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Will President Obama Cement Asia Pivot on Trip?

WHO: American University School of International Service Experts.

 President Obama's trip to APEC &East Asia Summits and G-20

 November 5 - ongoing.

  At American University, in-studio, or via telephone

November 5, 2014 (Washington, D.C.) – American University experts are available to discuss President Obama's upcoming trip to Asia and Australia to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and East Asia Summit meetings, G-20, and the U.S. foreign policy pivot towards Asia. The experts are also available to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Obama's foreign policy goals.

Miles Kahler, distinguished professor in American University's School of International Service, is expert on international politics and international political economy, including international monetary cooperation, global governance, and regional institutions. 

Kahler is available to discuss:
*Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit and East Asia Summit;
*U.S. economic engagement with the region and TPP negotiations;
*The status of U. S. policy toward the Asia-Pacific region and assessment of the rebalancing of U.S. policy toward the region;and,
*Territorial disputes in the region including the East China Sea and South China Sea.

Amitav Acharya, UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance and Chair of the ASEAN Studies Center at American University, is an expert in the ASEAN region and author of The End of American World Order. 

Acharya is available to discuss:
*ASEAN and the East Asian Summit;
*U.S. rebalancing policy.

James Goldgeier, dean of American University's School of International Service, is an expert on U.S. foreign policy. 

Goldgeier is available to discuss: 
*The opportunity to remind the American public of the president's longstanding goal of rebalancing U.S. foreign policy to give greater attention to Asia even while the Middle East continues to consume attention;and,
*President Obama's stalled trade agenda and the new opportunities a Republican controlled Congress provides to push his trade agenda forward.

Neil Shenai, professorial lecturer in American University's School of International Service, is available to discuss:
*Alternative development bank arrangements like the Asian infrastructure investment bank;
*Prospects for global macroeconomic rebalancing;and
*The G-20's response to falling oil prices.

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