Tuesday, April 12, 2011

This week in Washington

LAUNCH OF THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK'S FLAGSHIP PUBLICATION, ASIAN DEVELOPMENT OUTLOOK 2011. 4/13. 3:00-5:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsors: Asian Development Bank, Asia Society Washington Center, and the Wilson Center's Asia Program. Speaker: Changyong Rhee, Asian Development Bank’s newly-appointed Chief Economist. By invitation only but webcast.

CHINA’S FOREIGN POLICY: CHALLENGES AND PLAYERS. 4/13, 8:40am-3:05pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Speakers: Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA); Mr. Daniel Kritenbrink, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Mr. David Helvey, Principal Director for East Asia Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense; Mr. Andrew Small, Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund; Dr. J. Peter Pham, Director of the Michael S. Ansari Africa Center, Atlantic Council; Dr. Alan M. Wachman, Associate Professor of International Politics, Tufts University; Dr. John W. Garver, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology; Dr. Victor Cha, Director of Asian Studies, Georgetown University; Dr. Richard Weitz, Director of the Center for Military-Political Analysis, Hudson Institute; Dr. Yu-wen Julie Chen, Visiting Scholar, University of Virginia; Dr. Erica S. Downs, Fellow, Brookings Institution; Ms. Susan V. Lawrence, Analyst in Asian Affairs, Congressional Research Service.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF NATURAL DISASTERS. 4/13, 11:30am-12:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: United Nations Association of the National Capital Area’s Sustainable Development Committee. Speakers: Anita van Breda: Director, Humanitarian Partnerships at World Wildlife Fund; Marion Pratt: Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), Social Science Advisor; Stephanie Fritz Savolaine: U.S. Forest Service, Assistant Director for International Programs Disaster Assistance Support Program (DASP); Joseph Ashmore: Independent consultant, co-compiler, illustrator, and author of the UNOCHA, IFRC and CARE International supported booklet "Timber as a construction material in humanitarian emergencies"; Mary Beth Brennan: Acting East Asia and Pacific Regional Coordinator, Office of Disaster Assistance, USAID. 

THE U.S.-INDIA STRATEGIC DIALOGUE: PRIORITIES AND NEXT STEPS. 4/13, 3:00-4:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsors: CSIS; Wadhwani Chair in US–India Policy Studies; CII. Speakers: Ambassador Ronen Sen, Former Ambassador of India to the United States; Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee. Director General, Confederation of Indian Industry; Mr. Jamshyd N. Godrej, Chairman and Managing Director, Godrej and Boyce Manufacturing Company, Ltd., India; Ambassador Karl F. Inderfurth, Senior Advisor and Wadhwani Chair, CSIS.

GREEN FINANCE IN KOREA AND THE GLOBAL CONTEXT. 4/13, 10:00am-Noon, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Korean Economic Institute. Speakers: Dr. Hyoung-Tae Kim,President, Korea Capital Market Institute; Dr. Young-Tae Kim, Transportation Attaché, Embassy of the Republic of Korea; Dr. Debra Lynn Perry, Principal Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation; Mr. William F. (Bill) Tyndall, Senior Vice President, Federal Government and Regulatory Affairs, Duke Energy.

DEMOCRACY IN ASIA. 4/14, 10:00-11:00am, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Southeast Asia Program, CSIS. Speakers: Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Leader of the People’s Justice Party and Former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia; Ernest Z. Bower, Senior Advisor & Director, Southeast Asia Program.

IDENTITY AND RISING ASIAN POWERS: IMPLICATIONS FOR REGIONAL COOPERATION. 4/14, Noon-2:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsors: Sigur Center for Asian Studies; MacArthur Foundation. Speakers: Allen Carlson, Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University; Mike Mochizuki, Associate Dean for Academic Programs & Associate Professor of Political Science & International Affairs, The George Washington University; Deepa Ollapally, Associate Director, Sigur Center for Asian Studies; Shawn McHale, Director, Sigur Center for Asian Studies.

CONFUCIANISM IN CHINA TODAY. 4/14, Noon-2:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs, Georgetown U. Speaker: Yi Liu, postdoctoral fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs.

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