Economics and Globalization Events

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Innovative Partnerships for Peace: The Role of Extractive Industries in Resource-Based Conflict Prevention and Mitigation

January 09, 2008 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Panelists analyze existing frameworks for preventing resource-based conflict and present Latin American case studies in which extractive industry companies have attempted to promote peace and stability.
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Urban Life in China's Brave New World

January 03, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
China Environment Forum
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, a U.C. Irvine China specialist and urban historian, draws on material from his book China's Brave New World – And Other Tales for Global Times (Indiana University Press, 2007) to reflect on the dramatic way that Chinese cities have changed over the past two decades.
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China Grapples with Its Energy Challenges

December 12, 2007 // 8:00am10:00am
China Environment Forum
Whether and how well China deals with its energy dilemmas will have deep consequences for the rest of the world, which has a large stake in its success.
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Stimulating U.S. Technological Innovation in Energy

November 29, 2007 // 8:00am10:00am
Program on America and the Global Economy
With Charles Weiss, Distinguished Professor, Georgetown University and William Bonvillian, Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Washington Office
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OECD: Meeting New Challenges in a Changing World

October 23, 2007 // 2:00pm3:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
A Director's Forum with The Honorable Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
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Book Discussion - America Works: Critical Thoughts on the Exceptional U.S. Labor Market

October 04, 2007 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
With Richard B. Freeman, Herbert S. Ascherman Professor in Economics, Harvard University and Faculty Director of the Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School.
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Why is Urban Assistance Important? Inserting Urban Issues Into the Development Agenda

September 24, 2007 // 9:00am1:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
This is the concluding seminar of the CUSP series on Global Urban Poverty.
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Creating Opportunities for Peace Through Regional Trade in the African Great Lakes Region

September 10, 2007 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
There is a strong regional and international market for the minerals and forest products extracted from the Great Lakes countries. The challenge is for this lucrative trade to directly benefit the majority of the people living in the region, rather than the corrupt few who have typically exploited these resources.
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Perspectives on the 2007 Farm Bill

July 16, 2007 // 2:00pm4:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Robbin Johnson, Teaching Fellow, University of Minnesota;C. Ford Runge, Professor, University of Minnesota; William Krist, Senior Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Trade, Aid, and Security: An Agenda for Peace and Development

July 11, 2007 // 9:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Poorly designed and implemented trade policies are prolonging violent conflicts; and aid programs, as they are currently constructed, are not achieving their stated goals of alleviating poverty, warns Oli Brown of IISD.

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