Feb 25, 2014
Kenton Clymer, 2011-12 Fellow, spent December teaching at Yangon University as the first foreign visiting professor to teach in their Department of History since 1962. more
Dec 17, 2013
Asia Program scholars and staff have produced a bumper crop of new books over the past two years. Our ten most recent publications cover the broad expanse of Asia with a wide variety of focuses. more
December 16, 2013 // 9:00am — 10:30am
China’s recent declaration of an air defense identification zone in the East China Sea and its territorial claims over 80% of the South China Sea are focusing renewed American attention on Chinese strategy. To understand China’s policies, deployments, and ambitions in the Western Pacific, we must analyze China’s attitudes toward all of its 14 border States and Pacific neighbors, and toward its near and more distant seas. more
Kenton Clymer, 2011-12 Fellow, spent December teaching at Yangon University as the first foreign visiting professor to teach in their Department of History since 1962.
Asia Program scholars and staff have produced a bumper crop of new books over the past two years. Our ten most recent publications cover the broad expanse of Asia with a wide variety of focuses.
Northeast Asia associate Shihoko Goto discussed the challenges facing East Asia at the annual MEDays Forum in Tangier, Morocco, last week.
CWIHP Senior Scholar Bernd Schaefer publishes volume on the 1965 anti-communist purges in Indonesia.
Dec 19, 2012
Dr. Soe Win, a delegate from the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) training institute in December 2011, has used WPSP training materials to develop a two-month training program for women in political parties and civil society in Myanmar. During...
Dec 19, 2012
Dr. Nyo Nyo Thinn, a delegate at the Inaugural Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Summer Institute at Wellesley College, presented her plan on Proportional Representation (PR) in the Yangon Parliament in Myanmar on July 19, 2012. Thinn...
Dec 18, 2012
Our inaugural mentoring conference call with Burmese women activists was led by the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) delegate, Soe Win. The 15 Burmese women who were on the phone with us, mostly from the ethnic states and rural regions,...
Dec 18, 2012
On September 24, 2012, against the backdrop of the 67th meeting of the UN General Assembly as world leaders gathered together, the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) partnered with Barnard College and our other partner colleges to create an...
December 16, 2013 // 9:00am — 10:30am
China’s recent declaration of an air defense identification zone in the East China Sea and its territorial claims over 80% of the South China Sea are focusing renewed American attention on Chinese strategy. To understand China’s policies, deployments, and ambitions in the Western Pacific, we must analyze China’s attitudes toward all of its 14 border States and Pacific neighbors, and toward its near and more distant seas.
October 15, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
In the latter half of last century, Thailand and other East Asian countries successfully capitalized on shifts in their age structures to gain a boost in economic productivity, a phenomenon known as the demographic dividend. Today, despite the hitherto sluggish pace of Africa’s demographic transition, scholars and politicians remain hopeful that similar changes on the continent may lead to faster development in coming decades.
Climate Change in a Growing, Urbanizing World: Understanding the Demography of Adaptation (Book Launch)
October 02, 2013 // 11:45am — 1:30pm
The effects of climate change are often conveyed through the lens of changing physical landscapes. Shifting weather patterns, the intensification of drought, flooding, and coastal erosion are all primary areas of climate research. But do researchers know enough about changes in the size, distribution, and composition of human populations as they relate to climate vulnerability?
In many developed countries, population decline poses economic and social strains and may even threaten national security. Through case studies of Sweden, France, Italy, Japan, and Singapore, The Other Population Crisis explores national efforts to promote births and the significant government role in stopping declines in birth rates.
In CWIHP Working Paper No. 67, "Ambivalent Alliance: Chinese Policy towards Indonesia, 1960-1965," Taomo Zhou argues that China and Indonesia enjoyed a remarkably cordial quasi-alliance with one another during the first half of the 1960s, and yet the relationship was beset by domestic social resistance, exemplified by two waves of anti-Chinese protests in Indonesia. Filling in the gaps in this important but understudied period, Zhou challenges the existing nation-state-centered narratives of China’s Cold War experience by combining top-down geopolitical analysis with bottom-up processes, and tracing diplomacy in practice and migration on the ground.
Asian nations have found it difficult to respond effectively to new transnational security challenges. Resources and technical capacity are scarce, as are cooperation and coordination within governments, and between governments, the private sector, and civil society. New Security Challenges in Asia shows how these threats are less susceptible to traditional diplomacy or military resolution and recommends ways the United States still can help Asian nations address them constructively.
David Scott Mathieson, senior researcher on Burma in the Asia division of Human Rights Watch.
This week on dialogue an interview with the father-daughter journalist team of Marvin and Debbie Kalb, who just finished a book on the legacy of Vietnam.
Relative to its growing importance, Asia receives scant attention. This is going to have to change, writes former Congressman Lee Hamilton.
Professor, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
Dr. Liu Aming is a professor in Institute of International Relations, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS). From postgraduate period, Liu Aming focused her research on the U.S. foreign policy and Sino-U.S. relations. After got the M.A on history from Nanjing University in 2002, she started 3 y...
Professor, University of Canterbury
Anne-Marie Brady is an Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Canterbury. She is a fluent Mandarin speaker, who specialises in Chinese and polar politics. She is editor-in-chief of The Polar Journal, and has written eight books and multiple scholarly articles on topics ranging...
Monitoring and Evaluation Director, Pathfinder Mozambique