Asia Program

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Pulling Pakistan out of Economic Crisis

September 24, 2012 // 11:00am12:30pm
This event marks the release of a new study on Pakistan's economy.
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Combating Extremism Through Education: Lessons from Pakistan and Across the Muslim World

September 11, 2012 // 4:00pm5:15pm
A top education policy official in Pakistan discusses how his country--and the wider Muslim World--can fight radicalism through revitalized policies that increase access to science and technology education.
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Green Urbanization in Asia

August 29, 2012 // 9:00am10:30am
The number of people moving into Asian cities is historically unprecedented. Millions of people are rapidly migrating into the cities, and the number of megacities and areas with extremely high population densities is rising. This trend is expected to continue as a relatively low share of Asia's population still lives in urban areas. Download the report or read a summary of the event here!

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Future of International Trade

August 08, 2012 // 2:00pm5:00pm
As the major trade initiative of the Obama Administration, the Trans-Pacific Partnership will broaden trade in the Pacific and may create a template for future, global trade negotiations.
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Japan’s Middle East Policy since 9/11

July 25, 2012 // 4:00pm5:15pm
Japan’s policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and, more broadly, on Middle East issues generally has been shaped by two key factors: Tokyo’s quest for oil, and its awareness of the wider international diplomatic and political setting. Unfortunately for Japan, these two considerations have frequently pushed Japanese policy makers in opposite directions. Historically, Japan has preferred a low-key approach to the region. But in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, Tokyo has faced increasing pressure to become more engaged--more specifically, to contribute to the U.S.-led war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Does Japan aspire to be a relevant player in the Middle East? Can it play such a role, if it wishes to do so? Wilson Center visiting scholar Yuka Uchida will discuss these and related issues as she explores the post-9/11 evolution of Japanese policy in the broader Middle East.

Of Generals, Judges, and International Law: Pakistan's Constitutional Crisis and Implications for U.S. Policy

July 18, 2012 // 3:00pm4:15pm
A Director's Forum on Pakistan's rule-of-law crisis.

Book Launch: Little America--The War Within the War for Afghanistan

July 16, 2012 // 4:00pm5:15pm
Former Public Policy Scholar Rajiv Chandrasekaran discusses his latest book, Little America--The War Within the War for Afghanistan.

Malaysia: At the Center of It All

June 28, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
A discussion about one of Southeast Asia’s most strategic nations, featuring noted regional expert Marvin Ott.

Urban Governance and Citizen Rights in China and India

May 23, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
A comparative look at urbanization in the world's two most populous nations.
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Sri Lanka: Challenges and Opportunities

May 15, 2012 // 3:00pm4:00pm
A public address by Sri Lanka's foreign minister.

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