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Trade and Agriculture: Trans-Pacific Perspectives

February 13, 2012 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Agriculture has often been a stumbling block in free trade negotiations. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), often seen as the economic component of the Obama Administration’s “Asia pivot,” is no exception. Can Japan’s leadership, which has indicated a willingness to join the TPP, surmount resistance from its domestic agricultural lobby? Is the TPP attractive to countries like Korea, which has enthusiastically negotiated separate bilateral free trade agreements, most notably with the United States? What are the problems and opportunities in the agreement for American agricultural producers? How do nations like New Zealand, an agricultural powerhouse and original member of the TPP, view the negotiating positions of potential new members to the agreement?
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Taiwan: Elections 2012

December 13, 2011 // 3:30pm5:15pm
Incumbent Ma Ying-jeou faces challenger Tsai Ing-wen in Taiwan’s presidential elections, held concurrently with elections for the Taiwanese legislature. A Wilson Center panel discusses the domestic issues and post-election implications for the United States and Taiwan’s neighbors.
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The Legacy of Little America

December 07, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Rajiv Chandrasekaran discusses reconstruction projects in Afghanistan, past and present.
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Aiding Without Abetting

November 30, 2011 // 11:00am12:30pm
A new Wilson Center report calls for major changes to the U.S. civilian assistance program in Pakistan.

Making Homes, Building Bases: The Politics of Domesticity in the U.S. Occupation of Okinawa

November 28, 2011 // 4:00pm5:15pm
An event exploring the relationship between the United States and Okinawa through the lenses of gender and "scientific domesticity" during the U.S. occupation of the islands.
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India-Japan Ties: Asia's Fastest Growing Relationship?

November 15, 2011 // 3:30pm5:30pm
A discussion about the partnership described as Asia's fastest growing relationship.
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Why Taiwan Matters: Small Island, Global Powerhouse

November 09, 2011 // 4:00pm5:15pm
In an upcoming Asia Program book launch of Shelley Rigger’s, "Why Taiwan Matters," Rigger explores Taiwan's importance to China, the United States, and the world.
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Book Discussion: The Oil Prince's Legacy: Rockefeller Philanthropy in China

November 02, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Read about Mary Brown Bullock's new book, "The Oil Prince's Legacy: Rockefeller Philanthropy in China."
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The Other R.O.K.: Memories of Authoritarianism in Democratic South Korea

October 11, 2011 // 3:30pm5:30pm
As citizens of a vibrant democracy, how do South Koreans remember their nation's authoritarian past?

Australia in World Affairs 2006-2010: Middle Power Dreaming

October 04, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Former Wilson Center Australia Scholar James Cotton reflected on Australian foreign policy since 2006. Australian Ambassador Kim Beazley made introductory comments.

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