Aug 11, 2010
The government of Bangladesh's recent decision to double the minimum wage in the garment sector was significant, argues Public Policy Scholar Sanchita Saxena in a new commentary . However, she argues that Bangladesh continues to pay high tariffs to the United States (ten times the amount of development assistance it receives), hurting its competitiveness and chances at poverty reduction.
Aug 05, 2010
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars today announced the appointment of Greg Sheridan as a Wilson Center Australian Scholar. Sheridan will spend two months in residence at the Wilson Center, beginning in August 2010, working on a research project examining U.S.-Australian strategic cooperation in the Asia-Pacific.
Aug 03, 2010
Aug 02, 2010
Jul 26, 2010
In a July 26 op-ed in Pakistan's Dawn newspaper, program associate Michael Kugelman argues that Pakistan's water crisis is domestically rooted and has little to do with India. Read the op-ed here.
Jul 13, 2010
The China Environment Forum's Peter Marsters asserts that China-U.S. cooperation is vital to helping the Chinese government lower carbon emissions without compromising the nation's economic growth.
Jul 12, 2010
China and the United States are the world's biggest energy consumers, and both seek ways to reduce their carbon emissions to protect the environment. The Wilson Center's China Environment Forum is hosting a series of meetings to explore cleaner coal, renewable energy, and other bilateral energy efforts.
Jun 08, 2010
This year's elections in Burma will effect little political change despite mounting international and domestic pressure on the nation's ruling junta, four experts concluded at a May 25 event hosted by the Asia Program. They also agreed that discussions on Burma should not be dominated by Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the now-disbanded National League for Democracy.
Jun 03, 2010
Jennifer Turner, director of the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, told Circle of Blue that there is no silver bullet to the superpower's energy consumption and emissions, despite the ambitions to meet energy consumption and emission goals,
Jun 02, 2010
The group will be in Washington, DC from June 14 through June 17, with four giving presentations at the China Environment Forum the afternoon of June 16th. Event information can be found here. Short bios of the fellows can be found below.