Economics and Globalization Events

Environmental Journalist Stops Plans to Dam China's Last Untamed River

October 12, 2004 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
Wang Yongchen, a reporter and producer for China National Radio and founder of Green Earth Volunteers, talks about her efforts to expose the potential environmental damage from the government's proposal to dam China's last wild river.

Book Launch – Blood From Stones: The Secret Financial Network of Terror

October 05, 2004 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
A Roundtable discussion with Douglas Farah, an award-winning investigative journalist for the Washington Post. Mr. Farah discussed his recently published book, Blood From Stones: The Secret Financial Network of Terror, a book which Gen. Barry McCaffrey, professor of National Security Studies at West Point calls "required reading for the thousands of U.S. and Allied law enforcement and intelligence officers prosecuting the global war on terror."

Challenges of Post-Conflict Economic Recovery and Reconstruction in the Sudan

September 24, 2004 // 3:30pm4:30pm
Africa Program
A discussion with Lual Deng, advisor to the Economic Commission of the Sudanese People's Liberation Movement, on "Challenges of Post-Conflict Economic Recovery and Reconstruction in the Sudan." His presentation will highlight the opportunities for economic growth in Southern Sudan, as well as prospects for international investment, "wealth sharing" arrangements and the economic impact of the ongoing peace negotiations. The full text of Deng's paper is available for download.

Economic Reform and Ethnic Cooperation in Post-Soviet Latvia and Ukraine

September 15, 2004 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Stephen Bloom, Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of California-Los Angeles and EES Research Scholar

The Future of the Poor, Illiterate, and Marginalized Populations

September 08, 2004 // 4:30am6:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Rajan Gupta, a theoretical physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, described his plan for reducing global poverty by improving education, health care, economic opportunities, the environment, security, and governance. He highlighted the relationship between reducing global poverty and strengthening global stability, noting that the poor remained especially susceptible to recruitment by criminal and terrorist groups. He called for a quicker and more significant transfer of knowledge and resources from developed countries to alleviate the problems of the poor.

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.

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