Asia Program

Events

The "Creativity Problem" and the Future of the Japanese Workforce

March 17, 2004 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Misao Hayakawa,Professor of Education, Nagoya University; Gerald Hane,Founding General Partner, Q-Paradigm and Former Head of International Strategy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Akiko Hashimoto, Associate Professor of Sociology and Asian Studies, University of Pittsburgh. Commentator: Anne Imamura,Area Studies Division Director, Foreign Service Institute. Click here to read Special Report #121.

The Taiwanese Presidential Election and Its Implications for Washington-Beijing-Taipei Relations

March 09, 2004 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Steven M. Goldstein, Smith College; Byron Wang, National Chi Nan University, Taiwan; Wen-Lang Li, Tunghai University, Taiwan; Michael Pillsbury, Atlantic Council

Book Launch:Re-enchantment: Tibetan Buddhism Comes to the West

March 03, 2004 // 2:30pm4:00pm
With Jeffery Paine, author and former literary editor of the Wilson Quarterly and Commentator Harvey Cox, Hollis Professor of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School. This event will be webcast.

Undercurrents in Japanese Foreign Policy: Psychology, Gender and Culture

February 26, 2004 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Peter Berton, Emeritus Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California; Michael Blaker, Consultant on Japanese Affairs; Yumiko Mikanagi, Professor of Political Science, International Christian University, Japan

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001

February 24, 2004 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Author Steve Coll, managing editor of The Washington Post, discusses the findings of his latest book on the CIA's involvement in the covert wars in Afghanistan that fueled Islamic militancy and gave rise to bin Laden's al Qaeda. To view the video feed of the discussion, please click on the "Event Summary" link below.

The Situation in Pakistan: A Luncheon with former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto

February 09, 2004 // 11:30am1:00pm
Benazir Bhutto, former prime minister of Pakistan. Read the Speech by Benazir Bhutto

Book Launch: Popular Political Support in Urban China

February 04, 2004 // 8:00am9:30am
Jie Chen, associate professor of political science and director, Asian Studies Institute, Old Dominion University

Islamization and the Pakistani Economy

January 27, 2004 // 8:00am4:00pm
Khurshid Ahmad, Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad; Shahid Javed Burki, EMP Financial Advisers; Isobel Coleman, Council on Foreign Relations; Parvez Hasan, World Bank ; Vali Nasr, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School; Omar Noman, United Nations Development Programme; Ishrat Husain, governor, State Bank of Pakistan; Charles Kennedy, Wake Forest University; Saeed Shafqat, Columbia University; Akbar Ahmed, American University: Moderators: Munawar Z. Noorani, Fellowship Fund for Pakistan; Dennis Kux, Woodrow Wilson Center; William Milam, Woodrow Wilson CenterRead the Keynote Speech by Ishrat Husain Download the Conference Report in PDF Format

North Korea Update: Observations from the Field

January 21, 2004 // 2:30pm4:00pm

After the SAARC Summit: Vision for South Asia

January 20, 2004 // 1:30pm2:30pm
His Excellency Yashwant Sinha, Minister of External Affairs of India, will discuss the potentially historic meeting last weekend between the leaders of India and Pakistan, and the suddenly brighter chances for peace in the region.

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