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Corporate Affiliates Program and Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogues





The Mansfield Foundation Corporate Affiliates Program and Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogues

Gateway to Networks that Strengthen U.S.-Asia Business Relations


The Mansfield Foundation’s Corporate Affiliates Program (CAP) is a member-based initiative that promotes and enhances private/public sector dialogue on issues affecting U.S. and Asian multinational corporations – with a special focus on providing access to the networks of policy officials that enable CAP members to build relationships and cut through red tape in their business dealings. 


With the emergence of China and India, the revitalization of Japan, and the rising competitiveness of South Korea and other regional economies, Asia is the focal point of interest for competitive U.S. and multinational corporations. Yet many corporations find it difficult to obtain easy access to members of Congress and their staff, embassy attachés, and officials in policy positions in U.S. government departments and agencies. 


The non-partisan Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation is in a unique position to provide access to these networks – opening doors for CAP members to meet and build relationships with political, economic, academic, NGO and private sector leaders in the United States and Asia. And with the legacy of Mike Mansfield—the legendary Senate Majority Leader and the longest-serving U.S. ambassador to Japan whose name stands for integrity, bipartisanship and a commitment to U.S.-Asia relations—as well as our own regional expertise, we are able to focus attention on Asia-related issues on Capitol Hill.  


What does CAP do?
The CAP is a gateway to all of the Mansfield Foundation’s resources in its mission to promote stronger and more sustainable U.S.-Asia relations. In particular, CAP members are able to:

  • Access the Mansfield Foundation’s broad-based networks of public and private sector leaders in the United States and Asia through networking events and substantive study group travel to the region.  We arrange networking opportunities and face-to-face meetings, as well as substantive programs that are tailored to CAP members’ particular interests. 

  • Participate in briefing sessions on Capitol Hill involving leading figures in Asia-related policies and businesses, as well as members of Congress, key staff, and other decision-makers in Washington. Briefings cover an array of timely and important economic, business, trade and security topics—from intellectual property rights protection and new trade and investment opportunities in China, India, Japan and South Korea to regional security “hot spots.” 

  • Support and engage in the Mansfield Foundation’s effort to inform and educate Congress on issues of critical importance to corporations with interests in Asia or in U.S.-Asia relations.

  • Receive invitations to the Mansfield Foundation’s exchange, dialogue and research activities, as well as in-house publications, analyses, and commentary on U.S.-Asia relations.

Joining CAP

Corporate Affiliates pay an annual, tax deductible membership fee of $10,000, which entitles them to all CAP programs and networking opportunities as well as the Foundation’s regular programs and publications.


We invite you to join our growing list of world-class CAP member corporations, which include Goldman Sachs, Toyota, Boeing, Eli Lilly, Panasonic/Matsushita, Aflac and Mitsubishi.


To join CAP, or for other questions about the program, please contact:


Richard Pearson
Program Associate
The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
1401 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 740
Washington, DC  20005
Tel: 202-347-1994  Fax: 202-347-3941
Email: rpearson -at- mansfieldfdn dot org


The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that promotes understanding and cooperation among the nations and peoples of Asia and the United States. The Foundation honors the late Mike Mansfield and his wife Maureen. Mansfield served as U.S. congressman from Montana, senate majority leader and U.S. ambassador to Japan.  Maureen and Mike Mansfield’s values, ideals and vision for U.S.-Asia relations continue through the Foundation’s exchanges, dialogues, research and educational programs, which create networks among U.S. and Asian leaders, explore the underlying issues influencing public policies, and increase awareness about the nations and peoples of Asia. The Foundation also supports the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at the University of Montana. The Foundation has offices in Washington, D.C.; Tokyo, Japan; Beijing, China; and Missoula, Montana.                 


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Capitol Hill Area Policy Dialogues (CAPS)


2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011





Current Challenges in U.S.-Asia Trade and Investment: Perspectives from American Chambers of Commerce in Asia

Speakers: Mr. Tom Clark, Vice President for Government Affairs and Policy, GE Capitol Asia (Tokyo); Dr. Richard Vuylsteke, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong; Mr. Edmund Sim, Partner, Appleton Luff (Singapore); Mr. Tom Pinansky, Senior Foreign Attorney, Barun Law (Seoul) 

Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue

June 14 , 2011


One Month After the Disaster in Japan: A Business Perspective on the American Response and Its Implications for U.S.-Japan Relations

Speaker: Mr. Charles Lake, Chairman, Aflac Japan

Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue

April 11 , 2011


The Future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership: What Does Vietnam's Accession Mean for the TPP?

Speaker: Mr. Jeffrey Schott, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue

March 23, 2011


U.S.-Vietnam Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific

Speaker: Mr. Robert Scher, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia

Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue
March 16, 2011


U.S. – South Korea Relations and Northeast Asian Security

Speaker: Lieutenant General Jin H Hwang (Ret.), National Assembly of the Republic of Korea
Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue
January 27, 2011

"2010 Year-End Dialogue: Foreign, Security, and Unification Affairs of the Republic of Korea" by Assemblyman Jin Ha Hwan





Financial Sector Reforms in China: Ensuring Fair Access for U.S. Firms

Speakers: Pieter Bottelier, Senior Adjunct Professor of China Studies, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and John Dearie, Executive Vice President for Policy, the Financial Services Forum

Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue

November 4, 2010

Click here to read a related paper by John Dearie published in Caijing magazine


U.S.-Japan Security Relations: Enduring Ties, Recent Developments

Speaker: Michael Schiffer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian & Pacific Security Affairs, East Asia, Department of Defense

Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue

August 6, 2010


Flirting with Disaster: The Hatoyama Administration and Japanese Politics

Speaker: Kiichi Fujiwara, Professor, University of Tokyo

Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue

May 19, 2010


China-Iran Energy Relations: Beyond the Headlines

Speaker: Erica Downs, China Energy Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center, The Brookings Institution

Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue

March 26, 2010


Pillars of a U.S. Strategy for ASEAN

Speaker: Ernest Bower, Senior Adviser & Director, Southeast Program, Center for Strategic & International Studies

Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue

February 26, 2010






APEC: Strengthening Strategic Ties between the U.S. and the Asia Pacific

Speaker: Kurt Tong, U.S. Senior Official for APEC, Bureau of East Asia and the Pacific, U.S. Department of State

Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill Asia Policy Dialogue

December 17, 2009


The Global Financial Crisis: Lessons from Japan

Speaker: Kazumasa Iwata, President, Economic and Social Research Institute, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
April 21, 2009


China's Responses to the Global Economic Recession

Speaker: David Dollar, Country Director for China and Mongolia, World Bank
Co-sponsored with The U.S.-China Business Council

Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill Policy Dialogues

April 20 , 2009


China's Rise and the Two Koreas:  Politics, Economics, Security

Speaker: Scott Snyder, Director, Center for U.S.-Korea Policy, and Senior Associate, Asia Foundation
April 2, 2009 


Moving U.S.-China Relations to a New Stage Through Cooperation on Climate Change

Speakers:  Kenneth Lieberthal, University of Michigan professor and Brookings Institution Visiting Fellow; and David Sandalow, Brookings Institution Senior Fellow
March 11, 2009






Sports, Political Change, and Foreign Relations: The Beijing Olympics and Beyond

Speaker:  Dr. Victor Cha, D.S. Song Professor and Director of Asian Studies at Georgetown University and former Director for Asian Affairs, White House National Security Council
September 23, 2008


The Politics of the Internet in Japan

Speaker: Jim Foster, Director for Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Japan
May 28, 2008


Critical Issues in U.S.-China Relations

Speaker: Congressman Mark Kirk (R-IL),Co-founder and Co-chair of the bipartisan U.S.-China Working Group
April 10, 2008


China's Military Modernization, Taiwan, and Energy Diplomacy: Implications for Asia-Pacific Regional stability and U.S. National Security

Speaker:  Ambassador Ma Zhengang, Chairman of China National Committee, Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) and President of China Arms Control and Disarmament Association
March 27, 2008


Japan’s Diplomatic Strategy for Asia:  Implications for the U.S.-Japan Alliance

Speaker:  Kenichiro Sasae, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
March 19, 2008


China’s Quest for Energy Security: Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy

Speaker:  Dr. Jean Garrison, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Wyoming

February 12, 2008


Japan's Role in the Middle East, Middle East Peace Process and Iran:  Implications for the U.S.-Japan Alliance

Speaker:  Shinsuke Sugiyama, Deputy Director General for Middle East, Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

February 5, 2008


An Asian Perspective on Climate Change: A New Factor in U.S. National Security and International Peace and Stability?

Speaker:  Dr. Brahma Chellaney, Professor of Strategic Studies, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, India

January 17, 2008






Nukes, Missiles and Abductions: A Japanese Perspective on the Six Party Talks

Speaker: Minister Akitaka Saiki, Embassy of Japan

December 18, 2007


After Abe: the U.S.-Japan Alliance Under Prime Minister Fukuda

Speaker: Michael J. Green, Japan Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, associate professor, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service

October 24, 2007


The Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA): Promise or Peril?

Speakers: Seok Young Choi, Minister, Embassy of the Republic of Korea; Laura Lane, Senior Vice President for Government Affairs, Citigroup; Douglas Meyer, Senior Economist, United Auto Workers, and Jeffrey Schott, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute of International Economics

August 21, 2007


U.S.-China Relations: Common Concerns and Opportunities in a Changing World

Speaker: The Honorable Wu Jianmin, Under-Secretary-General and Spokesman, Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC)

June 12, 2007


Japan and the United States: Indispensable Partners, in Asia and Beyond

Speaker: The Honorable Robert M. Kimmitt, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury

April 17, 2007


From Koizumi to Abe: A New Era in U.S.-Japan Relations

Speakers: Kiichi Fujiwara, Professor of International Politics at the University of Tokyo; and Kurt Campbell, CEO, Center for a New American Security


Japan in an Integrating Asian Economy: Policy Implications for the United States

Speaker: Charles D. Lake, II, President, American Chamber of Commerce Japan and Vice Chairman, Aflac Japan

February 8, 2007






After Hanoi: Next Steps in the U.S. Trade Agenda for APEC

Speaker: John Neuffer, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for APEC Affairs

December 14, 2006


Economic Repercussions of the DPRK Nuclear Test

Speaker: Dr. Marcus Noland, Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics

October 18, 2006






China's Economic Challenge: Priorities for Washington and Beijing

Speaker: Dr. Albert Keidel, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

September 29, 2005


Emerging from a Lost Decade - Japanese Financial System Reforms and Policy Implications for the United States

Speaker: Charles D. Lake, II, Vice Chairman, Aflac Japan and Representative in Japan

April 7, 2005


Hot Spots in Asia: Policies Toward the Korean Peninsula and Taiwan Straits

Speaker: Ambassador James R. Lilley, former U.S. ambassador to China and Korea

May 25, 2005






U.S.-Asia Relations: A Renewed Imperative

Speaker: Evans Revere, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and the Pacific, U.S. Department of State

September 8, 2004




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