Economics and Globalization Events

Book Launch -- A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa

August 05, 2004 // 9:30am11:00am
Africa Program
A Roundtable discussion with Howard French, distinguished New York Times journalist and author of the recently published book A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa. Historian Louis Gates, Jr. has described French's book as "A brilliant and nuanced meditation on the complexities of contemporary Africa. Essential reading for those of us who love Africa and for all those who wish to gain a fuller understanding of a continent that is sprawling, mysterious, and endlessly fascinating."

Live Webcast--America in the Second Century of Flight: How to Save American Jobs, Industry and Global Leadership

July 15, 2004 // 12:30pm1:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
A Director's Forum with the Honorable Patty Murray, U.S. Senator from the State of Washington.

Book Launch:The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China's Future

May 11, 2004 // 4:00pm5:00pm
China Environment Forum
Elizabeth Economy offers a history of environmental degradation in China, outlines the wide-reaching impact such problems have on nearly every part of Chinese society, and profiles the challenges facing China in resolving pollution and natural resource problems today.

The End of Globalization and the Resurgence of the Nation-State

May 06, 2004 // 5:00pm6:00pm
Canada Institute
Essayist and novelist John Ralston Saul critiqued the theory of globalization, noting that the "emotional nature" of economic theories and stated that they have a life span of about 25 to 50 years. He predicted that we are now in a period of transition and that the economic theory of globalization will be abandoned over the next five years.
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Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honorable Paul Martin, Speaks at Wilson Center Event

April 29, 2004 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Canada Institute
On the occasion of his first visit to Washington, Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin delivered a speech focusing on bilateral issues and the issue of North American security, where he outlined the steps his government has taken to ensure that the Canada-U.S. border is more secure and open to trade.

Rwanda – Reflections on Genocide

April 21, 2004 // 10:30am2:00pm
Africa Program
A Director's Forum with His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda. Video and a transcript of the President's address are available here.

Patent Donations and the Problem of Orphan Technologies with David Martin, CEO, M-CAM and Peter Bloch, COO, Light Years IP

April 14, 2004 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
What does the process of patent donations and orphan technologies say about our national innovation system? Are patent donations an effective way of spurring university research? Are there other ways to foster more development of these technologies? Has patenting gone too far? Is over-patenting getting in the way of new product development?

Experts Discuss "World in the Balance"

April 08, 2004 // 1:30pm3:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Environmental Change and Security Project hosts a preview screening of stories from NOVA's Earth Day episode "World in the Balance." The screening is followed by a panel discussion.

An Opposition Perspective on Nigeria's Political Evolution

April 07, 2004 // 10:00am11:30am
Africa Program
Major General Muhammadu Buhari, a former Nigerian Head of State and President Obasanjo's principal opponent in Nigeria's 2003 presidential election, is currently leading the legal challenge to the conduct and outcome of that election. A ruling in his case, now drawing to a close before the Court of Appeal in Abuja, is expected by the end of March, and will thereafter be appealed to the Supreme Court by whichever side loses.

Environmental Film Festival Screening: Drowned Out

March 25, 2004 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
A village in India fights the construction of a giant dam that threatens to flood it. ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko and Professor Ken Conca from the University of Maryland discuss.

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