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Guns, Butter & Terror: Development and Counterinsurgency
Date Monday May 22
Time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Asia Society, 300 Washington Street, SF
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorAsia Society
“Guns, Butter and Terror”:
A Forum on Development and Counterinsurgency

On Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 6:00PM, the United Nations Development Programme and the Asia Society of Northern California will sponsor a panel discussion on human development as a tool for countering terrorism and insurgency in poor nations.

“Guns, Butter and Terror”: A Forum on Development and Counterinsurgency, will mark the international launch of the Philippines Human Development Report, produced in conjunction with the UNDP. The Report is the first quantifiable documentation to show that that cultural isolation and discrimination can fuel terror and insurgency in countries like the Philippines. Some of the most conflict-ridden provinces in the Philippines are also among the bottom-10 provinces for human development. The forum will provide a long overdue examination of the link between human development and human insecurity.

PANEL:

Dr. Zachary Abuza - Associate Professor for Political Science and International Relations at Simmons College, Boston, and a leading specialist in Southeast Asian security issues and militant Islam.

Emmanuel Soriano de Dios – Lead Author of the Philippines Human Development Report and Professor of Economics at the University of the Philippines School of Economics.

Nileema Noble -- Highest ranking UN official in the Philippines and UN Resident Coordinator.

Sarah Burd-Sharps - Deputy Director of the UNDP Human Development Report Office, and former head of the UN Development Fund for Women’s (UNIFEM) office in China.

Bruce Pickering (Introduction) -- Asia Society of Northern California Executive Director.

5:30 pm Registration; 6:00 pm Program followed by reception
$5 Asia Society Members, $10 non-Members
500 Washington St., 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA.
For tickets call 415-421-8707.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday May 9th, 2006 6:16 PM
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