2012 Oct 09

China Goes Global (2012)

(All day)


NYE ABC, 5th floor Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School

About the Conference
In the face of global economic turmoil over the past few years, China’s role in the world economy has continued to expand. In 2010, China overtook Germany as the world’s largest trading country. In 2011, China replaced Japan as the world’s second largest economy. Within five years, China may produce a larger share of world GNP than the United States. China’s globalization has fundamentally changed its socio-political, physical, and economic links with the rest of the world, and China has emerged as a leader in trade and investment.... Read more about China Goes Global (2012)

2012 Oct 09

Where Japan is Headed

12:30pm to 2:00pm


Tsai Auditorium S010, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Ichiro Fujisaki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United States of America
Co-sponsored by the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Weatherhead Center, Harvard University and the WCFIA Fellows Program

About the Speaker
Ambassador Fujisaki has served as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the U.S. since June 2008. Prior to his current appointment, he served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva (2005-08), where he was also chairman of the Executive Committee of UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). During his distinguished career, he has also served as deputy minister for Foreign Affairs (including the Prime Minister’s personal representative (Sherpa) to the G-8 summit); director-general for the North American Affairs Bureau; minister, Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C.; and deputy director-general for Asian Affairs. He has also held diplomatic posts in Jakarta, Paris (OECD), and London. Ambassador Fujisaki has been a research associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London and has taught international relations at Sophia University in Tokyo.

2012 Oct 03

Top Ten Issues on Religion and Rule of Law in China Today

12:00pm to 1:00pm


124 Mt Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

Liu Peng, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and State Department Working Group for Religion and Foreign Policy
Co-sponsored by the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations

About the Seminar
At this seminar, LIU Peng will elaborate on what he considers the top ten issues affecting religion and the rule of law in modern day China. His talk will address:

1. The issue of the characteristic and social identity of religion

2. The choice of the model of church-state relation

3. The role of religion in the social transition

4. The predicament of the current religious management system

5. The problems in the current legal system on religion

6. The issue of judicial person status and registration of religious organization

7. The issue of new religions and cults

8. The issue of property of religious groups

9. How to deal with state-run religious organizations

10. The key issues of legislation on religion... Read more about Top Ten Issues on Religion and Rule of Law in China Today