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News: Fall 2012

Women and Water in South and Central Asia: Building International Social Capital for Sustainable Peace and Development

December 2012
This project, funded by the State Department, will support Track II diplomacy (people-to-people relations) and enhance capacity on water resource management as a key element in enhancing stability and prosperity in Central and South Asia.

The Women and Water project brings together young women social entrepreneurs and activists from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, to discuss their experiences, best practices, and innovative solutions related to community-level water management. It will also connect them to U.S. institutions and the policy community working on water management and women's participation. The project includes in-person and virtual exchanges in the Central and South Asian region and in Washington DC, video and web content production, and curriculum development. The award is for nearly $300,000 and extends from January 2013 to December 2015. The principal investigator is Marlene Laruelle, research professor of international affairs in the Elliott School's Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies; the co-principal investigator is Ariana Rabindranath, associate director of the Global Gender Program of the Elliott School's Institute for Global and International Studies (IGIS). Affiliated faculty include Deepa Ollapally of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and Barbara Miller of IGIS and the Global Gender Program.

Report on Anticipatory Governance Recommends "Practical Upgrades" for 21st Century Government

November 2012
If the United States is to remain a well-functioning republic and a prosperous nation, the government cannot rely indefinitely on crisis management, no matter how adroit. We must get ahead of events or we risk being overtaken by them. Responding to this need is the subject of the November 2012 report released by IGIS Professor Leon S. Fuerth (Director of the Project on Forward Engagement at the Elliott School, and former National Security Advisor to Vice President Gore), working with Evan M. H. Faber, titled: Anticipatory Governance Practical Upgrades. The report offers a three-part strategy for enabling policymakers to cope with accelerating change and complex challenges and proposes specific ways to do this using existing personnel and structures of government, without requiring new resources, legislation or major organizational rewiring.

The fellows with former Clinton Secretary of Defense William Perry.

Tashi Rabgey and US-China Relations

December 11, 2012
Tashi Rabgey, CIGA Visiting Scholar, participated in a workshop in San Francisco of the Public Intellectuals fellowship program of the National Committee on US-China Relations. She gave a presentation on "The Governance Initiative: A Meta-Dialogue on the Sino-Tibetan Issue."

GGP's Second Occasional Report available now

December 2012
The Global Gender Program has produced our second occasional paper: Gender Inclusion for Social Resilience: A Key Factor in Disaster Reduction, Relief, and Recovery (.pdf). The paper, prepared by Milad Pournik, Jaeeun Chung, and Barbara Miller, offers a review of the concept of social resilience (particularly how it relates to women and girls), provides a summary of the Women and Girls: Forces for Creating Disaster Resilient Societies conference that took place marking the United Nations International Day for Disaster Reduction and its 2012 theme, Women & Girls: The inVisible Source of Resilience, and summarizes how social resilience can create more secure societies in a changing world.


Adam Chamy's Art Exhibited at the UN

November 29, 2012
Elliott School alum and 2008 Cotlow Anthropology Grant Recipient, Adam Chamy, had his art exhibited as part of a show called "Palestine: Memories, Dreams, Perseverance" in the United Nations building in New York.

Leon Fuerth speaks at the Woodrow Wilson Center

November 13, 2012
Leon Fuerth, Research Professor of International Affairs, discussed Anticipatory Governance: Upgrading Government for the 21st Century on November 13 at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
» Watch the full event
» Download his report, Anticipatory Governance: Practical Upgrades (.pdf)

Honorable Jane Harman speaks for DWIA Series

Jane Harman

November 8, 2012
As part of the IGIS Distinguished Women in International Affairs series, Jane Harman, former Congresswoman and current Director, President, and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson Center, spoke on women in public service.

Bob Maguire

Bob Maguire at a LAHSP MIPP Ambassador Forum

October 2, 2012
Bob Maguire, Director of the Latin American & Hemispheric Affairs Program (LAHSP), underscores the importance of the Organization of American States as a key player in hemispheric issues in the Elliott School event The Future of This Hemisphere and Its Evolving Political Landscape: A New Mandate for the Organization of American States.

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