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Apr 14

Southeast Asia's Economic Future and What It Means for America

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium

The Asian economy is a cauldron of competition.  The rise of China - and to a lesser extent India - presents the more than 500 million people living in Southeast Asia a major opportunity.  It also, however, represents an extraordinary competitive challenge.  Ten years ago, in an effort to address this challenge, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) launched a vision to create an integrated, liberal market encompassing the strengths of its constituent members: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, and Laos.  How is Southeast Asia doing in its effort to create a competitive economy of scale?  What else can be done?  And what does its success or failure mean for America?

More About the Speakers

Barbara Weisel
Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for
Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Michael Plummer
Resident Professor of Economics,
The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

James Wallar
Principal Associate,
Nathan Associates, Inc.

Richard Cronin
Senior Associate,
The Henry L. Stimson Center

Hosted By

Walter Lohman Walter Lohman

Director, Asian Studies Center Read More