Economics and Globalization Events
October 03, 2013 // 5:30pm — 6:30pm
On Thursday October 3, join GWU in the launch of their Brazil Initiative.
October 03, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Global Women's Leadership Initiative
Women, Business and the Law measures how laws, regulations, and institutions differentiate between women and men. It further discusses how the respective laws, regulations, and institutions may affect women’s incentives, capacity to work, or to set up and run a business. It objectively measures legal differences on the basis of gender in 143 economies, covering six areas: accessing institutions, using property, getting a job, providing incentives to work, building credit, and going to court. This year’s report was published by Bloomsbury Publishing. wbl.worldbank.org
October 03, 2013 // 8:30am — 11:30am
The Wilson Center’s Canada Institute and Global Public Affairs have organized an important panel to discuss the political challenges facing the adoption of innovative financing tools for infrastructure in the United States. How can those challenges be overcome? What lessons from the Canadian model might be applied to the United States? What problems can be avoided?
October 02, 2013 // 10:00am — 5:30pm
Economic growth and stability in the Asia-Pacific is hardly a regional issue. The world at large has a major stake in ensuring peace and prosperity in the region, especially amid growing risks worldwide. In the fifth annual Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum to be held October 2 in Tokyo hosted by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the Wilson Center, experts from both countries will gather to discuss the outlook and challenges ahead for Japan and the United States to take leadership in the Asia-Pacific region.
September 26, 2013 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Banker to the World has been published in 2012 in Mandarin (Chinese), Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and in a separate English language edition for the South Asian sub-continent. Time is always against you in a crisis, notes Rhodes. The risks of the crisis spreading are always present. The key to containing and then managing crises rests in negotiating patience and tenacity, understanding the cultures of and the pressures on the negotiators, leading at key times, seizing opportunities, and knowing exactly when to close the deal….my experiences convince me that all crises can be managed—the more so if those who are called upon to assume responsibility seek to learn from the lessons of the past.”
September 25, 2013 // 9:00am — 2:00pm
Global Europe Program
Eurasian geopolitics are more fluid now than they have been for at least a decade. The looming U.S. withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan and Russia's uncertain capabilities in the region leave a vacuum for new extra-regional powers to fill.
September 20, 2013 // 1:30pm — 3:00pm
The Honorable Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, delved into both the economic and security challenges facing the country a year into the Federal Government’s tenure.
September 20, 2013 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
On Friday, September 20th, the Brazil Institute will host a panel of leading Brazilian economists.
September 19, 2013 // 10:00am — 1:00pm
This discussion entertained the economic and security dimensions prevalent in Somalia one year into the Federal Government’s taking of the reins.It consisted of two panels: Rebuilding Somalia’s Economy and Financial Sector; and Governance and Security in Somalia. Panel 2: Governance and Security in Somalia
September 18, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Global Europe Program
The first enlargement was one of the most divisive and politically charged events in the history of the present-day European Union. French opposition to British membership meant that London had to wait more than a decade at the Community's door. Other countries, including Denmark and Ireland, whose requests for membership were tied to the coat-tails of the British applications, had to endure a similar wait. Enlarging the European Union focuses on the early history of the EU and in particular the role played by the European Commission, an institution whose aim was to gain influence over the Community's agenda and to shape its policies, including the issue of enlargement. Enlarging the European Union explores the Commission's interaction with the member states and the applicant countries between the years 1961 and 1973 and also the Commission's attempts to gain and wield influence over the first enlargement round.