Economics and Globalization Events

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.

Book Launch: Trade and Freedom

March 18, 2004 // 11:00am1:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
James Bacchus—former chairman of the World Trade Organization Appellate Body

Assessing the Millennium Challenge Corporation

March 02, 2004 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
In 2002, President Bush proposed a new initiative on foreign aid - the Millennium Challenge Account. Experts outline the initiative's principles and the challenges facing the newly-formed corporation.

Globalization and Well-Being

February 03, 2004 // 3:30pm11:00pm
Canada Institute
The Donner Canadian Foundation established the Donner Prize for the best book on Canadian public policy, and the 2003 winner of the Donner Prize, John F. Helliwell, discussed his thought-provoking book, Globalization and Well-Being.

Public Pension Reform: Will Reforms Abroad Work in the U.S.?

December 04, 2003 // 11:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy

Book Discussions with Dr. Ruth Westheimer: Musically Speaking—A Life Through Song and Conquering the Rapids of Life: Making the Most of Mid-Life Opportunities

November 12, 2003 // 1:00pm2:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer,noted therapist, author, and visiting professor at Princeton and Yale will discuss her two new recent books: Musically Speaking—A Life Through Songand Conquering the Rapids of Life: Making the Most of Mid-Life Opportunities

BOOK LAUNCH: The Roaring Nineties: A New History of the World’s Most Prosperous Decade

November 05, 2003 // 11:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
"Unfettered markets, rampant with conflicts of interest, can lead to inefficiency. We can never eliminate the problems; we can, however, mitigate them. In the nineties, we made them worse." - Joseph E. Stiglitz

Post-Cancun Assessment by Canada: Trade Policy Challenges for North America -- a roundtable discussion --

October 28, 2003 // 3:30pm4:30pm
Canada Institute
Canada's Deputy Minister for International Trade Len Edwards discussed trade policy challenges including the state of WTO negotiations in the post-Cancun environment, ongoing efforts to negotiate a Free Trade Area of the Americas, and the rise of regional trade initiatives.

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