Asia Events

Meeting Rising Community Expectations: From Landslide Prevention to Harbour Enhancement in Hong Kong and Three Gorges Project in Mainland China

April 22, 2005 // 10:00am11:30am
China Environment Forum
Featuring Professor Lee Chack Fan, University of Hong Kong.

Japanese Women: Lineage and Legacies

April 19, 2005 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Hitomi Tonomura, Associate Professor of History, University of Michigan; Barbara Molony, Professor of History, Santa Clara University; Margarita Estevez-Abe, Associate Professor of Government, Harvard University; Karlyn Bowman, Resident fellow, American Enterprise Institute

No Child Left Behind? The Crisis in Pakistan's Education System

April 15, 2005 // 10:00am4:30pm
Asia Program
Pakistan's education system is regularly cited as one of the most serious impediments preventing Pakistan from achieving its potential. This day-long forward-looking conference will explore various options for improving Pakistani education, and discuss the role the international donor community might play. Sponsored by the Asia Program.

Tobacco Smoking in History and Culture

April 06, 2005 // 9:30am11:30am
Asia Program
Carol Ann Benedict, associate professor of history, Georgetown University, and fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center; Ruth Mandel, lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University College London, and Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center;Marcy Norton, assistant professor of history, George Washington University

Roundtable with Lt. General (ret.) Javed Ashraf Qazi, Pakistan Minister of Education

March 15, 2005 // 9:00am10:30am
Asia Program
View the Minister's Powerpoint Presentation

Environmental Film Festival Screening: Thirst

March 14, 2005 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
This film documents community efforts in Bolivia, India, and the United States to confront government plans to privatize water services.

New Dreams/Old Cities: The Presence of the Past in India and the United States

March 14, 2005 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Asia Program
Mary Hancock, fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center and associate professor of history and anthropology, University of California at Santa Barbara; Edward Linenthal, professor of Religion and American Culture, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh; Veena Oldenburg, professor of history, Baruch College.
Webcast

Decentralization and Democracy in Indonesia and Vietnam

March 09, 2005 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Asia Program
Alasdair Bowie, Wilson Center Fellow and Associate-Professor of Political Science, George Washington University; Commentator: David Timberman, Advisor, Democracy, Governance and Conflict Programs, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Video of this event is now available at Event Summary.

U.S. Counter-Insurgency in the Philippines: Lessons for Iraq?

March 08, 2005 // 5:00pm7:00pm
Canada Institute
Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow Brian McAllister Linn presented his research, which drew parallels between the challenges the U.S. military forces confronted in the Philippines at the beginning of the 20th century and those they are encountering in Iraq presently.
Webcast

China's Economy: Retrospect and Prospect

March 02, 2005 // 12:00pm4:45pm
Asia Program
Nicholas Lardy, Institute for International Economics; Scott Rozelle, University of California, Davis; Thomas Rawski, University of Pittsburgh; Yasheng Huang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Franklin Allen, University of Pennsylvania; Donald Clarke, George Washington University; Loren Brandt, University of Toronto; Barry Naughton, University of California, San Diego. Video of this event is now available at Event Summary.

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