Economics and Globalization Events

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Troubled Waters: Anticipating, Preventing, and Resolving Conflict Around Fisheries

May 15, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Dwindling fish populations in Southeast Asia have reduced incomes, lowered food security, increased poverty, and led to the use of destructive fishing technologies like dynamite and cyanide. This event is part of ECSP's "New Horizons at the Nexus of Conflict, Natural Resources, and Health" meeting series.
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Betting on Biofuels: Opportunities and Implications

May 15, 2008 // 9:00am12:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
With Stephen Kresovich, Professor and Vice Provost for Life Sciences, Cornell University; Steven Hutcheson, Professor of Microbiology, University of Maryland; Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center; C. Ford Runge, Professor of Applied Economics and Law, University of Minnesota; Robbin S. Johnson, Teaching Fellow, Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; Chaired and Moderated by: Kent Hughes, Director, STAGE Program & Global Energy Initiative, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
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Trans-Boundary Environmental Governance in Canada and the United States (Part Two)

May 09, 2008 // 8:30am4:00pm
Canada Institute
The discussion focuses on the role of the International Joint Commission and other government actors that can address areas where Canada and the United States share serious environmental concerns.
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On Capitol Hill - Building a Competitive America: The Potential for Partnerships in Education

May 07, 2008 // 7:30am10:00am
Program on America and the Global Economy
Among the speakers are: Gerald McElvy, President, ExxonMobil Foundation; Patrick Callahan, Executive Director, Science and Mathematics Initiative, Office of the President, University of California; Robert Floden, Co-Director, Teachers for a New Era, and Professor, College of Education, Michigan State University; R. David Bynum, Director, Center for Science and Mathematics Education, and Professor, Stony Brook University; Chaired and moderated by: Kent Hughes, Director, Program on Science, Technology, America, and the Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center
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The Power of Partnerships: Universities, Businesses, and Excellent STEM Teaching

May 06, 2008 // 9:00am2:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Among the speakers are: Brian Fitzgerald, Executive Director, Business-Higher Education Forum; Gerald McElvy, President, ExxonMobil Foundation; Mary Ann Rankin, Dean, College of Natural Sciences, University of Texas at Austin; Patrick Callahan, Executive Director, Science and Mathematics Initiative, Office of the President, University of California; Daniel Fallon, Director, Program in Higher Education, Carnegie Corporation; Robert Floden, Co-Director, Teachers for a New Era, and Professor, College of Education, Michigan State University; Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Co-Director, Teachers for a New Era, and Associate Dean/Director, Division of Science and Mathematics Education, Michigan State University; R. David Bynum, Director, Center for Science and Mathematics Education, and Professor, Stony Brook University; Karen Stiner, Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, U.S. Department of Energy; Chaired and moderated by: Kent Hughes, Director, Program on Science, Technology, America, and the Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Sugarcane Ethanol and Land Use in Brazil

April 28, 2008 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Brazil Institute
Economist André Nassar, of the Brazilian Institute for International Trade Negotiations, presents initial findings of a study on sugarcane expansion and land use in Brazil.
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Decentralization and Democratization of Natural Resource Management

April 28, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The forum examines the results of several studies in WRI's Representation, Equity, and Environment working paper series, which seeks to determine how developing countries' efforts to decentralize and democratize natural resource management (NRM) have affected local-level NRM and democracy.
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Book Launch: The China Price: The True Cost of Chinese Competitive Advantage

April 25, 2008 // 10:00am12:00pm
China Environment Forum
Alexandra Harney, former reporter and editor at the Financial Times, discusses her new book, an exposé of how China's factory economy competes for Western business by selling out its workers, its environment, and its future.

Crossing Boundaries: Can a Solution be Found for Transboundary Oil Resources in the Gulf of Mexico?

April 23, 2008 // 9:00am11:00am
Mexico Institute
The authors of the new book, Cruzando Limites, discuss bilateral issues surrounding transboundary oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico with other experts in the field.
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Book Discussion: Aid for Trade and Development

April 15, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Among the discussants will be: Mr. Dominique Njinkeu, Editor and Executive Director, International Lawyers and Economists Against Poverty; Ms. Susan Prowse, Senior Economic Advisor, Department for International Development, UK; Ms. Carolyn Robert, Trade and Investment Specialist, Integration and Trade Sector, Inter-American Development Bank; Mr. Uri Dadush, Director, DECPG, The World Bank; Mr. Michael Finger, Lead Economist for Trade Policy, Resident Scholar American Enterprise; Ms. Ann Tutwiler, Managing Director, Agricultural Markets, Global Development Program, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Chair and moderator: Mr. John Sewell, Senior Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center

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