On the eve of the 72nd UN General Assembly meetings, the man who served as President Obama’s “point person” for Asia shares his insights on some of the most important issues in the Asia-Pacific region. From climate change to the North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile program, China’s Belt and Road Initiative to the South China Sea—get an insider’s view of Asia’s hotspots and headlines.
Daniel Russel joined the Asia Society Policy Institute as Diplomat in Residence and Senior Fellow in April 2017. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service at the U.S. Department of State, he served until recently as the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Prior to his appointment as Assistant Secretary on July 12, 2013, Mr. Russel served at the White House as Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council (NSC) Senior Director for Asian Affairs. During his tenure there, he helped formulate President Obama’s strategic rebalance to the Asia Pacific region, including efforts to strengthen alliances, deepen U.S. engagement with multilateral organizations, and expand cooperation with emerging powers in the region. Mr. Russel was educated at Sarah Lawrence College and
University College, University of London, UK.
New York’s waterfront has long been a symbol of the American Dream and, as a working waterfront, a key contributor to the nation’s ports industry and the U.S. economy. How will New York symbolize the American Dream in the future and what role will its waterfront paly in this vision? Imagine 2060: Imagine New York is bringing together city-makers and city-shapers from the U.S. and Asia to look towards and beyond the challenges of aging infrastructure, changes to global shipping patterns, and New York’s evolving economy.
Join us for the first New York based event of a three-year global partnership between Asia Society and AECOM. This exciting half-day conference will explore the future of New York’s working waterfront.
Ahead of this year’s annual meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund in Washington, join one of the world’s most respected and astute financial journalists for a discussion on what’s next for the global economy and global trade. What have been the economic impacts of Brexit and the U.S. withdrawal from the TPP? What have Trump Administration's policy meant for Asia, and for the global economic outlook?
Rana Foroohar is a Global Business Columnist and an Associate Editor at the Financial Times. She is also CNN’s global economic analyst. Prior to joining the FT and CNN, Foroohar was for six years the assistant managing editor in charge of business and economics at Time, as well as the magazine’s economic columnist. She also spent 13 years at Newsweek, as an economic and foreign affairs editor and a foreign correspondent covering Europe and the Middle East. During that time, she was awarded the German Marshall Fund’s Peter Weitz Prize for transatlantic reporting. She has also received awards and fellowships from institutions such as the Johns Hopkins School of International Affairs and the East West Center. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Foroohar graduated in 1992 from Barnard College, Columbia University.