While there is a consensus in Washington on many key Asia policy issues, this year’s two U.S. presidential candidates, incumbent President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, see and approach the region, and the world, in starkly different ways.
In this webinar, Sean King will explore how various U.S. Asia policy positions, on issues such as North Korea, Taiwan, and trade, among others, might unfold as a result of either candidate’s victory with an emphasis on how they could impact Japan. Shihoko Goto will then take a closer look at the potential Japan-specific ramifications of a second Trump term versus a Biden first term.
Date: Wednesday 14 October 2020
UK Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm (GMT+1)
Japan Time: 8:00pm-9:00pm (GMT+9)
US Eastern Time: 7:00am-8:00am (GMT-4)
US Pacific Time: 4:00am-5:00am (GMT-7)
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About the contributors
Sean King is Senior Vice President at Park Strategies, a business advisory firm managed by former U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato, where he has been since 2006. He is also a University of Notre Dame Liu Institute for Asia & Asian Affairs Affiliated Scholar. Before joining Park Strategies, he spent five years at the United States Department of Commerce in Washington, DC, where he served as Senior Advisor for Asia in the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS). Before joining Commerce, he was based in Singapore for both PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Citibank. He also worked for the New York State Department of Economic Development, on whose behalf he led a 1997 trade mission to Taiwan. He has an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and an undergraduate degree from American University.
Shihoko Goto is the Deputy Director for Geoeconomics and the Senior Northeast Asia Associate at the Wilson Center’s Asia Program. She is a leading expert on economics and politics in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea, as well as U.S. policy in the region. A seasoned journalist and analyst, she spent ten years reporting from Tokyo and Washington for Dow Jones and UPI on the global economy, international trade, and Asian markets and politics. She is also a contributing editor to The Globalist, previously worked for the World Bank, and has been awarded fellowships from the East-West Center and the Knight Foundation, among others. She received her BA in modern history from Trinity College Oxford and MA in international political theory from Waseda University.