Asia Program

Events

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.

The Missing Link: How Can the Pakistani Diaspora Improve U.S.-Pakistan Ties?

October 02, 2012 // 11:00am12:30pm
A briefing on how the Pakistani diaspora can help enhance ties between Pakistanis and Americans.
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2012 National Survey of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

September 25, 2012 // 1:00pm2:30pm
At this event, we will engage with researchers and leading Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) policy leaders on the results and implications of the groundbreaking 2012 National Survey of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. This is the largest-ever nationally representative and comprehensive survey of AAPI public opinion conducted in United States.

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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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.

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