Asia Program

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Launch of the Asian Development Bank's Flagship Publication, Asian Development Outlook 2011

April 13, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
What is the economic outlook for one of the world's most dynamic regions? Dr. Changyong Rhee the Asia Development Bank's new Chief Economist spoke on the changing economic center of gravity from the North to the South and the opportunities this shift opens for developing countries in Asia at an April 13, 2011 Event. Watch it here!
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Who Watches the Watchdog? The Pakistani Media's Impact on Politics and Society

April 11, 2011 // 11:00am12:30pm
A presentation by Wilson Center Pakistan Scholar and journalist Huma Yusuf about Pakistan's independent media.
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Book Event: Dead Reckoning: Memories of the 1971 Bangladesh War

March 15, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Sarmila Bose, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford University; Arnold Zeitlin, Managing Director, Editorial Research & Reporting Associates
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Chinese National Identity and National Identity Gaps in East Asia

March 08, 2011 // 3:00pm4:15pm
Woodrow Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Gilbert Rozman discusses national identity spikes in Northeast Asia.
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Work in Progress Presentation: U.S. Policy Toward Trade Liberalization, Sino-American Economic Relations, and China's Road to "Reform and Opening," 1969-1976

February 17, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
On April 14th, 1971, President Richard Nixon announced an end to the U.S.-led embargo on the People's Republic of China, a step which marked the beginning of Sino-American economic normalization and a new direction for U.S. foreign policy despite the absence of diplomatic relations with Beijing. During a work in progress presentation, Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Dai Chaowu assessed the U.S. policy toward trade liberalization as an important element in Nixon's diplomacy and as a critical means of turning détente into a practical reality.
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The North Korean Diaspora in Northeast Asia

February 15, 2011 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Apichai Shipper, Visiting Scholar, University of California, Los Angeles; Hazel Smith,Professor, Cranfield University, U.K.; Suzanne Scholte,President, Defense Forum Foundation
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Religious Revival in the 21st Century: What Impact on Politics?

February 14, 2011 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Robin Wright, USIP-Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; Roger Hardy, Former Middle East and Islamic Affairs Analyst, BBC World Service; André Laliberté, Full Professor, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa; Daniel Levine, Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan; José Casanova, Professor of Sociology and Senior Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University
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Demographic Trends and Policy Implications in Northeast Asia

January 26, 2011 // 2:30pm4:30pm
With populations of Asian nations declining, a panel of experts discusses the trends and looks at the effect on social policy and regional dynamics.
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Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves

January 24, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
This seminar will discuss the transnational history of how Europeans, Japanese, and other Asians came to promote saving by means of savings banks, postal savings, and war savings campaigns over the past two centuries. Historically, U.S. policies increasingly encouraged mass consumption and borrowing. After years of near-zero saving rates and growing household indebtedness, Americans are beginning to save again. What might we learn from other countries that boast much higher saving rates?
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Is Status Quo Destiny? China's Interests in Post-Kim Dynasty Korea

January 24, 2011 // 10:00am11:15am
Based on newly declassified Czech, (East) German, Russian, and Hungarian archival documents, Lerner explores the origins of North Korea's military adventurism in the late 1960s.

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