Asia and the US Elections

The 2016 US 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 hosted a conversation on Tuesday 11/1 among Asia experts of various disciplines and specializations. Our panelists 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.

Ted C. Fishman is the author of the international bestseller China, Inc. and of Shock of Gray, a look at the sweeping effects of population aging. He has written for many of the world’s most prominent journals. Fishman is also a popular commentator in the news media and, as a speaker, addresses a wide range of audiences worldwide.
Victoria Hui is a professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Notre Dame. She is the author of numerous books and articles including War and State Formation in Ancient China and Early Modern Europe.
Sean King joined Park Strategies, a business advisory firm managed by former US Senator Alfonse D’Amato, in 2006. His focus is Asia, generating business and supporting clients in the region. He also regularly comments on Asian current affairs, in particular U.S. Asia policy. King is a 1999 graduate of Notre Dame’s MBA program. Sara Sievers is the Associate Dean for Policy and Practice, Keough School of Global Affairs. Among her accolades, she is the founding executive director at the Center for Globalization and Sustainable Development for Columbia University.

November 1, 2016

Global AffairsLaw and PoliticsCollege of Arts and LettersEast Asian Languages and CulturesKellogg Institute for International StudiesKeough School of Global AffairsLiu Institute for Asia and Asian StudiesNanovic Institute for European StudiesPolitical ScienceRooney Center for the Study of American DemocracySara SieversVictoria Hui