Economics and Globalization News
Apr 01, 2015
A documentary film, The Cotton Road, directed by Laura Kissel was shown on March 18th at the Woodrow Wilson Center as part of the 23rd Environmental Film Festival in Washington. The film takes viewers on a journey with cotton from South Carolina to China that tries to stitch together some answers. More than 160 films from 31 countries are screened to promote dialogue and build understanding of environmental challenges and opportunities.
Mar 27, 2015
Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted on the Inter-American Development Bank’s consolidation of private sector operations.
Mar 26, 2015
The U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue was launched in 2013 by President Barack Obama and President Enrique Peña Nieto. It is intended to provide a strategic vision for cooperation between the two countries that moves the discussion about the border beyond security issues by unleashing still untapped economic potential between the two neighbors. We spoke with Chris Wilson to check in on how the plan is progressing. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.
Mar 19, 2015
"Even Russia’s vaunted internal security services now have to make due with fewer resources, despite the real prospect of increased social unrest," writes William Pomeranz.
Mar 16, 2015
"Corruption helps drive inequality. Over 60% of Nigerians live on less than $1 a day, despite Nigeria having Africa’s largest gross domestic product (nearly $510 billion). Unemployment figures are disputed, but a 2013 estimate puts unemployment at 22% and youth unemployment at 38%. As some Nigerians enrich themselves, and as a middle class grows in parts of the country, millions of Nigerians still have no livelihood." writes Alex Thurston.
Mar 12, 2015
In this Context interview, Luis Vicente León provided insight into the nature of the problems surrounding the parliamentary elections in Venezuela and assesses the political fallout from the crisis in anticipation of the vote.
Mar 11, 2015
Jorge Heine, Global Fellow and Chilean ambassador to China, appears on Agenda Econòmica on CNNChile regarding the goals of strengthening business between Chile and China. This interview is in Spanish.
Mar 11, 2015
"The Syrian Center for Policy Research, which is supported by two United Nations agencies, concludes that human development is 'rapidly regressing,' which is destabilizing a country that has long been the strategic center of the Middle East," writes Robin Wright.
Feb 23, 2015
This article mentions how a delegation of officials and businessmen from El Salvador met with representatives from the Woodrow Wilson Center. This article is in Spanish.
Feb 12, 2015
Eric Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center, is quoted on the effect of Canadian mining companies in Latin America.