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Discussion on Obama’s Trip to Asia

Event: November 5, 2009

On Thursday, November 5, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will host and stream live a discussion on President Obama’s trip to Asia next week. Asia Foundation Trustee Douglas Paal, who is Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, will discuss President Obama’s trip with Michael Pettis, a senior associate in the Beijing-based Carnegie China Program, and Taiya Smith, a senior associate in the Carnegie Energy and Climate Program, and the Carnegie China Program. The trip is expected to be among the most important foreign tours during the President’s first year in office. He will visit Japan, Singapore, China and South Korea from November 12 through November 19 and will attend the annual summit of the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation in Singapore, where he will be the first U.S. leader to hold formal talks with all 10 heads of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Watch “Mr. Obama Goes to Asia: Defining a Regional Policy” live at 12:15 p.m. EST.

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