transparency. Should the U.S. and Japan join the AIIB despite their reservations? In this panel discussion, we invite experts in global finance to discuss the outlook for China’s new $100 billion bank, and how the U.S. and Japan should engage with it.

Dr. Masahiro Kawai
, Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo; former Dean & CEO, the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
Dr. Eisuke Sakakibara, Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University; President, the Institute for Indian Economic Studies; former Japanese Vice Minister of Finance

Dr. He Fan, Former Deputy Director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Senior Research Fellow at the China Finance 40 Forum; Senior Economics Fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking

Dr. Jeffrey Shafer, Founder & Principal, JRSHAFER INSIGHT; former Under Secretary of the U.S. Treasury for International Affairs

Dean Merit E. Janow
, School of International and Public Affairs; Professor of Professional Practice, International Economic Law & International Affairs, Columbia University; Member of the Board of Directors, Japan Society
6-6:30 pm    Registration
6:30-8          Panel Discussion and Q&A
8-8:30          Reception

Non-members: $15

Japan Society Corporate Members: Free, up to designated number of tickets; additional tickets $10
Japan Society Individual Members at Patron Circle level and above: $10

Academic and government: $10

Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Prepayment must be made with a credit card. All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome.

For further information or assistance, please contact the Corporate Program at 212-715-1208 or email [email protected].

Transportation assistance is provided by All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.

  • Jun 16, 2015 at 6:00 pm