During the State of the Chinese Economy conference held recently at the University of Southern California (USC), Scott Rozelle, the Helen F. Farnsworth Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, discussed current and future challenges to China's human capital in terms of education, health, and nutrition. A full video recording of Rozelle’s presentation is available on the USC website.
In the span of one day, two major disasters—a tsunami and an earthquake—struck Indonesia, leaving hundreds of people dead or missing. Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa declined offers of aid from the United States and the Philippines, implying that Indonesia has the capacity to handle the rescue and clean-up efforts on its own. Donald K. Emmerson spoke with the Atlanticabout possible reasons for Indonesia’s declining outside assistance.
"Experts have compared him (Cho Seung-Hui) to the Columbine shooters, saying that he fits the same profile. This is a judgment about mental state and behavior patterns that have nothing to do with race or ethnicity," says Shorenstein APARC's director, Gi-Wook Shin.
We are pleased to bring you the second article of the academic year in our series of Shorenstein APARC Dispatches. This month's piece "Political Uncertainty Comes to Japan" was written by Daniel Sneider, associate director for research.