US policy toward SE Asia under Trump Administration

Date/Time
Date(s) - 15/09/2017
7:45 am - 9:15 am

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InterContinental Saigon

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Vietnam is continuing to explore deepening ties with the US under the Trump Administration, at all levels of society. Vietnam is Southeast Asia biggest exporter to the US and Trump’s withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), was viewed as a major set-back. Trump in April ordered a review of US trade deficit with Vietnam, which is expected to come out later this month. However, Vietnam officials have wasted little time connecting to President Trump with several high level visits including Prime Minister Phuc’s visit earlier this year. They came pitching Vietnam’s role as one of the United States most reliable partners in Southeast Asia, and in dealing with disputes in the South China Seas. Recently Vietnamese Ambassador to the US made a historic trip to West Point, becoming Vietnam’s first-ever diplomatic to call on America’s premier military academy, in addition Vietnam will host an aircraft carrier to Cam Ranh in 2018.  You are invited to a breakfast on Friday September 15, 2017 at the InterContinenal Saigon to learn more recent US Policy towards Southeast Asia with Mr. Murray Hiebert, Senior Adviser and Deputy Director, Southeast Asia Program.

Agenda

7:45 am
Registration
8:15 am Introduction
8:20 am Presentation, followed by Q&A
9:15 am Event ends

Costs

AmCham Members: vnd 550,000| Non-members: vnd 700,000

Reservations/cancellations must be received by 24 hours before the event, and must be made on-line, by email, or by fax. We are unable to accept reservations/cancellations by telephone.

Speaker

Murray Hiebert
Senior Adviser and Deputy Director
Southeast Asia Program

Expertise: Asia, Australia, New Zealand & Pacific, Defense and Security, Economics, Geopolitics and International Security, Southeast Asia

Associated Programs: Myanmar, Pacific Partners Initiative, Southeast Asia Program

Murray Hiebert serves as senior adviser and deputy director of the Southeast Asia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining CSIS, he was senior director for Southeast Asia at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he worked to promote trade and investment opportunities between the United States and Asia. Earlier Mr. Hiebert was a journalist in the Wall Street Journal’s China bureau, where he covered trade issues. Prior to his posting to Beijing, he worked for the Wall Street Journal Asia and the Far Eastern Economic Review in Washington, reporting on U.S.-Asia relations. From 1995 to 1999, he was based in Kuala Lumpur for the Far Eastern Economic Review. In the early 1990s, he was based in Hanoi for the Review, reporting on Vietnam’s economic reforms. He joined the Review’s Bangkok bureau in 1986, covering political and economic developments in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. Mr. Hiebert is the author of two books on Vietnam, Chasing the Tigers (Kodansha, 1996) and Vietnam Notebook (Review Publishing, 1993).

 

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