6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

The U.S. Rebalance to Asia: The Political and Economic Roles of TPP In the Region

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In his latest State of the Union address, President Obama stressed the need for TPP to conclude successfully in order to keep the United States competitive in global markets. But as heated negotiations to conclude the world's most ambitious trade deal continue, there is debate too about what exactly TPP will mean for broader economic stability and relations among Asian nations. Could TPP deepen regional cohesion among Asian nations and enhance political as well as economic stability in the region? Will TPP impact U.S. relations with TPP member countries and non-members, and if so, how? Join us in a discussion about the prospects for regional economic integration and how leadership in Asia may be influenced by TPP.

This event will be hosted together with the U.S.-Japan Research Institue (USJI)


  • Takashi Terada

    Former Japan Scholar
    Operating Advisor, USJI; Professor, Doshisha University
  • Tami Overby

    Senior Vice President, Asia, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Jerry K.H. Chen

    Director of the Economic Division, Taipai Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States
  • Simon Newnham

    Minister-Counsellor (Trade) at the Embassy of Australia in Washington D.C.