Asia Program

Events

"Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam"

May 25, 2005 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Featuring Gareth Porter, Independet Scholar; Commentary by John Prados, National Security Archive

Innovative Responses to Fighting the HIV/AIDS Crisis in China

May 25, 2005 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Ignored by the government, HIV/AIDS spread silently in China for nearly a decade, until the mid-1990s when news of a major contamination of China's blood supply broke. This scandal and the growing infection rate among sex workers and intravenous drug users has led the government to recognize a major public health crisis.

Breaking the Ice, or Muddying the Waters? New Dialogue across the Taiwan Strait

May 18, 2005 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Robert S. Ross, Professor of Political Science, Boston CollegeThomas J. Bellows, Professor of Political Science, University of Texas, San Antonio Liu Shyh-Fang, Visiting Fellow, the Brookings InstitutionZhang Qingmin, Visiting Fellow, George Washington UniversityVideo for this event is now available.

How World Trade Institutions Stimulate Trade Reform in Closed Economies: The Case of India

May 11, 2005 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Aseema Sinha, Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow, University of Wisconsin;Mac Desler, University of Maryland; Susan Sell, George Washington University. (This event is jointly sponsored by the Asia Program and the Program on Science, Technology, America, and the Global Economy.)

Japanese Women: Lineage and Legacies

April 19, 2005 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Hitomi Tonomura, Associate Professor of History, University of Michigan; Barbara Molony, Professor of History, Santa Clara University; Margarita Estevez-Abe, Associate Professor of Government, Harvard University; Karlyn Bowman, Resident fellow, American Enterprise Institute

No Child Left Behind? The Crisis in Pakistan's Education System

April 15, 2005 // 10:00am4:30pm
Pakistan's education system is regularly cited as one of the most serious impediments preventing Pakistan from achieving its potential. This day-long forward-looking conference will explore various options for improving Pakistani education, and discuss the role the international donor community might play. Sponsored by the Asia Program.

Preparing for Afghanistan's Parliamentary Elections

April 12, 2005 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Ed Morgan, Country Director for Afghanistan, IFES – Democracy at Large.This event is co-sponsored with the Asia Program and IFES – Democracy at Large.

Tobacco Smoking in History and Culture

April 06, 2005 // 9:30am11:30am
Carol Ann Benedict, associate professor of history, Georgetown University, and fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center; Ruth Mandel, lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University College London, and Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center;Marcy Norton, assistant professor of history, George Washington University

Live Webcast--A Troubled Triangle: Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan in Strategic Perspective

March 24, 2005 // 8:00am10:00am
Larry Goodson, Professor of Middle East Studies, U.S. Army War College; Vali Nasr, Associate Chair of Research and Professor, Department of National Security Affairs, Naval Post-Graduate School; Ayesha Siddiqa, Pakistan Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Visiting Fellow, Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad; Correspondent, Jane's Defence Weekly. This event is co-sponsored with the Asia Program of the Wilson Center and the Aschiana Foundation. Video of this event is now available.

Roundtable with Lt. General (ret.) Javed Ashraf Qazi, Pakistan Minister of Education

March 15, 2005 // 9:00am10:30am
View the Minister's Powerpoint Presentation

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