CAPP Events in 2012
CAPP Advisory Board Meeting — December 6-7, 2012
The Center for Asia Pacific Policy (CAPP) advisory board met at the Four Seasons, Guangzhou, China, for the December board meeting. RAND President, Michael Rich, attended and CAPP director, Mike Lostumbo led the two-day session which opened with welcome remarks from Dr. Fu Lang, Director General of the Guangzhou Foreign Affairs Office. The meeting highlighted the expanding research RAND is doing in the region, and followed the release of a RAND report conducted for the Guangzhou Development District.
MP Koichiro Katsumata, Japanese Diet Member, Kanagawa Prefecture — September, 2012
CAPP welcomed MP Koichiro Katsumata, member of the House of Representatives, and MP Misako Yasui, member of the House of Councilors for a discussion on Japan's political overview. Charles Ries, Vice President, International, Robin Meili, Director of International Programs, and Mike Lostumbo, CAPP Director, presided. Senior physical scientist Tom LaTourette presented research on nuclear waste disposal, and economist Tom Light spoke about alternatives to nuclear energy. Arie Kapteyn, senior economist, discussed RAND's work on aging populations.
Li Jingtian, Executive Vice President, Central Party School of the CPC — August, 2012
RAND President Michael Rich and fellow RAND staff welcomed Chairman Li, Executive Vice President, Central Party School of the CPC, and delegates of the Central Party School for an overview of RAND and its work in China.
Jagannath P. Panda, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses (IDSA) — May 9, 2012
CAPP hosted a seminar with Jagannath P. Panda, Ph.D., Research Fellow at the Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses (IDSA) who spoke on India’s China Policy and Sino-India Relations.
CAPP Advisory Board Meeting RAND Washington D.C. — May 3-4, 2012
The advisory boards of RAND’s Center for Asia Pacific Policy (CAPP), the Center for Global Risk and Security (CGRS) and the Center for Middle East Public Policy (CMEPP) held a joint meeting on the 3rd and 4th of May, 2012, at RAND’s Washington D.C. office in Arlington, VA. RAND President, Michael Rich, attended and CAPP director, Mike Lostumbo, presided with fellow directors, Greg Treverton (CGRS), and Charles Ries (CMEPP) over a day and a half of meetings and a formal dinner which was hosted by His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States of America. The boards were briefed on issues ranging from the youth wing of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt to next steps in Afghanistan to the policy issues of critical raw materials.
LTG Hotmangaradja Pandjaitan, Deputy Coordinating Minister of Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Republic of Indonesia — April 6, 2012
CAPP hosted a brown bag seminar with the Indonesian Deputy Coordinating Minister of Political, Legal and Security Affairs, LTG Hotmangaradja Pandjaitan. LTG Pandjaitan spoke about the strategic perspective of Indonesian counterterrorism and the role of the ministry to oversee and coordinate security and defense across numerous agencies.
His Excellency Tsuneo Nishida, Ambassador of Japan, Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, Visits RAND
His Excellency Tsuneo Nishida, Ambassador of Japan, Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, paid a visit to RAND’s Santa Monica office where he met privately with CEO and President Michael Rich. Earlier, he had a group discussion with Charles Wolf, Distinguished Chair in International Economics, Greg Treverton, Director for the Center for Global Risk and Security, and Mike Lostumbo, Director for the Center for Asia Pacific Policy.
CAPP Hosts the Pacific Century Institute
CAPP hosted the Pacific Century Institute its fifth annual roundtable luncheon on February 23rd, 2012. Featured speaker, James Steinberg, Dean of the Maxwell School, Syracuse University, spoke about East Asia in 2012 in the context of a post Kim Jong-Il world.