"Globalization: The Promises and The Perils - U.S. and Asian Responses"
Thursday, March 30, 2000
6:30 pm to 8:15 pm
809 United Nations Plaza, 12th Floor
(First Avenue between 45th and 46th Streets)
Keynote Address: Nafis Sadik, Executive Director, United Nations Population
Comments by: Mechai Viravaidya, Chair, Population and Community
Development Association, Thailand
Muzaffar Chisti, Director, Immigration Project, Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE), U.S.
Ashok Khosla, Founder, Development Alternatives, India
Raymond Offenheiser, President, Oxfam America, U.S.
Moderated by: Barbara Crossette, United Nations Bureau Chief, New York Times
Reception to follow
This event marks the launch of the Asia Society's Asian Social Issues Program (ASIP), an exciting new public education initiative. Through a variety of new programs, ASIP will highlight important social issues in Asia and the innovative strategies that have been generated within the region to deal with them. The five-year agenda of the initiative will take up, in turn, the following issues: communities and conflict resolution, the environment, migration flows, and human rights.
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