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China 1945 / U.S.-China 2015

April 08, 2015 // 1:30pm3:00pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Richard Bernstein’s new book, China 1945, explores the histories, interests, assumptions, and personalities that shaped bilateral relations for three decades in the final year of World War II. His gripping study asks whether an opportunity to forge productive relations with the PRC was “lost” by China hands and American leaders, or whether the United States of the mid-20th Century was faced with an essentially Chinese drama in which it could play only a minor role.
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Pakistan's Intensified Countermilitancy Push: Real Deal or False Hope

April 02, 2015 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Asia Program
After the terrorist attack on an army-run school in Peshawar in December 2014, Pakistan vowed to step up efforts to combat militancy, and to eliminate its policy of distinguishing between “good” and “bad” militants. Some observers, however, are skeptical that lasting progress will be made.
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Do Western Values Threaten China? The Motives and Methods of Xi Jinping’s Ideology Campaign

April 02, 2015 // 9:00am10:30am
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Chinese government warnings against the pernicious influence of “Western values” have surged under Xi Jinping and vigilance against Western influence is now a guiding component of his policies.This discussion focussed on how wariness of Western values is related to anti-corruption, the CCP’s reform programs, and China’s policy toward the United States. Read the summary or watch the video now!
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South Asia Consultation on Maternal Health: Regional Dialogue and Way Forward

March 31, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
The state of maternal health in South Asia is difficult to assess. Although rates of maternal mortality are declining between 2 and 2.5 percent a year overall, the region’s massive population – one fifth of the world and over 1 billion people in India alone – means it still accounts for one out of three maternal deaths.
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The Modi Effect: Inside Narendra Modi’s Campaign to Transform India

March 30, 2015 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Asia Program
Nearly one year ago, India kicked off a five-week election process that would ultimately produce a resounding victory for Narendra Modi. With more than 800 million eligible voters, India’s 2014 national election was the largest—and longest—in history. Lance Price was given exclusive access to Modi and his top advisers to write The Modi Effect.

New Alliances for Asia? Prospects for Relations Between Japan, India, and the United States

March 27, 2015 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Concerns about making the U.S. rebalance to Asia a reality may be on the rise, but there is no doubt about a rebalance of power dynamics within Asia. As the region’s two largest democracies, Japan and India have numerous mutual interests and concerns amid growing tensions across the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Afghanistan: The Next Phase

March 25, 2015 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Asia Program
With foreign combat troops now out of Afghanistan, the country faces a deeply uncertain future. Afghanistan: The Next Phase takes an in-depth look at Afghanistan by placing it in the context of its tribal culture, history, and demography.

Global Trends, Local Stories: New Films on India and Ethiopia

March 24, 2015 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
On March 24, the DC Environmental Film Festival comes to the Wilson Center for the Washington, DC, premieres of two new short documentaries from ECSP, “Broken Landscape” and “Paving the Way.” Filmmaker and ECSP Multimedia Producer Sean Peoples will describe his journey from the eroded gullies of Ethiopia to the rat-hole mines of northeastern India during a panel discussion led by the Wilson Center’s Roger-Mark De Souza, with observations from Sierra Club's Kim Lovell and World Resources Institute's Ferzina Banaji.

Call the Midwife: A Conversation About the Rising Global Midwifery Movement

March 23, 2015 // 9:00am4:30pm
Maternal Health Initiative
The world is about to hit a “turning point” in maternal and newborn health, said Laura Laski, chief of the sexual and reproductive health at UNFPA, at the Wilson Center on March 23. “In terms of strengthening the new health system for achieving the MDGS or any other goals, we have to focus on the human resources for health.” In particular, midwives.

Contested Memories and Reconciliation Challenges: Japan and the Asia Pacific on the 70th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War

March 18, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Seventy years after the end of World War II, unfinished postwar reconciliation continue to haunt relations between Asian nations. Japan finds itself at the heart of the regional politics, and its reflections, attitude and remarks toward this part of history still arouse a strong public sentiment particularly in China and Korea. Read the summary and policy recommendations here!

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