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China-Japan Dialogue: Beyond the Territorial Dispute

January 28, 2013 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Relations between China and Japan have been strained in recent years over the territorial dispute in the East China Sea. The rising tension between the two countries has significant political, economic, and security implications for the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. This event follows a day-long closed-door meeting among the panelists analyzing the origin and consequences of the dispute, and jointly exploring approaches to conflict resolution. In this public seminar, the panelists will present the major findings from the meeting and engage the audience in interactive discussion.
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Book Launch--Eating Grass: The Making of the Pakistani Bomb

January 15, 2013 // 12:00pm1:30pm
The launch of an important new book on Pakistan's nuclear weapons program.
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Staying Ahead of the Economic Curve: Taiwan and Its Rivals in East Asia and Beyond

December 13, 2012 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Nearly two decades have passed since the World Bank published its landmark East Asian Miracle, citing the economic success of the region based on productivity, strategic policies, and good governance. East Asia remains an economic powerhouse, but questions arise as to how economies like Taiwan can continue to grow amid intensifying global competition and sluggishness in the technology industry.
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Book Launch: The Global Farms Race -- Land Grabs, Agricultural Investment, and the Scramble for Food Security in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Former Soviet Union

December 04, 2012 // 3:30pm5:30pm
The launch of a new book on arguably one of the world's most underreported trends: The acquisition, by nations and private investors, of vast expanses of precious farmland overseas.
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So-Called Land Grabs in the Global South: Reality and Repercussions?

November 28, 2012 // 2:00pm4:00pm
This event was a frank conversation regarding the positive and negative aspects of these deals on the macro and micro level in Sub-Saharan Africa, considering 70% of contemporary large-scale land acquisitions are based in this region.

The Aga Khan Rural Support Program and the Role of Civil Society in Pakistan

November 08, 2012 // 9:00am10:15am
A discussion with a top official from one of Pakistan's most respected development organizations.

Mao, Stalin and the Korean War: Trilateral Communist Relations in the 1950s

November 02, 2012 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Shen Zhihua, former Wilson Center public policy scholar and director of the Center for Cold War International History Studies at East China Normal University will discuss his latest book entitled, “Mao, Stalin and the Korean War: Trilateral Communist Relations in the 1950s” which examines relations between China and the Soviet Union during the 1950s, and gives a unique insight into Chinese thinking about the Korean War.

Going Beyond Nuclear: New Energy Security Realities for Japan and the United States

October 31, 2012 // 10:00am5:30pm
The Fukushima nuclear meltdown has forced Japan to reconsider its energy policy, and as the country continues to grapple with the aftermath of the March 2011 crisis, public opinion remains deeply divided about the country’s future energy policy including nuclear power. The United States, too, is facing its own challenges, as a bonanza in natural gas within its borders in recent years is redefining the meaning of energy independence. How both countries are looking beyond petroleum to meet their respective energy needs, and prospects for alternative energy sources including nuclear power, were the issues at stake at the latest Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum, held in Tokyo on Oct. 31. .

Combating Barriers and Expanding Opportunities for Women in Public Service in India

October 26, 2012 // 9:00am10:30am
Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Director of the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative, in conversation with Ms.Indira Jaising, Assistant Solicitor General of India
photo by Mona Youssef
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When America Leaves: Protecting Women and Girls in Afghanistan through Education

October 19, 2012 // 9:00am10:00am
Sherjan talks about her decades of work ensuring the education of women and girls in Afghanistan, including under the Taliban regime when she ran underground schools. She also discusses the serious challenges that remain in educating women and girls and explains how Americans can protect their investment in the country by continuing to advance educational opportunities for all Afghans.

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