Economics and Globalization Events

Decisionmaking in the WTO: Why Trade Negotiation Resembles Lawmaking in the U.S. Congress

May 05, 2005 // 8:30am10:00am
Program on America and the Global Economy
with Gilbert Winham, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Dalhousie University

Progress Building Democracy in Nigeria

May 02, 2005 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
A Director's Forum with His Excellency Atiku Abubakar, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The full text of the speech is available for download. Watch a video of the vice president's presentation.

Environmental Advocacy and the Movement for Nuclear Safety in Kazakhstan

April 26, 2005 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Kennan Institute
Kaisha Atakhanova, Director, Karaganda Ecological Center, and 2005 Goldman Environmental Prize Winner from Asia, describes how the people of Kazakhstan were able to successfully resist a proposed law that would allow foreign countries to dispose of nuclear waste products in Kazakhstan.

Meeting Rising Community Expectations: From Landslide Prevention to Harbour Enhancement in Hong Kong and Three Gorges Project in Mainland China

April 22, 2005 // 10:00am11:30am
China Environment Forum
Featuring Professor Lee Chack Fan, University of Hong Kong.

The Dynamics of Poverty in Post-Genocide Rwanda

April 22, 2005 // 10:00am11:30am
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
A Roundtable discussion with Philip Verwimp, Poverty Economist, Rwanda Office of the World Bank, who will use data from household surveys to compare poverty before and after the genocide.

Is Debt Destiny? Argentina, Emerging Markets, and the Future of Finance

April 19, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
Program on America and the Global Economy
With author Paul Blustein, Staff Writer, Washington Post; and commentators Claudio Loser, Visiting Senior Fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue; and Joseph S. Tulchin, Director of the Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson Center.

The Impact of Trade Liberalization on Poverty

April 15, 2005 // 8:30am6:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Most economists argue that increasing international trade contributes to economic growth and therefore to the alleviation of poverty. Beyond basic questions and theoretical costs and benefits, however, the relationship between trade and poverty becomes considerably more complicated. Even in the most successful cases, the impact of increased trade depends heavily on the condition of existing institutions, public investments in education and infrastructure, the presence of safety nets, and the impact of the world economy. The video and report for this event is now available online.

The Ambassador's Changing Mission: Commercial Diplomacy in the 21st Century

April 11, 2005 // 2:00pm5:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Robert D. Hormats, vice chairman, Goldman Sachs (International); Kent H. Hughes, director of the Science, Technology, America and the Global Economy Program, Woodrow Wilson Center; Jerry K. Mitchell, former deputy director general of the Commercial Service; Virginia A. Weil, senior adviser to the Business Council for International Understanding. Video of the event is now available.

Book Launch -- The Past and Future of America's Economy: Long Waves of Innovation that Power Cycles of Growth

April 07, 2005 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
With author Robert Atkinson, Vice-President and Director, Technology and the Economy Project at the Progressive Policy Institute; and commentator David Wessel, Deputy Bureau Chief, Washington Bureau, The Wall Street Journal.

Book Launch -- The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy

March 29, 2005 // 8:30am10:00am
Program on America and the Global Economy
A book launch and panel discussion with author Peter W. Huber and commentator Michael L. Telson, Director of National Laboratory Affairs for the University of California.

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