Asia Events

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.

Diaspora Communities: Influencing U.S. Foreign Policy

June 23, 2003 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Thomas Ambrosio, Assistant Professor of Political Science, North Dakota State University;Yossi Shain, Professor of Comparative Government and Diaspora Politics, Georgetown University

Why China Opened to the World

June 20, 2003 // 10:00am11:30am
Asia Program
David Zweig, professor, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The Maoist Insurgency in Nepal: Challenges for Building Peace and Democracy

June 17, 2003 // 2:30pm5:00pm
Asia Program
The Honorable Michael E. Malinowski, U.S. Ambassador to Nepal, United States Department of State; Kanak Mani Dixit, Editor, Himal South Asia;Deepak Thapa,Himal Association;Jeffrey Key, Associate Professor of Government, Sweet Briar College;The Honorable Julia Chang Bloch,Moderator

The Sri Lankan Peace Process: A View from the Inside---An off-the-record discussion with David R. Cameron

May 29, 2003 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Asia Program
David R. Cameron, who participated in the Sri Lankan peace process, spoke about the role that federalism might play in efforts to resolve the conflict and shared his views on the current state and future prospects of the peace process.

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