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A Land on Fire: The Environmental Consequences of the Southeast Asian Boom

July 10, 2003 // 12:00am
James David Fahn reveals the dark side of prosperity in Southeast Asia generally, and Thailand specifically. He offers sometimes amusing, but more often disturbing, vignettes that chronicle environmental degradation in Southeast Asia.

Asian Perspectives on the Global War Against Terrorism

June 27, 2003 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Hiroki Fukuda, editorial writer, Asahi Shimbun; James Luhulima, head of international desk, Kompas Daily Newspaper, Indonesia; Federico Pascual, columnist, The Philippine Star; Tulsathit Taptim, managing editor, The Nation Multimedia Group, Thailand; Xian Wen, senior correspondent/editor, People's Daily, China; Ming Zhu, assistant editor, Jiefang Daily, China; Ahmad Zukiman, Bernama, Malaysia.

Dysfunctional Democracy? The Progress of Japanese Political Reform

June 24, 2003 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Shinichi Kitaoka, professor of political and diplomatic history, University of Tokyo; Junko Kato, associate professor of political science, University of Tokyo; Robert J. Pekkanen, assistant professor, Middlebury College; Michael K. Young,George Washington University. Download Special Report #117.

Diaspora Communities: Influencing U.S. Foreign Policy

June 23, 2003 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Thomas Ambrosio, Assistant Professor of Political Science, North Dakota State University;Yossi Shain, Professor of Comparative Government and Diaspora Politics, Georgetown University

Why China Opened to the World

June 20, 2003 // 10:00am11:30am
David Zweig, professor, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The Maoist Insurgency in Nepal: Challenges for Building Peace and Democracy

June 17, 2003 // 2:30pm5:00pm
The Honorable Michael E. Malinowski, U.S. Ambassador to Nepal, United States Department of State; Kanak Mani Dixit, Editor, Himal South Asia;Deepak Thapa,Himal Association;Jeffrey Key, Associate Professor of Government, Sweet Briar College;The Honorable Julia Chang Bloch,Moderator

The Islamization of Central Asia: Politics, Economics and Society

June 11, 2003 // 1:00pm5:00pm
This conference is co-sponsored by The Asia Program, Kennan Institute and Middle East Project.

The Sri Lankan Peace Process: A View from the Inside---An off-the-record discussion with David R. Cameron

May 29, 2003 // 3:30pm5:00pm
David R. Cameron, who participated in the Sri Lankan peace process, spoke about the role that federalism might play in efforts to resolve the conflict and shared his views on the current state and future prospects of the peace process.

The Chinese Communist Party—The End of the Line?

May 13, 2003 // 3:30pm5:30pm
David Shambaugh, Professor, George Washington University, and Wilson Center Fellow; Cheng Li, Professor, Hamilton College, and Wilson Center Fellow; Bruce Dickson, Associate Professor, George Washington University.

Afghanistan: Stagnation or Recovery -- Perspectives from an Aid Worker Based in Northeastern Afghanistan

May 13, 2003 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Alex Klaits, Program Manager, Christian Children's Fund/Child Fund Afghanistan

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