Johns Hopkins SAIS experts available to discuss international relations during U.S. president’s Asia trip

As U.S. President Donald Trump embarks on his first official trip to Asia, experts at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) are available to discuss the opportunities and challenges for the U.S. is building relations with China, Japan, and the Korean Peninsula.
The scholars can further discuss:

  • Will Trump establish alliances in Asia to help in deescalating North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs?
  • How can Trump leverage his relationship with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to achieve regional influence?
  • What is the future of the Trans Pacific Partnership following U.S. withdrawal?
  • How can the U.S. and China build greater economic ties?
  • What is the future of joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises and increased weapons sales?
  • Will the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership help to achieve Asian economic integration?

The experts available to comment on the latest developments of the trip include:
Michael G. Plummer, Director, SAIS Europe
David M. Lampton, Director, China Studies
Kent Calder, Director, Asia Programs and Director, The Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies
Carla Freeman, Director, The Foreign Policy Institute and Associate Director, China Studies
Jenny Town, Assistant Director, The U.S.-Korea Institute
James Person, Adjunct Lecturer, Korea Studies
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Monday, November 6, 2017