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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published March 21, 2013

TODAY 10:30AM: CARDIN TO CHAIR HEARING EXAMINING U.S. “REBALANCE TO ASIA”



 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2013  CONTACT:  Sue Walitsky (Cardin) 202-224-4524 or 202-320-0819 (cell)

** MEDIA ADVISORY ***

 

CARDIN TO CHAIR HEARING EXAMINING U.S. “REBALANCE TO ASIA”

 

TODAY/Thursday, March 21 at 10:30AM, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the East Asian and Pacific Affairs Subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will lead a hearing on the topic of the Obama Administration’s “Rebalance to Asia: What does it Mean for Democracy, Good Governance and Human Rights?” This will be the first in a series of hearings examining different elements of the Administration’s “Rebalance to Asia” policy, which realigns U.S. diplomatic, economic, and military resources toward the Asia Pacific Region to help create a regional set of norms that lead to greater peace, stability and economic growth in Asia. Promoting democracy, respect for human rights, and good governance are key goals of the policy.


WHEN:                            THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2013 AT 10:30AM ET


LOCATION:                  419 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC


WITNESSES:                (Order subject to change)


PANEL I:

                                   Mr. Joseph Y. Yun

Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

U.S. Department of State

                                   Washington, DC

                               

                                   Mr. Daniel B. Baer

                                   Deputy Assistant Secretary for Democracy,

                                      Human Rights and Labor

                                   U.S. Department of State

                                   Washington, DC

PANEL II:

                                   Mr. Steven Rood

                                   Country Field Representative for the Philippines 

                                      and Pacific Island Nations

                                   The Asia Foundation

                                   San Francisco, CA

                                  

                                   Ms. Ellen Bork

                                   Director, Democracy & Human Rights

                                   The Foreign Policy Initiative

                                   Washington, DC