Asia Center Seminar Series
The Asia Center Seminar Series, previously the Modern Asia Seminar Series, is the longest running of the Asia Center’s seminar series. The series was instituted to bring senior scholars, government officials, journalists and other specialists to speak on key issues from a regional perspective. Recently, talks in the seminar series have focused on the Brexit crisis and its impact on Asia, community organizing in Japan and China, and environmental and agriculture issues in the Mekong River basin.
In the past, it has hosted former Ambassadors such as Joseph Prueher, Thomas Hubbard, Chan Heng Chee, and Bjore Ljunggren; journalists such as Eric Eckholm and Jan Wong and author Ian Buruma; scholars such as Herbert Bix, and Kenneth Pomeranz, and policy makers including Kishore Mahbubani, Jusuf Wanadi, and John Kamm.