Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, February 19, the Center for American Progress will host an event featuring two panels to discuss the role of values and democracy promotion in U.S. and Japanese foreign policy. The first panel will examine how policymakers can balance national interests and values in their approach to foreign policy. The second panel will explore how the United States and Japan can better support democracy in Southeast Asia.
How to best shape a rules-based international system and support human dignity, democracy, the rule of law, free markets, and human rights is a question policymakers struggle with worldwide, from the Middle East to Southeast Asia. For the United States and Japan, developing region- and country-specific approaches to strengthen shared strategic interests without compromising shared values has never been more important.
Balancing Interests and Values in Foreign Policy
Hitoshi Tanaka, Chairman, Institute for International Strategy, Japan Research Institute; former Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs
Derek Chollet, Counselor and Senior Advisor, German Marshall Fund; former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
Vikram Singh, Vice President for National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress
Supporting Democratization in Southeast Asia
Christel Fonzo-Eberhard, Monitor 360; former Director for Southeast Asia, Office of the Secretary of Defense (Policy)
Maiko Ichihara, Assistant Professor, Kansai Gaidai University
Frank Jannuzi, President and CEO, The Mike and Maureen Mansfield Foundation
Brian Harding, Director for East and Southeast Asia, Center for American Progress
Thursday, February 19, 2015
9:30 a.m. ET – 11:45 a.m. ET
Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C., 20005
RSVP to attend this event. Space is extremely limited.
For more information, contact Tom Caiazza at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.481.7141.