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The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework and What It Means for the United States

Date & Time

May. 31, 2022
10:00am – 11:30am ET


From the day President Biden took office, his administration has made clear that the White House is committed to working closely with like-minded countries to ensure stability and security in the Indo-Pacific. Yet balancing the need for cooperation and heightened competition on the economic front is not always straightforward. From dealing with a world recovering from disruptions caused by the pandemic to redefining economic resilience under the shadow of an ever-growing rivalry with China, the needs of the United States in engaging in Asia have clearly evolved.  

Join us for a conversation with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia Pamela Phan about the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework and it can help enhance U.S. economic engagement in the world’s most populous region.

A panel discussion with key industry representatives from the semiconductor, automobile, rare earths, and infrastructure sectors will follow to assess how the U.S. economic strategy will promote American business interests in the Indo-Pacific.

10:00-10:30am ET

Opening statement and conversation with Commerce Department’s Deputy Assistant Secretary Phan.

10:30-11:30am ET

Panel discussion with representatives from the US semiconductor, automobile, rare earths, and infrastructure sectors




Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia Pamela Phan

Pamela Phan

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asia, U.S. Department of Commerce

Becky Fraser

Senior Director, Government Affairs, Qualcomm
Matt Sloustcher

Matt Sloustcher

Senior Vice President for Communications and Policy, MP Materials
David Libatique

David Libatique

Deputy Executive Director, Stakeholder Engagement, Port of Los Angeles
Amanda Blunt

Amanda Blunt

Counsel, Legal Affairs and Trade, General Motors 

Hosted By

Asia Program

The Asia Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on U.S. 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