Economics and Globalization Events

A Land on Fire: The Environmental Consequences of the Southeast Asian Boom

July 10, 2003 // 12:00am
China Environment Forum
James David Fahn reveals the dark side of prosperity in Southeast Asia generally, and Thailand specifically. He offers sometimes amusing, but more often disturbing, vignettes that chronicle environmental degradation in Southeast Asia.

"The New Old World: The Politics of Aging" **POSTPONED**

July 10, 2003 // 12:00am
Program on America and the Global Economy
"The New Old World: The Politics of Aging" is postponed until October 2003.

Harnessing the Waters: Nature Conquest in China's Past and Present

June 27, 2003 // 10:00am11:30am
China Environment Forum
Perhaps no other issue in China today receives more news media attention than construction of the Three Gorges Dam. Speakers reflect on past legacies, present problems, and future impacts of China's "conquests" over nature.

African Oil: Its Strategic Significance, Emerging Issues and American Policy

June 27, 2003 // 9:30am11:00am
Africa Program
At the request of the Corporate Council on Africa, in conjunction with the CCA's Annual United States – Africa Business Summit, the WWIC's Africa Project organized a panel on "African Oil: Issues and Prospects." Moderated by Witney Schneidman, President of Schneidman & Associates, International and former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa, the panel featured four renowned experts: Ibrahim Gambari, Special Advisor on Africa to the UN Secretary-General; David Gordon, Director of the CIA's Office on Transnational Issues; Ian Gary, Strategic Advisor on Africa to the Catholic Relief Services and co-author of Bottom of the Barrel; and Assistant Secretary for Economics Anthony Wayne. The panel examined the strategic implications of African oil – both for Africa and for the United States – and a host of difficult issues that surround the exploitation of African oil.

Dinner Honoring His Excellency, Festus Mogae, President of the Republic of Botswana

June 26, 2003 // 7:00pm10:00pm
Africa Program
This Dinner was held in honor of President Mogae in conjunction with the Corporate Council for Africa's Africa - US Business Summit.

The Coming Bust of the Knowledge Economy

June 26, 2003 // 9:00am11:00am
Program on America and the Global Economy
with Steven Weber, Associate Professor, University of California-Berkeley and the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE); Director, MacArthur Program on Multilateral Governance This roundtable discussion is co-sponsored with the Athena Alliance

Diaspora Communities: Influencing U.S. Foreign Policy

June 23, 2003 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Thomas Ambrosio, Assistant Professor of Political Science, North Dakota State University;Yossi Shain, Professor of Comparative Government and Diaspora Politics, Georgetown University

Book Launch: "Liberalization Against Democracy: The Local Politics of Economic Reform in Tunisia"

June 19, 2003 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Stephen J. King, Assistant Professor of Government, Georgetown University, and Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow

Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America's Freshwaters

June 10, 2003 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Virtually no one is discussing the increasing reliance worldwide on groundwater and the potentially dire consequences of that dependence for rivers, ecosystems, and sustainable development. Robert Glennon outlines his case for new groundwater policies.

How to Move the Global Water Agenda Forward: A Look at Agriculture, Health and Economics

June 09, 2003 // 9:00am4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Together with the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the National Wildlife Federation, the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Project co-sponsors a panel discussion on the inextricable linkages between water and food security.

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