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Asia Policy In the Time of Trump
April 4, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
U.S. Secretary of Defense serving the Trump Administration, James Mattis visited Asia in February on his first foreign trip as the new head of the Pentagon and on the heels of threats by Donald Trump to escalate tensions with China and prevent North Korea from launching a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile, accusations that Japan manipulated currency, and suggestions that both Tokyo and Seoul pay more for their alliance with America after pulling out of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TTP) – that the Obama Administration had gone all out to promote.
Join a panel discussion on the emerging Asia policy during the Trump Era. Panelists include: Col. Ann Wright (CodePink); Hong Kong human rights activist Johnson Yeung; and John Feffer of the Institute for Policy Studies’s Foreign Policy in Focus. The Moderator will be Ann Wilcox.
Don’t miss a great opportunity to hear from Johnson Yeung, a leader of the 2014 “Umbrella Movement” in Hong Kong (mass demonstrations calling for electoral reform and political rights). Johnson was the spokesman of Civil Human Rights Front, a platform of Hong Kong NGOs and pro-democracy political parties; and Deputy Secretary-General of Federation of Student, an alliance of college students that led the Umbrella Movement. Johnson is in DC for a 3-month fellowship.
Sponsoring organizations: Institute for Policy Studies, CodePink-DC, Gray Panthers of Metro Washington, and the DC Statehood Green Party.