Asia Events

Innovative Responses to Fighting the HIV/AIDS Crisis in China

May 25, 2005 // 2:00pm4:00pm
China Environment Forum
Ignored by the government, HIV/AIDS spread silently in China for nearly a decade, until the mid-1990s when news of a major contamination of China's blood supply broke. This scandal and the growing infection rate among sex workers and intravenous drug users has led the government to recognize a major public health crisis.

Breaking the Ice, or Muddying the Waters? New Dialogue across the Taiwan Strait

May 18, 2005 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Robert S. Ross, Professor of Political Science, Boston CollegeThomas J. Bellows, Professor of Political Science, University of Texas, San Antonio Liu Shyh-Fang, Visiting Fellow, the Brookings InstitutionZhang Qingmin, Visiting Fellow, George Washington UniversityVideo for this event is now available.

How World Trade Institutions Stimulate Trade Reform in Closed Economies: The Case of India

May 11, 2005 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Aseema Sinha, Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow, University of Wisconsin;Mac Desler, University of Maryland; Susan Sell, George Washington University. (This event is jointly sponsored by the Asia Program and the Program on Science, Technology, America, and the Global Economy.)

Conservation and Care in Cambodia's Cardamom Mountains

May 09, 2005 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Royal Cambodian Government has created the 400,000-hectare Central Cardamoms Protected Forest in southwestern Cambodia. As part of the efforts to protect this unique habitat, Conservation International has worked with local communities in the Cardamoms over the last year to increase their participation in land-use planning and natural resource management.

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.

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