On April 19, the Asia Society is hosting a discussion titled: "In American's Backyard: What East Asian Economic Ties to Latin America Mean for U.S. Business." This event explores the recent rise in strength of East Asian countries in the economy of Latin America -- China, Japan, and Korea. The discussion will explore the future of this economic relationship, how politics impact global trade, and what the role of U.S. business is.
- William Ascher, Donald C. McKenna Professor of Government and Economics, Claremont McKenna College; Director, Pacific Basin Research Center, Soka University of America
- Stephen Cheung, President, World Trade Center Los Angeles
- William Overholt, Fellow, Harvard University Asia Center; co-chair of the Task Force
- Thomas E. McLain, Attorney, Hogan Lovells; co-chair of the Task Force