The Future of the Asian Pacific Economy and Trans-Pacific Trade

September 18, 2018

What is CPTPP? How will the recent changes in the U.S.'s trade policy influence trans-Pacific trade? What will China's One Belt One Road initiative bring to the Asia Pacific economy? Join us for a discussion on the future of the Asia Pacific economy and trans-Pacific trade with our policy expert -- Mr Stewart M. Patrick. 

Mr. Patrick will speak to what the implications are or could be of the U.S.’s non-participation in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP, formerly known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP), especially as China proceeds to deepen trade and economic engagement around the world through the Belt and Road Initiative and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). In addition, his comments will touch on what the American domestic foundations are for the re-engagement of Asia in a context of rising sovereigntism, insularity, and protectionism in the United States.


Stewart M. Patrick is James H. Binger senior fellow in global governance and director of the International Institutions and Global Governance (IIGG) Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in Washington, D.C. His areas of expertise include multilateral cooperation on global issues; U.S. policy toward international institutions, including the United Nations; and the challenges posed by fragile and post–conflict states. Patrick is the author of The Sovereignty Wars: Reconciling America with the World, as well as Weak Links: Fragile States, Global Threats, and International Security. He also writes the blog, The Internationalist.


About Asia-Pacific Foundation (APF)

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is a not-for-profit organization focused on Canada's relations with Asia. Our mission is to be Canada's catalyst for engagement with Asia and Asia's bridge to Canada. APF Canada is dedicated to strengthening ties between Canada and Asia with a focus on expanding economic relations through trade, investment and innovation; promoting Canada's expertise in offering solutions to Asia's climate change, energy, food security and natural resource management challenges; building Asia skills and competencies among Canadians, including young Canadians; and, improving Canadians' general understanding of Asia and its growing global influence.

APF Canada is grateful to the U.S. Embassy Ottawa, Office of Public Affairs, as well as to the David See-Chai Lam Centre for International Communication at Simon Fraser, for co-hosting this event.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

5:30 - 7:00pm

SFU Harbour Centre
1400 Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre
515 West Hastings Street

This is a free event.

For more information on this event, visit APF website here.