On October 21, 2015, Sasakawa USA hosted an event on Capitol Hill as a follow up to our conference on March 25, 2015 on U.S.-Japan cooperation in Myanmar. With Myanmar’s elections looming on the horizon, this timely discussion focused on ways that the U.S. and Japan can work together to assist in Myanmar’s democratic transition, including on-the-ground efforts in capacity building. In addition to the discussions, Sasakawa USA released a report detailing its findings and recommendations for cooperation in this field.
• Adm. Dennis Blair, USN (ret.), Chairman and CEO, Sasakawa USA
• David Steinberg, Distinguished Professor of Asian Studies Emeritus, Georgetown University
• Priscilla Clapp, Senior Advisor to the Asia Society and the U.S. Institute of Peace, Former Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy in Burma
• Vikram Nehru, Bakrie Chair in Southeast Asian Studies, Senior Associate, Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
The United States and Japan: Assisting Myanmar’s Development
Authors: David I. Steinberg, Donald M. Seekins, Priscilla Clapp, Mary P. Callahan, Toshihiro Kudo, Satoru Kumagai, Vikram Nehru, Aung Myoe
Date: October 21, 2015