The 39th Williamsburg Conference was held on Sentosa, Singapore, on May 13–15, 2011. The Conference was co-hosted by the Asia Society and the Singapore Institute of International Affairs.
The Williamsburg Conference is an annual high-level gathering of leading Americans and Asians committed to strengthening U.S.-Asia relations. Founded by John D. Rockefeller III in 1971, the Williamsburg Conference has brought top leaders from Asia and the US together for the past 38 years to discuss the greatest challenges facing the Asia-Pacific community and develop creative approaches for addressing them.
Conference panels addressed US multilateral engagement in Asia and Asian processes of regionalism, with an eye towards Asia's deeping economic integration. Speakers also focused on the global responsibilities of Asia’s rising powers and the implications of the Arab Spring for the region.