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 forum that brings together scholars, policymakers, business people, and community leaders from around the state to discuss the impact of East Asian current events on Wisconsin. Each year CEAS will select a relevant topic and hold 2-3 East Asia Now forums around the state.
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!
2019-2020 Topic: China and Wisconsin Agriculture
How are trade tensions with China impacting Wisconsin’s agricultural economy? What do higher tariffs mean for Wisconsin producers? Who wins and who loses as a result of these policies? This year East Asia Now will explore this topic with economists, producers, political scientists and policymakers in cities and towns across Wisconsin. Our inaugural event was held in Wausau, Wisconsin on 18 June. Please check our upcoming events page and join our mailing list to be informed of future events.
U.S.-China Trade Tensions: What’s next for Central Wisconsin’s Agriculture, 18 June 2019, Wausau, Wisconsin
Struggles in Wisconsin Farm Country: the trade war, weather, and workforce issues, 17 October 2019, Platteville, Wisconsin
Connecting East Asia and Wisconsin!