Asia Program

Events

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Future of International Trade

August 08, 2012 // 2:00pm5:00pm
As the major trade initiative of the Obama Administration, the Trans-Pacific Partnership will broaden trade in the Pacific and may create a template for future, global trade negotiations.
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Japan’s Middle East Policy since 9/11

July 25, 2012 // 4:00pm5:15pm
Japan’s policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and, more broadly, on Middle East issues generally has been shaped by two key factors: Tokyo’s quest for oil, and its awareness of the wider international diplomatic and political setting. Unfortunately for Japan, these two considerations have frequently pushed Japanese policy makers in opposite directions. Historically, Japan has preferred a low-key approach to the region. But in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, Tokyo has faced increasing pressure to become more engaged--more specifically, to contribute to the U.S.-led war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Does Japan aspire to be a relevant player in the Middle East? Can it play such a role, if it wishes to do so? Wilson Center visiting scholar Yuka Uchida will discuss these and related issues as she explores the post-9/11 evolution of Japanese policy in the broader Middle East.

Of Generals, Judges, and International Law: Pakistan's Constitutional Crisis and Implications for U.S. Policy

July 18, 2012 // 3:00pm4:15pm
A Director's Forum on Pakistan's rule-of-law crisis.

Book Launch: Little America--The War Within the War for Afghanistan

July 16, 2012 // 4:00pm5:15pm
Former Public Policy Scholar Rajiv Chandrasekaran discusses his latest book, Little America--The War Within the War for Afghanistan.

Malaysia: At the Center of It All

June 28, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
A discussion about one of Southeast Asia’s most strategic nations, featuring noted regional expert Marvin Ott.

Urban Governance and Citizen Rights in China and India

May 23, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
A comparative look at urbanization in the world's two most populous nations.
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Sri Lanka: Challenges and Opportunities

May 15, 2012 // 3:00pm4:00pm
A public address by Sri Lanka's foreign minister.
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Getting Past Megacities: How Peri-Urban Has Become the New City Center

May 15, 2012 // 10:00am12:00pm
Half of the world’s seven billion people currently live in cities, one billion of them in informal settlements; the United Nations projects that the global urban population will expand to as many as five billion over the next two decades. As a result of failing rural economies, conflicts, material inequalities, gentrification, and other urban development programs, people are moving into, out of, and through cities in search of profit, protection, and passage elsewhere.

Delicate Dance: The United States, Burma, and the Cold War, 1948-1965

May 09, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
An examination of an oft-forgotten partnership during the early Cold War era.
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Covering the Green Beat in Asia

April 27, 2012 // 10:00am12:00pm
The future of Earth's environment will be decided in Asia, home to 60 percent of the world's population and some of the world's fastest-growing economies. Journalists play a key role in informing audiences about the future and current state of the environment and what can be done to protect it. Yet, in a time when environmental issues have never been more pressing, media coverage remains constrained. Thousands of journalists are working to correct the imbalance, making great efforts to cover the environment in the face of obstacles from governments, corporations, criminal elements, and even their own editors. Join us for a panel discussion with environmental journalism leaders Imelda Abano (Philippines), IGG Maha Adi (Indonesia); Joydeep Gupta (India); and Lican Liu (China); they will discuss their work as reporters and the actions they have taken to support environmental journalism in their countries and region.

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