Asia’s Global Influence: How Is It Exercised? What Does It Mean?

DATE: Thursday, October 14, 2010, 8:15 am to 5:00 pm

PLACE: Robert and Ida Sproul Rooms, International House

SPONSORS: The Institute of East Asian Studies, National Bureau of Asian Research, The Asia Foundation and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars



“Asia’s Global Influence: How Is It Exercised? What Does It Mean?” is a one-day conference on contemporary policy issues in Asia. Asia specialists from the academic, philanthropic, and policymaking communities share their expertise on international security, globalization and regionalism, governance and politics, and natural resource trends.

The symposium honors UC Berkeley Professor Emeritus Robert Scalapino. Ketnote speaker David Lampton, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS, was the winner of the 2010 Scalapino prize at Asia Policy Assembly, organized by the National Bureau of Asian Research, in Washington, D.C. earlier this year.

This conference is jointly sponsored by the National Bureau of Asian Research, Asia Foundation, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley.

Registration is required. Pre-registration and waitlist requests will be taken until October 12. A limited number of on-site registrations may be possible on a space-available basis.

To pre-register, email or call 510-643-6492.



From main entrance, turn left and follow signs up the stairs to Sproul Rooms for Registration.

Public Bus: AC transit buses stop near the front entrance to International House.

BART: From the Downtown Berkeley BART station at Center and Shattuck Avenues, you can walk or take a campus bus.

To walk: go south two blocks to Bancroft Way, turn right, and go straight up the hill to International House at the end of Bancroft Way.

To take a campus bus: Cross to the Bank of America office, where the campus bus stop is located. Take the Perimeter bus (with gold and blue stripe) to International House stop. Cost for the public is $1.00 (exact fare required).

Public parking is available at the Telegraph-Channing Garage
2430 Durant Ave
(between Dana St & Telegraph Ave)
Berkeley, CA 94704

Click here for a large campus map, which shows the location of International House (top, center) and the public parking garage (right, center).


Thursday, October 14
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Opening Remarks and Keynote Address – Importance of Asia to the United States

8:30 a.m. — Welcoming remarks
      Wen-hsin Yeh, University of California-Berkeley
      Richard Ellings, The National Bureau of Asian Research
      Douglas Bereuter, The Asia Foundation

8:45 a.m. — Introduction
      Robert Hathaway, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars

8:50 a.m. — Keynote Address (followed by audience questions)
      Sources of Mutual Strategic Suspicion in U.S.-China Relations
      David Lampton, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS, Scalapino prize winner

Panel #1 – U.S.-Asia Relations in the 21st Century

9:30 a.m. — Moderator
      T. J. Pempel, University of California-Berkeley

9:35 a.m. — Presentations
      Challenges in Asia’s Regional Security Environment
      Christopher Twomey, Naval Postgraduate School
      The Instability of China-U.S. Relations
      Yan Xuetong, Tsinghua University

9:55 a.m. — Discussant
      John Brandon, The Asia Foundation

10:05 a.m. — Discussion
      Moderated discussion among panelists and audience

10:30 a.m. — Conclusion

Panel #2 – Globalization and Regionalism in Asia

10:45 a.m. — Moderator
      Bruce Tolentino, The Asia Foundation

10:50 a.m. — Presentations
      An American Place at an Asian Table? Regionalism and its Reasons
      Donald Emmerson, Stanford University
      The AMF Reborn? Implications of the Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralization
      William Grimes, Boston University
      The Limits of Regionalism in East Asia Today
      David Kang, University of Southern California

11:20 a.m. — Discussant
      AnnaLee Saxenian, University of California-Berkeley

11:30 a.m. — Discussion
      Moderated discussion among panelists and audience

12:00 p.m. — Conclusion

Honoring Professor Robert Scalapino

12:00 p.m. — Remarks – Honoring the “Dean” of Asia Studies
      Wen Hsin-Yeh, University of California-Berkeley
      Richard Ellings, The National Bureau of Asian Research
      Gordon Hein, The Asia Foundation

12:30 p.m. — Reflections
      The Rise of Asia and the Importance of Academe Informing Policy
      Robert Scalapino, University of California-Berkeley


