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    Marguerite Wedeman Selected for Inaugural Schwarzman Scholars Fellowship

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    China at the Crossroads? Reform Challenges with Professor David Shambaugh

Impact of Agent Orange
Linda Yarr, Susan Hammond and Jaquelyn Chagnon talk about the continuing impact of the U.S. military’s widespread use of Agent Orange as a defoliant during the Vietnam War.

China's Future
Professor David Shambaugh discusses his recent publication entitled China's Future with Associate Dean of Research Hope Harrison.

The Vital Role of Development in the Asia-Pacific Rebalance: Perspectives from USAID
Jonathan Stivers, USAID Assistant Administrator for Asia, explains how USAID’s model of development is being leveraged to assist Asia in meeting its development challenges.

Elliott School Senior Selected for Inaugural Schwarzman Scholars Fellowship
Marguerite Wedeman bests more than 3,000 applicants for prestigious program in China.

The Ma-Xi Meeting and Implications for China, Taiwan and America
Robert Sutter, Professor of Practice of International Affairs at GW speaks to The Diplomat about the ramifications the Ma-Xi meeting will have for cross-strait relations.

China at the Crossroads? Reform Challenges with Professor David Shambaugh
David Shambaugh, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, GW
Introduction by Bruce J. Dickson, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs; Director, Sigur Center for Asian Studies.

The Climate-Wise Development Approach
In February 2013 Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA) collaborated with Yangon based NGO, ALARM, to offer a week long pre-training program for 45 mid-level government officials from Burma's line ministries with portfolios most likely to be impacted by climate change.

Recent Publications

Dictator's Dilemma

In Dictator's Dilemma, Professor Bruce Dickson refutes the commonly held narrative that the Communist Party is facing imminent collapse and that democracy is inevitable in China, while also explaining why the CCP enjoys such high popular support and how its policies have changed with the times. » Read more


In China's Future, Professor David Shambaugh argues that China faces many potential pathways forward - but they depend on key decisions yet to be made by China's leaders, different pressures from within Chinese society, as well as actions taken by other nations. » Read more

In The Emotions of Justice: Gender, Status, and Legal Performance in Chosŏn Korea, Professor Jisoo Kim reveals a surprisingly complex picture of a judicial system under the Choson state (1392-1910) that operated in a contradictory fashion by discriminating against subjects while simultaneously minimizing such discrimination. » Read more


In Why Regional Parties?, Professor Adam Ziegfeld explains why politicians in India find membership in a regional party appealing. He therefore accounts for the remarkable success of India's regional parties and, in doing so, outlines how party systems take root and evolve in democracies where patronage, vote buying, and machine politics are common.
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