Events Roundup

Washington D.C Asia Events Weekly Roundup:

Every week, Asia on E Street compiles a list of upcoming Asia-related events in Washington D.C. These events are open to the public and free of charge unless otherwise stated.


Meridian Diplomacy Forum: Countries of the Mekong

Thursday, June 6, 2019, 2:00 PM – 7:30 PM

White-Meyer House, Meridian International Center| 1624 Crescent Place NW, Washington, DC 20009

This event is free and open to the media. 

Meridian Diplomacy Forum: Countries of the Mekong explores the political, economic, and cultural linkages between the U.S. and mainland Southeast Asia.

The countries along the Mekong River have much in common boasting rich cultural heritage and biodiversity, while experiencing significant economic growth and undertaking substantial energy and transportation infrastructure development in recent years. The five nations of Mainland Southeast Asia – Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam – comprise promising economic markets in this region of rising geopolitical importance and one with increasing wanderlust appeal. As the United States continues to evaluate existing alliances and consider new partnerships, this is an ideal time for policymakers and private sector leaders to forge ahead with new and stronger bilateral and regional relationships with the countries along the Mekong.

The Meridian Diplomacy Forum: Countries of the Mekong will bring together government, business and artistic leaders to explore the ecological and cultural allure flowing through the subregion as well as the vast investment opportunity in the energy, transportation and digital economy spaces. A deeper understanding of the cultures and histories of Mainland Southeast Asia can lead to more effective and beneficial engagement between the United States and the governments, businesses and people of this emerging area of the globe.

Meridian International Center is recognized around the world as a center for global leadership, bringing the right thinkers and decision makers together in a neutral forum to discuss and address critical global issues. 2019 will mark the fourth year of the Meridian Diplomacy Forum.



Countering China’s Security State:

A Bipartisan Approach

Thursday, June 6, 2019 9:00 AM – 2:15 PM

Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216 | 120 Constitution Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002

About the Event:

This event is free and open to the media. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

The American Foreign Policy Council in conjunction with the Robert Strauss Center for International Security & Law and the University of Texas-Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs invite you to attend: Countering China’s Security State: A Bipartisan Approach.

The Conference Schedule includes welcome remarks by Joshua Eisenman (Senior Fellow for China Studies at the American Foreign Policy Council), Senators’ statements by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), a panel on understanding China’s methods and intentions followed by another panel on China’s technologies of repression and influence, and a keynote address delivered by Ambassador Derek Mitchell (President of the National Democratic Institute) and Daniel Twining (President of the International Republican Institute). 



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