Economics and Globalization Events

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U.S. Energy Security and Oil Revenue Transparency

March 21, 2007 // 2:30pm6:00pm
Africa Program
The Africa Program, Global Witness, and the offices of Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) and Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) co-host a comprehensive program to explore the issue of oil revenue transparency and how it relates to U.S. energy security.

U.S. Manufacturing: Flourishing or Floundering?

March 21, 2007 // 10:00am12:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Is Lou Dobbs right after all? A broad range of U.S.-based manufacturing industries is losing home market share to imports, according to a groundbreaking analysis of domestic manufacturing by the U.S. Business and Industry Council. Drawing on the U.S. Census Bureau's detailed manufacturing output figures, the study shows that a vast majority of major manufacturing sectors – including many capital-intensive and high-tech sectors – have suffered the same kind of import penetration and domestic market-share loss that has devastated Detroit automakers.

Environmental Film Festival Screening: Maquilapolis: City of Factories

March 20, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
ECSP hosts a screening and discussion of Maquilapolis: City of Factories. The film travels to Tijuana, Mexico, where Lourdes, Yesenia, and Carmen are three of many women fighting for better wages and conditions that will not irreparably harm the environment in which they live.
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Ethical Investment, Energy, Climate Change, and Security: New Research from Norway's PRIO

March 05, 2007 // 9:00am10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
With a strong tradition of ethical thinking about its role in international affairs, Norway's oil-fueled prosperity has stimulated great internal debate about the use of its energy revenues.
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Flash Points and Tipping Points: Security Implications of Global Population Changes, 2005-2025

February 27, 2007 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Jack Goldstone and Eric Kaufmann discuss the potential security implications of rapid urbanization, global epidemics, shifts in economic power, declining populations in many developed countries, and increased immigration.
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High-Tech Tools for Water Resources

February 23, 2007 // 8:30am10:00am
Science and Technology Innovation Program
One of the most promising areas to apply new sensing technology is in water resources. On February 23, 2007, the Foresight & Governance Project released a new report, Distributed Sensing Systems for Water Quality Assessment and Management.
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Globalized Trade and the Macroeconomics of Capture Fisheries

February 22, 2007 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The fourth event in ECSP's seven-part series on fisheries, the meeting examines the forces behind increasing demand for and trade of fisheries products, and identifies the key trends in trade law, subsidies, tariffs, and other marketplace measures that are negatively impacting global fish stocks, developing world economies, and the environment.

Sustainable Transportation Services for the Urban Poor

February 20, 2007 // 1:00pm3:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Comparative Urban Studies Project (CUSP) hosts a seminar to discuss sustainable transportation services for the urban poor.
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Knowledge Transfer of Tomorrow

February 15, 2007 // 7:00am4:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Leading figures in academia and the private and policy sectors will explore fundamental questions of knowledge transfer, such as how to foster a culture of innovation, to globalization, finance, and the role of higher education vis-à-vis society and industry. The conference will explore the future prospects for competitiveness in the knowledge based economy of tomorrow and work to form comprehensive policy strategies in an increasingly globalized world.
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Air Pollution and Environmental Health Threats in Southern China

February 13, 2007 // 8:00am10:00am
China Environment Forum
Christine Loh, founder of the Hong Kong think tank Civic Exchange, says that Hong Kong could lose its status as the economic hub of Asia if the city does not clean up its skies.

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