Trade and Development Events

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Creating Opportunities for Peace Through Regional Trade in the African Great Lakes Region

September 10, 2007 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
There is a strong regional and international market for the minerals and forest products extracted from the Great Lakes countries. The challenge is for this lucrative trade to directly benefit the majority of the people living in the region, rather than the corrupt few who have typically exploited these resources.
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Trade, Aid, and Security: An Agenda for Peace and Development

July 11, 2007 // 9:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Poorly designed and implemented trade policies are prolonging violent conflicts; and aid programs, as they are currently constructed, are not achieving their stated goals of alleviating poverty, warns Oli Brown of IISD.

Canada-U.S. Competitiveness: The Productivity Gap

June 28, 2007 // 9:00am11:00am
Canada Institute
Glen Hodgson, of the Conference Board of Canada, and co-author Jack Triplett, of the Brookings Institution, assessed why the United States has enjoyed a surge in productivity over the past decade, while Canada's own productivity growth fell behind that of the United States.

Book Launch--Alliance and Illusion: Canada and the World 1945-1984

June 27, 2007 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Canada Institute
Author Robert Bothwell discussed Alliance and Illusion: Canada and the World 1945-1984, which provides an in-depth study of Canada's modern leaders, particularly how international events in the decades following World War II influenced and shaped Canada's foreign relations.

Second Cross Border Forum on Agricultural Interdependence

June 19, 2007 // 8:15am1:30pm
Canada Institute
At the second Cross Border Forum on Agricultural Interdependence, panelists explored the best policy approaches to further integrate and better position the North American agriculture sector for global competition, and assessed the economic implications of country of origin labeling (COOL) on NAFTA members.
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People, Security and Borders: The Impact of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative on North America

May 30, 2007 // 9:00am11:00am
Canada Institute
Donald Abelson and Duncan Wood discussed their recently published report, "People, Security, and Borders: The Impact of the WHTI on North American," which assesses the potential economic, privacy, and technological implications of the controversial Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) on North America.
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Confronting Fishing Overcapacity and Other Long-Overdue Reforms

April 26, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Experts discuss trends that have contributed to overcapacity, and examine efforts to reform policy and management.

Saltwater Neighbors: The Law and Politics of the Canada-U.S. Ocean Relationship

April 10, 2007 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Canada Institute
Ted McDorman discusses his research examining maritime legal disputes between Canada and the United States.
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Creating the Enabling Environment for Effective Fisheries Enforcement

April 10, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Marking the fifth in ECSP's series on fisheries management, this event explores the ways in which poor enforcement and governance enable overfishing, the importance of good policy for fisheries management, and different approaches to effective and sustained enforcement.

Meeting the Challenge of Climate Change

March 27, 2007 // 9:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The State Library of Victoria and ECSP co-sponsor a half-day conference in Melbourne, Australia, exploring Australia's public- and private-sector efforts to address climate change, and placing those efforts in the context of broader regional and international action.

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