The Center for Asia Pacific Policy (CAPP) advisory board meeting convened at the Intercontinental Hotel, Sydney, Australia for a two-day session led by director, Mike Lostumbo. RAND President, Michael Rich and VP, International, Charles Ries also attended the meeting. Discussions included analysis of the new Australian administration, its budgetary challenges and policy priorities. The group met with the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia who led an insightful discussion on the global financial picture and Australia’s priorities for growth in a dynamic economic environment.
CAPP Advisory Board Meeting RAND Sydney — September 11, 2013
International Programs director, Robin Meili hosted a delegation from Sejong Institute to discuss US-NK relations, US-China relations, and China-Japan relations. RAND senior defense analyst, Bruce Bennett presented the work he has done on preparing for the possibility of a sudden Korean unification.
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) — August 8, 2013
CAPP welcomed delegates from CASS to its Santa Monica headquarters on August 8th. Charles Wolf, Jr., Distinguished Chair in International Economics, led an open discussion on US macroeconomic performance and perspective and multilateral economic cooperation. He was joined by RAND researchers Brian Chow, Eric Larson, and Eric Warner.
China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR) — August 1, 2013
CAPP hosted a delegation from the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations on August 1st. Greg Treverton, Director for the Center for Global Risk and Security and Charles Wolf, Jr., Distinguished Chair in International Economics, led the discussion on US-China military and security relations. RAND researchers in attendance were David An, Sam Berkowitz, Scott Harold, Eric Larson, and Scott Savitz.
Aldo Borgu, Senior Strategic Analyst at the Australian Office of National Assessments — July 30, 2013
CAPP Director, Mike Lostumbo hosted Aldo Borgu, Senior Strategic Analyst at the Australian Office of National Assessments for an open discussion on strategic aspects of US defense policy. Charles Ries, RAND VP, International, Mark Sparkman, senior international policy analyst, and Michael Spirtas, senior political scientist, joined the discussion.
Joseph Wu, Taiwan Democratic Progressive Party Mission in U.S., DC Representative — July 11, 2013
On July 11th in Washington D.C., Joseph Wu, the Democratic Progressive Party's Mission in the US' representative and, Executive Director for Policy at the DPP's Headquarters in Taipei presented an update on the Democratic Progressive Party's Defense and China policies to CAPP director Mike Lostumbo. Other RAND researchers in attendance were Scott Harold, Scott Savitz, and Peter Wilson.
CAPP Advisory Board Meeting RAND Santa Monica — June 6-7, 2013
The Center for Asia Pacific Policy (CAPP) held its advisory board meeting at RAND's Santa Monica headquarters in June. RAND President, Michael Rich attended, and CAPP director, Mike Lostumbo led the two-day session. The board heard from a variety of RAND researchers on a wide range of topics. Rita Karam presented research on the implementation of school-based management in Indonesia's education system. Rob Lempert spoke about effective flood mitigation strategies in Ho Chi Minh City, and Olesya Tkacheva spoke about internet freedom projects. A panel featuring senior fellow, Amb. Richard Solomon, CAPP board member, Spencer Kim, and Amb. Lee Tae-Sik focused on recent events in North Korea and a second panel, moderated by Charles Ries, featuring Aimee Curtright and David Ortiz discussed the mechanics of shale gas extraction and the implications for U.S. energy trade as well as water contamination concerns. The board was treated to a memorable dinner at Spencer Kim’s home in Hidden Valley.
Deborah Elms, Head, Temasek Foundation Centre for Trade & Negotiations (TFCTN) — May 29, 2013
On May 29th, in Santa Monica, CAPP welcomed Deborah Elms, Head of the Temasek Foundation Centre for Trade & Negotiations (TFCTN). Dr. Elms presented a talk on "The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Negotiations: The Economic Leg of America's Asia Pivot." Dr. Elms is a Senior Fellow of International Political Economy at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and a Senior Fellow in the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry’s Trade Academy. RAND Director of International Programs, Robin Meili hosted, and was joined by RAND researchers, Brian Gordon, Zhimin Mao, Dick Neu, and Eric Warner.
CAPP Director, Mike Lostumbo hosted Vice Minister Yang and other delegates from the Ministry of National Defense. RAND VP, International, Charles Ries, director of the Forces and Resources Policy Center, John Winkler, senior defense research analyst, Mark Cozad and other RAND researchers engaged in an open discussion of all-volunteer force and manpower analysis.
RAND Pacific Century Institute Luncheon with Prof. Jerome Cohen — February 2013
RAND President and CEO Michael Rich, Pacific Century Institute co-founder and CAPP advisory board member Spencer Kim, RAND Director of International Programs Robin Meili, and CAPP Director Michael Lostumbo welcomed guests from the Pacific Century Institute to a luncheon roundtable at RAND Santa Monica on March 1, 2013. Professor Jerome A. Cohen, New York University School of Law was the guest speaker and discussed law in East Asia's Future.