Asia Program

Events

One Hundred Victories
Webcast

One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare

October 28, 2013 // 3:55pm5:15pm
The Wilson Center's Asia Program and Middle East Program present author Linda Robinson, senior international policy analyst at RAND and former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar as she discusses her book, "One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare."

Media Briefing: PM Sharif Visits Washington

October 21, 2013 // 10:00am11:00am
Wilson Center Experts to preview the Obama-Sharif meeting, U.S.-Pakistan relations, and domestic challenges facing Sharif

Leadership in the Asia-Pacific: The Road Ahead for Japan and the United States HELD IN TOKYO

October 02, 2013 // 10:00am5:30pm
Economic growth and stability in the Asia-Pacific is hardly a regional issue. The world at large has a major stake in ensuring peace and prosperity in the region, especially amid growing risks worldwide. In the fifth annual Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum to be held October 2 in Tokyo hosted by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the Wilson Center, experts from both countries will gather to discuss the outlook and challenges ahead for Japan and the United States to take leadership in the Asia-Pacific region.

Voices from the Canefields: Folksongs from Japanese Immigrant Workers in Hawaii

September 19, 2013 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Folk songs are short stories from the souls of common people. Japanese workers in Hawaii's plantations created their own versions, in form more akin to their traditional tanka or haiku poetry. These holehole bushi describe the experiences of one particular group caught in the global movements of capital, empire, and labor during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Former Wilson Center fellow Franklin Odo situates over two hundred of these songs, in translation, in a hitherto largely unexplored historical context.
Webcast

Springtime in Asia? Challenges Ahead for Asia’s Authoritarian States

September 17, 2013 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Wilson Center Senior Scholar Nobuo Fukuda will explore the expectations of democratic transitions in Asian nations like Burma, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, and China in the wake of the Arab Spring.

Perfect Triangle? The Converging Interests of India, Japan, and the United States

June 25, 2013 // 4:00pm5:15pm
The basic goals of the India-Japan relationship--one of Asia's strongest partnerships--are very similar to those of the United States in Asia. This event examines the various areas of cooperation between these three countries.

Savior or Achilles’ Heel of International Markets?: The G20, IMF, and Global Financial Crisis

June 18, 2013 // 3:30pm5:00pm
The meltdown of international financial markets in 2008 and the continuing economic crisis plaguing Europe have ramped up discussions about the challenges and limits of global economic governance. From 2008 to 2009, commitment to a collective international response reached unprecedented levels in recent decades, but sustaining that momentum – led by the G20 and harnessing the legitimacy and technical capacities of the International Monetary Fund – has proven much harder. Former IMF Executive Director for the Fund’s Australia and Pacific Constituency, Chris Legg, will examine lessons from this experience about the nature of international economic governance, and the constraints to enhancing the IMF and G20’s future effectiveness.

U.S.-Pakistan Security Relations: From 9/11 to 2011, with an Eye on 2014

May 14, 2013 // 4:00pm5:15pm
A timely discussion of the security partnership forged by two uneasy allies in the post-9/11 world.

U.S. Should Isolate Phnom Penh: Cambodia's Opposition Leader

May 08, 2013 // 1:00pm2:00pm
The United States and European Union should isolate Cambodia from the international community to force it to push through political reform, according to the leader of the country’s leading opposition party. Pressure can be exerted by boycotting goods and cutting off aid to Phnom Penh, argued the Cambodia National Rescue Party’s leader Sam Rainsy in a presentation at the Wilson Center May 8.

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