1:00 p.m. — Lunch served in the Great Hall

Panel #3 – Governance in Asia: Emerging Political Elites

2:15 p.m. — Moderator
      Wen-hsin Yeh, University of California-Berkeley

2:20 p.m. — Presentations
      Political Stability and Reform in China
      Susan Shirk, University of California-San Diego
      Japan’s New Asianism: Threat or Opportunity?
      Daniel Sneider, Stanford University

2:50 p.m. — Discussant
      Peter Lorentzen, University of California-Berkeley

3:00 p.m. — Discussion
      Moderated discussion among panelists and audience

3:30 p.m. — Conclusion

Panel #4 – Natural Resource Trends in Asia

3:45 p.m. — Moderator
      Robert Hathaway, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

3:55 p.m. — Presentations
      Energy Resources and China’s Economic Growth
      David Roland-Holst, University of California-Berkeley
      Energy Cooperation in Northeast Asia
      Se Hyun Ahn, University of Seoul

4:15 p.m. — Discussion
      Moderated discussion among panelists and audience

4:45 p.m. — Conclusion

Closing Remarks
4:45 p.m. — Closing remarks and acknowledgements
      Robert Hathaway, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

5:00 p.m. — Reception – drinks and light hors d’oeuvres in the Great Hall (dinner will not be served)

      Wen-hsin Yeh, University of California-Berkeley
      Douglas Bereuter, The Asia Foundation

6:30 p.m. — Conclusion

The Symposium organizers and sponsors would like to thank The Asia Foundation and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership for their generous financial support for this program.



Se Hyun Ahn is Assistant Professor at the Department of International Relations in the University of Seoul and a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Government and International Relations at the Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College in Zhuhai, China. His areas of specialty include energy security and energy diplomacy of Russia and Northeast Asian states, arms trade, trans-border transportation links, maritime diplomacy and disputes, and regional economic security issues between Northeast Asia and the former Soviet Union. He also advises Korean government agencies, and is a member of CSCAP-Korea. He has published several articles, including “Northeast Asia’s Kovykta Conundrum,” in NBR’s Asia Policy journal and “Understanding Russia-South Korea Arms Trade: Non Traditional Security Approach” in "Armed Forces and Society" (forthcoming). Dr. Ahn received his PhD from the International Relations department in the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Doug Bereuter became the president of The Asia Foundation in 2004 after serving in the U.S. Congress for twenty-six years. During his congressional career, he was a leading member of the House International Relations Committee, chaired the Asia-Pacific Subcommittee, chaired the Europe Subcommittee, was ranking minority member of the Human Rights Subcommittee, and had a long tenure on its Subcommittee on Economic Policy & Trade. He also served on the House Financial Services Committee for twenty-three years, and for sixteen years, chaired or served as ranking minority member of the Subcommittee on International Institutions, which oversees American participation in the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, other regional development banks, the U.S. Export-Import Bank, and the IMF.

Mr. Bereuter served nearly ten years on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Additional congressional responsibilities include serving as the founding co-chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, chairing the Speaker’s Task Force to Monitor and Report on the Transition of Hong Kong (1996-2002), and chairing the House Delegation to the 40-country NATO Parliamentary Assembly. His congressional service also included active leadership roles on congressional inter-parliamentary exchanges with the European Parliament, Japan, Korea, China, and the United Kingdom.

Mr. Bereuter graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Nebraska and has master's degrees from Harvard University in both city planning and public administration. He served as an infantry and intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, practiced and taught graduate courses in urban and regional planning, led various agencies and programs in Nebraska State Government, and served one four-year term as a Nebraska State Senator before his election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1978.

John J. Brandon is the director of The Asia Foundation's International Relations programs, as well as the associate director of the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Brandon managed the Foundation's quadrennial "America's Role in Asia" project in 2004 and 2008, which examines U.S.-Asian relations in-depth and made recommendations on U.S. policy. Mr. Brandon's other responsibilities include monitoring U.S. policy toward the Asia-Pacific region and managing program activities in Washington. In 2007-2008 he participated in the Stanley Foundation project on "New Power Dynamics in Southeast Asia." A Southeast Asia specialist by training, Mr. Brandon's opinion pieces on the region have appeared in The International Herald Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Times, and other newspapers around the United States. Mr. Brandon holds a M.A. in political science and Southeast Asian studies from Northern Illinois University.

