Perils of Proximity:
Managing Risk in East Asia

February 14, 2011
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East Asia is often called a dangerous place. The simmer recently turned into a boil this autumn after tensions rose sharply between Japan, China, Russia, and the two Koreas. South Korea received artillery fire from North Korea in November–the most aggressive gesture by Pyongyang since the end of the Korean War. In a show of support, the United States sent its aircraft carrier the USS George Washington despite protests from Chinese officials. Meanwhile, territorial tensions between Japan, China, and Russia have risen after a Chinese trawler rammed a Japanese patrol boat in the East China Sea and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited the disputed Kuril Islands, sparking a diplomatic dispute with Japan. In cooperation with the National Committee on United States-China Relations and in honor of the launch of a new book on China-Japan tensions, three regional experts discuss on how businesses and policymakers can grasp the region’s political risk.

Ian Bremmer
, President, Eurasia Group
Richard C. Bush, III, Director, Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies; Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy; The Michael H. Armacost Chair, The Brookings Institution
Kent Calder, Director, Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), The Johns Hopkins University

Jan Berris
, Vice President, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

5:30–6 pm Registration and Reception
6–7:30 Lecture and Q&A
7:30 Book Sales and Adjourn

Admission: Corporate members are entitled to a designated number of free admissions to this event, based on their company’s current membership level. These reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Additional corporate registrants and Japan Society individual members at the Patron level and above pay the discounted corporate member rate of $10 for the lecture. Nonmember admission is $15. The academic and government admission rate is $10. When payment is required, prepayment must be made, or registration secured, with a credit card. All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome.

This event is SOLD OUT.

For information only, please contact the Corporate Program at 212-715-1208.

Co-Sponsored by:

National Committee on United States-China Relations    

  • Monday, February 14, 2011
  • 5:30 pm