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Asian Perspectives Series: “Addressing Critical Issues in Asia in the 21st Century”

Event: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, Washington, DC

View the archived video of this event here.

8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Registration and light breakfast will begin at 8:15 am

Asia’s economic success often obscures the very real challenges affecting the region, including widespread corruption, persistent poverty, gender discrimination, environmental threats, and religious and ethnic conflicts. Left unaddressed, these challenges threaten Asia’s development and economic gains and undermine its future growth.

Drawing on the expertise of local partners and its own development experts in the 18 countries in which it works, The Asia Foundation is initiating a year-long, global conversation on six critical issues facing Asia today. These include: lack of transparency and accountability in government; persistent poverty and rising income inequality; exclusion of women from political and economic life; ethnic and religious conflicts; access to justice and human rights; and disaster management, climate change, and water resource management.

This year, The Asia Foundation is commemorating its 60th anniversary. In March, the Foundation’s Washington, DC office will host all 18 of our country representatives from across Asia as well as experts from the United States to participate in in-depth panel discussions on:

RSVPs are required as seating is limited. Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 5 to Ms. Ellie Matthews at [email protected]  or 202-292-5002.

Related locations: Washington DC
Related topics: Asia Foundation History, Critical Issues

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