Asia Events

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

June 18, 2013 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Asia Program
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.
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Vision, Innovation, and Action to Address Child Marriage

June 17, 2013 // 2:00pm4:30pm
Maternal Health Initiative
According to the UN Population Fund, more than 140 million girls will become child brides between 2011 and 2020 – an estimated 14.2 million young girls marrying too young every year or 39,000 daily. The majority of these girls do not receive access to education or reproductive health services.
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2013 IFES-WWICS Washington Forum on Korea

June 14, 2013 // 9:30am3:30pm
North Korea International Documentation Project
The 2013 IFES-WWICS Washington Forum on Korea featured a keynote address by Ambassador Glyn Davies, U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy, a roundtable on leadership changes in East Asia, luncheon remarks by the Honorable Jae Kyu Park and Ambassador Ho-Young Ahn, and a panel discussion on North Korea’s crisis diplomacy.
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The Current Political Situation in Myanmar: Perspectives from the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw

June 13, 2013 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Members of Parliament from Myanmar discuss the current political situation in their country and the road ahead.
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Harmony in the Forest: Improving Habitats for Species and People in East Asia

May 30, 2013 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
How can NGOs and civil society promote environmental protection and improve people’s health and livelihoods in remote tropical forests? Two NGOs with innovative programs in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea spoke at the Wilson Center on May 30 about their efforts to simultaneously tackle these issues and highlight their intricate relationship.

China's Economic and Political Outlook Under Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang

May 30, 2013 // 9:00am10:30am
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang have assumed the top party and government positions in China. Their economic and political agenda is already beginning to take shape. The million-dollar question is whether their policies will produce tangible results and overcome the many hurdles China is facing today. Dr. Junhua Wu and Mr. Kiyoyuki Seguchi addressed this question and more, offering their analysis on the future outlook of Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang's policies.
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Backdraft: The Conflict Potential of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (Report Launch)

May 16, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Amid the growing number of reports warning that climate change threatens security, one potentially dangerous – but counterintuitive – dimension has been largely ignored. Could efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and lower our vulnerability to climate change inadvertently exacerbate existing conflicts?

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

May 14, 2013 // 4:00pm5:15pm
Asia Program
A timely discussion of the security partnership forged by two uneasy allies in the post-9/11 world.
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Girls on the Move: Adolescent Girls and Migration in the Developing World

May 14, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
The Wilson Center’s Comparative Urban Studies Project is pleased to present the launch of Girls on the Move: Adolescent Girls and Migration in the Developing World.

Capacity-Building and Low-Key Reintegration of North Korea into International Regimes

May 08, 2013 // 3:30pm5:00pm
North Korea International Documentation Project
Realistically, is there still room for international civilian efforts to open up North Korea? During this event, Dr. Bernhard Seliger will consider the role international capacity-building efforts might play in this respect.

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