Economics and Globalization Events

Environmental Film Festival Screening: The Concrete Revolution

March 22, 2006 // 11:00am1:00pm
China Environment Forum
This meditation on life in a rapidly developing new China focuses on the daily transformation of Beijing's urban landscape as one of the world's largest cities prepares for the 2008 Olympics.

Environmental Film Festival Screening: The Green Revolution in Cuba

March 17, 2006 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
At a screening of the unfinished documentary, The Green Revolution in Cuba, David Suzuki discusses the “true green revolution” that took place in Cuba, as well as the energy efficiency of consuming local food.

Biotechnology Innovations in a Developing Country: Brazilian Research and Development to Help the World's Poor

March 13, 2006 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Brazil Institute
Brazil has made tremendous advances in the field of biotechnology despite its status as a developing country. It has taken advantage of its public-sector infrastructure and low-cost production to invest in health research and development, creating and patenting new vaccines, technologies, and health services to combat diseases that primarily affect the poor.
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Population, Environment, and Development in Ethiopia

March 06, 2006 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Ethiopia's runaway population growth and declining natural resources are undermining the country's health systems and development, says Sahlu Haile.

Developing Country Voices: Rescuing the Development Agenda of the Doha Round

March 06, 2006 // 1:30pm4:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
A panel discussion with Debapriya Bhattacharya, Executive Director, Centre for Policy Dialogue, Bangladesh;Anwarul Hoda, Planning Commission of India; former WTO Deputy Director General; Faizel Ismail, Ambassador to the WTO, South Africa; Mario Matus, Ambassador to the WTO, Chile; Kaliopate Tavola, Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Fiji

Book Launch -- Capitalism's Achilles Heel: Dirty Money and How to Renew the Free-Market System

March 02, 2006 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
A book discussion with author Raymond Baker, Guest Scholar, The Brookings Institution; and Senior Fellow; Center for International Policy; and commentator Ted MoranKarl F. Landegger Professor of International Business Diplomacy, and Director, Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.

Global Urban Poverty Research Agenda: The African Case

February 01, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Akin L. Mabogunje, Chairman of the Presidential Technical Board of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, presents a paper entitled "Global Urban Poverty Research Agenda: The African Case" at a seminar organized by the Comparative Urban Studies Project.

The United States and Afghanistan: Trade, Investment, and the Economic Future

December 05, 2005 // 9:00am10:00am
Program on America and the Global Economy
With H.E. Hedayat Amin Arsala, Senior Advisor to the President and Minister of Commerce of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; and Special Guests H.E. Said Tayeb Jawad, Afghan Ambassador to the United States; and Dr. Omar Zakhilwal, President and CEO of the Afghan Investment Support Agency

Building Partnerships to Reduce Forest Conflict

December 02, 2005 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Although not as valuable as some resources linked to conflict, such as diamonds and gold, timber's easy access, availability, and demand can make its trade troubling. Experts explore how best to identify and manage forest conflict.

It Takes a CEO: It's Time to Lead with Integrity

November 30, 2005 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
A Director's Forum with Leo Hindery, Jr.; with an introduction by Former Senator Tom Daschle, Adviser, Alston and Bird and Distinguished Fellow, Center for American Progress; and moderated by Frederick M. Bush, Associate Director, Woodrow Wilson Center

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