Economics and Globalization Events

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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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Conference on Cotton – The Next Steps for Africa

October 26, 2006 // 8:30am6:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy

China: NAFTA's Fourth Partner

October 23, 2006 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Canada Institute
Panelists at this event analyzed the growing presence of China in the North American market as well as the response of each of the NAFTA members to this competitive challenge.
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Book Discussion: The Other Half of Gender: Men's Issues in Development

October 23, 2006 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Gender studies have traditionally focused on women and girls, paying little attention to the attitudes and behaviors of men. But a new book from the World Bank, The Other Half of Gender: Men's Issues in Development, attempts to bring the gender and development debate full circle.

The Politics of Energy in Latin America

October 23, 2006 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
A panel of experts looks at the nationalization of hydrocarbons in Bolivia, Venezuela's use of "oil diplomacy" in the hemisphere, the development of the Camisea natural gas pipeline in Peru, and increased concern over the security of U.S. energy supplies. All of these issues serve to underscore the intensely political aspects of energy relations in Latin America.
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Security and Assurance of the North American Energy System

October 12, 2006 // 1:30pm3:30pm
Canada Institute
This program highlighted efforts to assuring the capacity to withstand disruptions to the shared U.S. and Canadian energy system, as well as public and private sector cooperation toward this end.
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Minerals, Forests, and Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

October 04, 2006 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The forest and mineral wealth of the DRC is critical to the country and its people's political, economic, and social future. John Katunga explores the interconnections between natural resource wealth and stability.

The Double Edge of Legal Advocacy in Environmental Public Participation in China: Raising the Stakes and Strengthening Stakeholders

September 25, 2006 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
Drawing on the feature article they wrote for the China Environment Series 8, Allison Moore, American Bar Association and Adria Warren, Foley and Lardner, LLP, discussed the political and legal dynamics of the development of public participation in the environmental sphere in China

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