Is This the Asian Century?

Michael Auslin, Resident Scholar and Director of Japan Studies, American Enterprise Institute (AEI); Karl Friedhoff, Fellow, Public Opinion and Asia Policy; Deborah Lehr, Senior Fellow, Paulson Institute; CEO, Basilinna. Moderated by Phil Levy.

Is This the Asian Century?

Eighteen years into the 21st Century, it is time to re-evaluate what has been called the age of Asia. Following the rise of populism and anti-globalization movements in the west, Asia has every opportunity to become the well-oiled, policy-defining voice in the world. But Asia has its challenges too. China’s economic growth is decelerating, territorial disputes are escalating, and many Asian nations face impending environmental and demographic crises. On January 26, Michael Auslin, Karl Friedhoff, and Deborah Lehr will join Phil Levy to discuss whether we are truly in an Asian century, and the Council on Global Affairs will further the discussion with new public opinion data collected in countries throughout the Pacific exploring regional perspectives on global engagement.

Michael Auslin’s new book The End of the Asian Century: War, Stagnation, and the Risks to the World's Most Dynamic Region, will be available for purchase and signing through The Book Cellar.

Regions: Asia.  

Speaker Bio


5:30 p.m.
Registration and cash bar reception

6:00 p.m.
Discussion and Q&A

7:15 p.m.
Adjournment and book signing