Asia Program


Strategic Transitions in South Asia

February 02, 2006 // 7:45am12:00pm
Walter Andersen, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies; Stephen Blank, U.S. Army War College; Rafiq Dossani, Stanford University Asia-Pacific Research Center; Rodney Jones, Policy Architects International; Polly Nayak, Independent Consultant and Retired U.S. Intelligence Officer; Haider Nizamani, University of British Columbia; Maria Sultan, University of Bradford, South Asian Strategic Stability Unit

Hard Times: The Current Labor Situation in China

January 25, 2006 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Luo Xiaopeng, director, Center for Poverty Alleviation, Guizhou University, Guizhou, China; Mark Frazier, chairman, Department of Government, Lawrence University; Daniel Viederman, executive director, Verite; Pieter Bottelier, Visiting Associate Professor, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University

North Korea Since 2000 and Prospects for Inter-Korean Relations

January 17, 2006 // 9:00am10:00am
Video of this event is now online. A Director's Forum with Dr. Park Jae-kyu, President of Kyungnam University and Former Minister of Unification of the Republic of Korea

One Year After the Tsunami: Policy and Public Perceptions

January 12, 2006 // 1:30pm3:30pm
Roberta Cohen, senior fellow, Brookings Institution, and co-director, Brookings-University of Bern Project on Internal Displacement; Bambang Harymurti, editor-in-chief, Tempo Weekly Newsmagazine (Indonesia); W. Courtland Robinson, assistant professor, Center for International Emergency, Disaster, and Refugee Studies, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Mobilizing to Fight an Avian Flu Pandemic

December 07, 2005 // 9:00am10:00am
According to Senator Tom Harkin, the administration's plan to fight an avian flu pandemic includes all the essential elements of a successful strategy, but doesn't place enough emphasis on preparation.

The United States and Afghanistan: Trade, Investment, and the Economic Future

December 05, 2005 // 9:00am10:00am
With H.E. Hedayat Amin Arsala, Senior Advisor to the President and Minister of Commerce of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; and Special Guests H.E. Said Tayeb Jawad, Afghan Ambassador to the United States; and Dr. Omar Zakhilwal, President and CEO of the Afghan Investment Support Agency

Critical Dialogues on Avian Influenza

November 30, 2005 // 8:00am11:00am
At an event co-sponsored by the Wilson Center and Cornell University, public health, animal health, and wildlife management experts emphasize that preventing a pandemic will require a strong international health alliance that addresses animal as well as human health.

Combating Human Trafficking in Asia: A Strategy for Action

November 17, 2005 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Amihan Abueva, Coordinator for Southeast Asia, Asia ACTs Against Child Trafficking; Thetis Mangahas, ILO International Program on the Elimination of Child Labor, Mekong Sub-Regional Project to Combat Trafficking in Children and Women; Shirley Seng, Kachin Women's Association, Thailand; Mark Taylor, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, United States Department of State; Melanne Verveer (moderator), Chair, Vital Voices Global Partnership

US Nuclear Negotiations with North Korea and Iran: Similar Challenges?

November 08, 2005 // 11:00pm
with Robert Einhorn, Senior Adviser, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies; former Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation, Department of State

Making Sense of the Multiple Conflicts in Nepal: Is There A Way Forward?

November 03, 2005 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Mahendra Lawoti, assistant professor, Western Michigan University; Prakash Chandra Lohani, former finance minister, Nepal; Susan Hangen, assistant professor, Ramapo College of New Jersey. Video for this event is now available.


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