World Affairs Council of Orange County and Japan America Society Presents James Zumwalt
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Japan and Korean Affairs
“The U.S. Rebalance Toward Asia: A Look at the Year Ahead”
The year 2014 offers many opportunities for the United States to sustain its policy of strengthening our ties to the world’s most dynamic region. Jim Zumwalt will talk about the Obama Administration’s efforts to strengthen bilateral security alliances, promote partnerships with like-minded countries, work constructively with China in areas of common interest, take advantage of opportunities for trade and investment, and promote people-to-people ties with Asia. He will look back on achievements over the past year, and then talk about the opportunities that lie ahead.
Jim Zumwalt began his tour as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Japan and Korean affairs on January 3, 2012. He previously served as the Embassy Tokyo’s Deputy Chief of Mission. He was Director of the Office of Japanese Affairs in the Department of State, Washington, D.C. from 2006-2008 and has served prior assignments in Japan, as Economic Minister Counselor, Embassy Tokyo Economic Officer and Consulate Kobe Consular Officer.
In Washington, D.C., Jim has previously worked in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Korea and Philippine desks, and in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Front Office. He received a master’s degree in International Security Studies from the National War College in 1998 and a bachelor of arts in American History and also in Japanese Language from U.C. Berkeley.
4110 MacArthur Blvd.,
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Complimentary Self Parking
6:00 pm Reception * 7:00 pm Dinner * 7:45 pm Program
Members – $55 * Non-Member – $75 * Students – $45
Table of 10 – $550 * Program Only (does not include a meal) – $10