Asia Program


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

Book Launch--The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban

September 07, 2006 // 11:30am12:30pm
with Sarah Chayes, formerly National Public Radio reporter

The Quest for Self-Reliant Security in the Two Koreas, Then and Now

September 06, 2006 // 9:30am5:30pm

Toward Peaceful Relations Across the Taiwan Strait: Taiwan's Perspective

September 04, 2006 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Joseph Wu, chairman, Mainland Affairs Council, Taiwan

Plumbing the Past: The Impact of History on Philippine Institutions and Democracy

July 26, 2006 // 2:30pm5:00pm
Aries A. Arugay, University of the Philippines in Diliman; Glenn A. May, University of Oregon; Vicente L. Rafael, University of Washington; Joel Rocamora, Institute for Popular Democracy (Manila); and Hazel M. McFerson, George Mason University (commentator)

Awkward Bedfellows: Taiwanese Businessmen, Mainland Chinese

July 18, 2006 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Shelley Rigger, Davidson College; Peter Chow, City College of New York; Frank Hsaio, University of Colorado; and Scot Tanner, The Rand Corporation

Fueling the Future: Meeting Pakistan's Energy Needs in the 21st Century

June 23, 2006 // 8:45am5:30pm
Mukhtar Ahmed, Energy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan; Shahid Javed Burki, former Finance Minister of Pakistan; Robert Looney, Naval Postgraduate School; Bikash Pandey, Winrock International; Dorothy Lele, Consultant to Canadian International Development Agency; Asad Umar, Engro Chemical Pakistan, Limited; John Hammond, United States Energy Association; Aram Zamgochian, South Asia Regional Energy Coalition; Paul Simons, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Energy, Sanctions and Commodities; Vladislav Vucetic, World Bank; Sanjeev Minocha, International Finance Corporation

Citizenship Today: U.S. and Australia-- Two Immigrant Nations

June 19, 2006 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Bob Carr, former premier, New South Wales, Australia; Joseph Duffey, former director, U.S. Information Agency (commentator)


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