Trade and Development Events
January 26, 2015 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Latin American Program
The Wilson Center’s Latin American Program and the World Bank’s Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Region are pleased to invite you a discussion of trends in inequality in the region and what lower rates of growth portend for both inequality and the oft-vaunted growth of the middle class.
January 22, 2015 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
The New Silk Road Initiative, originally envisioned in 2011, seeks to promote greater regional connectivity through improved trade and transit, the development of regional energy markets, strengthened customs and border operations, and deeper people-to-people and business relationships. What is the potential for this initiative, and what concrete steps have been taken? What are the challenges and opportunities, particularly against the backdrop of the recent foreign troop withdrawal from Afghanistan? And how can the New Silk Road Initiative help benefit an Afghanistan that faces major economic challenges?
December 09, 2014 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Peter Dixon's study on the dependence of U.S. jobs on trade and investment with Canada uses an economic model to look at how employment in the United States would be affected by a cessation of bilateral trade. In doing so, Dixon and his colleagues conclude that nearly 9 million jobs in the United States, in every state and congressional district, are supported by trade and investment with Canada.
December 08, 2014 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
On Monday, December 8, the Brazil Institute convened a panel of experts to analyze implications and prospects of Rousseff's second term economic strategy.
December 04, 2014 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Global Europe Program
President Obama used his recent trip to Asia to push through the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the centerpiece of the US rebalance to the region. The US pivot represents a significant shift in the country’s foreign policy and has generated debate in Europe as to whether it should align with Washington or adopt a more autonomous position, considering that Europe too has rebalanced toward Asia in the last decade. The focus of the European pivot both competes with and complements that of the US.
December 03, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
Much has been said in recent years about India’s rising global clout. Considerably less has been said about India and a different type of power: The kind that electrifies households, fires up factories, lights up buildings—and, overall, sustains nations and their economies. This event marks the launch of India Energy: The Struggle for Power, written by Raymond E. Vickery, a foremost expert on India’s energy situation.
November 19, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
In the past few years, natural and manmade disasters including Superstorm Sandy, the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, and the Boston Marathon bombing have highlighted the growing need for communities and societies to be resilient in the face of unexpected and constantly changing challenges. Join us, the Rockefeller Foundation, Thomas Lovejoy of the UN Foundation, and select authors to discuss how urban communities and industrial enterprises can “survive, adapt, and flourish in the face of turbulent change and uncertainty.”
November 19, 2014 // 12:30pm — 1:30pm
Please join the Wilson Center for a discussion with Ambassador Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative, about the “strategic logic of trade”: how U.S. trade policy is strengthening U.S. partners and allies; promoting broad-based, inclusive development; and setting guidelines for engaging with critical regions in flux.
November 19, 2014 // 9:00am — 12:00pm
From widespread fears about energy security, the debate in the United States in recent years has shifted to how the abundance of natural gas and significant new oil reserves are fundamentally altering the U.S. energy relationship with the world. North American energy independence is rapidly becoming a reality, with the United States now confident that it will be able to satisfy declining national demand for oil through a combination of domestic, Canadian, and Mexican supply, fuel efficiency measures, and a long-term shift from gasoline and diesel to natural gas-based fuel for transportation.
November 12, 2014 // 3:00pm — 4:00pm
The Canada Institute is pleased to host Eric Miller, Vice President for Policy, Innovation and Competitiveness at the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, and Congressman Bill Owens (D-NY), chair of the Northern Border Caucus, to discuss the new report "Made in North America: An Operations Roadmap for a More Competitive Region." Written by Miller, John Dillon, and Colin Robertson, the report will lay out clear steps that Mexico, Canada, and the United States can take to improve the region's borders, infrastructure, energy cooperation, skills, and regulatory cooperation.