Richard J. Ellings is President and Co-founder of the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), he has served as the institution’s Executive Director and sits on the Board of Directors. Prior to serving with NBR, Dr. Ellings was Assistant Director and on the faculty of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington. In 1984 and 1985, Dr. Ellings served as Legislative Assistant to Senator Slade Gorton where he was responsible for legislation on foreign and defense policy issues. Dr. Ellings is the author and editor of numerous publications and has served as consultant to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of State, and other U.S. government offices and agencies. He specializes in the political economy of international relations and national security, with emphasis on East Asia. Dr. Ellings earned his PhD in Political Science from the University of Washington.

Donald Emmerson (NARP Research Associate) is Director of the Southeast Asia Forum at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, where he is also affiliated with the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law and with the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies. His research interests include Southeast Asia, Islamism, regionalism, democratization, U.S. foreign policy, and the sociology of scholarly knowledge. Dr. Emmerson’s recent publications include Asian Regionalism and US Policy: The Case for Creative Adaptation (2010), Islamism: Contested Perspectives on Political Islam (co-authored, 2009), and Hard Choices: Security, Democracy, and Regionalism in Southeast Asia (edited, 2008-09). He holds a PhD in political science from Yale University.

Robert Hathaway has been Director of the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., since 1999. Prior to joining the Wilson Center, he served for twelve years on the professional staff of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, where he specialized in American foreign policy toward Asia. Dr. Hathaway’s latest book is Powering Pakistan: Meeting Pakistan’s Energy Needs in the 21st Century (co-edited, 2009). He has authored three other books and numerous articles on U.S. foreign policy since 1933. Much of his recent work has focused on South Asia.

Gordon Hein is vice president of Programs at The Asia Foundation, with responsibility for overseeing the development and implementation of the Foundation's programs throughout the region. He joined the Foundation in 1981 and has served in a variety of capacities over the last thirty years. Dr. Hein has written widely and is a frequent speaker on various topics related to the Asia-Pacific region, including governance and democratization issues and U.S.-Asia relations. He earned his PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.

William W. Grimes (NARP Research Associate) is Professor and Department Chair of International Relations at Boston University, where he has taught since 1996. He was the founding director of the BU Center for the Study of Asia, which was established in 2008. Dr. Grimes is a specialist in Japanese and East Asian political economy, and Japanese politics. He has published numerous books, articles, chapters, monographs, and commentary on East Asian financial regionalism, the impacts of financial globalization in Japan, Japanese monetary policy making, US-Japan relations, and related topics. His current research focuses on competition among financial market centers in East Asia. His latest book, Currency and Contest in East Asia: The Great Power Politics of Financial Regionalism was published by Cornell University Press in 2008 and received the Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize. Dr. Grimes holds a PhD from Princeton University.

David C. Kang is Professor at the University of Southern California, with appointments in both the School of International Relations and the Marshall School of Business. At USC he is also director of the Korean Studies Institute. His latest book, East Asia Before the West: Five Centuries of Trade and Tribute, has just been published by Columbia University Press. Dr. Kang has published numerous additional books and scholarly articles in journals such as International Organization and International Security, as well as opinion pieces in the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and numerous Korean and Chinese newspapers. Dr. Kang is also a regular consultant for both multinational corporations and U.S. government agencies. He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.

David M. Lampton (NARP Research Associate) is Dean of Faculty, George and Sadie Hyman Professor of China Studies, and Director of the China Studies Program at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. His research focuses on Chinese foreign and domestic politics, U.S.-China relations, Taiwan, and East Asia. Dr. Lampton’s recent publications include The Three Faces of Chinese Power: Might, Money and Minds (2008) and Same Bed, Different Dreams: Managing U.S.-China Relations, 1989-2000 (2001). He also edited The Making of Chinese Foreign and Security Policy in the Era of Reform (2001). In June 2010, Dr. Lampton was awarded the inaugural Scalapino Prize at the Asia Policy Assembly in Washington, D.C.

Peter Lorentzen holds a Ph.D. in economic analysis and policy from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He joined the faculty of the Department of Political Science at UC Berkeley as an assistant professor in July 2007. Lorentzen studies political economy and economic growth in developing countries, with a focus on China, and specializing in the application of game-theoretic models. He lived and worked in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan for over five years as (in different periods) a Fulbright scholar, a freelance journalist, and a management consultant. His most recent publication is Death and Development (2007).

