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Wilson Center Awards Japan Scholarship to Shin Kawashima

Jun 16, 2009
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars today announced the appointment of Dr. Shin Kawashima as a Wilson Center Japan Scholar. Kawashima will spend two months in residence at the Wilson Center, beginning in August 2009, working on a research project examining the diplomatic history of Taiwan as revealed through recently released official documents

In India, Victory for Sound Issues, Defeat for Shrill Isms

Jun 16, 2009
In a commentary published in the June issue of Khabar magazine, program associate Michael Kugelman analyzes the surprising results of India's recent elections. He writes that the outcome represents a victory not simply for the Congress Party, but also for small farmers and others who voted on bread-and-butter issues.

Animal Investigators: Solving Wildlife Crimes and Saving Endangered Species in Brazil and China

May 20, 2009
Illegal wildlife trafficking is the third-largest criminal industry worldwide, involving $20 billion in global trade each year. At a meeting co-sponsored by the China Environment Forum and the Brazil Institute, experts discussed the nature of the wildlife trafficking industry and the challenges in fighting it.

CEF Meeting On The Hill Featured on Lowcarboneconomy.com and egovmonitor.com

May 14, 2009
MAY 2009 - CEF Meeting on Capitol Hill was recently featured in two articles on black carbon, the US, and China.

San Francisco Chronicle cites the Woodrow Wilson Center on Chinese Clean Technology

May 11, 2009
MAY 2009- In a May 10, 2009, article titled 'China poised to go all out with clean tech', Michael Standaert of the San Francisco Chronicle cited the Woodrow Wilson Center.

China in the Minds of Australia's Defense Strategists

May 07, 2009
Richard C. Smith, Wilson Center Australian Scholar and a former Australian ambassador to China, offers a brief survey of Australian thinking about the place of China in Australian defense strategy over the past six decades.

Land Grab: The Race for the World's Farmland

May 05, 2009
Wealthy, food-importing, and water-scarce countries increasingly are investing in farmland overseas to meet food security needs. A series of experts examined this new global trend, which has been described as a new phase of the world food crisis.

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