Asia Events

Book Launch -- Military Inc.: Inside Pakistan's Military Economy

September 18, 2007 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Ayesha Siddiqa, military analyst and former Wilson Center Pakistan Scholar

Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor: The Orangi Pilot Project in Karachi, Pakistan and Density & Urban Form in Dakar, Senegal

September 07, 2007 // 9:00am11:30am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
According to the United Nations, over one billion people lack access to clean water and over two billion have no access to sanitation, the primary cause of diseases like cholera that take the lives of more than 6,000 children in poor countries every day.

Japan and America's Interest in Northeast Asia

September 06, 2007 // 10:00am11:00am
Asia Program
A Director's Forum with the Honorable J. Thomas Schieffer, United States Ambassador to Japan

Taiwan's Experience in Environmental Protection

August 16, 2007 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Asia Program
Winston Dang, Minister, Environmental Protection Administration Click here to access Minister Dang's Powerpoint presentation

Trade Talk: Should Labor Standards be Included in Free Trade Agreements with the United States? Implications for Asia

July 25, 2007 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Asia Program
with Katrin Kuhlmann, Senior Vice President for Global Trade, Women's Edge Coalition; Jeff Vogt, Global Economy Specialist and Labor Lawyer, American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO); Theodore Moran, Director and Wallenberg Professor, Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy, Georgetown University; Lewis Karesh, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Labor, Office of the United States Trade Representative

North and South Korean Strategies for Re-unification during the Cold War: New Revelations from the Archives

July 20, 2007 // 3:00pm4:00pm
North Korea International Documentation Project
Christian Ostermann, Director, North Korea International Documentation Project; Meung-Hoan Noh, Director, Institute of History and Culture, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Republic of Korea; Bernd Schafer, Research Fellow, German Historical Institute in Washington and CWIHP Senior Research Scholar; Commentator:Miryang Youn, Woodrow Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar, Deputy Director General, Office of South-North Dialogue, Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea

North Korea: Not Just Nukes, But People Too

July 11, 2007 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Miryang Youn, Woodrow Wilson Center Public Policy Fellow; Donald Macintyre, Stanford University; Stuart Thorson, Syracuse University

Beyond Disasters: Creating Opportunities for Peace

June 28, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Co-authors of the new Worldwatch report, Beyond Disasters: Creating Opportunities for Peace, presented some of their main findings on how natural disasters in conflict zones can foster or hinder peace.

The Other Side of the Indian Growth Story: Confronting Agriculture and Rural Development

June 26, 2007 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Experts discuss how and why agriculture and rural development factor into long-term economic growth and poverty reduction in India.

Promoting a Green Voice in China: New Initiatives for Environmental Public Participation

June 20, 2007 // 2:30pm4:30pm
China Environment Forum
Chinese citizens are increasingly taking to the streets to protest existing or potential environmental threats—such as toxic water, smoggy air, and dam building. A delegation of 10 Chinese officials speak regarding public participation.