Economics and Globalization Events

The Invisible Advantage: Owning and Counting Intangible Assets In the Post-Enron Era

January 23, 2003 // 8:00am10:00am
Program on America and the Global Economy
with Jonathan Low, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Center on Business Innovation

NAFTA at 10: Progress, Potential, and Precedents

December 09, 2002 // 7:00am4:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Marking the 10th anniversary of NAFTA, the Wilson Center convened a two-day conference to assess the impact of NAFTA, the lessons the agreement may hold for deepening North American ties and future trade agreements, and the international effort to “get globalization right.”

CANCELLED---Intangible Assets: A Policy Forum on Owning and Counting Intangible Assets in the Post-Enron Era

December 04, 2002 // 11:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy

Prospects for the Convention on the Future of Europe

November 13, 2002 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Global Europe Program
This talk was given by John Bruton, former Taoiseach (Prime Miniser) of Ireland and now a member of the Praesidium of the Convention on the Future of Europe, discussed the context, background, and prospects for this new draft constitution for Europe.

Angola: Past, Present, and Future

November 12, 2002 // 11:00pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Jorge R. Chikoty, Angolan Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; Scott DeLisi, Director for Southern African Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Rodney Goodwin, Chair of the Board of Directors of the U.S.-Angolan Chamber of Commerce; Witney Schneidman, former Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of State; Agostinho Zaccarias, Principle Officer, Special Advisor for Africa to the Secretary General, United Nations

The Honourable Bill Graham: Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada

November 08, 2002 // 10:30am12:00pm
Canada Institute
EnviReform and the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto hosted the third annual EnviReform conference, which analyzes the social and environmental impacts of existing trade liberalization and explores new strategies for regulation and risk assessment, environmental information, standard-setting, among other topics.

Director's Forum with Bill Clinton

October 09, 2002 // 12:00am
Africa Program
In this Director's Forum, President Clinton described his recent two week trip to Africa during which he visited the following five nations: Mozambique, Rwanda, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa.

Progress or Procrastination: China's First Year in the WTO

October 02, 2002 // 8:30am10:00am
Program on America and the Global Economy
Almost a year after joining the World Trade Organization (WTO), China still falls short of completing many of its promises to the international community. Regional political problems and a depressed global economy have increased pressure on the Communist Party leadership to remain protective of domestic agriculture, many state owned industries, and traditional businesses even as the national government remains strongly committed to opening Chinese markets to international trade and financial flows. Expanding international commerce has continued to increase economic opportunities for many Chinese but the greater integration into the world community has not yet translated into greater individual rights. China has arguably become more closed over the past year with its tightening restrictions on religious groups and its increased regulation of the Internet.

The New South Africa: Reflections on Politics in the Private Sector

September 18, 2002 // 12:00am
Africa Program
Tokyo Sexwale, Chairman, BCF; Ambassador Howard Wolpe, Woodrow Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar

The Rwandan Perspectives of the Great Lakes Crisis

June 14, 2002 // 12:00am
Africa Program
Patrick Mazimaka, Rwandan special envoy to the Great Lakes Region; Charles Muligande, Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) secretary-general; and Emmanuel Ndahiro, Rwandan presidential advisor on Security

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