Trade and Development Events

The Political Economy of Services Offshoring in North America

March 12, 2008 // 3:30pm4:30pm
Canada Institute
Recent outsourcing of jobs in the services industry, a sector once believed to be immune due to the higher skill level required, has caused concerns among policy makers. Panel speakers provided an understanding of the true impact of offshoring on Canada and the United States.
Webcast

The U.S. - Colombia Free Trade Agreement: A Capitol Hill Conversation

February 27, 2008 // 1:30pm4:30pm
Latin American Program
This event was held to provide Members of Congress, their staffs, and the public with an informed and balanced discussion of the multiple issues surrounding the pending FTA, including the potential benefits to both the United States and Colombia and such critical issues as labor rights.
Webcast

Free Trade in Free Fall? Assessing the Impact of Nontariff Barriers on Canada-U.S. Trade

February 08, 2008 // 7:00am9:00am
Canada Institute
Discussing the One Issue, Two Voices publication, authors examined the extent to which nontariff trade barriers are restricting the flow of goods and people between Canada and the United States and their impact on our economies.
Webcast

Urban Life in China's Brave New World

January 03, 2008 // 12:00pm2:00pm
China Environment Forum
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, a U.C. Irvine China specialist and urban historian, draws on material from his book China's Brave New World – And Other Tales for Global Times (Indiana University Press, 2007) to reflect on the dramatic way that Chinese cities have changed over the past two decades.

Book Launch: Uneasy Neighbo(u)rs: Canada, the USA and the Dynamics of State, Industry and Culture

December 17, 2007 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Canada Institute
Authors David T. Jones and David Kilgour discussed their book, which assesses the dynamics that led to the societal, institutional, and ideological differences between the United States and Canada.
Webcast

Canada and the Arctic: The Issue of Northern Sovereignty

December 11, 2007 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Canada Institute
Panelists reviewed the potential implications of Canada's recent efforts to reassert its sovereignty over the country's northern territory on Canada-U.S. relations. They also assessed the potential security threats and economic opportunities that accompany the possibility of an ice-free Arctic.

Book Launch: Requiem or Revival? The Promise of North American Integration

November 05, 2007 // 8:30am10:30am
Canada Institute
In a book discussion, authors examined how the early promise of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has faded, while progress towards further integration on other pressing issues, including energy, security, and migration, remain unresolved.

Water in the West: Water Resources Conference

October 05, 2007 // 8:00am3:00pm
Canada Institute
This conference focused on water and resource management in the western North America region, which served as a way to raise consciousness on water issues north and south of the border by engaging the business, academic, and government communities about implications for Canada and U.S. policy.

Water Discussion and Workshop

October 02, 2007 // 8:30am4:30pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute hosted an event with the Policy Research Initiative involving prominent academics, scientists and researches for a discussion on water, science, and policy.

Canada-U.S. Competitiveness: The Productivity Gap

September 24, 2007 // 7:30am10:00am
Canada Institute
Authors discussed the 7th issue of One Issue, Two Voices, which took a comparative look at the economic performance of Canada and the United States from the standpoint of the widening productivity gap between the two countries.

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