Asia Events

Bangladesh on the Brink

November 13, 2013 // 1:30pm3:00pm
Asia Program
Bangladesh, a nation with a history of volatile and sometimes violent politics, is entering into a critical political phase. National elections are scheduled to take place by the end of January, and the constitutionally mandated three-month interim period before elections began on October 25. The main opposition party has suggested it may boycott elections, and there are concerns that elections may not be held at all.
Podcast

Ground Truth Briefing: Can Xi Jinping Tackle Reform?

November 13, 2013 // 9:30am10:30am
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Expectations for China’s Third Plenum meeting are high. The meeting of top leaders is expected to set the direction for domestic policy for the next decade. The risks China faces in deepening its social and economic reforms may be higher still. Growth rates are slowing and public dissatisfaction with pollution, inequality, corruption, and food safety is rising. President Xi Jinping and his allies must decide which powerful interest groups they are willing take on to set China on a path to stable continued development. At this critical time, the Wilson Center brings experts together to discuss events in this Ground Truth Briefing.
Webcast

China Dreams: 20 Visions of the Future

November 07, 2013 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Ever since China's new president Xi Jinping described his "China Dream" as the "great rejuvenation of the Chinese people" in November 2012, it has become a key topic in the PRC's domestic politics and foreign affairs. How did this concept emerge? Is there only one "China Dream" or have the grand aspirations and deep anxieties of a broad group of people given rise to multiple interpretations? What are the challenges facing President Xi and the "China Dream" in the years to come? Find out November 7, 2013 at the Wilson Center!
Karachi Highway System
Webcast

Pakistan's Galloping Urbanization

November 06, 2013 // 9:00am4:00pm
Asia Program
A full-day conference on Pakistan's rapidly growing cities, and what can be done to address this irreversible phenomenon.
Webcast

Lessons Learned? The U.S. Withdrawal from Iraq and What it May Mean for Afghanistan

November 05, 2013 // 12:00pm1:20pm
This event will look at a newly released RAND study titled Ending the U.S. War in Iraq: The Final Transition, Operational Maneuver, and Disestablishment of the United States Forces–Iraq, which explores how our experience in the military exit and transition of responsibilities in Iraq might help to inform future U.S. transition planning in Afghanistan.

China’s Distant Water Fishing Industry

November 05, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
At this meeting, two experts will explore the drivers and impacts of China’s distant fishing fleets and the difficulties in regulating multi-national and multi-species fisheries across large ocean areas.
Webcast

Taking China Seriously: Replacing the Pivot With a Policy That Works

November 01, 2013 // 9:00am10:30am
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Like other Asia-Pacific nations, Australia is hopeful that the regional interests of its treaty ally, the United States, and its most important trading partner, China, can be balanced to its own long-term advantage. Professor of Strategic Studies at Australian National University Hugh White has been a leading advocate for the view that Australia cannot hope to maintain a neutral distance between the U.S. and China; it will have to choose between them. His analysis, if correct, holds major implications not only for Australia, China, and the U.S., but for every Asia-Pacific nation.
One Hundred Victories
Webcast

One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare

October 28, 2013 // 3:55pm5:15pm
Asia Program
The Wilson Center's Asia Program and Middle East Program present author Linda Robinson, senior international policy analyst at RAND and former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar as she discusses her book, "One Hundred Victories: Special Ops and the Future of American Warfare."

Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will

October 24, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
"Speaking Rights to Power: Constructing Political Will" is a path-breaking study by Professor Alison Brysk in which she analyzes how human rights rhetoric works, and how to make it work better.

Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability

October 22, 2013 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Global food price spikes in 2008 and again in 2011 coincided with a surge of political unrest in low- and middle-income countries. Governments and philanthropic foundations have begun redoubling efforts to resuscitate agricultural research and technology transfer, as well as to accelerate the modernization of food value chains to deliver high quality food inexpensively, faster, and in greater volumes to urban consumers. But is this enough?

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