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Hot Topic Discussion: Trump, Asia, and the Future of the International Order

November 15, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Mānoa Campus, Moot Court Room, 2515 Dole Street, UHM William S. Richardson School of Law

The University of Hawai'i at Mānoa celebrates Mānoa International Education Week, November 13-17, 2018, with a Hot Topic Panel Discussion on "Trump, Asia, and the Future of the International Order", hosted by UHM Assistant Professor of Asian Studies Program, Kristi Govella.

Description: Since taking office in January 2017, President Trump has contradicted status quo US positions on issues such as free trade, security alliances, and multilateral cooperation, upending the expectations of the international community and prompting great uncertainty around the globe. Some of his most prominent foreign policy initiatives have focused on the Asian region. Is the Trump administration’s approach to Asia as radically different as it seems to be? What are the consequences of Trump’s recent actions for the region and, more broadly, for the liberal international order that the US helped to establish? We will explore these questions using case studies of key issues in US economic and security policy. First, we will talk about trade tensions with China and the shift away from the Trans-Pacific Partnership toward bilateralism. Second, we will examine negotiations with North Korea and the American alliances with Japan and South Korea. The talk will conclude with a discussion of reactions from Asian countries and implications for the future.

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Free Admission

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Office of International and Exchange Programs, Mānoa Campus

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