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Video Conference--The Future of U.S. Relations With India

October 18, 2005 // 11:30am1:00pm
Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State Read the transcript of Under Secretary Burns' remarks

Afghanistan Watch: Assessing Afghanistan's First Parliamentary Elections

October 12, 2005 // 9:00am10:15am
Ed Morgan, Country Director for Afghanistan, IFES – Democracy at Large.This event is cosponsored with the Asia Program of the Wilson Center and IFES – Democracy at Large.

Bangladesh's Foreign Policy Challenges

October 11, 2005 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Hemayet Uddin, Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh. Read the transcript of the Foreign Secretary's remarks.
Webcast

Implications of China's Energy Growth

October 05, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
To fuel the country's economic boom, China is building a new 1,000-megawatt coal-fired power plant every week, and the country is consuming half the world's cement, a quarter of all steel, and two-fifths of all copper. Not surprisingly, fifty percent of China's outward FDI is in extractive industries.

Taiwan's Party Realignment and Its Impact on Washington-Taipei-Beijing Relations

October 04, 2005 // 3:30pm5:30pm
June Teufel Dreyer, University of Miami;Yu-long Ling, Franklin College;John Copper, Rhodes College;Joseph Fewsmith, Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow

Military Modernization in Strategic Asia

September 29, 2005 // 8:30am2:30pm
Stephen J. Blank, professor of Russian national security studies, US Army War College; Richard J. Ellings, president, National Bureau of Asian Research; Aaron L. Friedberg, professor of politics and international affairs, Princeton University; Robert M. Hathaway, director, Asia program, Woodrow Wilson Center; Christopher W. Hughes, senior research fellow and deputy director, Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick; Kimberly Marten, associate professor of political science, Barnard College; Michael O'Hanlon, senior fellow, Brookings Institution; Jonathan D. Pollack, professor of Asian and Pacific studies, U.S. Naval War College; David Shambaugh, professor of political science and international affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University; Sheldon W. Simon, professor of political science, Arizona State University; Michael D. Swaine, senior associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Ashley J. Tellis, senior associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Hunger and Human Rights: The Politics of Famine in North Korea

September 26, 2005 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Andrew Natsios, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development;Marcus Noland, Institute for International Economics;Gordon Flake, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
Webcast

Emerging Pandemic: Costs and Consequences of an Avian Influenza Outbreak

September 19, 2005 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Nearly four decades have passed since the world last saw an influenza pandemic, many believe we are long overdue for another. Dr. Michael Osterholm and Helen Branswell mark the inauguration of the Global Health Initiative.
Webcast

Book Launch: Energy and Security: Toward a New Foreign Policy Strategy

September 12, 2005 // 2:00pm5:00pm
Experts launch new Kennan Institute book. Video is available.

Afghanistan's Emerging Health Portrait: A Dialogue with Afghanistan's Minister of Public Health

August 30, 2005 // 1:00pm3:00pm
Sayed Mohammid Amin Fatimie, Afghanistan Minister of Public Health, highlights improvements to Afghanistan's healthcare system that have transpired during the U.S. presence, but adds that more time is needed to repair the problems and rebuild the system into one of transparency and efficacy.

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