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Carolina Asia Center


October 2021

Ending the Longest War: America’s Wars in Vietnam and Afghanistan in Comparative Perspective

October 28 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In 2021 the United States declared an end to its military operations in Afghanistan and announced the withdrawal of US troops. While many in the media have heralded this as the end of America’s “longest war,” many others would argue that America’s military engagement in Vietnam was just as long and just as fraught – both for those who fought and for the country in conflict. Additionally, as the Taliban quickly conquered the whole of Afghanistan in August 2021, observers…

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November 2021

International Symposium on the Dynamics of Integrated Socio-Environmental Systems: Implications for Natural Resource Management in Asia

November 6 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Human and natural environmental systems are closely linked to each other via the impacts of human actions on the environment, with the resulting changes in the environment having impacts (often not anticipated and unintended) that feedback to the social system. These feedbacks can amplify or dampen the initial impacts of the human activity and influence the sustainability of the socio-environmental system. Therefore, traditional research that solely focuses on either social system impacts on the environment or environmental system changes on…

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