Asia Events

The Human Dimensions of Environmental Security: Some Insights from South Asia

September 24, 2003 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Adil Najam and Atiq Rahman explore whether poverty is a necessary condition for environmental degradation and resource scarcity to lead to conflict and insecurity.

The Khmer Rouge: The International Community’s Role in Truth and Justice in Cambodia

September 10, 2003 // 2:30pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Kek Galabru, Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights; Sok Sam Oeun, Cambodian Defenders Project: Thun Saray, Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association: David Scheffer, Georgetown University Law Center and former U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues; moderated by Frederick Z. Brown, Associate Director of Southeast Asia Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Challenges for Financing Environmental Infrastructure in China

July 30, 2003 // 12:00am
China Environment Forum
Over the past decade as air, water, and waste problems have grown increasingly serious in China's cities there has been growing pressure on the Chinese government to finance urban environmental protection.

Uneasy Allies: Fifty Years of China-North Korea Relations

July 29, 2003 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Samuel S. Kim, Columbia University; Jian Chen,University of Virginia; Hazel Smith, University of WarwickDownload Special Report #115

Passing the Mantle: A New Leadership for Malaysia

July 24, 2003 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Karim Raslan, Senior Partner, Raslan Loong, Malaysia; Bridget Welsh, Assistant Professor of Southeast Asia Studies, SAIS, John Hopkins University; Bakri Musa, Columnist, MalaysiakiniDownload Special Report #116

The Evolution of a Taiwanese National Identity

July 17, 2003 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Asia Program
June Teufel Dreyer, professor of political science, University of Miami;Thomas B. Gold, associate professor of sociology, University of California, Berkeley; Shelley Rigger, associate professor of East Asian politics, Davidson College; John J. Tkacik, research fellow, the Heritage FoundationDownload Special Report #114

A Land on Fire: The Environmental Consequences of the Southeast Asian Boom

July 10, 2003 // 12:00am
China Environment Forum
James David Fahn reveals the dark side of prosperity in Southeast Asia generally, and Thailand specifically. He offers sometimes amusing, but more often disturbing, vignettes that chronicle environmental degradation in Southeast Asia.

Asian Perspectives on the Global War Against Terrorism

June 27, 2003 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Asia Program
Hiroki Fukuda, editorial writer, Asahi Shimbun; James Luhulima, head of international desk, Kompas Daily Newspaper, Indonesia; Federico Pascual, columnist, The Philippine Star; Tulsathit Taptim, managing editor, The Nation Multimedia Group, Thailand; Xian Wen, senior correspondent/editor, People's Daily, China; Ming Zhu, assistant editor, Jiefang Daily, China; Ahmad Zukiman, Bernama, Malaysia.

Harnessing the Waters: Nature Conquest in China's Past and Present

June 27, 2003 // 10:00am11:30am
China Environment Forum
Perhaps no other issue in China today receives more news media attention than construction of the Three Gorges Dam. Speakers reflect on past legacies, present problems, and future impacts of China's "conquests" over nature.

Dysfunctional Democracy? The Progress of Japanese Political Reform

June 24, 2003 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Shinichi Kitaoka, professor of political and diplomatic history, University of Tokyo; Junko Kato, associate professor of political science, University of Tokyo; Robert J. Pekkanen, assistant professor, Middlebury College; Michael K. Young,George Washington University. Download Special Report #117.

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