Asia News

New Research and Conference Program on Contemporary Asian Studies

Mar 18, 2010
The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars are partnering to launch a major national research and conference program. The program will select a premier group of National Asia Research Associates and Fellows, nominated by U.S. research organizations and higher learning institutions with top programs on Asia.

Mayor Ahn Sang-Soo to Speak at Wilson Center Director's Forum

Feb 03, 2010
The Wilson Center will host Mayor Ahn Sang-Soo of Incheon Metropolitan City, Republic of Korea on February 4. This event is open to the public.

Michael Kugelman's Op-Ed in Dawn

Jan 26, 2010
Pakistan has an abiding wish for more trade with the United States--but according to program associate Michael Kugelman in a January 25 Dawn op-ed, this is a wish that will go unfulfilled for the foreseeable future.

Michael Kugelman and Sue Levenstein's Op-Ed Feature in World Politics Review

Jan 20, 2010
According to the United Nations, 74 million acres of farmland in the developing world were acquired by foreign governments and investors over the first half of 2009 -- an amount equal to half of Europe's farmland. These land deals, argue Michael Kugelman and Susan L. Levenstein in a January 20 World Politics Review op-ed, leave immense carbon footprints and threaten widespread environmental destruction.

More Women in the Pakistan Media: The Way Forward

Jan 20, 2010
Pakistan ranks 127th out of 130 countries in the World Economic Forum's latest Global Gender Gap Index, and this poor standing is reflected in Pakistan's media sector, where less than 5 percent of journalists are women. The Wilson Center's Asia Program, along with its Pakistan-based partner, Uks, and ML Resources Social Vision, has released a guide that makes recommendations about working environments for Pakistan's journalists and about how to promote better coverage of women.

CEF Launches Hidden Waters, Dragons in the Deep Webpage with WKU and COB

Jan 20, 2010
With support from USAID, CEF has been assisting scientists at Western Kentucky University in their karst work in China for the past three years. Our final activity with WKU has been an exciting partnership with Circle of Blue to produce and now launch a multi-media webpage that puts a human face on the karst water challenges in southwest China.

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