Asia Events

Webcast

China and Democracy: A Contradiction in Terms?

March 22, 2006 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Asia Program
With Merle Goldman, Harvard University; Suisheng Zhao, University of Denver; Richard Baum, UCLA; Yongming Zhou, University of Wisconsin

Environmental Film Festival Screening: The Concrete Revolution

March 22, 2006 // 11:00am1:00pm
China Environment Forum
This meditation on life in a rapidly developing new China focuses on the daily transformation of Beijing's urban landscape as one of the world's largest cities prepares for the 2008 Olympics.

Still Too Large? Local Reaction to the U.S. Military Presence in Japan, Korea, and the Philippines

March 15, 2006 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Asia Program
Sheila A. Smith, Shifting Terrain Project Director, East-West Center; Patricio Abinales, University of Kyoto; Masaaki Gabe, University of the Ryukyus; Katharine H.S. Moon, Wellesley College

Fed Up? Japanese Youth and Rising Nationalism

February 22, 2006 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Asia Program
Thomas Berger, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Boston University; Alexis Dudden, Sue and Eugene Mercy Associate Professor of History, Connecticut College; Daqing Yang, Associate Professor of History and International Affairs, The Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University; Toshihiro Nakayama (commentator), Visiting Fellow, Center for Northeast Asia Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution.

Where They Stand: The Status of Women in South Korea

February 14, 2006 // 2:00pm4:30pm
Asia Program
Robert E. Darcy, Regents Professor of Political Science and Statistics, Oklahoma State University;Seungsook Moon, associate professor of sociology, Vassar College;Kyung-Ae Park, Korea Foundation Research Chair, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia; Jean R. Renshaw, principal, AJR International Associates; Heisoo Shin, member, Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), United Nations; representative, Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan

Strategic Transitions in South Asia

February 02, 2006 // 7:45am12:00pm
Asia Program
Walter Andersen, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies; Stephen Blank, U.S. Army War College; Rafiq Dossani, Stanford University Asia-Pacific Research Center; Rodney Jones, Policy Architects International; Polly Nayak, Independent Consultant and Retired U.S. Intelligence Officer; Haider Nizamani, University of British Columbia; Maria Sultan, University of Bradford, South Asian Strategic Stability Unit

Hard Times: The Current Labor Situation in China

January 25, 2006 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Asia Program
Luo Xiaopeng, director, Center for Poverty Alleviation, Guizhou University, Guizhou, China; Mark Frazier, chairman, Department of Government, Lawrence University; Daniel Viederman, executive director, Verite; Pieter Bottelier, Visiting Associate Professor, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University

Promoting River Protection in China by Ma Jun

January 23, 2006 // 11:00pm
China Environment Forum
Ma Jun, a researcher and author on environmental issues in China, spoke about the tradeoffs between hydropower development and the preservation of China's unique river ecosystems.
Webcast

One Year After the Tsunami: Policy and Public Perceptions

January 12, 2006 // 1:30pm3:30pm
Asia Program
Roberta Cohen, senior fellow, Brookings Institution, and co-director, Brookings-University of Bern Project on Internal Displacement; Bambang Harymurti, editor-in-chief, Tempo Weekly Newsmagazine (Indonesia); W. Courtland Robinson, assistant professor, Center for International Emergency, Disaster, and Refugee Studies, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Combating Human Trafficking in Asia: A Strategy for Action

November 17, 2005 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Asia Program
Amihan Abueva, Coordinator for Southeast Asia, Asia ACTs Against Child Trafficking; Thetis Mangahas, ILO International Program on the Elimination of Child Labor, Mekong Sub-Regional Project to Combat Trafficking in Children and Women; Shirley Seng, Kachin Women's Association, Thailand; Mark Taylor, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, United States Department of State; Melanne Verveer (moderator), Chair, Vital Voices Global Partnership

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