Conference Day Agenda

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies Graduate Student Conference on Asia presents:

“Development and Security in Asia”

April 6, 2012

8:30am – 3:15pm

Kenney Auditorium/ Herter Room

1740 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC 20036

 

Agenda

 

8:30 – 9:00             Registration and Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15              Opening Remark

• SAIS Asia Conference Committee

9:15 – 9:45              Keynote Address

• Dr. Robert Hormats, Under Secretary for Economic growth, Energy, and Environment

 

10:00 – 11:30          Panel I: Economic Development in Kenney Auditorium

Presentations and Panelists:

• “Government Intervention and Labor Productivity: The South Korean Experience,” James H. Bisbee, Korea Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS

• “The ‘Pipeline Diplomacy’: Russia-DPRK-ROK Gas Pipeline Project,” Kwang yeon Lee, China Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS

Expert Commentators:

• Deborah Brautigam, Professor, American University School of International Studies

• Carla Freeman, Professor, China Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS

Moderator: Jamie Lee, Korea Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS

10:00 – 11:30          Panel II: Security and Strategy in Herter Room

Presentations and Panelists:

• “Mutual Dependency in Sino-North Korean Relations: Evidence from the Chinese Civil War and the Korean War,” Charles R. Kraus, Asian Studies/History, George Washington University

• “Antidote: Why Legalizing Opium is Essential for Promoting Development and Security in Afghanistan?,” Aanchal Anand, South Asia Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS

• “The Domestic Sources of India’s Great Power Ambition,” Constantino H. Xavier, International Affairs/South Asia Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS

 Expert Commentators:

• Walter Andersen, Professor, South Asia Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS

• Kathryn Weathersby, Professor, Korea Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS

 Moderator: Narae Choi, Korea Studies/Japan Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS

 

 

11:45 – 12:45          Panel III: Migration in Kenney Auditorium

Presentations and Panelists:

• “Harnessing the Benefits: A Review of the Philippine Temporary Migration System,” Amanda L. Stek, Southeast Asia Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS

• “Supporting Rural Development in China Through Information Sharing Networks for Migrants,” Michael Carbone, China Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS

Expert Commentators:

• Anne Thurston, Professor, China Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS

• Christine Chin, Professor, American University School of International Service

 Moderator: Trevor Clark, China Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS

 

12:45 – 1:30            Lunch

 

1:30 – 3:00              Panel IV: Domestic Fragmentation in Kenney Auditorium

 Presentations and Panelists:

• “The Perils of Democratic Development: Assessing the Economic Impact of Political Fragmentation in the Indian States,” Varun Piplani, Political Science, George Washington University

• “Peasant Revolts in the Princely States: The Naxalite Insurgency in Bastar and Telangana,” Ajay Verghese, Political Science, George Washington University

• “Post-conflict Sri Lanka: Development and Security in the Northern and Eastern Provinces,” Namalie Jayasinghe, International Relations, American University School of International Service

Expert Commentator:

• S. Amer Latif, Visiting Fellow, Wadhwani Chair in US – India Studies, Center for Strategic

and International Studies

 Moderator: Sean Nelson, China Studies/South Asia Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS

 


3:00 – 3:15 Concluding Remarks


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