Trade and Development Events

Challenges of Post-Conflict Economic Recovery and Reconstruction in the Sudan

September 24, 2004 // 3:30pm4:30pm
Africa Program
A discussion with Lual Deng, advisor to the Economic Commission of the Sudanese People's Liberation Movement, on "Challenges of Post-Conflict Economic Recovery and Reconstruction in the Sudan." His presentation will highlight the opportunities for economic growth in Southern Sudan, as well as prospects for international investment, "wealth sharing" arrangements and the economic impact of the ongoing peace negotiations. The full text of Deng's paper is available for download.

Book Launch -- A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa

August 05, 2004 // 9:30am11:00am
Africa Program
A Roundtable discussion with Howard French, distinguished New York Times journalist and author of the recently published book A Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of Africa. Historian Louis Gates, Jr. has described French's book as "A brilliant and nuanced meditation on the complexities of contemporary Africa. Essential reading for those of us who love Africa and for all those who wish to gain a fuller understanding of a continent that is sprawling, mysterious, and endlessly fascinating."

Dispersed Relations: Americans, Canadians, and North America's Perforated Border

May 21, 2004 // 10:00am11:30am
Canada Institute
Reginald Stuart discussed his project that proposes a new framework for examining how Canada and the United States and their peoples interrelate, in four broad realms: cultural, social, economic, and political/diplomatic.

Smart Borders, Virtual Borders, or No Borders: Homeland Security Choices for the United States and Canada

May 20, 2004 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Canada Institute
Rey Koslowski discussed options for North American border security particularly pertaining to the implications of introducing technologies into border security with an emphasis on the impending requirements of US-VISIT entry and exit procedures.

Book Launch--EU Trade Strategies: Between Regionalism and Globalism

May 06, 2004 // 6:30pm8:00pm
Global Europe Program
with editors: Vinod K. Aggarwal-—University of California at Berkeley and Edward A. Fogarty-—University of California at Berkeley. Other speakers include: Anders Ahnlid-—Minister of Trade and Economic Affairs, Embassy of Sweden;Peter Berz-—First Secretary for Trade Affairs, Delegation of the European Commission; and Heinrich Kreft-—Economic Counselor, Embassy of Germany.
Webcast

Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honorable Paul Martin, Speaks at Wilson Center Event

April 29, 2004 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Canada Institute
On the occasion of his first visit to Washington, Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin delivered a speech focusing on bilateral issues and the issue of North American security, where he outlined the steps his government has taken to ensure that the Canada-U.S. border is more secure and open to trade.

An Opposition Perspective on Nigeria's Political Evolution

April 07, 2004 // 10:00am11:30am
Africa Program
Major General Muhammadu Buhari, a former Nigerian Head of State and President Obasanjo's principal opponent in Nigeria's 2003 presidential election, is currently leading the legal challenge to the conduct and outcome of that election. A ruling in his case, now drawing to a close before the Court of Appeal in Abuja, is expected by the end of March, and will thereafter be appealed to the Supreme Court by whichever side loses.

Assessing the Millennium Challenge Corporation

March 02, 2004 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
In 2002, President Bush proposed a new initiative on foreign aid - the Millennium Challenge Account. Experts outline the initiative's principles and the challenges facing the newly-formed corporation.

Post-Cancun Assessment by Canada: Trade Policy Challenges for North America -- a roundtable discussion --

October 28, 2003 // 3:30pm4:30pm
Canada Institute
Canada's Deputy Minister for International Trade Len Edwards discussed trade policy challenges including the state of WTO negotiations in the post-Cancun environment, ongoing efforts to negotiate a Free Trade Area of the Americas, and the rise of regional trade initiatives.

Kenya – From Moi To Kibaki

September 11, 2003 // 10:00am11:00am
Africa Program
An address by U.S. Ambassador Johnnie Carson, who has just returned to the United States following four years as Ambassador to Kenya. One of the Foreign Service’s most distinguished Africanists, Ambassador Carson has played a major role in assisting Kenya through a remarkably successful political transition. His address will focus on this transition – its meaning for Kenya and for Africa, and for American policy. Prior to his most recent Kenyan assignment, Ambassador Carson served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa. He has also served as Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Ambassador to Uganda, and Deputy Chief of Mission in Botswana. In the aftermath of the Cold War, Ambassador Carson re-established an American diplomatic mission in Mozambique. In the 1980’s, on leave from the Foreign Service, he served for over four years as Chief of Staff to the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa.

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