martes, 29 de noviembre de 2016

Jueves 1 de diciembre, 16.00 horas
Corea: una visión interdisciplinaria
Seminario organizado por el Comité de Asuntos Asiáticos del CARI

16.00 horas
Palabras de apertura
Eduardo Sadous   Embajador. Director del Comité de Asuntos Asiáticos del CARI

16.10 horas
Diez razones del desarrollo económico de Corea
Choo Jong Youn   Embajador de la República de Corea en la Argentina

16.45 horas
Marco de las inversiones coreanas en la Argentina
Rodolfo G. Villalba   Vicepresidente Ejecutivo de la Agencia Argentina de Inversiones y Comercio Internacional

17.10 horas
Perspectivas sobre la República de Corea
Mariana Alemany   Ingeniera. Becaria argentina en Corea del Sur
Martín Civeira   Ingeniero. Becario argentino en Corea del Sur

17.40 horas
El rol de la seguridad en el milagro coreano
Eduardo L. Ganeau   Comodoro de Marina (R). Ex Agregado de Defensa en Corea del Sur entre 2010 y 2012

18.10 horas
Espacios de interculturalidad de la migración coreana en la Argentina
Celeste Castiglione   Doctora e investigadora (UNPAZ-CONICET)

18.40 horas
Filmes y relaciones internacionales: Hollywood y las cuotas de pantalla. El dilema entre alineamiento e identidad nacional en Corea
Mercedes S. Giuffré   Coordinadora del Grupo Corea del Comité de Asuntos Asiáticos del CARI

19.10 horas
Cierre y preguntas

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Today's Insight

Obama's Legacy on Russia and China: Making the Grade | Will Edwards, The Cipher Brief
As President Obama wraps up his final days in office, presidential watchers are evaluating how well he performed, wonder what his legacy will be, and how events could have transpired differently.

Expert Commentary

Obama Failed to Understand Putin |
 Rob Dannenberg, Former Head of Global Security, Goldman Sachs
In the intervening seven years since the Clinton reset, it should be clear President Barack Obama was never advised or chose to ignore counsel that would have helped him understand, and perhaps interact and influence more effectively, his major geopolitical adversary, Putin.

Did Mideast Crises Hamper Obama's Asia Pivot? | 
Christina Lin, Fellow, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Washington needs a better response to China-led initiatives than attempting to lead a boycott, especially when allies see benefits in participation.

Today's Column: Fine Print

A Challenging Four Years for the Media | Walter Pincus, The Cipher Brief
This Trump presidency is going to test our democratic institutions, not just Congress and the Judiciary, but also the so-called mainstream media that in the past was referred to as the Fourth Estate.


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China's Economy: Great Power, Great Responsibility |
Fritz Lodge, The Cipher Brief
Driven by export-led growth and massive state investments in manufacturing and infrastructure, China had enjoyed a period of scorching GDP growth at an average of 10 percent a year. However, that growth has now stuttered to roughly seven percent and, as the country’s upward trajectory flattens, wide gaps have begun to emerge in the Chinese economic model.

The Global Debate Over the Legality of Drones Continues |
Bennett Seftel, The Cipher Brief
While lethal U.S. drone strikes have successfully removed many key terrorists from the battlefield, the legal justifications for such actions remains a heavily debated topic in the United States and globally.

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The Cipher Take

Iraqi Parliament Legitimizes Shiite Militia
The Iraqi Parliament passed a controversial law to legitimize the majority–Shiite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) as a separate military corps. The PMF have played a large role in Iraq’s battle against ISIS, but have been accused of committing human rights violations against liberated Sunni populations and reportedly have deep political and military connections to Iran. Sunni lawmakers boycotted the vote in protest; on Monday, prominent Sunni politician Khamis Khanjar told Reuters that continued PMF participation in the ongoing Mosul offensive could lead to a new split between Sunni and Shiite Iraq.

The Cipher Take:
The passing of this law, as the PMF continue their advance to the west of Mosul, is a worrying sign for the future of a politically unified Iraq. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to intervene in response to any perceived atrocities in Mosul or the surrounding areas. Even if this does not happen, majority-Sunni populations in northern Iraq are unlikely to accept a significant PMF presence. If the central government does not try to reach out to these populations, Baghdad will find it near-impossible to unify northern Iraq even after ISIS’ defeat.

