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JET alum Michael Auslin to moderate panel on Asia-Pacific Maritime Security

JET Alum Michael Auslin, Director of Japan Studies for the American Enterprise Institute, will be moderating a panel on Tuesday, April 14 at the AEI offices in Washington, D.C. titled “Are Alliances Enough: The Role of the U.S.-Japanese Alliance in Maritime Asia.”   The panel is part of an all-day conference titled Protecting the Seas:  Maritime Security in the Asia Pacific, America’s Interests, and Asia’s Future.

Read below for more details.

Protecting the Seas: Maritime Security in the Asia Pacific, America’s Interests, and Asia’s Future

With a Keynote Address by Donald C. Winter, Seventy-fourth Secretary of the U.S. Navy
Cosponsored by the Ocean Policy Research Foundation
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Start: Tuesday, April 14, 2009  9:00 AM
End: Tuesday, April 14, 2009  4:15 PM
Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, Twelfth Floor, AEI
1150 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
Directions to AEI
The waters of the Asia Pacific are a dynamic epicenter of commerce, a fountainhead of natural resources, and a significant geostrategic theater for the region. The future prosperity of the area depends on the security of these seas, the responsible development of maritime resources, and the political stability of major Asian maritime powers. Yet the rise of naval competition and ongoing territorial disputes promise a more complex situation in the coming decades. How will existing U.S.-Asian alliances adapt to these new challenges? In what ways will emerging naval technologies and doctrine influence regional security? How will trade be affected by threats that endanger safe passage? Leading maritime experts from the United States and Japan will discuss these and other topics in a series of panel discussions. The Honorable Donald C. Winter, seventy-fourth secretary of the U.S. Navy, will deliver the keynote address.
8:45 a.m. Registration
9:00 Panel I:   Maritime Security in Asia: Threats, Promises, and Realities
Panelists: Bernard Cole, National War College
Vice Admiral Hideaki Kaneda, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (retired)
Daniel Twining, German Marshall Fund
Discussant: Ashley J. Tellis, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Moderator: James A. Kelly, Center for Strategic and International Studies
10:30 Panel II:  Credible Shields: Emerging Naval Technology and Doctrine
Panelists: Rear Admiral Wendi B. Carpenter, Navy Warfare Development Command, U.S. Navy
Ronald O’Rourke, Congressional Research Service
Jan van Tol, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
Discussant: Rear Admiral Michael A. McDevitt, U.S. Navy (retired), Center for Naval Analyses
Moderator: Thomas Donnelly, AEI
12:00 p.m. Luncheon
12:15 Keynote Address: Donald C. Winter, former secretary of the U.S. Navy (2006-2009)
1:00 Panel III:  Are Alliances Enough: The Role of the U.S.-Japanese Alliance in Maritime Asia
Panelists: Rear Admiral Jeffrey A. Lemmons, International Engagement Division, U.S. Navy
Thomas Mahnken, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
Koji Murata, Doshisha University
Discussant: Dan Blumenthal, AEI
Moderator: Michael Auslin, AEI
2:30 Panel IV:  Wealth of the Oceans: Protecting Maritime Resource Development, Trade Routes, and Ports
Panelists: Ralph Cossa, Pacific Forum, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Hiroyuki Nakahara, Research Institute for Ocean Economics
Captain Gordan Van Hook, U.S. Navy (retired), Maersk Line
Discussant: Naoyuki Agawa, Keio University
Moderator: Masahiro Akiyama, Ocean Policy Research Foundation
4:00 Closing Remarks: Michael Auslin, AEI
4:15 Adjournment

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