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In the News

March 7, 2014

PISA's 30 year history is highlighted in the March/April edition of the Elliott School Breifing in an article titled "PISA Celebrates 30 Years of Capacity-Buidling in Asia."

January 11, 2014

Comments made by Linda Yarr, Director of Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA), on the impacts of climate change in Myanmar are featured in an Interpress Service article, "Natural Disasters Add to Myanmar's Troubles."

July 15, 2009

PISA staff are interviewed about the PISA Summer Institute on Global Climate Change (PSIGCC) and the effects of climate change on human security in Vietnam in an Environment and Energy Publishing (E&E) article "A nation is learning to swim through its rising climate current."

 

Past Events

"Climate and Development: The Imperative for Sustainability and Resilience in Myanmar and ASEAN" with Nay Htun

Part of the Partnerships for International Stategies in Asia (PISA) Climate-wise Development Roundtable Series

**DATE CHANGE**

Thursday, February 27, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 
The Elliott School of International Affairs 
1957 E Street, NW 
Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
Washington, DC 20006

Please RSVP at: go.gwu.edu/myanmarcwd

The presentation will provide a review of the historical, an overview of contemporary and a preview of potential outcomes of the inextricable linkage of climate and social, economic and human development as well as some policy, technical, management and institutional response measures. It will make the case for temporal and spatial inter-connectedness as well as the need to go beyond sustainability and include resiliency. The challenge in Myanmar as well as in other ASEAN countries is the fierce urgency of how to be more sustainable and resilient in crafting development policies, strategies and actions. The opportunity for transformational institutional, capacity building, technology, economic instruments, and management response options will be discussed.

Nay Htun, a Chemical Engineer, is Research and Visiting Professor in a number of leading Universities in the US, Europe and Asia. He is Founder and Hon. Patron of the Green Economy Green Growth, GEGG Myanmar (not for profit) Association, and Chairman of the Board of the Peconic Institute, Long Island, N.Y. He was formerly with UNDP and UNEP where he held the rank of UN Assistant-Secretary General. He was also Director of Programme with the UNCED Secretariat that organized the 1992 Rio Earth Summit.

The Climate-wise Development Roundtable series brings Science and Technology Officers of the ASEAN member embassies in Washington, DC together with specialists from the NGO, think tank and academic communities in invitation-only, off the record sessions to discuss the ways in which ASEAN nations are innovating in the realm of climate-wise or "green growth" development strategies. Meeting on a quarterly basis, PISA facilitates and hosts these discussions with invited experts in the climate, security, energy, and development fields.

Please RSVP at: go.gwu.edu/myanmarcwd

Past Events

Inondesia's Approach Toward a Green Economy

Monday , October 14, 2013

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lindner Family Commons, Room 602

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E St. NW
Washington, DC 20052

 

 

Dr. Mubariq Ahmad

Adviser for Climate Change Policy, World Bank;
Strategy Working Group Leader,
Indonesia's Presidential Task Force on REDD+

Please RSVP here: http://go.gwu.edu/greenindonesia

Economic Growth in Mainland Southeast Asia: Myanmar, Climate Change, Integration and Sustainability

Wednesday , June 26, 2013

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Room B17

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E St. NW
Washington, DC 20052

Co-sponsored by the The Asian Development Bank (ADB)


Moderator:
Kate Newman, Senior Director, Public Sector Initiatives, Field Program, World Wildlife Fund

Speaker:
Stephen Groff, Vice President Operation 2 (Southeast, East Asia, and the Pacific), The Asian Development Bank

Commentators:
Tom Dillon, Senior Vice President, Field Programs, World Wildlife Fund

Linda Yarr, Director, Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University

 

Non-Traditional Security in East Asia: Regional Frameworks and Responses

Wednesday , May 15, 2013

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Room 505

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E St. NW
Washington, DC 20052

Dr. Mely Caballero Anthony

Associate Professor and Head, Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Former Director of External Relations, ASEAN Political and Security Community ,The ASEAN Secretariat

Please RSVP here: http://go.gwu.edu/nts

Gender Equality in Asia-Pacific: Unfinished Business

Girls Friday , March 1, 2013

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E St. NW
Washington, DC 20052

Co-sponsored by the Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Ms. Shireen Lateef
Senior Advisor (Gender)
Office of the Vice President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development

Ms. Caren Grown
Senior Gender Advisor in the Bureau of Policy, Planning of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Moderated by:
Linda Yarr
Director, Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA)

A Film Screening and Discussion: "Kita Vs. Korupsi" (Us Vs. Corruption)

Thaiflood Thursday, January 10, 2013

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E St. NW
Washington, DC 20052

Co-sponsored by the The United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO)

David Timberman
Technical Director, Governance and Conflict Practice Areas, Management Systems International

Gerald Hyman
President, Hills Program on Governance , Center for Strategic and International Studies

Moderated by:

Ambassador David Merrill
President, The United States - Indonesia Society (USINDO)

 

Dilemmas of Climate Wise Development in Thailand

Thaiflood Monday, December 10, 2012

Suite 503

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E St. NW
Washington, DC 20052


Mr.Suppakorn Chinvanno
Research Advisor, Southeast Asia START Regional Center

Policy Briefing: ADB Accountability Mechanism 2012

adbamTuesday, December 4, 2012

Suite 503

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E St. NW
Washington, DC 20052

 

Co-sponsored by the Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Rusdian Lubis
Chairman, Compliance Review Panel (CRP), Asian Development Bank
Head, Office of the Compliance Review Panel (OCRP), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila

Geoffrey Crooks
Principal Compliance Coordination Specialist, Office of the Compliance Review Panel (OCRP), Asian Development Bank (ADB)


Burma in Transition: Climate Wise Development and Sustainable Finance

burmapagodaWednesday, October 24, 2012

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Adapting to Global Climate Change: The Role and Potential of Indonesia's Marine Resources

indmarineMonday, October 15, 2012

Prof. Dr. Indroyono Soesilo
Executive Secretary/Deputy Senior Minister to the Coordinating Ministry for People's Welfare of the Republic of Indonesia


Co-sponsored by the The United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO)

Making Urbanization in Asia Sustainable: Trends and Challenges

urbanizationWednesday, August 29, 2012

Dr. Guanghua Wan
Principal Economist, Asian Development Bank

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Co-sponsored by the The Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Foresight Scenario Exercise: Vietnam

February, 7, 2012

PISA-Millenium Institute-GWU Net Impact Workshop on Systems Dynamics

January, 28, 2012

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