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Moderated Discussion on Security and Economic Issues in North Asia with Congressman French Hill

Sep 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm
Location Sturgis Hall

Friday, September 6 at Noon (Sturgis Hall)  

Join us for a discussion on the security and economic issues with North Asia with Congressman French Hill and Mansfield Foundation President and CEO Frank Jannuzi. It will include a security discussion on North Korea, the Trilateral economic and security relationship with Japan and South Korea, and the hybrid security-economic issues with China.

French Hill is the 22nd Member of Congress to represent central Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was elected on November 4, 2014, and began his first congressional term in the 114th Congress on January 3, 2015. He won reelection to serve in the 115th and 116th sessions of Congress.

He is a member of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services where he serves as Ranking Member of the newly formed Task Force on Financial Technology (FinTech), and the Task Force on Artificial Intelligence (AI). In 2019, Rep. Hill was selected to be a member of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Republican House Whip Team.

Prior to his congressional service, Rep. Hill was actively engaged in the Arkansas business community for two decades as a commercial banker and investment manager. He was founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Delta Trust & Banking Corp., which was headquartered in Little Rock and recently merged with Arkansas-based Simmons First National Corp.

Frank Jannuzi joined the Mansfield Foundation as President and Chief Executive Officer in April 2014. He previously served as Deputy Executive Director (Advocacy, Policy and Research) at Amnesty International, USA.  There he shaped and promoted legislation and policies to advance universal human rights, protect individuals and communities at risk, and free prisoners of conscience.

From 1997-2012 Mr. Jannuzi was Policy Director, East Asian and Pacific Affairs, for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where he advised Committee Chairmen Joseph Biden and John Kerry on a range of security, political, economic, and human rights issues pertinent to U.S. relations with East Asia.   During his tenure with the Foreign Relations Committee he also was a Hitachi Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations from 2006-2007, serving as a visiting lecturer at Keio University and a visiting scholar at the Institute of International Policy Studies in Tokyo.   Early in his career he served for nine years as an analyst in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research.

Jannuzi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and a Master in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He has traveled throughout Asia and has written extensively on East Asia policy issues, including U.S. relations with Japan, China, and North Korea. He lives in Baltimore with his wife, Dr. Jennifer Martin, and their two daughters Zoe and Camill.

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