Events

Foreign Policy Debates within Rising Powers: Current Implications for the US

March 2, 2011

This Policy Briefing presented findings on the domestic debates and recent foreign policy behaviors of Russia, India and China, and their implications for U.S. policy in the region. Featured experts included: Henry R. Nau, co-director of the Rising Powers Initiative and Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at The George Washington University; Andrew Kuchins, Director and Senior Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; Deepa Ollapally, India expert and Associate Director of the  Sigur Center for Asian Studies; and David Shambaugh, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director of the China Policy Program at GWU. The event was organized by the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and was supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. A summary of the briefing is available here.

Comparative Diaspora Politics: The Cases of China and India

February 24, 2011

Dr. Nikola Mirilovic, Postdoctoral Research Associate and Professorial Lecturer at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, spoke at the Centre for International Politics, Organisation, and Disarmament, Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India. The Sigur Center gratefully acknowledges the Carnegie Corporation of New York for support of this presentation.

Identity and Asian Powers: What Does it Mean for Regional Cooperation?

February 21-22, 2011

The Rising Powers Initiative at the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, together with the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, co-organized a conference on “Identity and Asian Powers: What Does It Mean for Regional Cooperation?” in New Delhi, India. This conference was possible thanks to the generous support of the MacArthur  Foundation’s Asia Security Initiative.

China’s Development Cooperation in Africa

February 3, 2011

Dr. Yan Wang spoke on China’s development policies and its relationship with African nations. Dr. Yan Wang is Research Coordinator, OECD-DAC-China Study Group and Senior Economist at WBI, World Bank Office Beijing. This event at the Elliott School of International Affairs was organized by the Rising Powers Initiative, GW-CIBER and the Institute for International Economic Policy.

Obama’s Asian Journey: Prospects for U.S. Policy

November 17, 2010
President Barack Obama’s 10-day trip to India, Indonesia, South Korea, and Japan encompasses a G-20 summit, an Asian-Pacific Economic Council summit, major holidays in India and Indonesia, as well as four presidential news conferences. The following panel of George Washington University experts discussed the significance of Obama’s visit to Asia and prospects for U.S. policy in the region: Deepa Ollapally, Associate Director of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies; Alasdair Bowie, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs; Gregg A. Brazinsky, Associate Professor of History and International Affairs; Mike Mochizuki, Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs; and Shawn McHale, Director of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies.

Worldviews of Aspiring Powers – Regional Seminar in Moscow

November 11-12, 2010

A Worldviews of Aspiring Powers conference was held in Moscow, Russia, on November 11-12. The conference included research presentations by the project contributors at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Center in Moscow. MGIMO is a highly selective academic institution associated with the Russian Foreign Ministry. Approximately fifty experts attended the Carnegie event, while the MGIMO event was attended by approximately one hundred and fifty academics and students.  (more)

State Capitalism and Foreign Direct Investment: Are Chinese and Indian Companies Buying Up the World’s Oil?

October 22, 2010

Robert Weiner, Professor of International Business and International Affairs at the George Washington University, presented findings from an ongoing research project on the behavior of state-owned enterprises in the world petroleum market. This research seminar was organized by the Rising Powers Initiative, the Asia Society, and GWU’s Department of International Business and Department of Finance, and was supported by the Carnegie Corporation and the MacArthur Foundation. Click here for coverage of this event by Market Watch in the Wall Street Journal.

Indo-U.S. Relations: An Evolving Partnership

October 12, 2010

Ambassador Meera Shankar, India’s Ambassador to the United States, spoke on “Indo-U.S. Relations: An Evolving Partnership” at the Elliott School of International Affairs on October 12, 2010. The event was organized by the India Initiative of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, the Ambassadors Forum and the Distinguished Women in International Affairs Series. Ambassador Shankar”s remarks on Afghanistan, nuclear technology, China’s military buildup and President Obama’s upcoming visit to India, amongst a wide range of other issues in Indo-U.S. relations, were reported in The Times of India, the Hindustan Times,  the People’s Daily, and the GW Hatchet. Click here for the full text of her speech, and here for the video recording, which includes the Q&A session.

Worldviews of China, India and Russia: Power Shifts and Domestic Debates

September 22, 2010

The Sigur Center for Asian Studies hosted a policy briefing on “Worldviews of China, India and Russia: Power Shifts and Domestic Debates,” drawing an audience of over 200 academics, journalists, and policymakers.  The event was moderated by Henry R. Nau, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University, and featured the following experts: Andrew Kuchins, Director and Senior Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; Deepa Ollapally, Associate Director of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, and David Shambaugh, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director of the China Policy Program at George Washington University. Read more about the event in the GW Today and watch the video.

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