Past Events

Luncheon: Presentations of Africanist Doctoral Candidate Fellowship Recipients

August 04, 2003 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Africa Program
Presentation by the Africa Project’s two current Africanist Doctoral Candidate Fellows: J. Tyler Dickovick, Ph.D. candidate at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School and D. Grace Davie, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan.

CUSP Workshop: Decentralization and Local Government in Urban West Africa

August 04, 2003 // 9:00am6:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Africa, one of the least urbanized continents of the world, is urbanizing rapidly. Thus, in the year 2000 Africa's total population (estimated at 794 million) was 37.2 percent urbanized – the lowest of any major continental region of the world. During the next thirty years, however, the United Nations projects an annual average growth rate for Africa at 3.27 percent, the highest in the world by a substantial margin. The twin trends of decentralization and democratization have affected much of West Africa. The workshop will address potential ideas and approaches to an upcoming urban forum, which the Comparative Urban Studies Project is organizing for December, 2003, also in Dakar. Among the topics for discussion are the current urbanization experience in West African (anglophone and francophone) countries; new approaches to urban governance and urban policy research in comparative perspective; the experience of decentralization; and experiences with municipal governance and democracy in the West African – and wider African – region. The workshop itself will be a closed meeting of approximately fifteen participants from a variety of different backgrounds.

The New Agenda for Change in Mexico

July 31, 2003 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Latin American Program
A Director's Forum with His Excellency Jorge Castañeda, Former Secretary of Foreign Relations of Mexico and the Global Distinguished Professor at New York University

Challenges for Financing Environmental Infrastructure in China

July 30, 2003 // 12:00am
China Environment Forum
Over the past decade as air, water, and waste problems have grown increasingly serious in China's cities there has been growing pressure on the Chinese government to finance urban environmental protection.

Uneasy Allies: Fifty Years of China-North Korea Relations

July 29, 2003 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Samuel S. Kim, Columbia University; Jian Chen,University of Virginia; Hazel Smith, University of WarwickDownload Special Report #115

The Euro: Path to a New Europe or More of the ‘Old Club'?

July 28, 2003 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy

Axis of Instability: America, Britain, and the New World Order after Iraq

July 28, 2003 // 9:00am11:00am
Global Europe Program
Andrew Tyrie, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom

Passing the Mantle: A New Leadership for Malaysia

July 24, 2003 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Karim Raslan, Senior Partner, Raslan Loong, Malaysia; Bridget Welsh, Assistant Professor of Southeast Asia Studies, SAIS, John Hopkins University; Bakri Musa, Columnist, MalaysiakiniDownload Special Report #116

A Celebration of the Life of Carlos Soza

July 24, 2003 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
ECSP and the Izaak Walton League of America co-sponsor a reception to celebrate the life of Guatemalan conservation leader Carlos Soza, who died of liver cancer on May 28, 2003.

The Evolution of a Taiwanese National Identity

July 17, 2003 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Asia Program
June Teufel Dreyer, professor of political science, University of Miami;Thomas B. Gold, associate professor of sociology, University of California, Berkeley; Shelley Rigger, associate professor of East Asian politics, Davidson College; John J. Tkacik, research fellow, the Heritage FoundationDownload Special Report #114

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