Economics and Globalization Events

Live Webcast/Book Launch: The Flight of the Creative Class

July 19, 2005 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
With author Richard Florida, Hirst Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; and commentator Rob Atkinson, Vice-President and Director, Technology and the Economy Project at the Progressive Policy Institute. Video of this event is now available.

Book Launch -- The Competition Solution: The Bipartisan Secret Behind American Prosperity

June 23, 2005 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
With author Paul London, President, Paul A. London and Associates; former Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce; and commentator Robert Atkinson, Vice-President and Director of the Technology and the Economy Project at the Progressive Policy Institute

BorderLines Toronto

June 23, 2005 // 8:00am12:30pm
Canada Institute
In this installment of the BorderLines conference series, three panels of experts gathered in Toronto, Ontario to discuss the policy challenges facing city regions in North America, with a particular focus on urban competitiveness and prosperity.

Book Launch -- Three Billion New Capitalists: The Great Shift of Wealth and Power to the East

June 09, 2005 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
With author Clyde Prestowitz, President, Economic Strategy Institute; and commentators Patrick A. Mulloy, Commissioner, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission; and Philip Levy, Office of Policy Planning Staff, U.S. Department of State

Growing Up Global: The Changing Transitions to Adulthood in Developing Countries

June 09, 2005 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The new report from the U.S. National Academies' National Research Council and Institute of Medicine shows that despite dramatic progress in certain areas, many young people still lack adequate schooling and good health.
Webcast

Freedom: A Power for Environmental Stewardship

June 08, 2005 // 10:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton says freedom—combined with private property rights and respect for the rule of law—creates an atmosphere conducive to environmental cooperation and security.

Book Launch -- The Regional Roots of Developmental Politics in India: A Divided Leviathan

June 08, 2005 // 9:00am10:30am
Program on America and the Global Economy
With author Aseema Sinha, Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow and Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison; and commentator Ambassador Teresita C. Schaffer, Director, South Asia Program, CSIS

Book Launch -- Outsourcing America: What's Behind Our National Crisis And How We Can Reclaim American Jobs

June 07, 2005 // 5:00pm6:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Video of this event is now available.A discussion with co-author Ronil Hira and commentators Aaron Bernstein, BusinessWeek; Bruce Mehlman, Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti Inc.; and Shang-Jin Wei, IMF and the Brookings Institution

The Long-Term Budget Challenge: Public Finance and Fiscal Sustainability in the G-7

June 04, 2005 // 8:30am6:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
This conference, sponsored by the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Institute for Research on Public Policy, will bring together scholars and policy experts who can address the nature and scope of public finances and fiscal sustainability issues in individual countries and relevant cross-national themes and perspectives.

Uganda: An African "Success" Past its Prime?

June 02, 2005 // 10:00am11:30am
Africa Program
A roundtable co-sponsored by the Africa Program and Conflict Prevention Project at the Wilson Center, and by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The discussion will focus on recent political and economic developments in Uganda, with Joel Barkan, Professor of Political Science University of Iowa and Ambassador Johnnie Carson, Senior Vice-President, National Defense University. Download the conference report.

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