Asia Events

Fed Up? Japanese Youth and Rising Nationalism

February 22, 2006 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Asia Program
Thomas Berger, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Boston University; Alexis Dudden, Sue and Eugene Mercy Associate Professor of History, Connecticut College; Daqing Yang, Associate Professor of History and International Affairs, The Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University; Toshihiro Nakayama (commentator), Visiting Fellow, Center for Northeast Asia Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution.

Where They Stand: The Status of Women in South Korea

February 14, 2006 // 2:00pm4:30pm
Asia Program
Robert E. Darcy, Regents Professor of Political Science and Statistics, Oklahoma State University;Seungsook Moon, associate professor of sociology, Vassar College;Kyung-Ae Park, Korea Foundation Research Chair, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia; Jean R. Renshaw, principal, AJR International Associates; Heisoo Shin, member, Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), United Nations; representative, Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan

Strategic Transitions in South Asia

February 02, 2006 // 7:45am12:00pm
Asia Program
Walter Andersen, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies; Stephen Blank, U.S. Army War College; Rafiq Dossani, Stanford University Asia-Pacific Research Center; Rodney Jones, Policy Architects International; Polly Nayak, Independent Consultant and Retired U.S. Intelligence Officer; Haider Nizamani, University of British Columbia; Maria Sultan, University of Bradford, South Asian Strategic Stability Unit

Hard Times: The Current Labor Situation in China

January 25, 2006 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Asia Program
Luo Xiaopeng, director, Center for Poverty Alleviation, Guizhou University, Guizhou, China; Mark Frazier, chairman, Department of Government, Lawrence University; Daniel Viederman, executive director, Verite; Pieter Bottelier, Visiting Associate Professor, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University

Promoting River Protection in China by Ma Jun

January 23, 2006 // 11:00pm
China Environment Forum
Ma Jun, a researcher and author on environmental issues in China, spoke about the tradeoffs between hydropower development and the preservation of China's unique river ecosystems.

One Year After the Tsunami: Policy and Public Perceptions

January 12, 2006 // 1:30pm3:30pm
Asia Program
Roberta Cohen, senior fellow, Brookings Institution, and co-director, Brookings-University of Bern Project on Internal Displacement; Bambang Harymurti, editor-in-chief, Tempo Weekly Newsmagazine (Indonesia); W. Courtland Robinson, assistant professor, Center for International Emergency, Disaster, and Refugee Studies, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Combating Human Trafficking in Asia: A Strategy for Action

November 17, 2005 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Asia Program
Amihan Abueva, Coordinator for Southeast Asia, Asia ACTs Against Child Trafficking; Thetis Mangahas, ILO International Program on the Elimination of Child Labor, Mekong Sub-Regional Project to Combat Trafficking in Children and Women; Shirley Seng, Kachin Women's Association, Thailand; Mark Taylor, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, United States Department of State; Melanne Verveer (moderator), Chair, Vital Voices Global Partnership

Opening up the Floor: Environmental Information Disclosure Trends in China

November 15, 2005 // 2:30pm4:00pm
China Environment Forum
Since the early 1980s, China has adopted many regulations to curb water and air pollution by state-owned enterprises and multinational corporations, but these regulations often are not enforced due to institutional weaknesses.

Making Sense of the Multiple Conflicts in Nepal: Is There A Way Forward?

November 03, 2005 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Asia Program
Mahendra Lawoti, assistant professor, Western Michigan University; Prakash Chandra Lohani, former finance minister, Nepal; Susan Hangen, assistant professor, Ramapo College of New Jersey. Video for this event is now available.

Human Rights in Pakistan--The Way Forward

November 01, 2005 // 12:00pm1:45pm
Asia Program
Asma Jehangir, chairperson, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan; Larry Robinson, former political counselor, U.S. Embassy, Islamabad. Video for this event is now available.