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:

Dr. Limaye, making a point.

Dr. Limaye, making a point.

DH: What is your evaluation of the Obama Administration’s engagement in the Asia-Pacific region today?

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