Rebalancing toward Asia-Pacific: The Transatlantic Dimensions
Planning Committee: Steven B. Bloomfield, Iain Johnston, Karl Kaiser, Robert Paarlberg
Friday, June 13
4:00-4:15 Welcome: Steven B. Bloomfield*, Executive Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
4:15–6:15 Session I: Contrasting US and European Policies toward Asia-Pacific after World War II
- The United States: on-shore and off-shore balancing
- Europe: from colonial to commercial interests
- Did the end of the Cold War make a difference?
7:00 Reception and dinner at Hotel de L’Abbaye
Saturday, June 14
8:30–10:30 Session II: East Asia's Emerging Economies: Implications for Relations with the United States and Europe
- Comparing the nature of interdependence on trade, investment, debt, and currency relations: US-Europe, US-Asia-Pacific, Europe-Asia-Pacific
- Trans-governmental networks across the Atlantic and the Pacific
- What are the political limits to interdependence with China?
Chair: Richard Cooper*, Maurits C. Boas Professor of International Economics, Department of Economics, Harvard University
10:30 Group photo and break
11:00–1:00 Session III: East Asia's Changing Structure of State Power and Interstate Conflicts
- The arms build-ups in East Asia and its impact
- The weight of history and the rise of nationalism/chauvinism
- The growing impact of territorial conflicts
Chair: Susan J. Pharr*, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics, Department of Government; Director, Program on US-Japan Relations, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
1:00 Lunch at Le Prieuré
4:30–6:30 Session IV: Rebalancing toward Asia-Pacific
The US approach: principles and instruments (military, diplomatic, and economic, including the Transpacific Partnership)
The European approach: principles and instruments; what has Europe to offer as a model for conflict management?
Asian reactions: the pros and cons of rebalancing
7:30 Reception and dinner at Le Cottage Bise
Sunday, June 15
9:00–11:00 Session V: Rebalancing together: US-European Cooperation?
- Prerequisites for rebalancing together: A political-military division of labor?
- Strengthening the Transatlantic base: TTIP and jointly dealing with regional and global crises
- The potential of cooperation and divergence in “rebalancing together”
Chair: Jim Hoagland*, Associate Editor, Washington Post
11:00 Closing remarks: Karl Kaiser* and Steven B. Bloomfield*
12:00 Lunch and farewell at Hotel de l’Abbaye