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News: Fall 2012


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

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. It 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 with the Central Asia Program of 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). Two other affiliated faculty are Deepa Ollapally of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies and Barbara Miller of IGIS and the Global Gender Program.


Adam Chamy's Art Exhibited at the UN

Elliott School B.A. graduate and 2008 Cotlow anthropology grant recipient, Adam Chamy, had his art exhibited as part of a show called Palestine: Memories, Dreams, Perseverance that opened November 29 in the United Nations building in New York City.

Leon Fuerth speaks at the Woodrow Wilson Center

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. You can watch the full event here. His report, Anticipatory Governance; Practical Upgrades, is available here.

Jane Harman

Honorable Jane Harman speaks for DWIA Series

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 on November 8. She is shown here signing the event poster with Elliott School Associate Dean Doug Shaw looking on.

The fellows, along with former
Clinton Secretary of Defense
William Perry.

Tashi Rabgey and US-China Relations

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.

Bob Maguire

Bob Maguire at a LAHSP MIPP Ambassador Forum

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 an Elliott School event in October.


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