On October 25th, The Asia Foundation and The Henry L. Stimson Center are hosting a Roundtable on Community Policing in Indonesia. The event will take place at The Henry L. Stimson Center, 111 19th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington DC.
In Part III of the New York TimesChoking on Growth series, Joseph Kahn documents the travails of Wu Lihong, a Chinese environmental activist, in his crusade against the pollution of Lake Tai, China’s third largest freshwater body and one of its “ecological treasures.” Having long been the source of wealth and natural beauty in the lower Yangtze River Delta, the lake has been under attack since the 1950s, most notably so since the 1980s as the region developed a burgeoning chemical industry. Deeply troubled by the deterioration of the lake, Mr. Wu began to collect water samples, snap photographs, and amass newspaper clippings, all to help him gather local
Much ink has been spent on describing the negative effects that could arise from global warming: resource scarcity, anomalous weather patterns, social and economic instability, among others. Wired reminds us that while a great deal of discussion currently focuses on reducing worldwide dependency on fossil fuels as a way to curb greenhouse emissions, some engineers would rather take a more proactive approach. These individuals point out that man-made pollution contributing to rising temperatures is unlikely to decrease for many decades even if the whole planet were able to rid itself of
On October 10th, the House Armed Services Committee had a hearing on security challenges involving Pakistan and policy implications for the Department of Defense. The hearing aired on CSPAN, and was considered by viewers as an excellent, thoughtful and constructive hearing - click on the link for a full audio transcript.
We are proud to announce another one of our featured speakers for the Overcoming Extremism conference, Mr. Daniel Benjamin (October 22nd-23rd, register online). Currently the Director and a Senior Fellow at the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution, Mr.
The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) is hosting, Who Leads the United Nations? on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 2:30 PM - 4:445, Wohlstetter Conference Center, Twelfth Floor, AEI 1150 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.