Asia Events

Webcast

Growing Up and Going Out: The Development and Internationalization of Chinese NGOs

September 03, 2013 // 4:00pm5:30pm
China Environment Forum
In this talk, Timothy Hildebrandt will discuss his new book -- Social Organizations and the Authoritarian State in China -- which examines the development of civil society groups in China.
Webcast

China's Rise to Global Economic Power: What Does it Mean for the United States?

August 27, 2013 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
The Chinese economy’s ability to emerge from the global financial crisis seemingly unscathed while the United States slowly climbs out of recession bolsters a widespread image of a strong People’s Republic of China (PRC) rising against the backdrop of a declining United States of America. Is China's rise to economic power inevitable? Former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce, Frank Lavin argues that China's continued growth in power and affluence will bring challenges but not a new Cold War. Check out Ambassador Lavin's remarks here!
Podcast

How Perception Dictates Actions in Ambiguous Situations: Game Theory Analysis of the Third North Korean Nuclear Crisis

August 13, 2013 // 1:30pm2:30pm
North Korea International Documentation Project
Korea Foundation Junior Scholar Jung Joo Kwon will apply game theory analysis to discover patterns of perception and misperception around the third North Korean nuclear crisis in order to understand the shift of powers and policies at the time.

IN BEIJING: Beijing Energy & Environment Roundtable (BEER)

August 07, 2013 // 7:30pm8:30pm
China Environment Forum
Three colliding trends—declining freshwater reserves, uncertain grain supplies, and booming energy demand —are disrupting economies, governments, and environments around the world. Unlike food or energy, we cannot grow or easily produce more water.

IN BEIJING: Global Choke Point: Water-Energy-Food Confrontations in the World’s Two Largest Economies

August 07, 2013 // 2:00pm4:30pm
China Environment Forum
At this workshop at Beijing University our Chinese and U.S. China WET members will be joined by Dr. Paolo Farah to delve into the water-energy challenges facing China and the United States, looking at risks and opportunities to build resilience to deal with these growing natural resource confrontations.
Webcast

The Role of Family Planning in Improving Maternal Health

July 31, 2013 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Ensuring access to family planning is not only a matter of human rights, but can also play a key role in protecting the health of mothers and children. Maternal health experts and program directors met at the Wilson Center on July 31 to discuss the role family planning takes in women’s health in developing countries, what successes family planning programs worldwide have had so far, and what can be done to expand services. Sarah Craven, chief of the UN Population Fund’s Washington office, moderated the event.
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Asia: Urban Spaces, the Local Environment and Global Sustainability

July 29, 2013 // 1:00pm3:30pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
In this event, co-sponsored with the USAID Alumni Association, a panel of experts will examine the relationship between industrial and urban environmental threats in Asia as well as their impact on local and global interests. Discussion will explore different constituencies, perspectives and narratives in the environmental dialogue.
Webcast

The Changing Contours of Civil Society in China: The Growth of Grassroots NGOs and Public Advocacy

July 18, 2013 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
The recent Chinese leadership transition is a useful opportunity to re-evaluate the current state of Chinese civil society. Is the space for civil society growing or shrinking in China? Is the concept of civil society even relevant today? Shawn Shieh, Director and Editor of China Development Brief, China's longest-running platform reporting on China's civil society, social development and philanthropic sectors will discuss the Brief's most recent findings.

From Sustainable Communities to Global Pollution Challenges: Twenty Years of U.S.-Taiwan Environmental Cooperation

July 17, 2013 // 3:00pm4:30pm
China Environment Forum
On the July 17th meeting, cosponsored by the Asia Program and the China Environment Forum cosponsored, three speakers will provide an overview of the expanding EPA – EPAT cooperation, highlighting the progress in developing sister sustainable communities in the United States and Taiwan. Stephen Shu-hung Shen, Minister of EPAT, and Randy Solomon, Sustainable Jersey community certification program lead, will introduce the successes of these sustainable community projects. Jane Nishida, U.S. EPA’s Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for International & Tribal Affairs and former Maryland Secretary of Environment, will share how international collaboration can strengthen state and national environmental programs and provide opportunities for green growth.

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

June 25, 2013 // 4:00pm5:15pm
Asia Program
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.

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