Hosted by the Asia-Pacific Working Group
- Tobita Chow, Director of Global Justice
- Corazon Fabros of the Asia-Europe Peoples Forum, the ASEAN Civil Society Conference- ASEAN Peoples Forum
- Mark Seldon, Professor emeritus at Cornell University and Coordinator of the Asia-Pacific Journal
The United States has been an imperial power across Asia and the Pacific since Admiral Perry’s Black Ships “opened” Japan, and the U.S. conquered the Philippines, Guam and Samoa and annexed Hawaii during the “Spanish-American War.” President-elect Joe Biden and Antony Blinken are repeating their commitments to reinforce U.S. Asia-Pacific alliances and to the military buildup to contain China that was begun with the Obama “pivot” to Asia and the Pacific and deepened by Trump’s ratcheting up of tensions with China.
This webinar will provide a background and analysis of the history and dynamics of U.S. Asia-Pacific policies.