Syrian Forces Continue Aleppo Offensive
On Monday, Syrian government forces and their allies continued to advance against Syrian rebel positions in eastern Aleppo. Under cover of intense shelling and aerial bombardment, regime forces have already captured roughly a quarter of the rebel–held districts in eastern Aleppo. The bulk of opposition forces have retreated and remain under intense pressure from Syrian and Russian bombardment.

The Cipher Take:
Following this success, an Assad victory in Aleppo seems highly likely. Regime forces have not only recaptured significant territory, they have also managed to effectively cut off the northern and southern regions of eastern Aleppo from one another. Assad is working to consolidate a contiguous government-controlled bloc of territory in the populous central coastal regions of Syria. Without a foothold in any of the country’s major urban centers, the opposition dream of toppling Assad will be all but dead.

Obama Expands AUMF Scope to Include Al Shabaab
In a letter set to be disclosed to Congress next month, the Obama Administration reportedly expanded the scope of the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) to cover al Shabaab, a terrorist group operating in the Horn of Africa. The administration now includes al Shabaab as part of the armed conflict that Congress authorized against the perpetrators of 9/11.

The Cipher Take:
This move is meant to shore up the legal basis for an intensifying campaign of airstrikes and counterterrorism operations conducted in the Horn of Africa in support of African Union and Somali government forces. Since 2001, U.S. presidents have relied on the AUMF, passed one week after the 9/11 attacks, as the legal basis for U.S. drone strikes against al Qaeda operatives around the world. In Somalia, the United States had long taken the position that individual leaders of al Shabaab had sufficient ties to al Qaeda to make them legitimate wartime targets, but it had debated whether al Shabaab as an organization itself should be included, particularly as the group emerged years after the AUMF was passed.

Israeli Airstrike Kills ISIS Militants Near Border with Syria
An Israeli air strike killed four ISIS gunmen after they fired at Israeli troops patrolling along the Israeli-Syrian border. The gunfire came from a vehicle driving along the Syrian side of border and the fighters were identified as members of the ISIS-affiliated Yarmouk Martyrs Brigades (YMB), a group based in southern Syria.

The Cipher Take:
Founded in 2012, the YMB was designated as a terrorist group by the U.S. State Department in June, one month after it pledged allegiance to ISIS.  The YMB is known for conducting kidnapping operations targeting UN personnel along Syria’s borders with Israel and Jordan. Israel has responded to errant fire from the Syrian civil war in the past, but exchanges of fire with gunmen along the Israeli-Syria border have been relatively rare.

South Korea: Park Offers to Resign as Protests Grow
Amidst growing scandal and massive protests, South Korea’s President Park Geun Hye said Tuesday that she would be willing to resign "if the governing and opposition parties inform me of the way to minimize the confusion and vacuum in state affairs and ensure a stable transfer of power." Organizers behind the protest last Saturday claim it reached 1.5 million people. While Seoul police peg the number closer to 270,000, it is still the largest in 5 straight weeks of protests.

The Cipher Take:
Opposition leaders have rejected Ms. Park's offer, saying it was merely an attempt to avoid impeachment. Prosecutors wish to question Park over her relationship with Choi Soon-sil, a friend and confidante recently arrested for defrauding Korean companies for as much as $70 million. President Park has previously admitted that she showed classified documents to Choi, who was not allowed to see or give advice about such information. It has inflamed a citizenry that has never shied away from protesting government scandal. However, under South Korean law, the president cannot be indicted - she must be impeached and removed from office first; opposition politicians plan to call for a vote to do just that on Friday. A long slog lies ahead for Korean politics.

Italy's Monte dei Paschi Bank Rescue Plan Faces Risk
Monte dei Paschi – a Tuscan bank facing an imminent debt crisis – said on Monday that its 5 billion Euro rescue plan is under threat. That plan aims to convert subordinated bonds (lower-ranking debt) into equity to raise the 5 billion Euros necessary to save the troubled lender. However, the bank’s statement noted that instability caused by a “No” vote in Italy’s upcoming constitutional referendum – often referred to as Italy’s “Brexit moment” – might undermine this debt swap.

The Cipher Take:
Monte dei Paschi fared the worst out of any other bank in EU stress tests this July, and it is unlikely to emerge from financial distress anytime soon. However, it is not alone - seven other major lenders are faltering and Italian banks hold over a third of all bad loans across the EU. Strict EU regulations prevent the Italian government from bailing out its banks except in the most extreme circumstances; instead, the bank’s investors, including ordinary depositors, must take the loss on bad debt. If the rescue plan fails and a “No” vote on Italy’s referendum spooks the market, Monte dei Paschi’s problem could become Italy’s, and the EU’s, crisis.

