China Consulate Visit — November 9, 2015
CAPP hosted China consular officials at its Santa Monica headquarters on November 9, 2015, to discuss a number of topical issues, among them President Xi's visit to the United States and the historic visit between President Ma and President Xi in Singapore.
CAPP director Rafiq Dossani and International Programs director Robin Meili presided over the visit. Also in attendance were RAND researchers Olena Bogdan, Eric Larson, and Charles Wolf.
Korea Foundation President, Dr. Hyun-seok Yu — November 9, 2015
The President of the Korea Foundation, Dr. Hyun-seok Yu, also visited RAND on November 9, 2015. He was accompanied by Jaeseung Moon and Byungkon Kim. Dr. Yu met with RAND President and CEO, Michael Rich; CAPP director Rafiq Dossani; International Programs director, Robin Meili; and senior defense analyst, Bruce Bennett. The Korea Foundation has an memorandum of understanding (MOU) with RAND. In each year of this agreement, two interns spend six months at RAND working on a research project with guidance from a RAND researcher, while also taking courses at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.
Korean Unification Conference — November 2-3, 2015
On November 2 and 3, the Center for Asia Pacific Policy hosted a two-day conference at RAND's Santa Monica headquarters to discuss the policy implications of Korean peninsula unification. On the first day, a closed-door session for scholars and policymakers was held to discuss and refine views. The second day was a public event at which scholars and policymakers presented the outcomes of the previous day's discussions and exchanged views with the public. About 125 persons attended the public event.
The discussions centered on the socio-economic, humanitarian, security, and geopolitical consequences of unification, as well as pathways to unification and the role of external participants, including China, Japan, and the United States. Scholars from RAND included Bruce Bennett and Andrew Scobell. External presenters included Un-Chul Yang from Korea's Sejong Institute (also the conference co-host), Bruce Klingner of the Heritage Foundation, Duk Haeng Lee of the South Korean Ministry of Unification, Kihl-Jae Ryoo of the University of North Korean Studies, Kang Choi of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, and David Kang of the University of Southern California.
RAND President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Rich, opened the conference along with Hyun-myung Kim, Consul General, Republic of Korea. The conference was sponsored by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Los Angeles.
Luhut Pandjaitan, Indonesia Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs — September 9, 2015
CAPP director Rafiq Dossani hosted the Indonesian President's Chief of Staff and Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Luhut Pandjaitan, as well as other high-level staff for a visit to the Washington D.C. office. Joined by Charlie Ries, Vice President, RAND International, and other researchers, the group discussed multiple policy areas ranging from security to socio-economic issues.