Trade and Development Events

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.

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

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.

Panel Discussion and Book Launch--Uncle Sam and Us: Globalization, Neoconservatism, and the Canadian State

April 03, 2003 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Canada Institute
Stephen Clarkson discussed his book, Uncle Sam and Us, arguing that globalization is not new for Canada given Canada's historic dependence on external markets, its receptiveness towards immigrants, and its high levels of foreign investment.

Liberalism: Conscience and Confidence

February 04, 2003 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Canada Institute
The Honorable Pierre Pettigrew, Canada's Minister of International Trade, defined liberalism as the philosophy at the heart of modernity and questioned whether it is possible for the ideology of liberalism to find within itself a counterbalancing mechanism.

NAFTA at 10: Progress, Potential, and Precedents

December 09, 2002 // 7:00am4:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Marking the 10th anniversary of NAFTA, the Wilson Center convened a two-day conference to assess the impact of NAFTA, the lessons the agreement may hold for deepening North American ties and future trade agreements, and the international effort to “get globalization right.”

The Honourable Bill Graham: Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada

November 08, 2002 // 10:30am12:00pm
Canada Institute
EnviReform and the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto hosted the third annual EnviReform conference, which analyzes the social and environmental impacts of existing trade liberalization and explores new strategies for regulation and risk assessment, environmental information, standard-setting, among other topics.

Director's Forum with Bill Clinton

October 09, 2002 // 12:00am
Africa Program
In this Director's Forum, President Clinton described his recent two week trip to Africa during which he visited the following five nations: Mozambique, Rwanda, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa.

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