Asia Program



Defusing the Bomb: Overcoming Pakistan's Population Challenge

June 09, 2010 // 9:00am4:30pm
According to UN mid-range projections for Pakistan, the country's population—currently about 185 million—will rise to 335 million by 2050. Experts examine both the challenges and opportunities of Pakistan's demographics.

Legitimizing the Illegitimate? Burma's Political Dilemmas

May 25, 2010 // 2:30pm5:30pm
Mary Callahan, University of Washington; Jurgen Haacke, London School of Economics; David Steinberg, Georgetown University; Min Zin, University of California, Berkeley

Islamic Charities and Human Security in Pakistan

May 12, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Christopher Candland, Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow; Commentator Madiha Waris Qureshi, Editor, Columbia Books

Pipeline Politics in Asia

May 04, 2010 // 9:00am5:00pm

Establishing Political Legitimacy in Afghanistan

April 15, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Thomas J. Barfield, Professor of Anthropology, Boston University; J. Alexander Thier, Director for Afghanistan and Pakistan, United States Institute of Peace (commentator); William Wood, Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan (commentator)

Greater China? Migration and Chinese Transnational Communities

April 14, 2010 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Philip Kuhn, Harvard University; Sara Friedman, Wilson Center Fellow, Indiana University; Vanessa Fong, Harvard University; Kenneth J. Guest, City University of New York

Empowering Faculty and Transforming Education in Pakistan

April 07, 2010 // 11:00am12:30pm
Sabiha Mansoor, Pakistan Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Professor and Dean, School of Education, Beaconhouse National University, Pakistan; Parag Khanna, Director, Global Governance Initiative, and Senior Research Fellow, American Strategy Program, New America Foundation (commentator); Hamid Kizilbash, Principal Research Analyst, American Institutes for Research (commentator)

China: The Pessoptimist Nation

March 29, 2010 // 4:00pm5:15pm
William A. Callahan, Professor of International Politics, University of Manchester; Co-director, British Inter-university China Centre

Finding Dollars and Sense: Burma's Economic Dilemmas

March 24, 2010 // 2:30pm5:30pm
Bradley Babson, Independent Consultant; Ken MacLean, Clark University; Morten B. Pedersen, Australia National University; Sean Turnell, Macquarie University (Australia)

"Keep on Saving": How Other Nations Forged Cultures of Thrift When America Didn't

March 16, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Sheldon Garon, Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center, and Dodge Professor of History and East Asian Studies, Princeton University


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