Southeast Asia Events

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Conservation Initiatives in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

December 05, 2011 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement are making strides toward promoting environmental stewardship along with expanded trade. Join Ambassador Marantis for the discussion regarding progress in the TPP environment negotiations.
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Could the War in Vietnam Have Ended Earlier?

November 28, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
The Vietnam War cost the lives of more than 58,000 Americans (and millions of Vietnamese) and convulsed U.S. politics and culture in the 1960s. Could it have ended years earlier, and with a far smaller toll?
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Book Launch: Water: Asia's New Battleground

September 12, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Brahma Chellaney, one of India's most prominent strategists, discusses the threat posed by water tensions in Asia.
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Southeast Asia: A New Security Arena Takes Shape

July 20, 2011 // 4:00pm5:15pm
Asia Program
Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Marvin Ott discusses the increasingly tense security environment in Southeast Asia.
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The Invention of Ecocide

May 12, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
As the American public began to question the war in Vietnam, a group of scientists deeply concerned about their government's use of Agent Orange and other herbicides started a movement to ban what they called "ecocide." U.S. Deptartment of State Historian David Zierler in his latest book entitled The Invention of Ecocide, traces this movement, from the 1940s, when weed killer was developed in agricultural circles and when theories of counterinsurgency were studied by the military.
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Complex Connections: Ecological Impacts of Chinese Investment in Southeast Asia

October 20, 2010 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
As the world's factory, it should not be surprising that China has had to expand its search for raw resources well beyond its borders. Over the past few years China has become a major global investor into resource extraction industries—oil, gas, minerals, timber, and agricultural products.

Book Launch: The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam

September 16, 2010 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Middle East Program
The latitudinal tenth parallel — located 700 miles above the equator — constitutes a "faith-based fault line" between Islam and Christianity, said Eliza Griswold at the launch of her latest book.

Living on $2 a Day: A Finance System for the "Bottom Billion"

September 29, 2009 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Daryl Collins and Jonathan Morduch share insights from their book about the sophisticated ways by which people living in poverty manage their finances.
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Land Grab: The Race for the World's Farmland

May 05, 2009 // 9:00am1:00pm
Asia Program
With increasing frequency, wealthy, food-importing, and water-scarce countries are investing in farmland overseas to meet food security needs. The Wilson Center hosts a half-day conference examining the patterns and implications of these investments, and highlighting case studies.
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Troubled Waters: Anticipating, Preventing, and Resolving Conflict Around Fisheries

May 15, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Dwindling fish populations in Southeast Asia have reduced incomes, lowered food security, increased poverty, and led to the use of destructive fishing technologies like dynamite and cyanide. This event is part of ECSP's "New Horizons at the Nexus of Conflict, Natural Resources, and Health" meeting series.

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