Global Engagement Series - Reconceiving America's Global Role in the Biden Era: International Perspectives in Asia

As part of its 2021 Annual Meeting (March 24-26), the American Society of International Law invites our members and colleagues from around the world to participate in a special series of sessions focusing on regional issues of international law and policy that will be affected by the new Biden-Harris Administration.

The Global Engagement Series will be presented in cooperation with leading regional societies of international law. The sessions will be available worldwide, free of charge.


Asian Society of International Law


This session will discuss critical areas of engagement between the US and Asia on their various interests and how the incoming Biden administration's policies and interpretations of international law will affect US relations with countries in Asia. Panelists will discuss the potential impact of the Biden administration's engagement with the WTO and the Human Rights Council on countries in Asia, the nuclear deal with Iran, challenges for trade and economic growth, human rights issues in China and Myanmar, and technology and security issues, as well as the links between these areas. Panelists with backgrounds in foreign policy, economics, human rights, and international trade in China will present a range of perspectives on these issues. 


  • Pouria Askary, Faculty of Law & Political Sciences, Allameh Tabatabai University of Tehran
  • Wang Jiangyu, City University of Hong Kong
  • Dawn Yamane Hewett (moderator), Quinn Emanuel LLP
  • Yasmin Ullah, Rohingyan activist
(Speaker organizations are shown as of March 2021)