Asia Program

Events

Protesting America: Democracy and the U.S.-Korea Alliance

February 21, 2013 // 3:30pm5:30pm
When the U.S.-Korea military alliance began to deteriorate in the 2000s, many commentators blamed "anti-Americanism" and nationalism, especially among younger South Koreans. Challenging these assumptions, Wellesley College professor and former Wilson Center scholar Katharine Moon argues in her latest book that Korean activism around U.S. relations owes more to transformations in domestic politics, including the decentralization of government, the diversification and politics of civil society organizations, and the transnationalization of social movements.

Media Briefing: PM Shinzo Abe’s Washington Visit

February 19, 2013 // 12:00pm12:30pm
Wilson Center East Asia experts answer press questions about Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe's visit to Washington D.C. and meeting with President Obama.
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Redefining Japan-Korea Relations: Shinzo Abe, Park Geun-Hye, and Security in the Asia-Pacific Region

January 31, 2013 // 3:30pm5:00pm
With both Japan and Korea electing new leaderships last month, how Prime Minister Abe and President-Elect Park will be able to improve bilateral relations is under close scrutiny. While continued threats from North Korea and China’s ever-growing military clout should bring the two countries closer together, ongoing territorial disputes and other issues still prove to be stumbling blocks in improving diplomatic ties. What are the challenges to relations between Japan and Korea in the longer-term? How will the U.S. pivot to Asia impact Tokyo and Seoul’s respective roles in ensuring stability in the Asia-Pacific region?
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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.

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.

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. .
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Strategic Asia: China’s Military Challenge

October 03, 2012 // 8:30am12:00pm
How China is investing in its military capabilities to match its economic might, and what that could mean for the stability of the region are the latest subjects examined by the National Bureau of Asian Research’s annual report, Strategic Asia 2012-13: China’s Military Challenge. The even was hosted by the Wilson Center's Asia Program and co-sponsored by the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States.

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