Asia Events

Film Screening: China's Sorrow - Earth's Hope

June 27, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
China Environment Forum
The film documents how the Loess Plateau Watershed Rehabilitation Project rehabilitated various areas of the plateau by engaging the local farmers and government officials in planting trees, shrubs, and grasslands on the majority of land; creating terraces for agricultural activities; planting of orchards and vineyards; and constructing sediment control dams and irrigation structures.
Webcast

Fueling the Future: Meeting Pakistan's Energy Needs in the 21st Century

June 23, 2006 // 8:45am5:30pm
Asia Program
Mukhtar Ahmed, Energy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan; Shahid Javed Burki, former Finance Minister of Pakistan; Robert Looney, Naval Postgraduate School; Bikash Pandey, Winrock International; Dorothy Lele, Consultant to Canadian International Development Agency; Asad Umar, Engro Chemical Pakistan, Limited; John Hammond, United States Energy Association; Aram Zamgochian, South Asia Regional Energy Coalition; Paul Simons, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Energy, Sanctions and Commodities; Vladislav Vucetic, World Bank; Sanjeev Minocha, International Finance Corporation

Citizenship Today: U.S. and Australia-- Two Immigrant Nations

June 19, 2006 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Bob Carr, former premier, New South Wales, Australia; Joseph Duffey, former director, U.S. Information Agency (commentator)

Six-Party Stall: Are the ROK and PRC Part of the Problem or the Solution?

June 14, 2006 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Sung Yoon Lee, Korea Institute, Harvard University; Kirk Larsen, George Washington University; Kerry Dumbaugh, Congressional Research Service; Yang Bojiang, The Brookings Institution

Partnership for Clean Indoor Air in Guizhou Province: Promoting Environmental Health in Rural China

June 13, 2006 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
The Partnership for Clean Indoor Air was launched at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002 to address the increased environmental health risk faced by billons of people across the developing world who burn traditional biomass fuels and coal indoors for cooking and heating.

CANCELLED Bangladesh: Defending Democracy and Fighting Terrorism

May 31, 2006 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
CANCELLED

9/11, Pakistan's Economy, and the IMF

May 23, 2006 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Mushtaq Khan, Citibank vice president and Wilson Center Pakistan Scholar. Commentators: Andy Baukol, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Shahid Javed Burki, former finance minister, Government of Pakistan; Manuela Ferro, World Bank

China's NGOs: Independent Actors or Government Puppets?

May 15, 2006 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Hongying Wang, Syracuse University and Wilson Center Fellow; Joseph Fewsmith, Boston University; Jennifer Turner, Wilson Center; John Callebaut, Center for International Private Enterprise

Japanese Pop Culture: From Anime to Robots and Beyond

May 04, 2006 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Ron Morse, CEO, Japan Entertainment & Gaming Associates; Maureen Donovan, Ohio State University; Antonia Levi, Portland State University; Jennifer Robertson, University of Michigan

Film Screening: Dam or Damned? Documentary on China's Nujiang River

May 04, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
China Environment Forum
In southwest China, the Salween River is named Nu Jiang, which means "River of Anger." It is one of the two rivers that still remains un-dammed in China. "Dam or Damned?" examines this pristine river delves into layers of dilemma and injustice in modern China.

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