The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is once again showing its deep connections to Asian governments.
On October 15, Korean President Park Geun-hye will be speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and Julie Bishop, the Foreign Minister of Australia, just gave a speech at CSIS today.
Over the years, CSIS has hosted a variety of major Asian leaders at its think tank, including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. In August, Nguyen Phu Trong, Vietnam's Secretary General of the Communist Party, also gave a speech at CSIS.
Korea, Japan, and Vietnam are among the foreign governments that donate to CSIS.
CSIS was ranked as the world's fourth best think tank in the world by the latest University of Pennsylvania think tank rankings. It was also ranked as the US's third best think tank (after Brookings and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace). Moreover, it was rated as the world's top defense and national security think tank.
Update: A variety of scholars from think tanks such as CSIS, Brookings, and Heritage, have attended an October 14 Korean-American Friendship Night with Ms. Park