Panel Discussion: Asia and the U.S. Elections


Location: Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library

The 2016 U.S. Presidential election is full of issues that affect our relationship with nations in Asia, including trade and security. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), China’s flexing regional might, North Korea, the silent but enduring presence of Russia, the ripple effects of democratic transitions such as the Arab Spring, along with the waning idea of a national superpower, South Asia and its development, the environment and human impact—to name a few in broad strokes—add to the litany of urgent issues facing our national election.

The Liu Institute will host a conversation among Asia experts of various disciplines and specializations. Our panelists will address questions and issues related to ways that the 2016 US elections and Asia affect one another: from inter-Asian national relations, to peoples and migrations, business, health and human dignity, onward to the global implications that Asia itself has on the world—and back to everyday life in the United States.

This event is cosponsored by NDVotes, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy, and a part of Forum 2016.

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