T. J. Pempel is a professor of political scientist at UC Berkeley, former director of the campus's Institute of East Asian Studies, and a leading expert on North Korea and on Japan. His research focuses on comparative politics, Japanese political economy, and Asian regional issues. His most recent books include Crisis as Catalyst: Dynamics of the East Asian Political Economy and Remapping East Asia: The Construction of a Region (Cornell University Press), Beyond Bilateralism: U.S.-Japan Relations in the New Asia-Pacific (Stanford University Press) and Crisis as Catalyst: Asia's Dynamic Political Economy. Among other affiliations, he has served on the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific as chair of the Working Group on Northeast Asian Security. He is currently researching problems associated with U.S. foreign policy and Asian regionalism.

David Roland-Holst is a Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resources Economics at the University of California, Berkeley and is one of the world's leading authorities on economic, energy, and climate policy modeling. Prior to joining ARE, David taught at Mills College and he maintains his position as a Professor of Economics. Most recently, his research has been central to the passage, design and implementation of California's Global Warming Solutions Act. Professor Roland-Holst has extensive research experience in economics related to the environment, development, agriculture, and international trade. He has served in several academic posts in the United States, Europe and Asia and has conducted research in over 40 countries, working with many public institutions including a variety of federal and state agencies and international organizations. He has authored three books and over 100 articles and chapters in professional journals and books. His most recent book is, Agriculture, Elevage at Pauvrete an Afrique de l”oust (Dakar, 2007).

AnnaLee Saxenian is Dean and Professor in the School of Information and professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. Her most recent book, The New Argonauts: Regional Advantage in the Global Economy (Harvard University Press, 2006), explores how the "brain circulation" by immigrant engineers from Silicon Valley has transferred technology entrepreneurship to emerging regions in China, India, Taiwan, and Israel. Saxenian holds a Doctorate in Political Science from MIT, a Master's in Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA in Economics from Williams College.

Robert Scalapino is one of the foremost scholars on Asia and has dedicated his career to advancing the field of Asian studies at institutions of higher learning in the United States. Early on, he recognized the importance of Asia to U.S. interests and sought to build a framework to help aspiring national leaders better understand the region’s complexities.

He received his B.A. degree from Santa Barbara College and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University. From 1949 to 1990 he taught in the Political Science Department at the University of California at Berkeley. In 1978 he founded the Institute of East Asian Studies and remained its director until his retirement. He is currently Robson Research Professor of Government Emeritus.

During his career, he published some 553 articles and 39 books or monographs on Asian politics and U.S. Asian policy and was editor of Asian Survey, 1962 to 1996. His expertise was widely recognized with prestigious research grants and he has received numerous awards from universities and non-governmental organizations

Professor Scalapino is honorary chair of the National Asia Research Program’s Advisory Council. He serves on The Asia Foundation’s Board of Trustees and the advisory boards of the National Bureau of Asian Research, the Atlantic Council, and the Pacific Forum-CSIS. He has previously served on the board of The Asia Society and is Director Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and the Japan Society of Northern California. In addition, he sits on numerous other editorial boards and committees for educational and governmental agencies.

Extensively well-travelled in Asia, he has made over 60 trips to the People's Republic of China, and numerous visits to Japan, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, South and Southeast Asia. He has also made four trips to North Korea, serving as head of Asia Society delegations, with a similar role in Mongolia on three occasions.

Susan Shirk is director of the University of California system-wide Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation and Ho Miu Lam professor of China and Pacific Relations at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) at the University of California-San Diego. During 1997-2000, Dr. Shirk served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs, with responsibility for China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mongolia. She founded in 1993, and continues to lead, the Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue (NEACD), an unofficial “track-two” forum for discussions of security issues among defense and foreign ministry officials and academics from the United States, Japan, China, Russia, and the Koreas. Dr. Shirk’s publications include her latest book, China: Fragile Superpower, published by Oxford University Press in Spring 2007. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and an emeritus member of the Aspen Strategy Group. As Senior Adviser to The Albright Group, Dr. Shirk advises private sector clients on China and East Asia.

Daniel Sneider (NARP Research Associate) is the Associate Director for Research at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University. His research focuses on regionalism in East Asia, historical memory issues, security and foreign policy in Japan and Korea, and current U.S. foreign and national security policy in Northeast Asia. Sneider was a long-time foreign correspondent and most recently the Foreign Editor and Foreign Affairs columnist of the San Jose Mercury News. Sneider’s writings have appeared in many prominent news publications. He is the co-editor of Cross Currents: Regionalism and Nationalism in Northeast Asia (2007), Does South Asia Exist? Prospects for Regional Integration (2010), and First Drafts of Korea: the U.S. Media and Perceptions of the Last Cold War Frontier (2009). He is also co-editor of the forthcoming book Divided Memories: History Textbooks and the Wars in Asia.

