KGRI Lecture Series: (Dec.6, 2018) "The U.S. Mid-Term Elections of 2018: Implications for American Policy Toward Asia"2018.12.06
The Keio University Global Research Institute (KGRI) aims to promote international research and educational exchange and invites those working in the forefront of research and education in Japan and overseas to give lectures.
On this occasion, Mr. Daniel Bob, Fellow at the Resichauer Center for East Asian Studies at Johns Hopkins SAIS, will give a lecture titled " The U.S. Mid-Term Elections of 2018: Implications for American Policy Toward Asia "
Date & time: Thursday, December 6, 13:00-14:30 (Open 12:30)
Venue: East Research Building 4F "Open Research Lab", Mita Campus, Keio University
Host: Keio University Global Research Institute's Security Initiative
Language: English (No simultaneous interpretation provided)
Other: Open to anyone. No admission fee, Pre-registration not required.
Summary of Lecture:
With Democrats retaking the U.S. House in the recent American mid-term elections, President Trump will face significant new challenges as House Committees in the next Congress investigate White House actions over the previous two years and a provide a more significant check on Trump's legislative priorities.
In addition, the Mueller investigation will soon complete its work, and the 2020 presidential election will quickly accelerate after the new year. Meanwhile, U.S. trade conflict with China looms, negotiations with North Korea remain in limbo, and U.S.-Japan trade negotiations will soon commence. Daniel Bob will explore the implications of the recent elections for U.S. policy toward Asia.
Mr. Bob has worked on the intersection of U.S. politics and policy toward the Asia Pacific for almost three decades in senior positions in the Senate, House, executive branch, think tanks, the private sector and as an entrepeneur. Currently, he is a Visiting Scholar at the Resichauer Center for East Asian Studies at Johns Hopkins SAIS. Previously, he was Distinguished Senior Fellow and Director of U.S.-Japan Programs at Saasakawa Peace Fundation USA, a Senior Staff member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Special Assistant for Asian and Pacific Affairs for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. Mr. Bob has also been a Fellow at the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations, Senior Advisor at and international law and lobbying firm, and a Fulbright Scholar in Fiji. He holds a bachelor's degree from Yale and a master's degree from Harvard.
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