“The Intersection of Climate Change and Security” (Video)

The Asia Institute & Foreign Policy in Focus

“The Intersection of Climate Change and Security”

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Larry Wilkerson
Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy,
Department of Government
William & Mary College
Alice Hill
Senior fellow for climate change policy
Council on Foreign Relations

Emanuel Pastreich
Director
The Asia Institute

 

Moderator:

John Feffer

Director, Foreign Policy in Focus

Climate Change and Security

The world faces two grave threats: nuclear war and climate change. The Trump administration has ended four decades of U.S. efforts to reduce the threat of nuclear war, withdrawing from the INF Treaty and preparing to deploy nuclear weapons around the world. At the same time, it denies the existence of climate change and supports leaders around the world who are laying waste to the environment.

But another security policy is possible, and necessary, right now. This seminar sponsored by the Asia Institute and Foreign Policy in Focus, will explore how the US could seize the initiative on arms control and link it to a global rethinking of security in light of climate change.


“The Intersection of Climate Change and Security” Asia Institute seminar

 

The Asia Institute

&

Foreign Policy in Focus

 

Panel Discussion

 

“The Intersection of Climate Change and Security”

Wednesday, December 11

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

@ Institute for Policy Studies

 

The world faces two grave threats: nuclear war and climate change. The Trump administration has ended four decades of U.S. efforts to reduce the threat of nuclear war, withdrawing from the INF Treaty and preparing to deploy nuclear weapons around the world. At the same time, it denies the existence of climate change and supports leaders around the world who are laying waste to the environment.

But another security policy is possible, and necessary, right now. This seminar will explore how the US could seize the initiative on arms control and link it to a global rethinking of security in light of climate change.

Discussants:

  • Larry Wilkerson, Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy, Department of Government at William & Mary College
  • Alice Hill, Senior fellow for climate change policy, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Emanuel Pastreich, Director, The Asia Institute
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Moderator:

        John Feffer, Director, Foreign Policy in Focus

 

 

Open to the public. Preregistration not required.

Location:

 

Institute for Policy Studies

1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20036 

Phone:

2022349382

 

 

https://ips-dc.org/events/the-intersection-of-climate-change-and-security/


Asia Institute Seminar “The unexpected downturn in Korea-Japan relations ” Sept. 26

 

The Asia Institute

and

Institute for Policy Studies

 

“What went wrong?

The unexpected downturn in Korea-Japan relations and possible solutions” 

 

Thursday,  September 26, 2019

4:00-5:30

Institute for Policy Studies

 

 

Although the enhanced trilateral relationship between the United States, South Korea and Japan had become a popular theme in Washington over the last few years, the relations between these two countries appear to be burning up like the Amazon jungles these days. The decision of Seoul to pull out of the GSMIA (General Security of Military Information Agreement) intelligence sharing agreement with Tokyo is but the latest in a series of blows that have damaged a previously solid consensus on trade and finance between the countries. The current hostilities have taken an unexpected turn for the worse that has created a cultural and institutional crisis.

In this seminar an outstanding panel of experts will consider what might be the deeper causes of the conflict. Can the fallout be traced back primarily to memories of the past, or are larger economic and geopolitical shifts primary? How far will the split go, and how is it tied to similar conflicts that are arising around the world as part of the great unraveling of established institutions and shared values?

Finally, we will consider what possible approaches there are might be for building a new consensus between these two countries, and in the region, so that we can move forward by diplomatic sublation.

Please join us for this seminar cosponsored by the Asia Institute and Foreign Policy in Focus. Your insights will be welcome.

 

SPEAKERS:

 

John Feffer

Director

Foreign Policy in Focus

 

Jenny Town

Managing Editor

38 North

Stimson Center

Stephen Costello

CEO

Asia East

Moderated by

 

Emanuel Pastreich

Director

The Asia Institute

 

 

4:00-5:30 PM Thursday, September 26, 2019 @ Institute for Policy Studies (6th floor)

1301 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

 

 

 

 


“Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Seoul and the future of the Korean Peace Process” Seminar February 11, 2019

                 Asia Institute  Seminar

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“Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Seoul and the future of the Korean Peace Process”

Prof. Lakhvinder Singh
Director
Korea Peace Program

Prof Emanuel Pastreich
President
The Asia Institute (Vice President, University of Brain Education)

Monday February 11, 2019
Time: 7-8:30 PM
Venue: The Commons Foundation

The award of the Seoul Peace Prize to India’s Prime Minister Modi suggests a new expansion of the discourse on peacebuilding on the Korean peninsula as part of a larger global effort. PM Modi’s visit to Seoul immediately before the Trump-Kim Summit in Danang is rapidly taking on tremendous geopolitical significance.
How might this occasion expand Indian engagement on the Korean peninsula and what directions might such engagement go. Although India has been a passive player on the Korean peninsula, it has a tremendous tradition of promoting global peace dating back to Gandhi, and before.

As a nation that has much experience with geopolitical complexities, but has objectivity relative to the issues in Northeast Asia, might India be able to offer a new perspective?

This seminar will consider concrete fields for cooperation where India can play more active on peacebuilding under the leadership of Modi.

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“COREA AS COMMONS” Seminar December 11

 

“Corea as Commons: Cooperative citizen-centered concepts for connecting the Coreas”

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

7:00-8:30 PM

@ Commons Ground 3F

A major shift has taken place in relations between North and South Korea recently that opens up the prospect of integration on a large scale in the near future and offers the real potential for unification. Yet the entire process today being driven by the logic that the market-oriented, consumption-driven economy dominated by finance and massive corporations in South Korea must be a godsend for North Korea. Yet the South Korean model has led to serious degradation of the environment and created a cruelly competitive society for its citizens resulting in low birthrates, low marriage rates, and high suicide rates. Must North Korea choose between an extractive economy controlled by elite shareholders and a stagnant and corrupt socialist system? Or is there a third way possible that is based on the commons, a shared economy? Could the future of Korea’s economy, both North and South, simultaneously harken back to Korea’s traditional culture and also introduce the best of P2P culture from around the world? The discussion will be, of course, entirely participatory.

 

Discussion led by

 

Choi Yong-kwan

President

Commons Foundation

 

Emanuel Pastreich

President

The Asia Institute

(director of Earth Management Institute)

 

Lakhvinder Singh

Director

Korea Peace Movement

 

최근남북한관계에서큰변화가일어났으며이는가까운장래에대규모의통합가능성을열어주고진정한통일가능성을제공해준다. 그러나오늘날모든과정은한국의금융과대기업이지배하는시장지향적이고소비지향적인경제가북한에대한 ‘신의선물’이어야한다는논리에의해추진되고있다. 게다가한국모델은심각한환경파괴를초래했고낮은출산율과낮은혼인율,높은자살률로인해국민들을잔인한경쟁사회로내몰았다. 북한은엘리트주주들에의해지배되는경제와침체되고부패한사회주의체제사이에서선택해야하는가? 아니면커먼즈에기반을둔세번째방법이있을까? 남북한 모두 포함되는 한국경제의미래가한국의전통문화를되돌아보고동시에전세계에서온최고의 P2P 문화를소개할수있을까? 논의는물론전적으로참여 가능하다.

 

Reference: “Corea as Commons”

Sponsored by:

The Commons Foundation

The Asia Institute

Korea Peace Movement

The Earth Management Institute

World Beyond War

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