Asia Events

China Environment Forum Film Screening: "China from the Inside: Shifting Nature"

January 05, 2007 // 11:00am1:00pm
China Environment Forum
Screening with filmmaker Jonathan Lewis.
Webcast

The Policy Space Debate: Does a Globalized and Multilateral Economy Constrain the Ability of Developing Countries to Pursue Development Policies?

December 14, 2006 // 1:00pm4:30pm
Asia Program
Jomo Kwame Sundaram, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs; Heiner Flassbeck, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development; Carlos Correa, University of Buenes Aires; Elaine Zuckerman, Gender Action; and Mark Allen, International Monetary Fund (commentator)

Urban Transport Development in China - Trends and Challenges

November 30, 2006 // 8:00am10:00am
China Environment Forum
Lee Schipper and Wei-Shiuen Ng from EMBARQ at the World Resources Institute's Center for Sustainable Transport, and transportation specialist Graham Smith examine China's current motorization trends and their consequences.
Webcast

Dire Strait? Energy Security in the Strait of Malacca

November 14, 2006 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Asia Program
Foreign Policy magazine recently designated the Strait of Malacca as one of the world's five top global chokepoints. This narrow waterway, which divides Indonesia's Sumatra Island and western Malaysia, is a hub of global trade, including large percentages of Northeast Asia's oil and liquid natural gas. There is concern, however, that piracy and terrorism may jeopardize the safe transport of these energy needs.

A U.S.-Taiwan Free Trade Agreement: A Win-Win?

November 08, 2006 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Asia Program
Tain-Jy Chen, National Taiwan University; Scott Kastner, University of Maryland; Dick Nanto, Congressional Research Service
Webcast

Environmental Health Crises in Southwest China

November 08, 2006 // 8:00am10:00am
China Environment Forum
Millions of rural and urban citizens in China suffer from health problems and limits to economic development due to contamination or shortages of water and air pollution from coal. In southwest China, water challenges are particularly acute due to that region's karst geology, where much of the water flows underground through caves rather than on the surface
Webcast

Environmental Stress and Demographic Change: Underlying Conditions and Nepal's Instability

November 01, 2006 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Bishnu Raj Upreti discusses the ways in which efforts to resolve Nepal's demographic and environmental problems could reduce conflict, alleviate poverty, and provide a pathway to peace.

Afghanistan And Pakistan: A Conversation with the Washington Post's Pam Constable

October 25, 2006 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Pam Constable, Deputy Editor for Foreign News, the Washington Post
Webcast

Bangladesh's Barometer: Impending National Elections Amidst Political Conflict and Rising Islamism

October 24, 2006 // 9:30am11:30am
Asia Program
Ali Riaz, Illinois State University; Tariq Karim, University of Maryland; commentator: William Milam, senior policy scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center
Webcast

Book Launch--A Moment of Crisis: Jimmy Carter, The Power of a Peacemaker, and North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions

October 23, 2006 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Marion Creekmore, Jr., Emory University; Don Oberdorfer, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University (discussant)

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