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PECC XVIII: Eighteenth General Meeting

From May 11, 2009 until May 12, 2009
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PECC Eighteenth General Meeting
CRISIS AND RECOVERY: REGIONAL AND GLOBAL ROLES FOR ASIA-PACIFIC ECONOMIES

The United States Asia Pacific Council, a program of the East-West Center, hosted the 18th General Meeting of PECC in Washington DC, May 12-13, 2009. The PECC XVIII theme encompassed the many dimensions of the current economic crisis.

 

DAY ONE • TUESDAY, MAY 12

 

08:00

Registration and Informal Continental Breakfast

 

08:30 Opening Remarks

Dr. Charles E. Morrison
Co-Chair, PECC and President, East-West Center

Mr Jusuf Wanandi
Co-Chair, PECC and President, Jakarta Post

Amb. J. Stapleton Roy
Chairman, United States Asia Pacific Council
Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, Woodrow Wilson Center

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08:45

SESSION 1: The Asia-Pacific Economic Decline: How Deep, How Long?

Chaired by

Dr. Yuen Pau Woo
President, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Panel


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Mr. Takatoshi Kato
Deputy Managing Director, IMF


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Prof. Park Yung Chul
Professor of Economics, Korea University


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Hon. Mauricio Cárdenas
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

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10:15

Coffee Break

 

10:30

Keynote Address


Hon. James B. Steinberg
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State

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(video speech)

 

11:15

SESSION 2: Political Implications of the Crisis in Regional Economies

Chair
Dr. Charles E. Morrison
President, East-West Center

Panel

Amb. Yoshiji Nogami
President, Japan Institute for International Affairs
formerly Deputy Foreign Minister of Japan

Mr. Jusuf Wanandi
President, The Jakarta Post
Senior Advisor, CSIS, Indonesia

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Shen Shishun

Dean, Department for Asia Pacific Security and Cooperation Studies, China Institute for International Studies

Stapleton Roy
Chairman, United States Asia Pacific Council
Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, Woodrow Wilson Center

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12:40

Luncheon

East Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Economic Crisis: Weathering the Storm

Jim Adams
World Bank Vice President for the East Asia and Pacific Region

(video speech)

 

14:30

SESSION 3: Declining Global Trade: Protectionist Risk and The Pacific Response

Opening Remarks

Ravi Menon
Second Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Trade and Industry

(video speech)

 

Panel Discussion

Chair
Ambassador Carla Hills
Chairman, Hills & Company

Panel

Prof. Jagdish Bhagwati
University Professor, Columbia University

Amb. Michael Wilson
Canadian Ambassador to the US, formerly Minister of International Trade

Amb. Karan K. Bhatia
Vice President and Senior Counsel, International Law & Policy, General Electric Company

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15:45 SESSION 4: Restoring Global Financial Stability: The Asia Pacific's Essential Role

Chair
Ambassador Soogil Young
President, National Strategy Institute, Korea

Panel

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Masahiro Kawai
Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute

C. Fred Bergsten
Director, Peterson Institute for International Economics

(video speech)

Xuan Changneng
Director General, Policy Research Department, People’s Bank of China

Park Yung-Chul
Professor of Economics, Korea University

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17:00

Plenary Adjournment, Day 1

18:30 Reception
19:00 Banquet

Hosted by the East-West Center

Program

Special Recognition:

Peter F. Geithner
A Look Ahead in U.S. - Asia Pacific Relations

and a panel discussion on

The Future of Asia Pacific Relations
with Joseph Nye and Guests

 

DAY TWO • WEDNESDAY, MAY 13

 

07:30

Registration and Continental Breakfast

08:30

SESSION 5: Economic Recovery And Post - Kyoto Cooperation: Challenges And Opportunities

Chaired by

Joan MacNaughton
Senior Vice President for Power and Environmental Policies, Alstom Power Systems

Panel

Professor Kenneth Lieberthal
Professor, University of Michigan, Co-Author, Overcoming Obstacles to U.S.-China Cooperation on Climate Change (Brookings, 2009)

(video speech)

Dr. Hu Tao
Coordinator, China Climate Change Partnership Framework, UNDP, Beijing

(video speech)

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Mr. Hajime Ito

President, Japan External Trade Organization
New York

(video speech)

pdf pdf Indonesia and an APEC Agenda on Climate Change (372.16 kB) (372 KB)
Hadi Soesastro
Chief Economist, CSIS, Jakarta; Member, Terrestrial Carbon Group

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09:50

SESSION 6: The Asia Pacific Path to Recovery: Toward A New Model For Growth?

Chaired by

Paul Blustein
Brookings Journalist in Residence, Former Economics and Tokyo Correspondent, The Washington Post

Panel

Dr Cyrillus Harinowo
(video speech)

Dr. Eswar Prasad
Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy, Cornell University,

(video speech)

Prof Tan Khee Giap
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies Office, and Co-Director, Asia Research Center, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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Prof Peter Petri
Brandeis University and East West Center

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11:15

SESSION 7: The Asia-Pacific Role in the New Global Economic Order

Chaired by

Dr. Charles E. Morrison
President, East-West Center

(video speech)

Panel

H.E. Cheng Siwei
Formerly Vice Chairman, Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress

Dr. Masahiro Kawai
Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute

(video speech)

Dr. C. Fred Bergsten
Director, Peterson Institute for International Economics

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12:50

Luncheon

The Future of World Trade Policy 

Hon. Mari Pangestu
Minister of Trade of Indonesia

(Download pdf)

(Video Speech)

 

14:00 Concurrent Sessions

1. The World Economic Crisis and the Food System
Massachusetts Room

2. Impacts of the Economic Crisis on Migrant Workers:
Implications for the Asia Pacific Economies
Pennsylvania Room

3. Impacts of the Economic Crisis on Water Infrastructure Development and Water Services in the Asia Pacific
New York Room

 

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