Audio and transcript from the event "The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) -- A New Order for the Asia-Pacific?" with Stanford scholars Donald Emmerson, Thomas Fingar, Daniel Sneider and Kathleen Stephens.
After several years of tough negotiations, agreement was reached this month among 12 nations, led by the United States and Japan, to form the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a multilateral trade and investment pact that promises to transform economic relations in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. South Korea and China, the two largest economies in the region not involved in the TPP talks, now face the choice of opting to join the new pact, or remain outside. And approval of the pact also faces tough sledding in the U.S. Congress and elsewhere. A panel of experts from Shorenstein APARC will discuss these questions, and the strategic implications of the TPP for the region.