Asia Events

The Double Edge of Legal Advocacy in Environmental Public Participation in China: Raising the Stakes and Strengthening Stakeholders

September 25, 2006 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
Drawing on the feature article they wrote for the China Environment Series 8, Allison Moore, American Bar Association and Adria Warren, Foley and Lardner, LLP, discussed the political and legal dynamics of the development of public participation in the environmental sphere in China

The Chinese People's Liberation Army: Should the U.S. Be Worried?

September 13, 2006 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Litai Xue, Stanford University; Bernard Cole, National War College; Dennis Blasko, Lt. Colonel, U.S. Army (retired); Kristen Gunness, the CNA Corporation
Webcast

Book Launch--The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban

September 07, 2006 // 11:30am12:30pm
Asia Program
with Sarah Chayes, formerly National Public Radio reporter

Toward Peaceful Relations Across the Taiwan Strait: Taiwan's Perspective

September 04, 2006 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Joseph Wu, chairman, Mainland Affairs Council, Taiwan

Plumbing the Past: The Impact of History on Philippine Institutions and Democracy

July 26, 2006 // 2:30pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Aries A. Arugay, University of the Philippines in Diliman; Glenn A. May, University of Oregon; Vicente L. Rafael, University of Washington; Joel Rocamora, Institute for Popular Democracy (Manila); and Hazel M. McFerson, George Mason University (commentator)

Awkward Bedfellows: Taiwanese Businessmen, Mainland Chinese

July 18, 2006 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Shelley Rigger, Davidson College; Peter Chow, City College of New York; Frank Hsaio, University of Colorado; and Scot Tanner, The Rand Corporation

Film Screening: China's Sorrow - Earth's Hope

June 27, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
China Environment Forum
The film documents how the Loess Plateau Watershed Rehabilitation Project rehabilitated various areas of the plateau by engaging the local farmers and government officials in planting trees, shrubs, and grasslands on the majority of land; creating terraces for agricultural activities; planting of orchards and vineyards; and constructing sediment control dams and irrigation structures.
Webcast

Fueling the Future: Meeting Pakistan's Energy Needs in the 21st Century

June 23, 2006 // 8:45am5:30pm
Asia Program
Mukhtar Ahmed, Energy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan; Shahid Javed Burki, former Finance Minister of Pakistan; Robert Looney, Naval Postgraduate School; Bikash Pandey, Winrock International; Dorothy Lele, Consultant to Canadian International Development Agency; Asad Umar, Engro Chemical Pakistan, Limited; John Hammond, United States Energy Association; Aram Zamgochian, South Asia Regional Energy Coalition; Paul Simons, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Energy, Sanctions and Commodities; Vladislav Vucetic, World Bank; Sanjeev Minocha, International Finance Corporation

Citizenship Today: U.S. and Australia-- Two Immigrant Nations

June 19, 2006 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Bob Carr, former premier, New South Wales, Australia; Joseph Duffey, former director, U.S. Information Agency (commentator)

Six-Party Stall: Are the ROK and PRC Part of the Problem or the Solution?

June 14, 2006 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Sung Yoon Lee, Korea Institute, Harvard University; Kirk Larsen, George Washington University; Kerry Dumbaugh, Congressional Research Service; Yang Bojiang, The Brookings Institution

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