Asia Program



Globalization, Migration, and the State: East Asia's Evolving Landscape of Labor

January 18, 2007 // 8:00am1:00pm
Marie Price, George Washington University; Shawn McHale, George Washington University; Yeong Kim, Ohio University; Joon Kim, Colorado State University; Rhacel Parrenas, University of California at Davis; Pei-Chia Lan, National Taiwan University

The Policy Space Debate: Does a Globalized and Multilateral Economy Constrain the Ability of Developing Countries to Pursue Development Policies?

December 14, 2006 // 1:00pm4:30pm
Jomo Kwame Sundaram, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs; Heiner Flassbeck, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development; Carlos Correa, University of Buenes Aires; Elaine Zuckerman, Gender Action; and Mark Allen, International Monetary Fund (commentator)

Dire Strait? Energy Security in the Strait of Malacca

November 14, 2006 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Foreign Policy magazine recently designated the Strait of Malacca as one of the world's five top global chokepoints. This narrow waterway, which divides Indonesia's Sumatra Island and western Malaysia, is a hub of global trade, including large percentages of Northeast Asia's oil and liquid natural gas. There is concern, however, that piracy and terrorism may jeopardize the safe transport of these energy needs.

A U.S.-Taiwan Free Trade Agreement: A Win-Win?

November 08, 2006 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Tain-Jy Chen, National Taiwan University; Scott Kastner, University of Maryland; Dick Nanto, Congressional Research Service

Afghanistan And Pakistan: A Conversation with the Washington Post's Pam Constable

October 25, 2006 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Pam Constable, Deputy Editor for Foreign News, the Washington Post

Bangladesh's Barometer: Impending National Elections Amidst Political Conflict and Rising Islamism

October 24, 2006 // 9:30am11:30am
Ali Riaz, Illinois State University; Tariq Karim, University of Maryland; commentator: William Milam, senior policy scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

Book Launch--A Moment of Crisis: Jimmy Carter, The Power of a Peacemaker, and North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions

October 23, 2006 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Marion Creekmore, Jr., Emory University; Don Oberdorfer, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University (discussant)

Mongolia Matters: The Legacy of Chinggis Khan and Mongolia's Great Empire

October 04, 2006 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Munkh-Ochir D. Khirgis, Mongolian Institute for Strategic Studies; Alicia Campi, Chinggis Khan Foundation; Vesna Wallace, University of California-Santa Barbara;Odonjil Banzragch, Deputy Chief of Mission, Mongolian Embassy (Discussant)

Afghanistan: Five Years After 9/11

September 25, 2006 // 2:00pm3:00pm
A Director's Forum with His Excellency Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

The Chinese People's Liberation Army: Should the U.S. Be Worried?

September 13, 2006 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Litai Xue, Stanford University; Bernard Cole, National War College; Dennis Blasko, Lt. Colonel, U.S. Army (retired); Kristen Gunness, the CNA Corporation


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