Christopher Twomey (NARP Research Fellow) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of National Security Affairs at Naval Postgraduate School. His research interests center on security studies, Chinese foreign policy, modern nuclear affairs, strategic culture, statecraft, and East Asian security in theory and practice. His forthcoming book The Military Lens: Doctrinal Differences and Deterrence Failure in Sino-American Relations will be published in December 201. He also manages a Track II diplomatic exchange on Sino-American nuclear issues and consults for the Office of Net Assessment and the Office of the Secretary of Defense on various Asian security issues.

Yan Xuetong is the Director of the Institute of International Studies, Tsinghua University and an adjunct professor of National Defense University. He received his Ph.D in political science from University of California, Berkeley in 1992, an M.A. in international relations from the Institute of International Relations at Tsinghua in 1986 and B.A. of English from Heilongjiang University in 1982. He is a board member such organizations as the China Arms Control Association, China Asia-Pacific Association, China Association of International Relations Studies, and China Foundation of International Studies and Academic Exchange, He is also an advisor to The Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, Journal of Chinese Political Science, World Affairs, The Contemporary World and Southeast Asia Studies, International News Center of CCTV. His books include Practical Methods of International Studies (2001), American Hegemony and China’s Security (2000), China & Asia-Pacific Security (1999), International Environment for China’s Rise (1998) and Analysis of China’s National Interests (1996).

Wen-Hsin Yeh holds the Richard and Laurie Morrison Chair in the Department of History and the Walter and Elise Haas Chair Professor in Asian Studies. She is also the Director of the Institute of East Asian Studies. Professor Yeh received her Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Berkeley. Her current research focuses on the history of knowledge in China's 20th century. The author of numerous journal articles, Professor Yeh’s most recent book-length publications include The Alienated Academy: Culture and Politics in Republican China, 1919-1937 (Harvard, 1990), Provincial Passages: Culture, Space, and the Origins of Chinese Communism, 1919-1927 (University of California Press, 1996), and Shanghai Splendor: Economic Sentiments and the Making of Modern China (University of California Press, 2007).



The Robert Scalapino Symposium of the National Asia Research Program "Asia’s Global Influence: How Is It Exercised? What Does It Mean?" will be held in the Robert and Ida Sproul Rooms of International House, UC Berkeley. International House is located at 2299 Piedmont Avenue in Berkeley.

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Directions to International House

International House is located in the southeast region of campus. Please find International in section E1 of this large campus map.


If traveling by BART, exit the Richmond-Fremont line at the Berkeley station (not North Berkeley). When you leave the BART station, walk south down Shattuck Avenue to Bancroft Avenue (three or four blocks depending on which station exit you leave from) and turn left. Walk seven blocks to the top of Bancroft Avenue at Piedmont. International House is located at 2299 Piedmont Avenue.

From Interstate 80

To reach the site by car from Interstate 80, exit at the University Avenue off-ramp in Berkeley. Take University Avenue east to Oxford Street and turn right. Oxford becomes Fulton Street in a couple of blocks. Turn left onto Durant Avenue, then left on Piedmont Avenue.

From Highways 24/13

To reach the site from Highways 24/13, exit 13 at Tunnel Road in Berkeley. Continue on Tunnel Road as it becomes Ashby. Turn right at College Avenue and drive approximately one mile north to Durant Avenue Way and turn right, then left on Piedmont Avenue.

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Parking at UC Berkeley

Due to construction, the I-House parking lot will be temporarily unavailable. For your convenience, there are a few parking lot structures in the area for you to use. The closest parking lot structures include: Boalt Law School Lot, Prospect Court Lot, Underhill Lot, Kroeber Lot, and Public Lots. The prices vary according to which parking lot you use. For additional parking information please call the Parking and Transportation Office on Campus at (510) 642-4283. Click here for a UC parking map:

Other lots:

  • Channing Way between Telegraph and Dana
  • Berkeley Way near Shattuck
  • Center Street near Shattuck
  • Kittredge Street near Fulton
  • Kittredge Street near Milvia

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