Economics and Globalization Events

Film Screening: China's Sorrow - Earth's Hope

June 27, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
China Environment Forum
The film documents how the Loess Plateau Watershed Rehabilitation Project rehabilitated various areas of the plateau by engaging the local farmers and government officials in planting trees, shrubs, and grasslands on the majority of land; creating terraces for agricultural activities; planting of orchards and vineyards; and constructing sediment control dams and irrigation structures.

Global Competition and Comparative Advantage: New Thinking in International Trade

June 13, 2006 // 1:15pm5:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
A presentation of new research by William Baumol, Professor of Economics and Academic Director of the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, New York University; Ralph Gomory, President, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; and Paul Samuelson, Institute Professor Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Followed by a discussion with Senator Paul Sarbanes; Stephen Roach, Managing Director, Research, Global Economics and Chief Economist, Morgan Stanley; Paul Solman, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer; Edward M. Graham, Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics; Thomas Palley, former Chief Economist, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission; Clyde Prestowitz, President, Economic Strategy Institute; and Phillip L. Swagel, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Webcast

Conflict Timber, Sustainable Management, and the Rule of Law: Forest Sector Reform in Liberia

June 08, 2006 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Over the past two decades, Liberia's forests have helped subsidize two civil wars and the dictatorial regime of Charles Taylor. Today, the forests may offer the country's best chance at revitalization.

Live Webcast--AID FOR TRADE: Prospects for the Future

June 06, 2006 // 8:45am4:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
This conference will address two inter-related but differentiated issues. Firstly, it will examine how to deal with aid for trade in the context of the Doha discussions in the WTO. Secondly, it will address how to design an effective aid for trade program, taking into account all that has been learned about the aid ‘ business.'
Webcast

Understanding the Global Water Crisis: Insights from the GECHS Network

May 24, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Ken Conca, Patricia Kameri-Mbote, and Lyla Mehta discuss how water scarcity affects access and control to water during a two-day gathering by members of the Global Environmental Change and Human Security project.

Reception: Global Environment Change and Human Security

May 23, 2006 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Researchers from the GECHS network will be on hand to discuss the ways in which diverse social and environmental processes combine to affect human well-being, including people's health, economic opportunities, and political freedoms.
Webcast

Climate Change Politics in North America (Part Two)

May 19, 2006 // 9:00am2:00pm
Canada Institute
The Wilson Center's Canada Institute and Environmental Change and Security Program host a two-day conference in partnership with the University of New Hampshire to examine the rapidly evolving North American debate on climate change politics.
Webcast

Climate Change Politics in North America (Part One)

May 18, 2006 // 1:00pm5:30pm
Canada Institute
The Wilson Center's Canada Institute and ECSP host a two-day conference in partnership with the University of New Hampshire to examine the rapidly evolving North American debate on climate change politics.

Film Screening: Dam or Damned? Documentary on China's Nujiang River

May 04, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
China Environment Forum
In southwest China, the Salween River is named Nu Jiang, which means "River of Anger." It is one of the two rivers that still remains un-dammed in China. "Dam or Damned?" examines this pristine river delves into layers of dilemma and injustice in modern China.

Live Webcast: Foreign Aid and the Private Sector

May 02, 2006 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
With the Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University

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