Asia Events

Pakistan's Interminable Energy Crisis: Is There Any Way Out?

July 23, 2014 // 9:15am4:00pm
Asia Program
Pakistan is plagued by a deep energy crisis—one with troubling consequences for its fragile economy and volatile security situation. Islamabad, in fact, has described energy as a greater challenge than terrorism. This conference seeks to capitalize on the urgency of the crisis. It will focus on steps that can and should be taken in the immediate future to address both supply- and demand-side aspects of Pakistan’s energy conundrum.
Podcast

Teleconference—China’s Broadening Footprint in Latin America: From Beijing to Buenos Aires

July 11, 2014 // 10:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
What are China’s economic, political, and strategic interests in the region? And while China is the most important Asian partner for many Latin American countries, how have relations with other Asian countries—India, South Korea, Japan—also broadened considerably?
Webcast

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

June 23, 2014 // 8:30am10:00am
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Please join us at the Wilson Center for a conversation with The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos on his new book Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China, presented by the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States and the Asia Program.
Webcast

Assessing Threats Facing the U.S.-Korea Alliance

June 18, 2014 // 12:10pm6:00pm
Asia Program
The dynamism of Asian markets, China’s rise, and Japan’s quest to become a normal state, play key roles in determining the future of the US-ROK alliance. At the same time, U.S. perception of China’s growing influence differs from that of Korea’s. Similarly, Washington does not see eye-to-eye with Seoul over changes in Japan’s policies. While the bilateral alliance remains strongest in dealing with North Korea, the two allies also have different views on dealing with this challenge.
Webcast

Pakistan’s Polio Crisis: The Deeper Story

June 10, 2014 // 11:00am12:15pm
Asia Program
The world is witnessing a resurgence of the polio virus, and Pakistani is at its epicenter. This year, Pakistan has already reported about 60 cases—far more than any other country. Most observers blame Pakistan’s worsening polio problem on rising militancy. Yet according to Samia Altaf, there is a deeper story beyond this popular narrative.
Webcast

Religious Intolerance in Pakistan and the Plight of Religious Minorities

June 04, 2014 // 4:00pm5:15pm
Asia Program
In recent years, Pakistan—a Sunni Muslim majority country with Shia Muslim, Christian, and Hindu minorities—has been convulsed by sectarian violence. More than 2,000 people have been killed in sectarian attacks since 2008, and last year sectarian killings rose by more than a fifth from 2012.
Webcast

The Philippines, Vietnam, and Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea

June 03, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
As Beijing continues to trumpet its “New Type of Great Power Relationship” with the United States, and the United States attempts to buttress its “Rebalance to Asia”, Asia-Pacific nations keep a close eye on relations between the two giants.
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Yan Xuetong on China’s Foreign Policy

May 29, 2014 // 5:30pm6:30pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
The Kissinger Institute on China and the United States and the American Mandarin Society invite you to a Chinese-language talk on China’s foreign policy by one of China's leading public intellectuals, Professor Yan Xuetong, Dean of the Institute of Modern International Relations at Tsinghua University and Chief Editor of The Chinese Journal of International Politics.

Asia in the World: Economic, Political, Military, and Social Challenges

May 27, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Asia Program
A book launch event for the new edition of International Relations of Asia, edited by David Shambaugh and Michael Yahuda.

China and Antarctica

May 13, 2014 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
China’s newest Antarctic research station base is located at Terra Nova Bay in the strategically important Ross Sea region, where the U.S., New Zealand, South Korea, Italy, Germany and France also have research stations. The station will consolidate China's Antarctic interests and help make China a leading contender in polar affairs.

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