Asia Program

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Collaboration with Taiwan to Address Regional Environmental Challenges

August 11, 2011 // 10:30am11:30am
Come join the Wilson Center's China Environment Forum and Asia Program for a conversation with Taiwan's Minister of Environmental Protection, Dr. Stephen Shu-Hung Shen, to learn about work the EPA and Taiwan have been doing since 2010 to engage regional partners to advance global capacity in the remediation of contaminated sites, e-waste recycling and management, and reduction of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from ports.
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Book Launch: Afghanistan and Pakistan: Conflict, Extremism, and Resistance to Modernity

July 27, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Riaz Mohammad Khan, a former Wilson Center Pakistan Scholar and Pakistani foreign secretary, discusses his new book, a study of the Afghanistan conflict from Pakistan's point of view.
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The State of the U.S.-Pakistan Relationship: A Discussion with Pervez Musharraf

July 21, 2011 // 11:00am12:00pm
Pervez Musharraf, a former president of Pakistan, offers his take on Pakistan's relations with the U.S.
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Southeast Asia: A New Security Arena Takes Shape

July 20, 2011 // 4:00pm5:15pm
Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Marvin Ott discusses the increasingly tense security environment in Southeast Asia.
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Harnessing Natural Resources for Peacebuilding: Lessons From U.S. and Japanese Assistance

July 20, 2011 // 8:30am5:00pm
This symposium celebrates the development of Harnessing Natural Resources for Peacebuilding: Lessons from U.S. and Japanese Assistance. Several contributors discuss lessons for development and security practitioners on the roles of natural resource management in conflict and peacebuilding; lessons on conflict dynamics and power structures in post-conflict situations; and, development challenges in post-conflict natural resource management programs.

The Elephant and the Jaguar: Whither Indo-Latin America Relations?

July 19, 2011 // 9:00am10:30am
Much has been made of China’s growing presence in the Western Hemisphere. Yet, in the course of the past decade India has become a valued partner of Latin America as well. From 2000 to 2010, Latin America’s diplomatic missions in New Delhi increased from 12 to 18, and India’s in Latin America from 7 to 14. Trade, worth $20 billion in 2010, is growing fast, as is Indian investment in the region. Indian IT companies have been in the lead, but companies in other sectors, from oil to pharmaceuticals, are not far behind. What are the implications of this for Latin America and the Western Hemisphere more generally? What is the significance of the relationship in economic as well as political terms?
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The Wars of Afghanistan: Messianic Terrorism, Tribal Conflicts, and the Failures of Great Powers

July 13, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
The Wars of Afghanistan offers perspective on how Afghanistan's history as a "shatter zone" for foreign invaders and its tribal society have shaped the modern Afghan narrative. It brings to life the misinformed secret operations by foreign intelligence agencies, including the Soviet NKVD and KGB, the Pakistani ISI, and the CIA.
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BRICS: Shaping the New Global Architecture

June 28, 2011 // 1:00pm5:30pm
João Augusto de Castro Neves, Fyodor Lukyanov, Inderjit Singh, Da Wei, and Francis A. Kornegay spoke at The Wilson Center on the new grouping of nations known as BRICS and how this consortium of countries will shape the future global architecture.
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Book Launch: So Much Aid, So Little Development: Stories from Pakistan

June 14, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
A presentation by former Wilson Center Pakistan Scholar Samia Altaf about her new book, a study of why international assistance to Pakistan has been so ineffective.
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Will Religion Challenge the Chinese State?

June 13, 2011 // 4:00pm5:15pm
André Laliberté discusses religion in China and whether it presents a challenge to the Chinese State.

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