The Embassy was delighted recently to host Dr. Satu Limaye, director of the East-West Center in Washington, DC, for a busy schedule of lectures in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch as part of our visiting speakers program. Dr. Limaye is a dynamic thinker on matters Asia-Pacific, and he is the kind of speaker who can really engage an audience. I particularly enjoyed meeting him because we share a past-life experience – we both spent time in Japan early in our careers as Luce Scholars.
I pulled Dr. Limaye aside at a reception to ask him a few questions so that I could share his answers with my readers:
DH: What is your evaluation of the Obama Administration’s engagement in the Asia-Pacific region today?