US-Japan & ROK-US Next Generation Leaders Initiative Workshop

15 July, 2022 – 17 July, 2022 @ 12:00 am – The US-Japan Next-Generation Leaders Initiative Workshop and ROK-US Next Generation Leaders Initiative Workshop were jointly held in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi from July 15-17, 2022 with the purpose of providing a platform where next-generation American, Japanese, and Korean voices could be heard and fostering creative thinking about these vital alliances. Members from both the US-Japan and ROK-US […]

WSD-Handa Chair Conversation with Former New Zealand Prime Minister John Key

14 September, 2022 @ 12:00 am – The Rt Hon Sir John Key was the 38th Prime Minister of New Zealand, having served from November 2008 until December 2016. He first entered Parliament in 2002 representing the Auckland electorate of Helensville. In 2006, he was elected leader of the National Party. Prior to his political career, former Prime Minister Key had a […]

PacNet #8 – Dealing with Increased Chinese Aggressiveness – PART TWO

The following are some of the key findings and recommendations from the August 2022 US-Taiwan Deterrence and Defense Dialogue. PacNet 7 provided a summary of the dialogue. The full report, with expanded key findings and recommendations can be found here. Responding to PRC Pressure Finding: PRC pressure on Taiwan—economically, politically, and especially militarily—has increased considerably […]

2022 CSCAP Nuclear Energy Experts Group

27 September, 2022 – 29 September, 2022 @ 12:00 am – Agenda San Francisco, California Session 1: Asia’s Energy Mix and the Role and Place of Nuclear Power This session will examine the evolving energy landscape in Asia. Is the current energy mix in the region sustainable? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the current energy landscape? How does Asia compare to other regions in […]

Strengthening ROK-US Science and Tech Collaboration in Critical Technologies Dialogue

9 November, 2022 – 10 November, 2022 @ 12:00 am – Key Findings Pacific Forum, in cooperation with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Consulate-General of Honolulu and George Mason Korea’s Center for Security Policy Studies, hosted a closed-door, in-person expert workshop on “Strengthening ROK-US Science and Tech Collaboration in Critical Technologies Dialogue.” Led by Mark Bryan Manantan, Director of Cybersecurity and Critical Technologies, the two-day workshop […]

Workshop on Indonesia’s Energy Landscape and Plans with Nuclear Power

5 December, 2022 @ 12:00 am – Key Findings The Pacific Forum, in cooperation with the Research Center for Nuclear Reactor Technology (PRTRN), Research Organization for Nuclear Energy (ORTN), conducted a workshop on Indonesia’s energy landscape and its plans for utilizing nuclear power in its planned transition to clean energy. Approximately 20 scholars and officials participated, all in their private capacity. The off-the-record […]

Comparative Connections Virtual Roundtable

13 June, 2022 @ 12:00 am – About This Event On June 13, 2022, Pacific Forum organized a Comparative Connections Roundtable that discussed the impact of the Russian conflict in Ukraine on three flashpoints of the Indo-Pacific. The session was moderated by Rob York (Pacific Forum) and featured Dr. David Keegan (Chinese Studies Program at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies), […]

Honolulu International Forum featuring Dr. Satu P. Limaye

22 April, 2022 @ 8:00 am – The Ukraine Disruption & Indo-Pacific Continuities Dr. Satu P. Limaye is Vice President of the East-West Center and the Director of the East-West Center in Washington where he created and now directs the Asia Matters for America initiative and is the founding editor of the Asia Pacific Bulletin. He is also a Senior Advisor at […]

Honolulu International Forum featuring Dr. David J. Keegan

20 April, 2022 @ 9:00 am – What Does Ukraine Mean for Taiwan? Dr. David J. Keegan is adjunct lecturer in the Chinese Studies Program at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where he teaches a seminar on Taiwan and its relations with the United States and mainland China. He is the senior author for the Comparative Connections triannual article on […]