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May 10, 2010

Asia Policy Assembly, July 17-18, 2010

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars invite you to join the Asia Policy Assembly on June 17-18 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

Part of the National Asia Research Program (NARP), the Asia Policy Assembly is a major international conference that will bring together experts from the academic, philanthropic, and policymaking communities to address issues of strategic importance to U.S. interests in Asia. NARP also offers opportunities for student involvement in the Assembly, including student discounts on registration and volunteer opportunities. Read further to find out how to participate.

Why is understanding the policy implications of developments in Asia more important than ever?
As Asia integrates with the rest of the world, we have to understand the full extent and limitations of Asia’s global influence, and learn how Asian states define their global responsibilities. The combination of Asia’s openness, dynamic growth, relative stability, and huge population means that no major global problem can be solved without Asian cooperation and support.

What contributions will the Assembly make, and what opportunities will it offer?
The Asia Policy Assembly is the forum for Asia Studies scholars and policymakers to discuss important Asia policy issues. The Assembly will feature keynote addresses by senior policy officials and leading figures in international affairs, it will facilitate critical discussion among stakeholders in contemporary, policy-relevant Asia Studies, and it will encourage scholars of Asia to contribute to the policymaking process.

Asia Policy Assembly Program and Events
The theme of the inaugural Asia Policy Assembly complements the National Asia Research Program’s Research Agenda for 2010-2011, which examines the meaning and exercise of Asia’s global influence. During the two-day Assembly, the program format will include Plenary Sessions featuring presentations and keynote addresses, as well as numerous smaller roundtables to discuss a broad range of issues and regions.

Awarding the Inaugural Scalapino Prize
At the Assembly, NBR and the Wilson Center will award a significant prize named after renowned Asia scholar Robert Scalapino, arguably America’s foremost scholar of Asia over the past 60 years. Dr. Scalapino has published 500 articles and 38 books or monographs, and has helped shape key institutions around the world that work on Asia.

Registration Discounts and Early Bird Rates
Registration is now open! The Assembly is offering students a discounted rate and for non-students, there is special early-bird registration rate through May 10.

How to get involved with the Asia Policy Assembly
The National Asia Research Program (NARP) is seeking student volunteers for the Asia Policy Assembly. Volunteers will assist with a wide-range of preparations during the week of the conference and will be provided the opportunity to attend the conference in June. Please email your resume to DCoffice@nbr.org to learn more and sign up as a volunteer.

To learn more about the Assembly or to register for the event, please visit the Asia Policy Assembly 2010 website: http://www.nbr.org/Research/activity.aspx?id=73
To learn more about the National Asia Research Program, please visit the NARP’s site at: www.nbr.org/narp

Posted by zzhu at May 10, 2010 09:59 PM