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Social Welfare in China: Policy and Practice

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Co-sponsor: The Weatherhead East Asian Institute

Catherine Keyser, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Drew University; Arthur Kleinman, Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University; David Roye, The Livingston Professor of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia University Moderated by Myron Cohen, Professor of Anthropology; Director, WEAI

 

 

Climate Change and the Mekong River:  Implications for Regional Stability

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Co-sponsors: The Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Earth Institute China 2049 as part of the workshop series “Environmental Flashpoints on China's Frontiers"

Kevin Anchukaitis, Lamont Assistant Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; Brendan Buckley, Lamont Associate Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; Marc Levy, Deputy Director, Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

 

 

When A Billion Chinese Jump:  Why the World's Worst Environmental Crisis is Forcing Beijing onto a New Path of Development

Friday, 11 June 2010

Co-sponsors: The Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Earth Institute China 2049

Jonathan Watts, Asia Environment Correspondent, The Guardian; Former President, Foreign Correspondents' Club of China. Moderated by Yao Lu, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Columbia University.

 

 

Recent Violence in The Philippines

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Co-sponsor: Southeast Asian Student Initiative (SEASI)

Lotta Hedman, Senior Research Fellow at IDEAS, the London School of Economics and Political Studies, discussed the growing number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) within the Mindanao and Sulu Archipelago regions of the Philippines. By looking at the historical context of these Southern regions, from violent conflicts in the 1970s to the ‘Total War’ in 2000, Hedman argued that the key to understanding the high levels of IDPs stems from the...

 

 

Fighting Corruption in Thailand: Thaksin as a Case

Monday, 5 April 2010

Co-sponsor: Southeast Asian Student Initiative

Medhi Krongkaew, a Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission of Thailand, discussed the creation of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) in Thailand, the need for the NACC, and how the NACC has impacted the government of Thailand.

The impetus for a special organization to handle public sector corruption occurred in 1975, after Thailand moved from a military dictatorship to a democracy. Unfortunately, because the agency was not...

 

 

Thailand's Crisis: Who Cares About the Economy?

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Co-sponsor: The Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI) as part of the “Global Financial Crisis” series

Duncan McCargo, Professor of Southeast Asian Politics, School of Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds gave his views about the economy and the tumultuous political situation in Thailand. Despite the global economic downturn, Thailand has been convulsed since mid-2008 with internal political problems which have culminated in dramatic and highly damaging events such as the November 2008 Bangkok airport occupation...

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Is China a New Growth Engine for the World Economy?

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Co-sponsor: WEAI as part of the “Global Financial Crisis” series

Columbia Law School professors Benjamin Liebman and Owen Nee, SIPA professor Daniel Rosen and Business School professor Shang-Jin Wei made their observations about China and its role in the world economy to an overflow crowd. Professor Nee began the discussion by explaining the transformation of the Chinese attitude toward foreign investors. It has become much more difficult for foreigners to enter the Chinese market because...

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Impact of the Global Crisis on Cambodia’s Politics and Economy

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Co-sponsor: WEAI as part of the “Global Financial Crisis” series

Kheang Un, Assistant Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Northern Illinois University, spoke about the impact of the global financial crisis on the economics and politics of Cambodia. Although it was not greatly affected by the 1997 economic crisis in East Asia, over the past decade it has become integrated into the global and regional economy. As a result, the 2008 crisis has greatly affected Cambodia's economy,...

 

 

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