Persistent Challenges for the Northeast Asia Region: Japan, China, the Korean Peninsula, and U.S. Perspectives

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Roosevelt Hall 4:30 – 8:00 PM
National War College, National Defense University

Registration is Closed

Distinguished specialists on Japan, China, the Korean Peninsula, and U.S.-Northeast Asian relations will discuss the persistent challenges that have and continue to impact the region. Dinner and reception will follow. This program is presented in partnership with Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan-U.S. Military Program (JUMP), the National War College Alumni Association, the Embassy of Japan in the United States of America, and the National Association of Japan-America Societies.

Attire is business coat & tie. Please note that for guests without a U.S. government CAC card, your name must be on the invite list and you must have a government-issued ID to enter Fort McNair. Taxis or ride shares (Uber, Lyft) are not allowed into the fort. For guests with a CAC card, please show your card at the gate.


Welcoming Remarks
Brigadier General Chad T. Manske (USAF)
National War College

Embassy of Japan in the United States

Keynote Address
Ambassador James Zumwalt 
Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

Lt. Gen. Wallace “Chip” Gregson, Jr. (USMC, Ret.)
Senior Advisor
Avascent Global Advisors

Dr. Sheila A. Smith
Senior Fellow for Japan Studies
Council on Foreign Relations

Bruce Klingner
Senior Research Fellow with Northeast Asia
The Heritage Foundation

Bonnie S. Glaser
Senior Adviser for Asia
Director of the China Power Project
Center for Strategic & International Studies

Dr. Cynthia Watson
Professor of Strategy
National War College