Donald Trump’s first official foreign policy announcement was the withdrawal from TPP. Edmund Malesky will discuss the consequences for economic and international relations in East Asia. Free admission, please register.

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U.S. Policy Towards East Asia

Lecture / Free admission, please register


The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was a landmark trade and investment agreement involving 12 countries that took over a decade to negotiate. Advocates billed TPP as a 21st Century compact that went beyond traditional trade agreements in addressing behind the border issues, such as labor rights, environmental policy, and biases toward state owned enterprises.  Beyond the economic benefits of the agreement, the partnership also had clear geopolitical consequences. Donald Trump’s first official foreign policy announcement was the withdrawal from this landmark. In this talk, the consequences of US withdrawal for economic and international relations in the region will be discussed


Edmund Malesky is Professor of Political Economy in the Political Science Department at Duke University and currently a Visiting Professor at National University of Singapore Business School. In 2012, Malesky received a state medal from the Government of Vietnam, in 2013, he was appointed by President Obama to serve on the board of the Vietnam Education Foundation.  Malesky’s academic research focuses on economic development, governance, and the political economy of authoritarian institutions in Southeast Asia and China


Moderation: N.N.


Organizer: Bavarian American Academy in cooperation with Hochschule für Politik an der TUM


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