Johns Hopkins SAIS to host 2017 SAIS Asia Conference, "U.S.-Asia Relations: Past and Future," with keynote speaker Antony Blinken on Friday, March 31, 2017

The annual SAIS Asia Conference, “U.S.-Asia Relations: Past and Future,” will be hosted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
The keynote speaker will be Antony Blinken, the Nitze/Herter Distinguished Scholar at the Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS. Blinken, a former White House Deputy National Security Advisor and Deputy Secretary of State, will discuss past and forthcoming U.S. policies on Asia, including the Obama administration’s legacy of rebalancing diplomatic relations with the Asia-Pacific region and the Trump administration’s future engagement. A question and answer session will follow his remarks.
The all-day conference will feature panels on China’s emerging role in global science and technology, bilateral relations between India and the U.S., Pakistan’s emerging international role, and future Sino-U.S. relations.
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Time and Date
Keynote Address
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Friday March 31, 2017
Johns Hopkins SAIS

Kenney Herter Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
The keynote address is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press should send RSVPs to Camera setup for the remarks will only be permitted from 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Media Contact
Stacy A. Anderson
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Johns Hopkins SAIS
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About Johns Hopkins SAIS
A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today's critical issues. For more than 70 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school’s interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.
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