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The Promise and Perils of Sino-U.S. Educational Relations

December 12, 2014 // 10:00am11:30am
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Educational relations have been an index and vector of national power, culture, and institutional practices since the United States first used Boxer Indemnity funds to offer scholarships to Chinese students in 1911. Today, educational questions are again central to U.S.-China relations, although they are usually relegated to a secondary position in policy discussions. Yong Zhao and Karin Fischer joined the Kissinger Institute in launching a new effort to make education a central bilateral concern on December 12, 2014. Watch the discussion here!
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2014 IFES-WWICS Washington Forum on Korea

December 05, 2014 // 12:00pm5:00pm
North Korea International Documentation Project
The Woodrow Wilson Center has partnered with the Institute for Far Eastern Studies (IFES), Kyungnam University, to convene the IFES-WWICS Washington Forum on Korea, an annual gathering designed to give a broader historical perspective to policy discussions on Korea in the United States.
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The Russian Far East: A New Arena for Great Power Contests in the Asia Pacific?

December 05, 2014 // 9:00am10:30am
Kennan Institute
Russia’s Far East (RFE), Northeast Asia’s geographic and strategic heartland, is crucial to an understanding of Asia-Pacific power games, and is a potential focal point of geopolitical competition. A region two-thirds the size of the United States, the RFE possesses enormous natural wealth and a vital strategic location on the north Pacific, where the interests of several major powers – China, Japan, the Koreas and the United States – intersect and interact.
President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China greet children during the State Arrival Welcome Ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Nov. 12, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

The Year of the Horse, Viruses, Tigers, Flies, Ravenous Carp, and Vanishing Pangolins

December 04, 2014 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
It may be that, during the seven hours they spent together in China, Obama and Xi reached new understandings, found new momentum, or established a new style that can set the U.S. and China on a more constructive path. But 2014 was a hard slog for both countries prior to the APEC meetings.
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Between Alignment and Competition: Europe’s Pivot to Asia and Implications for the US

December 04, 2014 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Global Europe Program
President Obama used his recent trip to Asia to push through the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the centerpiece of the US rebalance to the region. The US pivot represents a significant shift in the country’s foreign policy and has generated debate in Europe as to whether it should align with Washington or adopt a more autonomous position, considering that Europe too has rebalanced toward Asia in the last decade. The focus of the European pivot both competes with and complements that of the US.
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India Energy: The Struggle For Power

December 03, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Much has been said in recent years about India’s rising global clout. Considerably less has been said about India and a different type of power: The kind that electrifies households, fires up factories, lights up buildings—and, overall, sustains nations and their economies. This event marks the launch of India Energy: The Struggle for Power, written by Raymond E. Vickery, a foremost expert on India’s energy situation.
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The Ripple Effect of Dams and Water Transfer Projects in China

December 03, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
China’s water scarcity is driving the development of massive dams and water transfer projects, moving water from the water-rich south to the parched north. Hydropower, a low-carbon electricity source, already supplies 16% of the country’s power. At this meeting, speakers will look behind the water infrastructure trends in China and discuss some of the social and environmental challenges.

Influence and Interference Technological and Cultural Issues in Sino-U.S. Relations (影响与干扰:中美关系中的科技创新和文化议题)

December 02, 2014 // 9:00am5:00pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
The Kissinger Institute and the Counsellors’ Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China hosted a joint symposium on how national traditions and values yield (or fail to yield) creative cultures, innovative institutions, and soft power, and what governments can do to foster or stymie such dynamism.
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Corruption, Constitutionalism & Control: Implications of the 4th Plenum for China and U.S.-China Relations

November 25, 2014 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
How will China’s attempts to rectify the Party and strengthen the legal foundations of its governance shape the nation during Xi’s tenure, and how should American leaders, corporations, and other institutions analyze and respond to Xi’s reform program? The Kissinger Institute invites explored these issues with two of America’s leading experts on corruption and legal reform in China.

New Approaches to Understanding and Engaging North Korea

November 21, 2014 // 3:00pm4:00pm
North Korea International Documentation Project
North Korea is often portrayed as a “hermit kingdom,” its politics inscrutable, and its doors closed to outside influence. However, this dynamic of isolation has begun to erode, thanks in part to scholars and practitioners who have carved out new ways to study North Korea and engage with its people. At the event, young professionals in the field will discuss the various ways in which they have carved out new terrain for working on North Korean issues through archival research, economic training, student exchanges, and leadership studies.

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