Navigating the “Pivot to Asia”: Dr. Kurt Campbell on U.S. Policy in East Asia

January 15, 2014
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In 2010, President Barack Obama called for a “Pivot to Asia” in order to focus more energy on America’s presence in the Asia-Pacific region. Since then, it has become a common catchphrase for U.S. policy concerning Asia, from the Trans-Pacific Partnership to the U.S.-Japan Alliance. As Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs, Dr. Kurt Campbell, Chairman and CEO of The Asia Group, LLC, was a key architect in the creation of the policies behind the “Pivot to Asia.” This year, in recognition of his contributions to U.S. policy in Asia, Dr. Campbell received the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award, the nation’s highest diplomatic honor. In this lecture, Dr. Campbell discusses the current state of U.S. policy in Asia, as well as his thoughts on U.S.-Japan Relations.


Kurt Campbell, Chairman and CEO, The Asia Group, LLC; former Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, the United States Department of State

Gerald Curtis,
Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University; Member of the Board of Director of Japan Society

6-6:30 pm       Registration
6:30-7:30        Lecture and Q&A
7:30-8             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

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].

  • Wednesday, January 15, 2014
  • 6:00 pm