Join a panel discussion on the emerging Asia policy during the Trump Era. An analysis of precarious steps of the current Administration informed by lessons from Hong Kong's "Umbrella_Revolution" for electoral reform and political rights. Don’t miss a great opportunity to hear from Johnson Yeung, an organizer of the 2014 “Umbrella Movement” in Hong Kong. Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1393304864091113/
U.S. Secretary of Defense serving the Trump Administration, James Mattis visited Asia in February on his first foreign trip as the new head of the Pentagon and on the heels of threats by Donald Trump to escalate tensions with China and prevent North Korea from launching a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile, accusations that Japan manipulated currency, and suggestions that both Tokyo and Seoul pay more for their alliance with America after pulling out of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TTP) – that the Obama Administration had gone all out to promote.
Panelist: Johnson Yeung, Hong Kong human rights activist
Col. Ann Wright, CodePink
John Feffer, Institute for Policy Studies’s Foreign Policy in Focus.
Moderator: Ann Wilcox, CodePink
Johnson Yeung works on mass demonstrations calling for electoral reform and political rights, he was the spokesman of Civil Human Rights Front, a platform of Hong Kong NGOs and pro-democracy political parties; and Deputy Secretary-General of Federation of Student, an alliance of college students that led the Umbrella Movement.Johnson is in DC for a 4-month fellowship. Sponsoring organizations: Institute for Policy Studies, CodePink-DC, Gray Panthers of Metro Washington, and the DC Statehood Green Party.
Sponsoring organizations: Institute for Policy Studies, CodePink-DC, Gray Panthers of Metro Washington, and the DC Statehood Green Party.