LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED
Panel Discussion Featuring:
Dr. Robert Dohner
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Economic Analysis and Senior Asia Advisor, US Department of the Treasury; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Asia Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council
Ms. Verinda Fike
Regional Director, South & Southeast Asia, US Trade and Development Agency
Dr. Miyeon Oh
Director and Senior Fellow, Asia Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council
Mr. Riley Walters
Policy Analyst, Asia Economy and Technology, Heritage Foundation
With the US approach to the Indo-Pacific highlighting the importance of infrastructure projects in the region and the US International Development Finance Corporation (“DFC”) set to open its doors on October 1, 2019, how is US policy towards infrastructure projects changing? As strategic competition between the United States and China intensifies, where do regional infrastructure projects fit into the changing strategic environment of the Indo-Pacific? Are infrastructure efforts inherently competitive, or are there opportunities for strategic cooperation, as well? How can Taiwan, and other likeminded US partners, be incorporated into ongoing efforts by the United States to provide quality infrastructure to the region?
The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security works to develop sustainable, nonpartisan strategies to address the most important security challenges facing the United States and the world. The Center honors General Brent Scowcroft’s legacy of service and embodies his ethos of nonpartisan commitment to the cause of security, support for US leadership in cooperation with allies and partners, and dedication to the mentorship of the next generation of leaders.
This event is open to the public and will be webcast online. The event is open to the press and on the record.