Asia Program

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Scaling the Mountain: Women, Health, and the Environment in Nepal

January 07, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
In the foothills of Nepal, extreme deforestation has pushed many rural communities onto marginal lands. A growing population and the impacts of climate change are increasing the challenges these communities face. Efforts to increase the resilience of communities have found success by integrating traditionally separate development objectives, like natural resource management and health care, under one program.
Photo by Владимир КОБЗАРЬ
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The Russian Far East: A New Arena for Great Power Contests in the Asia Pacific?

December 05, 2014 // 9:00am10:30am
Russia’s Far East (RFE), Northeast Asia’s geographic and strategic heartland, is crucial to an understanding of Asia-Pacific power games, and is a potential focal point of geopolitical competition. A region two-thirds the size of the United States, the RFE possesses enormous natural wealth and a vital strategic location on the north Pacific, where the interests of several major powers – China, Japan, the Koreas and the United States – intersect and interact.
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Between Alignment and Competition: Europe’s Pivot to Asia and Implications for the US

December 04, 2014 // 2:00pm3:30pm
President Obama used his recent trip to Asia to push through the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the centerpiece of the US rebalance to the region. The US pivot represents a significant shift in the country’s foreign policy and has generated debate in Europe as to whether it should align with Washington or adopt a more autonomous position, considering that Europe too has rebalanced toward Asia in the last decade. The focus of the European pivot both competes with and complements that of the US.
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India Energy: The Struggle For Power

December 03, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Much has been said in recent years about India’s rising global clout. Considerably less has been said about India and a different type of power: The kind that electrifies households, fires up factories, lights up buildings—and, overall, sustains nations and their economies. This event marks the launch of India Energy: The Struggle for Power, written by Raymond E. Vickery, a foremost expert on India’s energy situation.

U.S.-Korea Relations in Public Diplomacy

November 18, 2014 // 10:00am11:30am
Public opinion is playing an ever-increasing role in forging diplomatic ties, including relations between the United States and Korea. Public diplomacy between and within the two countries, and the role the media plays in shaping foreign policy will be assessed in a joint conference with Ewha Womans University and the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

U.S.-Korea Relations in Public Diplomacy

November 17, 2014 // 11:00am5:00pm
Public opinion is playing an ever-increasing role in forging diplomatic ties, including relations between the United States and Korea. Public diplomacy between and within the two countries, and the role the media plays in shaping foreign policy will be assessed in a joint conference with Ewha Womans University and the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Obama-Xi Meeting: Lowering Expectations?

November 07, 2014 // 10:00am11:00am
Prime Minister Abe, President Obama and General Secretary Xi met in Beijing at the APEC Summit at a critical moment for both bilateral and trilateral relationships. Three experts in China and Japan discussed what the leaders might do to offer reassurance and set the region and the relationships on a better path. Download the podcast or read the summary here.
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Strategic Rebalancing and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Assessing U.S. Security and Trade Policy Toward Asia Under Obama

October 30, 2014 // 9:00am4:30pm
Centerpieces of United States policy toward Asia—especially East and Southeast Asia—during the Obama presidency have included the “pivot” or “rebalancing” on the security side and seeking a massive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement on the economic side. With midterm congressional elections looming and the Obama administration beset by foreign policy challenges from outside the East and Southeast Asian region, this full-day conference will assess the progress, problems and prospects of “rebalancing” and the TPP.
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TPP and the Political Economy of U.S.-Japan Trade Negotiations

October 22, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Japan may no longer be the economic threat it once was, but tensions with the United States still prevail over trade, most notably in pushing forward with the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement

Foreign Policy and Security Implications of Global Aging for the Future of U.S.-Japan Relations HELD IN TOKYO

October 09, 2014 // 10:00am5:30pm
The sixth annual joint U.S.-Japan public policy forum held with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation will focus on the foreign policy and security implications of an ageing society worldwide. This event is held in Tokyo, Japan.

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