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Club Online Zoom Event: The Biden Administration’s Foreign Policy Challenges in Asia

Date: 7 Apr 2021 08:00 PM — 09:00 PM | Venue:

The Biden Administration’s Foreign Policy Challenges in Asia

Former Head of the U.S. Delegation to the Six Party Talks
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
8:00pm HKT on Zoom
Moving away from former President Trump’s “America First” policy, President Joe Biden has adopted a so-called “foreign policy for the middle class” which emphasises working with U.S. allies instead of antagonising them. Without doubt, stabilising relations in Asia is a high priority for the new administration, with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken having recently attended contentious talks with his Chinese counterparts in Alaska before travelling to Japan and South Korea to hold the “2+2” meetings. What lies ahead as the Biden administration navigates an increasingly complex relationship with China while responding to provocations from North Korea? Our speaker, Ambassador Christopher Robert Hill, will discuss America’s foreign policy challenges in Asia, from China to the Korean Peninsula and the South China Sea. Moderated by FCC President Keith Richburg.
Ambassador Christopher Robert Hill is a former career diplomat who has joined Columbia University’s School of International Public Policy as the George W. Ball Adjunct Professor for spring 2021. Previously, he was the Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. As Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs from 2005 until 2009, he was also the head of the U.S. delegation to the Six Party Talks on the North Korean nuclear issue. Nominated by three presidents, he is a four-time ambassador to Iraq, South Korea, Poland, and Macedonia, and he has received the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award twice. He speaks Polish, Serbo-Croatian and Macedonian.


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