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Capital for the Future: Saving and Investment in an Interdependent World

July 23, 2013 // 8:30am10:30am
On July 23, 2013, speakers will present the main findings of the Global Development Horizons report, which explores patterns of investment, saving and capital flows as they are likely to evolve over the course of the next two decades. Experts from the Wilson Center will discuss how these economic patterns will affect various developing countries and regions.

From Sustainable Communities to Global Pollution Challenges: Twenty Years of U.S.-Taiwan Environmental Cooperation

July 17, 2013 // 3:00pm4:30pm
On the July 17th meeting, cosponsored by the Asia Program and the China Environment Forum cosponsored, three speakers will provide an overview of the expanding EPA – EPAT cooperation, highlighting the progress in developing sister sustainable communities in the United States and Taiwan. Stephen Shu-hung Shen, Minister of EPAT, and Randy Solomon, Sustainable Jersey community certification program lead, will introduce the successes of these sustainable community projects. Jane Nishida, U.S. EPA’s Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for International & Tribal Affairs and former Maryland Secretary of Environment, will share how international collaboration can strengthen state and national environmental programs and provide opportunities for green growth.

Perfect Triangle? The Converging Interests of India, Japan, and the United States

June 25, 2013 // 4:00pm5:15pm
The basic goals of the India-Japan relationship--one of Asia's strongest partnerships--are very similar to those of the United States in Asia. This event examines the various areas of cooperation between these three countries.
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Afghanistan Beyond the Headlines: Women, Youth, and War

June 24, 2013 // 12:00pm5:00pm
As the United States approaches its 2014 deadline for military withdrawal from Afghanistan, one often overshadowed aspect of the conflict is the hard-won progress made by previously marginalized segments of the Afghan population, particularly women, girls, and young people. Afghanistan has one of the highest proportions of young people in the world – many of whom have known only war. The median age of the population is 15.6 years old, the median age of marriage is 18, and half of mothers surveyed during a country-wide mortality survey had their first child when they were teenagers.
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: New Rules for a New Era

June 19, 2013 // 2:00pm5:00pm
On June 19, 2013, Robert Zoellick, former president of the World Bank, former U.S. Trade Representative, and former Deputy Secretary of State gave a global perspective of what the Trans-Pacific Partnership could mean for future trade negotiations followed by a distinguished group of panelists who spoke on the important aspects of a future trade model and how the Trans-Pacific Partnership fits into other regional trade agreements.

Savior or Achilles’ Heel of International Markets?: The G20, IMF, and Global Financial Crisis

June 18, 2013 // 3:30pm5:00pm
The meltdown of international financial markets in 2008 and the continuing economic crisis plaguing Europe have ramped up discussions about the challenges and limits of global economic governance. From 2008 to 2009, commitment to a collective international response reached unprecedented levels in recent decades, but sustaining that momentum – led by the G20 and harnessing the legitimacy and technical capacities of the International Monetary Fund – has proven much harder. Former IMF Executive Director for the Fund’s Australia and Pacific Constituency, Chris Legg, will examine lessons from this experience about the nature of international economic governance, and the constraints to enhancing the IMF and G20’s future effectiveness.
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2013 IFES-WWICS Washington Forum on Korea

June 14, 2013 // 9:30am3:30pm
The 2013 IFES-WWICS Washington Forum on Korea featured a keynote address by Ambassador Glyn Davies, U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy, a roundtable on leadership changes in East Asia, luncheon remarks by the Honorable Jae Kyu Park and Ambassador Ho-Young Ahn, and a panel discussion on North Korea’s crisis diplomacy.
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Harmony in the Forest: Improving Habitats for Species and People in East Asia

May 30, 2013 // 12:00pm2:00pm
How can NGOs and civil society promote environmental protection and improve people’s health and livelihoods in remote tropical forests? Two NGOs with innovative programs in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea spoke at the Wilson Center on May 30 about their efforts to simultaneously tackle these issues and highlight their intricate relationship.
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North Korea's Nuclear Challenge: From Brinkmanship to Diplomacy?

May 16, 2013 // 12:00pm1:30pm
This meeting is part of an ongoing series that provides a forum for policy specialists from Congress and the Executive, business, academia, and journalism to exchange information and share perspectives on current nonproliferation issues.

U.S.-Pakistan Security Relations: From 9/11 to 2011, with an Eye on 2014

May 14, 2013 // 4:00pm5:15pm
A timely discussion of the security partnership forged by two uneasy allies in the post-9/11 world.

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