Asia News

Wilson Center Awards Inaugural Pakistan Scholarship

Jun 29, 2004
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 Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa as the Wilson Center's inaugural Pakistan scholar. Dr. Siddiqa will spend nine months in residence at the Wilson Center, carrying out research and writing on a project titled "Military Inc.: The Political Economy of Militarization in Pakistan."

CEF in the News

May 19, 2004
CEF Coordinator Jennifer Turner quoted in Greenwire.

CEF to Host Book Launch for The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China's Future

Apr 29, 2004
Co-Sponsored by the Wilson Center's Asia Program and the Council on Foreign Relations

CEF Coordinator to Speak at Asia Society Meeting

Mar 17, 2004
CEF's Jennifer Turner will speak on Thursday, March 25, 7:00-8:30 pm at the Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium for an Asia Society meeting: Yellow River: China's Sorrow, Glory and Disappearing Resource

Spotlight on New Environmental and Energy Initiatives in China

Mar 11, 2004
Hoffman Institute's water work in Hunan; WRI's New Center for Transport and the Environment in Shanghai; and EPA's eebuildings Initiative

Re-enchantment: Tibetan Buddhism Comes to the West

Mar 03, 2004
Author Jeffery Paine will describe the religion's fateful migration and the eccentric personalities that hastened its spread westward during this book launch. The event will be webcast on Wednesday, March 3, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. (ET).

Even Fake Snow Can't Disguise Real Problems in China

Mar 02, 2004
In this recent op-ed published by The Chicago Tribune, Timothy Hildebrandt argues that the large amount of water needed to sustain the fledgling ski industry in China is an inappropriate use of a precious and endangered resource. China should delay developing this environmentally harmful sport while it grapples with more pressing issues of human health and sustainable development. It is reprinted here with permission.

Asia Program Expands Pakistan Programming

Mar 02, 2004
Pakistan and the United States have shared a shaky alliance over the past half-century, yet each country knows surprisingly little about the other. The Asia Program, in conjunction with the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan, will host a Pakistani scholar in residence, annually, and expand programming on Pakistani issues. The inaugural event of this expanded programming was an all-day conference discussing the merits of and obstacles to instituting an Islamic economy in Pakistan.

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