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The Role of NGOs in Promoting Humanitarian Engagement and Human Rights in North Korea

April 20, 2021

This is the third event in a three-part series on North Korea Human Rights hosted by APARC's Korea Program in the spring quarter.

The United States: From Reluctant Democracy Support in the Middle East to Authoritarian Enabler

April 13, 2020

ABSTRACTDemocracy promotion has been a longstanding goal of US foreign policy in the Middle East and elsewhere. President George W.

North Korea and the World in Flux

January 15, 2019

The 11th Annual Koret WorkshopA dramatic opening created by the unique strategic outlooks and personalities of Moon Jae-in, Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump instigated a series of highly symbolic...

U.S.-China Rivalry and the Origins of Taiwan's Developmental State

October 1, 2017

Abstract Scholars have credited a model of state-led capitalism called the developmental state with producing the first wave of the East Asian economic miracle.

Theories of Development and External State-Building

March 24, 2017

Abstract: Both the academic and policy making worlds have been dominated by three explanations for development, understood broadly as democratization and rising levels of per capita income.

Accidental State: Chiang Kai-shek, the United States, and the Making of Taiwan

September 26, 2016

AbstractThe existence of two Chinese states—one controlling mainland China, the other controlling the island of Taiwan—is often understood as a seemingly inevitable outcome of the Chinese civil war...

Syria today, Syria tomorrow: Politics, security, and society

November 18, 2015

Abstract:The Syrian crisis continues to grind on without a viable settlement to the conflict in sight.

State Building Outside-In

May 8, 2014

Abstract:   There is no consensus in the policy or academic worlds about what kind of interventions are most effective in promoting governance in badly governed polities.

The Geography of Governance: Evidence from Slums, Satellites and Foreign Aid

April 24, 2014

Abstract: It is almost too obvious to state, but access to public services and the nature of governance varies hugely within countries, regions and cities.

Imagining Xi Jinping's China in 2023: Is a New Type of Great Power Relationship Possible Between the U.S. and China

April 16, 2014

Mr. Rudd served as Australia’s 26th Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010, then as Foreign Minister from 2010 to 2012, before returning to the Prime Ministership in 2013. As Prime Minister, Mr.

Scaling Products in Low-Income Markets

March 7, 2014

Abstract:Growing global design expertise and interconnectedness makes it possible for a small organization to address stubborn large-scale social problems.

Petroleum to the People: Africa's Coming Resource Curse and How to Avoid It

September 26, 2013

Abstract: In the coming decade new oil discoveries in Africa will leave fragile democracies vulnerable to corruption, patronage and rent seeking behavior.

How Foreign Assistance Undermines Democracy: Aid Dependence in Cambodia

November 26, 2012

The more a country depends on aid, the more distorted are its incentives to manage its own development in sustainably beneficial ways.

From Planned Economy to Market Economy: Taiwan's Economic Transformation

November 16, 2012

Abstract: This talk will unveil the story of Taiwan’s economic transformation between 1949 and 1960, as Chiang Kai-shek and his Nationalist leaders turned away from a command economy to build a...

Alternative Approaches to Development: Modernization, Institutional Capacity and Elite Bargains

October 16, 2012

Understanding trajectories of political and economic change or development is one of the biggest challenges for social science.

Public Goods Provision and the Efficacy of Governance

May 18, 2012

On May 18-19, the Program on Poverty and Governance and the Center for Latin American Studies will host a two-day conference on the provision of public goods and good governance throughout the...

Perspectives on Obama's Approach to Global Governance

February 7, 2012

About the topic: A major challenge faced by President Obama is how to modernize the system of global governance to adapt to the rising influence of emerging powers and to more effectively address...

Opening up Government

January 27, 2012

Abstract Weinstein recently returned from two years on the National Security Council staff at the White House where we played a key role in thinking through a 21st century approach to fighting...

Policy perspectives from the Obama Administration

November 3, 2011

Jeremy M. Weinstein is Associate Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

Politics, Child Mortality, and Health System Development in Tanzania and Uganda

October 17, 2011

Kevin Croke recently defended his PhD dissertation in the International Development program at Johns Hopkins-SAIS.  His dissertation, "Foreign Aid, Child Survival and Health System Strengthening in...

The Last Mile: Grassroots Development and Technology in Africa

October 13, 2011

ABSTRACT:A system is only as strong as its weakest connections.  The most fragile and easily disrupted links of international development and foreign aid structures are unfortunately the most...

2011 Payne Distinguished Lecture: Improving Governance and Combating Drugs

October 4, 2011

On October 3, Karl Eikenberry, the former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, will deliver this year's inaugural Payne Distinguished Lecture at Cemex Auditorium at the Knight Management Center.

Skilled Migration and Skill Creation: Evidence from Military Coups in the Fiji Islands

March 15, 2011

Conventional wisdom holds that the emigration of highly skilled workers depletes local human capital developing countries.  But when the very prospect of emigration induces people to invest more in...

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