Past Events

Harnessing the Waters: Nature Conquest in China's Past and Present

June 27, 2003 // 10:00am11:30am
China Environment Forum
Perhaps no other issue in China today receives more news media attention than construction of the Three Gorges Dam. Speakers reflect on past legacies, present problems, and future impacts of China's "conquests" over nature.

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.

The Coming Bust of the Knowledge Economy

June 26, 2003 // 9:00am11:00am
Program on America and the Global Economy
with Steven Weber, Associate Professor, University of California-Berkeley and the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE); Director, MacArthur Program on Multilateral Governance This roundtable discussion is co-sponsored with the Athena Alliance

Dysfunctional Democracy? The Progress of Japanese Political Reform

June 24, 2003 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Asia Program
Shinichi Kitaoka, professor of political and diplomatic history, University of Tokyo; Junko Kato, associate professor of political science, University of Tokyo; Robert J. Pekkanen, assistant professor, Middlebury College; Michael K. Young,George Washington University. Download Special Report #117.

European Union Enlargement: Economic and Financial Implications for the United States

June 24, 2003 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Keith Crane, Senior Economist, RAND Corporation

The Current State of the Burundi Peace Process

June 24, 2003 // 10:00am11:30am
Africa Program
Comments delivered by His Excellency Pierre Buyoya, former President of Burundi on the current state of the Burundi Peace Process. He discussed both the challenges and opportunities facing the nation, as it seeks to emerge from nearly a decade of civil conflict.

Proliferation Challenges After Iraq

June 24, 2003 // 12:00am
International Security Studies

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

Why China Opened to the World

June 20, 2003 // 10:00am11:30am
Asia Program
David Zweig, professor, Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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