APHA Conference 2018

On October 27, 2018, the 2018 annual conference was held in Washington DC.  The conference was chaired by Dr. Alicia Campi, President of APHA and a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University.

Offering the keynote address was Hon. Yondon Otgonbayar, Ambassador of Mongolia to the United States. The Mongolian Ambassador, a highly published researcher on Mongolia in the last century spoke on the topic “Mongolia and the Asia-Pacific Region.”During the conference, Ms. Akiko Kawaii presented a paper on the role of tea in the relationship among Japan, China and Kora. She performed a Japanese Tea Ceremony after his paper presentation. At the end of the conference,  a lovely reception and dinner was held at the Embassy of Mongolia in Washington DC. Papers presented to the APHA conference will be edited and be published in 2019 on The Journal of Asian Politics & History (JAPH).


Sponsored by Clarewood Asian Politics and History Association (APHA)

Co-sponsored by U.S.-Asia Institute (USAI) and The Mongolia Society

Time: Saturday, October 27th, 2018.  9:30am-5:30 pm, reception followed.

Venue: USAI located at 232 East Capitol St. NE, Washington, DC


Topic: The Impact of the Indo-Pacific Strategy on Asia

9:30-10:00am:  Registration

10:00-10:30am  Welcome speech by Dr. Alicia Campi, President, APHA

10:30-10:45am  History of APHA and JAPH by Dr. David Ho, Editor, JAPH

10:45-11:30am  Keynote Speech by  Mongolian Ambassador Dr. Otgonbayar

11:45-  1:00pm    Lunch provided by USAI

1:00-2:30pm Panel 1

Dr. Alicia Campi: Overview: US Foreign Policies Concerning Indo-Pacific Region

Ms. Akiko Kawai: The Role of "Tea" On the Relationship between Japan, China, and Korea

Dr. Kingsley Haynes: The Impact of High-Speed Rail Investment on Economic and Environmental Change in China: A Dynamic CGE Analysis

2:45-4:15pm Panel 2

Dr. Danning Wang: How the Belt and Road Initiative Could Contribute to the Regional Economic Development of Northeast Asia?

Mr. Kevin Ho: The US-China-EU Triangular Relationship through the Lenses of “Trade Wars”

Dr. Joseph Drew: India in the New Era: The Impact of US Foreign Policy, Belt-Road Initiative and Beyond

4:15-5:15pm: Tea Ceremony: address?

6:30-8:30pm: Reception in Mongolian Embassy located@2833 M St., N.W.DC

Address: 19919 Gateshead Circle, Germantown, MD 20876 USA

Email: study@clarewood.org