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PISA Based in DC, Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA), works directly with university faculty, government ministries, policy makers, research institutions, and non-governmental organizations in the broad area of int'l affairs.

Since 1984, PISA has worked with partner organizations in Asia to enhance capacity at the national and regional levels to address emerging concerns in the Asia Pacific region. Working with its network of global experts, PISA creates issue-specific programs in areas of mutual concern between the United States and Asia with particular emphasis on transnational issues such as: climate change, human security and international governance.

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Congratulations to the first batch of outstanding PISA alumni from the Politics and Management Program - Outstanding gro...
06/17/2013

Congratulations to the first batch of outstanding PISA alumni from the Politics and Management Program - Outstanding group!

Selamat Datang!
06/17/2013

Selamat Datang!

10/17/2012

I am looking forward to moderating PISA's Burma Symposium on Wednesday, October 24th!

Friends - "Hot off the Press"  the latest PisaSpeak for July...
07/10/2012
Only The Sound of Silence after Stormy Weather….

Friends - "Hot off the Press" the latest PisaSpeak for July...

When the immortal Billy Holliday sang; Stormy Weather in 1953, she couldn’t have known that the record June temperatures of June 1933, the year Harold Arlen and Ted Koheler wrote that hit, would ...

Excellent piece on climate change in the US and how the government is NOT addressing it -
07/05/2012
While Colorado burns, Washington fiddles

Excellent piece on climate change in the US and how the government is NOT addressing it -

Bill McKibben: Drought, wildfires, storms, floods – climate change is happening, but the real disaster is our Big Energy-owned politicians' inaction

07/05/2012
US$180 million for disaster management project | ReliefWeb

How can the lessons learned in Vietnam benefit those working on disaster reduction/management in Myanmar?

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has approved a World Bank (WB)-funded “disaster management” project at a total investment level of around US$180 million.

How can both sides build trust and work in partnership for Myanmar?  We want to hear your ideas PISA alum!
06/06/2012
Myanmar News Concerned Over Thailand and Aung San Suu Kyi

How can both sides build trust and work in partnership for Myanmar? We want to hear your ideas PISA alum!

Myanmar’s state-run newspaper expressed concerns that the ‘‘hard-won trust’’ between President Thein Sein of Thailand and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureate, could “vanish.”

05/02/2012
Game Change Rio

Calling all Gamers and Environmentalists..Check out what our friends at the Millennium Institute's developed and Win a Trip to Rio+20!
www.gamechangerio.org

Game Change Rio

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05/02/2012

PISA's cover photo

04/17/2012

Check out PisaSpeak's new look: PisaSpeak.wordpress. com

04/10/2012

PISA is looking for a social media and marketing intern! Contact us if you are interested..

03/15/2012

We want to hear from PISA alumni - let us know what you are working on!

03/15/2012

PISA is planning for Myanmar's first Leadership Institute on Climate Change

03/15/2012

So great to see several PISA alumni including Dr. Phan Nguyen, my panel moderator, at the Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum!

03/12/2012

We just finished panel presentations at the Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum in Bangkok. Great to see many PISA alumni!

02/02/2012

On February 7, PISA and the Elliott School of International Affairs will host a workshop, Foresight Scenario Exercise: Vietnam led by Mark R. Read, doctoral candidate at Pennsylvania State University. The workshop will gather Washington-based experts on Vietnam, the environment, or security studies to engage in an exercise to consider possible future scenarios for Vietnam under the impact of climate change.

01/30/2012

Friends, you can join us on FEBRUARY 11 on the GWU campus for PISA/Millennium Institute's Systems Dynamics workshop: [email protected]

01/27/2012

You can still register for the February 4 workshop: Introduction to System Dynamics Modeling for Business Planning, Public Policy, and International Affairs - tomorrow's session is sold out! Contact [email protected] to learn more.

01/23/2012

Today on the George Washington University campus you can join us for: Investing in Women's Leadership for Climate Change Risk Management and Adaptation - a panel discussion from Noon-2:00PM

01/18/2012

PISA attending: 2012 NCSE Conference: Environment and Security

The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) will present its 12th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment: Environment and Security, January 18-20, 2012 in Washington, DC.

01/14/2012

Join us on Monday, January 23rd for a video screening and panel discussion: "Investing in Women's Leadership for Climate Change Risk Management and Adaptation" - Noon-2:00PM, Elliott School of International Affairs, Lidner Commons, 6th fl.

12/13/2011

ONE CLICK TO DONATE NOW!: HERE

Make this holiday season Ever-GREEN by Supporting PISA!
After you pack away your holiday decorations and recycle your boxes, your tax-deductible gift to PISA will make an impact by:
Introducing energy efficient cook stoves to families in Vietnam;
Launching a Young Asian Climate Leaders Program;
Supporting groundbreaking research on climate security;
Funding videos to showcase community-based adaptation strategies;
Investing in PISA’s first Climate Change Leadership Forum for Myanmar.
Why not give a lasting gift to help PISA continue to find creative solutions to global concerns?

Excellent update from The Stimson Center written by Dr. Richard Cronin and Tim Hamlin on the fate of the Mekong: http://...
12/08/2011
Laos' Xayaburi Dam Decision Requires a "Mekong Standard" | Spotlight | The Stimson Center | Pragmati

Excellent update from The Stimson Center written by Dr. Richard Cronin and Tim Hamlin on the fate of the Mekong: http://www.stimson.org/spotlight/laos-xayaburi-dam-decision-requires-a-mekong-standard--1/

The Economic Ministers from the four member countries of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) - Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam - are meeting this week in Siem Reap, Cambodia, for a second attempt at resolving concerns about a large dam that Laos wants to build across the mainstream of the Mekong...

Read PISA's article on Climate Adaptation in Asia: http://momentum.tides.org/adapting-the-world-in-80-days/
12/08/2011
@TidesCommunity Adapting the World in 80 Days:Climate Change in Asia and Beyond #MomentumMag

Read PISA's article on Climate Adaptation in Asia: http://momentum.tides.org/adapting-the-world-in-80-days/

The record breaking flood in Thailand generated no shortage of eye-popping imagery and headline grabbing spectacles: free-roaming crocodiles, swimming snakes, local people making nocturnal raids on sand embankments in an attempt to save their homes. All of this against the backdrop of photos of Tha...

12/02/2011

Adapting the world in 80 days? The view Durban to Bangkok (Pt 1)
planetforward.org
In 2011, few areas in the world are free of severe weather events. Floods, droughts, cyclones, the list is biblical. Lost in the reportage of extreme weather events and policy debates around clima

11/17/2011

Is climate change a security issue? Let us know what YOU think.

11/17/2011

The PISA team is on our way to Singapore to launch a new collaborative research initiative between SMU and PISA: A Climate of Insecurity: Governance in the Age of Uncertainty.

11/15/2011

PISA will partner with IWEP to host an International Research Colloquium on Climate Change Leadership, Research and Community-based Initiatives in Hanoi on November 16, 2011.

09/24/2011
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09/23/2011

You can support PISA programs when you shop on GoodSearch.com!

The Global City in World Affairs Class of 2011 with Director Toulu at the DC Mayor's Office - the program is off to a ru...
09/13/2011

The Global City in World Affairs Class of 2011 with Director Toulu at the DC Mayor's Office - the program is off to a running start...

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The average Australian 15-year-old student is three years behind their Singaporean counterpart, according to PISA, whereas Greek students are lagging further behind. Discipline is also missing. Educators need to look at what can be done. http://ow.ly/7iZd50xs4EO
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