The Cipher Take:
Ransomware is malicious software that breaches a network—often through a downloaded file—and encrypts shared resources such as drives, folders, files, printers, and serial ports, rendering them inaccessible. The attackers will then release, or unencrypt, the data once a ransom payment has been made—often through a crypto-currency like bitcoin. The anonymous email provided by the hacker is hosted on Russian servers, and the malware used is believed to be a variant of HDDCryptor, which uses disk-level commercial tools to encrypt hard drives.


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En esta jornada se darán a conocer las claves para acceder a las oportunidades de negocio de China continental y del mercado ASEAN (Asociación de Naciones del Sudeste Asiático) a través de Hong Kong desde un punto de vista estratégico, financiero, logístico y legal/fiscal.

Hong Kong es la cuarta región más rica a nivel mundial en términos de renta per cápita, goza de enorme influencia en China, en el sudeste asiático y es destino financiero líder en el mundo. Gracias a su consideración de Región Administrativa Especial cuenta con un sistema legal y financiero muy beneficioso para las empresas extranjeras que deseen implantarse y hacer negocios desde allí.

Según estudios recientes Hong Kong ocupará en 2050 el segundo puesto en la lista de las localizaciones más ricas con un PIB per cápita estimado de 116.000 USD. Desde la ratificación del convenio de doble imposición entre España y Hong Kong en 2013, las compañías españolas pueden beneficiarse de una mayor seguridad jurídica en sus inversiones en Hong Kong.

Por su parte, la región ASEAN formada por Malasia, Indonesia, Brunei, Vietnam, Camboya, Laos, Myanmar, Singapur, Tailandia y Filipinas representa un mercado de unos 600 millones de personas, con un PIB combinado de alrededor de 1,8 billones de dólares. Se ha convertido en uno de los principales receptores de Inversión Extranjera Directa (IED), y está formalizando tratados de libre comercio con varios países, incluido uno con China continental y otro con Hong Kong.


11.40 h. Recepción de asistentes
11.55 h. Bienvenida: Sr. Amadeo Jensana, Director Departamento de Economía y Empresa
12.00 h. Mesa redonda

Sra. Rosanna Terminio, Managing Partner de Asecorp China
Estrategia de Mercado
Sr. Claudi Calvera, Regional Sales Manager de Kerry Logistics
Las ventajas de Hong Kong como Hub Logístico para llegar a los países de ASEAN
Sr. Xavier Serrado, Asia Regional Manager de CaixaBank
ASEAN, un mercado y diez monedas
Sr. Álvaro de Luis, Socio de Net Craman Abogados en Asia
Seguridad jurídica y optimización fiscal
Sr. Francesc Caudet Garcia, International Tax Manager de Camper
Experiencia empresarial
13.15 h. Coloquio
13.30 h. Clausura: Sra. Virginia Seoane, Marketing Executive para España y Portugal, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)
13.40 h. Networking: Cocktail asiático ofrecido por Oriental Market, colaborador oficial de Casa Asia y copa de cava ofrecida por Freixenet

Jueves 15 de diciembre 2016. De 11.30 h a 14 h
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New post on Journal of Buddhist Ethics

Buddhist Nuns’ Ordination in the Mūlasarvāstivāda Vinaya Tradition

ISSN 1076-9005
Volume 23, 2016

Buddhist Nuns’ Ordination in the Mūlasarvāstivāda Vinaya Tradition: Two Possible Approaches

Bhikṣuṇī Jampa Tsedroen
Academy of World Religions and Numata Center for Buddhist Studies, University of Hamburg
This article examines the possibilities of reviving the Mūlasarvāstivāda lineage of fully ordained nuns (bhikṣuṇī). It explores two ways to generate a “flawless and perfect” Mūlasarvāstivāda bhikṣuṇī vow, either by Mūlasarvāstivāda monks alone or by Mūlasarvāstivāda monks with Dharmaguptaka nuns (“ecumenical” ordination). The first approach is based on a Vinaya passage which traditionally is taken as the Word of the Buddha, but which, from a historical-critical point of view, is dubious. The second approach is not explicitly represented in the Vinaya but involves “re-reading” or “re-thinking” it with a critical-constructive attitude (“theological” approach). Each approach is based on my latest findings from studying the Tibetan translation of the Bhikṣuṇyupasaṃpadājñāpti and related commentaries.
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