From the crackdown on protesters in Hong Kong, to Myanmar’s brutal campaign against the Rohingya, to democratic backsliding in Thailand and the Philippines, to the detention of more than 1 million Uighurs in China, human rights and democracy in Asia are under attack. As the region faces significant challenges, it is vital that the United States and Japan work together as democratic allies to advance the rule of law, good governance, and universal rights across Asia.
Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation with leading experts on how the U.S.-Japan alliance could play a key role in upholding human rights and democracy in the region.
To read CAP’s recent issue brief on supporting democracy and human rights in Asia, please click here.
Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress
Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), Ranking Member, U.S. Senate Subcommittee on East Asia, The Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy
Ambassador Kristie Kenney, former U.S. Ambassador to Thailand, the Philippines, and Ecuador
Uzra Zeya, President and CEO, Alliance for Peacebuilding; former Acting Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
Maiko Ichihara, Visiting Scholar, Center on Democracy Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University; Associate Professor, Graduate School of Law and School of International and Public Diplomacy at Hitotsubashi University, Japan
Abby Seiff, award-winning Southeast Asia journalist; former Deputy National News Editor, Phnom Penh Post, Cambodia
Michael Fuchs, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Breakfast will be served at 9:00 a.m.