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Looking East: The Pacific Pivot

July 20, 2013

As his recent summit with Xi Jinping highlights, President Obama has famously committed the nation to focusing more attention on Pacific affairs, given the rising political, economic, and military influence of China and other actors in Asia. This panel will examine the “Pacific Pivot” and explore the whole range of security challenges in this region, including tensions on the Korean Peninsula and in the South China Sea.

Gordon Chang, Columnist,; Author, Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World and The Coming Collapse of China
Tom Culligan, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Raytheon Company; CEO, Raytheon International, Inc.
Amb. Christopher Hill, Dean, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver; Former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Former Ambassador to the Republic of Korea
Adm. Patrick Walsh (Ret.), Former Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet; Senior Fellow, Southern Methodist University
MODERATOR: Susan Glasser, Former Editor in Chief, Foreign Policy; Editor, POLITICO