East Asia Now Series

From security to trade to popular culture, contemporary events in East Asia create ripples felt around the world, including Wisconsin. East Asia Now is a traveling (and virtual) forum that brings together scholars, policymakers, business people, and community leaders from around the state and nation to discuss the impact of East Asian current events on Wisconsin and beyond.

If you are interested in hosting an East Asia Now event or have an idea for a topic, please contact CEAS associate director David Fields.

East Asia Now is the Wisconsin Idea in action!

2021-2022 Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for upcoming East Asia Now Series events and checkout out our events calendar for more details!

Past Events

The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework: What’s it Mean for Wisconsin Trade?

A virtual event panel that focused on what the Biden administration’s new Asian trade framework means for Wisconsin businesses.

Decoupling the U.S.-China trade relationship: The Challenges and Opportunities of a New Economic Order

An event panel that explored US-China trade relations and its impact on the Midwest featuring policymakers and experts on the topic.

US-South Korea Alliance in Focus

A three session exploration of the South Korea-US alliance featuring policymakers and experts from the US and South Korea.

America, Taiwan and Peace in the Indo-Pacific

CEAS hosted Bi-Khim Hsiao, representative of the Republic of China (Taiwan), for a discussion of the connections between the US and Taiwan and geopolitics in East Asia.

Talking Trade Video Podcast

A partnership between CEAS and Wispolitics.com/Wisbusiness.com, this video podcast is hosted by UW-Madison economist and CEAS faculty member Ian Coxhead and Sandi Siegel, president of M.E. Dey & Co., a century-old Milwaukee-based logistics and shipping firm. It will explore how trade tensions between the US and China continue to impact Wisconsin and beyond. Click here to see all the episodes in this video podcast.

Connecting East Asia and Wisconsin!