Asia News

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.

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.

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.

Wilson Center Awards Australian Scholarship

Jan 12, 2010
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars today announced the appointment of Edmond Roy as a Wilson Center Australian Scholar. Roy will spend three months in residence at the Wilson Center, beginning in March 2010, working on a research project examining the Australian government's policy on uranium sales to India.

Chinese Public Rejects Argument that China Should not be Obligated to Limit Emissions

Dec 16, 2009
In a new poll conducted by WorldPublicOpinion.org in September, an overwhelming 96% of Chinese said that at the conference in Copenhagen their government should be "willing to commit to limiting its greenhouse gas emissions" as part of an agreement. Seventy-eight percent of Chinese also said that "dealing with the problem of climate change should be given priority, even if it causes slower economic growth and some loss of jobs."

Wilson Center Japan Scholar Satoshi Ikeuchi in "The Daily Yomiuri"

Dec 09, 2009
In the Dec. 4th issue of The Daily Yomiuri, Wilson Center Japan Scholar Satoshi Ikeuchi comments on the paucity of Japan hands in Washington.

CEF's Jennifer Turner leads China Town Hall at Concordia College

Dec 08, 2009
Jennifer Turner, director of the China Environment Forum, will lead the audience at Concordia College in a discussion of U.S.-China cooperation on energy and environmental sustainability as part of the "China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections" day of programming which provides Americans across the United States the opportunity to discuss issues in U.S.-China relations with leading experts.

CEF's Report Cited by WSJ Article

Dec 07, 2009
A WSJ article published on December 7 cited a 2008 CEF's report when discussing how environmental groups in China can sue polluters.

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