Economics and Globalization Events

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Liberia in Transition: A Discussion With the UN Panel on Liberia

December 12, 2006 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Africa Program
Members of the UN Panel of Experts on Liberia discuss the impact of Liberia's resources on West Africa's wars, how effective sanctions were in shutting down the conflicts, and whether it is time to restore control of the country's natural wealth to the newly elected national government.
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Managing Freshwater Inflows to Estuaries

December 07, 2006 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
In the second in a series of meetings on fisheries, ECSP and USAID host a discussion of estuaries, the threats they face, and the actions that can be taken to restore them.
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How Swaziland's Governance Model and AIDS Crisis Intersect

December 05, 2006 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
A briefing on recent developments in Swaziland. Panelists will discuss a wide range of social and economic challenges currently facing Swaziland, namely its economic growth, the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, and the government's handling of opposition parties.

Urban Transport Development in China - Trends and Challenges

November 30, 2006 // 8:00am10:00am
China Environment Forum
Lee Schipper and Wei-Shiuen Ng from EMBARQ at the World Resources Institute's Center for Sustainable Transport, and transportation specialist Graham Smith examine China's current motorization trends and their consequences.
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Report Launch: The World's Water 2006-2007

November 16, 2006 // 9:00am10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Launching the fifth edition of the biennial report The World's Water, Peter Gleick provides an updated analysis on water, and the political, economic, technological, and scientific issues associated with it.
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New Thinking in International Trade: National Strategies to Build Comparative Advantage

November 16, 2006 // 6:00am1:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Program on Science, Technology, America, and the Global Economy is hosting a major, half-day conference on November 16 to examine the economic strategies of advanced and emerging market countries and their impact on the United States.
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Dire Strait? Energy Security in the Strait of Malacca

November 14, 2006 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Asia Program
Foreign Policy magazine recently designated the Strait of Malacca as one of the world's five top global chokepoints. This narrow waterway, which divides Indonesia's Sumatra Island and western Malaysia, is a hub of global trade, including large percentages of Northeast Asia's oil and liquid natural gas. There is concern, however, that piracy and terrorism may jeopardize the safe transport of these energy needs.
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Environmental Health Crises in Southwest China

November 08, 2006 // 8:00am10:00am
China Environment Forum
Millions of rural and urban citizens in China suffer from health problems and limits to economic development due to contamination or shortages of water and air pollution from coal. In southwest China, water challenges are particularly acute due to that region's karst geology, where much of the water flows underground through caves rather than on the surface
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Book Discussion: The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization

November 03, 2006 // 9:00am10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
According to Thomas Homer-Dixon, society is more likely to break down when multiple stresses occur simultaneously. Like an earthquake, societal pressures—or "tectonic stresses"—build up beneath the surface and are released by factors that are difficult to anticipate, sometimes with catastrophic results.

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