Asia Events


The Other Side of the Indian Growth Story: Confronting Agriculture and Rural Development

June 26, 2007 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Experts discuss how and why agriculture and rural development factor into long-term economic growth and poverty reduction in India.

Promoting a Green Voice in China: New Initiatives for Environmental Public Participation

June 20, 2007 // 2:30pm4:30pm
China Environment Forum
Chinese citizens are increasingly taking to the streets to protest existing or potential environmental threats—such as toxic water, smoggy air, and dam building. A delegation of 10 Chinese officials speak regarding public participation.

Commerce and Competition: A Conference on Pakistani Trade Issues

June 15, 2007 // 9:15am4:30pm
Asia Program
Manzoor Ahmad, Pakistani ambassador and permanent representative to the World Trade Organization; Mirza Qamar Beg, Pakistani ambassador to Italy and former commerce secretary of Pakistan;Shahid Javed Burki, former senior World Bank official and former finance minister of Pakistan; Abid Farooq, Ali Akbar Spinning Mills Ltd.; Esperanza Gomez Jelalian, U.S.-Pakistan Business Council, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Edward Gresser, Progressive Policy Institute; Ambassador Douglas A. Hartwick, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for South and Southwest Asia; Parvez Hasan, former senior World Bank official; Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Institute for International Economics; Zareen Naqvi, University College of the Fraser Valley (Canada)

Taiwan's Dilemma: A Democracy Divided Over National Security

June 06, 2007 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Shirley Kan, Congressional Research Service; Thomas J. Bickford, Center for Naval Analysis Corporation; Elizabeth Hague, RAND Corportation; Vincent Wang, University of Richmond

Director's Forum with Korea Foundation President Yim Sung-joon

June 06, 2007 // 2:00pm3:00pm
North Korea International Documentation Project
Ambassador Yim Sung-joon, President of the Korea Foundation and former National Security Advisor to President Kim Dae-jung.

Trash Talking: Pondering China's Mounting Waste Problems and New Solutions

May 30, 2007 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
Zhang Jialing SEPA;Tad Ferris Holland and Knight;Chen Wen EPA

Book Launch—Japan Rising: The Resurgence of Japanese Power and Purpose

May 22, 2007 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Kenneth B. Pyle, professor, University of Washington

Punching Above Its Weight? The G20 and the Doha Trade Negotiations

May 21, 2007 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Javed Maswood, Wilson Center Australian Scholar, and associate professor, School of International Business and Asian Studies, Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia)

The 10th Anniversary of the Asian Financial Crisis: Lessons Learned, Critical Assessments, and Charting the Path Forward

May 16, 2007 // 8:30am4:00pm
Asia Program
J. Soedradjad Djiwandono, Former Governor of Bank Indonesia, and Emeritus Professor of Economics, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies; Nelson Barbosa Filho, Secretary of Economic Monitoring, Brazilian Ministry of Finance; Ilene Grabel, Professor and Director, Program in Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver; Worapot Manupipatpong, Principal Economist and Director, Association of Southeast Asian Nations Secretariat; David Burton, Director of the Asia and Pacific Department, International Monetary Fund; Robert Wade, Professor of Political Economy, London School of Economics; Mark Weisbrot, Codirector, Center for Economic and Policy Research; Meredith Jung-En Woo, Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan; Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)

Urban Health in Asia: Growing Needs and Challenges Among the Poorest Populations

May 10, 2007 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Panelists discuss the rapid state of urbanization and the health status of the urban poor in Asia and, specifically, in India, where the urban population is projected to expand from 328 to 550 million by 2026, and the urban poor are currently estimated at between 80 and 100 million.