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Political Change in Burma: A Human Rights Perspective

February 23, 2012 // 9:30am11:00am
David Scott Mathieson, Human Rights Watch's senior Burma researcher, reports on his recent trip to Rangoon.
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Trade and Agriculture: Trans-Pacific Perspectives

February 13, 2012 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Agriculture has often been a stumbling block in free trade negotiations. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), often seen as the economic component of the Obama Administration’s “Asia pivot,” is no exception. Can Japan’s leadership, which has indicated a willingness to join the TPP, surmount resistance from its domestic agricultural lobby? Is the TPP attractive to countries like Korea, which has enthusiastically negotiated separate bilateral free trade agreements, most notably with the United States? What are the problems and opportunities in the agreement for American agricultural producers? How do nations like New Zealand, an agricultural powerhouse and original member of the TPP, view the negotiating positions of potential new members to the agreement?

Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords, and One Woman's Journey Through Afghanistan

January 10, 2012 // 9:00am10:00am
Journalist and author Fariba Nawa discussed her recently published book, Opium Nation, as well as the role of women in the drug trade in Afghanistan and within Afghan society during the war led by the United States.
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Taiwan: Elections 2012

December 13, 2011 // 3:30pm5:15pm
Incumbent Ma Ying-jeou faces challenger Tsai Ing-wen in Taiwan’s presidential elections, held concurrently with elections for the Taiwanese legislature. A Wilson Center panel discusses the domestic issues and post-election implications for the United States and Taiwan’s neighbors.

Book Discussion - World Under Pressure: How China and India are Influencing the Global Economy and Environment

December 09, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Join us for a discussion of Carl Dahlman's new book "World Under Pressure: How China and India are Influencing the Global Economy and Environment."
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The Legacy of Little America

December 07, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Rajiv Chandrasekaran discusses reconstruction projects in Afghanistan, past and present.
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Conservation Initiatives in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

December 05, 2011 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement are making strides toward promoting environmental stewardship along with expanded trade. Join Ambassador Marantis for the discussion regarding progress in the TPP environment negotiations.
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Aiding Without Abetting

November 30, 2011 // 11:00am12:30pm
A new Wilson Center report calls for major changes to the U.S. civilian assistance program in Pakistan.

Making Homes, Building Bases: The Politics of Domesticity in the U.S. Occupation of Okinawa

November 28, 2011 // 4:00pm5:15pm
An event exploring the relationship between the United States and Okinawa through the lenses of gender and "scientific domesticity" during the U.S. occupation of the islands.
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Engaging Faith-Based Organizations in the Response to Maternal Mortality

November 16, 2011 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Faith-based organizations (FBOs) are often at the frontline of healthcare in developing countries and have networks in the most remote regions. This panel discussion highlighted the successes and challenges of FBOs in the field.

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