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Human Rights Dialogue 1.11 (Summer 1998) "Toward a "Social Foreign Policy" with Asia"

DAY ONE Thursday, April 2, 1998
PANEL PRESENTATIONS
John W. Sewell, Overseas Development Council, The Impact of Globalization: A Western Perspective
Vitit Muntarbhorn, Chulalongkorn University,The Impact of Globalization: An Asian Perspective
Emmy Hafild, WALHI, Indonesia, The Role of Rights _ Civil/Political and Economic/Social/Cultural
Abdullahi A. An-Na’im, Emory School of Law, Does Culture Matter?
Moderator: Joanne Bauer, Carnegie Council

THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL CHANGE ON ASIAN SOCIEITIES AND PARALLELS IN THE U.S: DEFINING THE PROBLEMS
Housing:
Corazon Soliman, Community Organization Training and Research Advocacy Institute, Philippines
Harold O. Wilson, Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Foreign workers:
Irene Fernandez, Tenaganita, Malaysia
Muzaffar Chishti, Immigration Project, Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees

Environment:
Liang Congjie, Friends of Nature, PRC
Jacob Scherr, Natural Resources Defense Council
Moderator: Gordon Hein, The Asia Foundation

BREAKOUT GROUPS
Housing:
Corazon Soliman
Kenneth Fernandes, Asian Coalition for Housing Rights/Eviction Watch, Cambodia
Tom Jones, Habitat for Humanity International
Harold O. Wilson
Lawrence Chickering, International Center for Economic Growth

Foreign workers:
Rex Varona, Asian Migrant Centre, Hong Kong
Irene Fernandez
Kazumi Moriki, Rights of Immigrants Network in Kansai (RINK), Japan
Muzaffar Chishti
Cathi Tactaquin, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Environment:
Emmy Hafild
Gurmit Singh, Environmental Protection Society Malaysia
Liang Congjie
Jacob Scherr
Madelyn Hoffman, Grassroots Environmental Organization
Stephen Mills, Sierra Club

Moderators:
Corazon Soliman (Housing)
Josh DeWind, Social Science Research Council (Foreign workers)
Pamela Hollie, The Nature Conservancy (Environment)

PRESENTATIONS OF BREAKOUT GROUPS
Housing: Corazon Soliman
Foreign workers: Rex Varona
Environment: Stephen Mills
Moderator: Gordon Hein

DAY TWO Friday, April 3, 1998

THE U.S. AND ASIA: CULTIVATING COMMON GROUND FOR A “SOCIAL FOREIGN POLICY”
Housing:
Kenneth Fernandes
Corazon Soliman
Foreign workers:
Josh DeWind
Irene Fernandez
Environment:
Pamela Hollie
Gurmit Singh
Moderator: David Little, United States Institute of Peace

WHY A SOCIAL DIMENSION TO FOREIGN POLICY IS VITAL TO U.S.–EAST ASIA RELATIONS
Richard Solomon, President, United States Institute of Peace
Mark Malloch Brown, Vice President, External Affairs, World Bank
Ann Van Dusen, Deputy Assistant Administrator,Bureau of Asia & Near East, USAID
Catharin Dalpino, Guest Scholar, Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings Institution
Vitit Muntarbhorn, Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University
Moderator: David Little, United States Institute of Peace

WHY A SOCIAL DIMENSION TO FOREIGN POLICY IS VITAL TO U.S.–EAST ASIA RELATIONS
Richard Solomon, President, United States Institute of Peace
Mark Malloch Brown, Vice President, External Affairs, World Bank
Ann Van Dusen, Deputy Assistant Administrator,Bureau of Asia & Near East, USAID
Catharin Dalpino, Guest Scholar, Foreign Policy Studies, Brookings Institution
Vitit Muntarbhorn, Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University
Moderator: David Little

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