Is the Pacific Future Happening Now?
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 / 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Kevin Klowden, Managing Director, California Center, and Managing Economist, Milken Institute
David Dreier, Chairman, Annenberg-Dreier Commission; Former U.S. Congressman, California
Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Ambassador to the United States, Singapore
Dominic Ng, Chairman and CEO, East West Bank
Stefan Selig, Undersecretary for International Trade; Executive Director, Presidents Export Council
The Trans-Pacific Partnership promises to expand trade among the U.S., Japan, Australia and nine other Pacific Rim countries by making it easier for money and goods to flow across national borders. Yet to many, the proposed free-trade pact merely highlights a broader acceleration of commerce that has lowered the cost of high-end products such as electronics and fostered a growing middle class in emerging countries of Asia and Latin America. Strong economic and cultural ties justify the question, is the "Pacific Future" upon us? Join our panelists for a conversation about the potential and challenges posed by the growing interdependence among Pacific-facing nations.