Human Rights Dialogue (1994–2005): Series 1, Number 11 (Summer 1998): Toward a "Social Foreign Policy" with Asia: The Relevance of Social Problems to International Affairs: AGENDA

Jun 5, 1998

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 CouncilModerator: 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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