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Completing the US Strategic Rebalance in the Indo-Pacific

The Launch of the Wilson Center’s Indo-Pacific Program

Date & Time

Mar. 20, 2024
8:30am – 12:00pm ET


6th Floor Flom Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center
and Online



On March 20th, The Wilson Center held a public forum marking the launch of its new Indo-Pacific Program. The event addressed the way forward for the United States to secure its strategic interests and mitigate risks in the Indo-Pacific, as well as prospects for US partnering with like-minded partners in the region. The discussions featured voices from Capitol Hill, the Biden administration, and the diplomatic and analytical communities.

Originally established in 1977 as the Asia Program, the Indo-Pacific Program will reinforce the Wilson Center’s longstanding efforts to promote sustained US military, diplomatic, and economic engagement in the world’s most dynamic region, and to amplify the importance of US allies and partners in a region rife with opportunities and obstacles alike. 

The Program will focus on four core themes: economic interests and partnerships for sustained growth, governance and the advancement of a rules-based order, security and networks for regional stability, and the rise of middle powers in shaping the global order. 

Please click on the word agenda above to view a detailed schedule of the event.


Senator Bill Hagerty

Senator Bill Hagerty

Senator (R-TN)
A photo of Ambassador Murray

Ambassador Matt Murray

US Senior Official for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State


Ambassador Robert Blake

Ambassador Robert Blake

Former US Ambassador to Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives
Amb. Kristie Kenney

Ambassador Kristie Kenney

Former US Ambassador to Thailand, Philippines, and Ecuador
Headshot of Ambassador Mark Lippert

Ambassador Mark Lippert

Former US Ambassador to South Korea
Dane Chamorro

Dane Chamorro

Partner, Global Risk & Intelligence, Control Risks
Anish Goel

Dr. Anish Goel

Senior Fellow, International Security Program, New America
A photo of Pete Larsen

Pete Larsen

Colonel (ret.), Founder, Janus Global Advisors
Meredith Miller

Meredith Miller

Partner, Albright Stonebridge Group

Hosted By

Indo-Pacific Program

The Indo-Pacific Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on US interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more

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