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Committee on Foreign Relations Releases report on U.S.-China Climate Change Collaboration

Jul 28, 2009
JULY 2009- A report released on July 27 by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee entitled "Broadening the Bilateral: Seizing the Opportunity for Meaningful U.S.-China Collaboration on Climate Change" outlined the latest climate change science, reviews domestic actions in China, identifies current areas of U.S.-China energy collaboration, and addresses ways to move the bilateral relationship forward.

Tread Lightly With Pakistan's Lashkars

Jul 16, 2009
As Pakistan's army prepares for an assault on the tribal area of South Waziristan, Islamabad may be looking to strengthen its links with tribal militias, or lashkars. This would be a mistake, writes the Asia Program's Michael Kugelman. He explains why close associations with lashkars pose grave risks.

Wilson Center Awards Japan Scholarship to Satoshi Ikeuchi

Jul 09, 2009
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announced the appointment of Satoshi Ikeuchi as a Wilson Center Japan Scholar. Ikeuchi will spend two and one-half months in residence at the Wilson Center, beginning in October 2009, working on a research project examining American Middle East policy.

Former CEF speaker to put on a green business conference titled "New Ventures China Disruptive Green Innovation Forum"

Jul 08, 2009
JULY 2009- Former CEF speaker Ye Weijia, director of the DAO Institute for Environment and Development, will host a conference in Beijing on the profitability potential of being a green business.

Former CEF speaker publishes new report on Climate Change

Jul 07, 2009
JULY 2009- Former CEF speaker Jim Watson and coauthor Dr. Tao Wang have published a new report- "China's Energy Transition: Pathways for Low Carbon Development"

Jennifer Turner, Director of CEF, was quoted in several news articles on Chinese edition of VOA News

Jul 06, 2009
JULY 2009- As an expert on environmental problems and activities in China, Jennifer Turner shared her insights on a number of environmental issues that have profound implications for both US and China.

A Savvy Litigator Takes on China's Polluters

Jul 01, 2009
JULY 2009- Public interest lawyer Jingjing Zhang spent a month at the Wilson Center as a scholar with the China Environment Forum. Nicknamed "China's Erin Brockovich," she litigates cases that compensate villagers victimized by industrial pollution.

Wilson Center Appoints Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi Public Policy Scholar

Jun 22, 2009
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, in collaboration with the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan (FFFP), a charitable trust based in Karachi, today announced the appointment of Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi as a Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar. Lodhi will spend nine months in residence at the Wilson Center, beginning in September 2009, carrying out research for a book looking at the internal and external challenges Pakistan has faced since 2001.

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