Asia Events

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

Opening up the Floor: Environmental Information Disclosure Trends in China

November 15, 2005 // 2:30pm4:00pm
China Environment Forum
Since the early 1980s, China has adopted many regulations to curb water and air pollution by state-owned enterprises and multinational corporations, but these regulations often are not enforced due to institutional weaknesses.
Webcast

Making Sense of the Multiple Conflicts in Nepal: Is There A Way Forward?

November 03, 2005 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Asia Program
Mahendra Lawoti, assistant professor, Western Michigan University; Prakash Chandra Lohani, former finance minister, Nepal; Susan Hangen, assistant professor, Ramapo College of New Jersey. Video for this event is now available.
Webcast

Human Rights in Pakistan--The Way Forward

November 01, 2005 // 12:00pm1:45pm
Asia Program
Asma Jehangir, chairperson, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan; Larry Robinson, former political counselor, U.S. Embassy, Islamabad. Video for this event is now available.
Webcast

Japan as a One-Party State: The Future for Koizumi and Beyond

October 25, 2005 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Aiji Tanaka, professor of political science, Waseda University, Japan; Leonard Schoppa, associate professor of politics, University of Virginia; Patricia MacLachlan, associate professor of Asian studies and government,University of Texas at Austin. Video of this event is now available.

An Odyssey of Ecological Invasion: Invasive Species Challenges and Collaboration Globally and Between the U.S. & China

October 19, 2005 // 12:00pm2:00pm
China Environment Forum
One major aspect of globalization has been the mobility of people, products, diseases, and information, as well as (often unwelcome) plant and animal species. At this China Environment Forum meeting, speakers examine the issue of invasive species from the global perspective and how the U.S. and China are working together to address this problem.

Pakistan--On the Road to Democracy?

October 19, 2005 // 9:30am11:00am
Asia Program
Abdullah Riar, Member, Pakistan Senate

Video Conference--The Future of U.S. Relations With India

October 18, 2005 // 11:30am1:00pm
Asia Program
Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State Read the transcript of Under Secretary Burns' remarks

Bangladesh's Foreign Policy Challenges

October 11, 2005 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Hemayet Uddin, Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh. Read the transcript of the Foreign Secretary's remarks.
Webcast

Implications of China's Energy Growth

October 05, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
To fuel the country's economic boom, China is building a new 1,000-megawatt coal-fired power plant every week, and the country is consuming half the world's cement, a quarter of all steel, and two-fifths of all copper. Not surprisingly, fifty percent of China's outward FDI is in extractive industries.

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