Program

Events

Book Launch -- Outsourcing America: What's Behind Our National Crisis And How We Can Reclaim American Jobs

June 07, 2005 // 5:00pm6:30pm
Video of this event is now available.A discussion with co-author Ronil Hira and commentators Aaron Bernstein, BusinessWeek; Bruce Mehlman, Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti Inc.; and Shang-Jin Wei, IMF and the Brookings Institution

The Long-Term Budget Challenge: Public Finance and Fiscal Sustainability in the G-7

June 04, 2005 // 8:30am6:00pm
This conference, sponsored by the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Institute for Research on Public Policy, will bring together scholars and policy experts who can address the nature and scope of public finances and fiscal sustainability issues in individual countries and relevant cross-national themes and perspectives.

Book Launch -- Hot Property: The Stealing of Ideas in an Age of Globalization

June 01, 2005 // 4:00pm5:30pm
With author Pat Choate, Co-Director, Manufacturing Policy Project, and coauthor of The High-Flex Society; America in Ruins; Being Number One; and Save Your Job, Save Our Country with Ross Perot

Live Webcast--Gender and Trade:Identifying Myths, Overcoming Challenges and Developing Alternatives

May 20, 2005 // 8:15am12:30pm
Video of this event is now available.

Decisionmaking in the WTO: Why Trade Negotiation Resembles Lawmaking in the U.S. Congress

May 05, 2005 // 8:30am10:00am
with Gilbert Winham, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Dalhousie University

Is Debt Destiny? Argentina, Emerging Markets, and the Future of Finance

April 19, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
With author Paul Blustein, Staff Writer, Washington Post; and commentators Claudio Loser, Visiting Senior Fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue; and Joseph S. Tulchin, Director of the Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson Center.

The Impact of Trade Liberalization on Poverty

April 15, 2005 // 8:30am6:00pm
Most economists argue that increasing international trade contributes to economic growth and therefore to the alleviation of poverty. Beyond basic questions and theoretical costs and benefits, however, the relationship between trade and poverty becomes considerably more complicated. Even in the most successful cases, the impact of increased trade depends heavily on the condition of existing institutions, public investments in education and infrastructure, the presence of safety nets, and the impact of the world economy. The video and report for this event is now available online.

The Ambassador's Changing Mission: Commercial Diplomacy in the 21st Century

April 11, 2005 // 2:00pm5:00pm
Robert D. Hormats, vice chairman, Goldman Sachs (International); Kent H. Hughes, director of the Science, Technology, America and the Global Economy Program, Woodrow Wilson Center; Jerry K. Mitchell, former deputy director general of the Commercial Service; Virginia A. Weil, senior adviser to the Business Council for International Understanding. Video of the event is now available.

Book Launch -- The Past and Future of America's Economy: Long Waves of Innovation that Power Cycles of Growth

April 07, 2005 // 3:00pm5:00pm
With author Robert Atkinson, Vice-President and Director, Technology and the Economy Project at the Progressive Policy Institute; and commentator David Wessel, Deputy Bureau Chief, Washington Bureau, The Wall Street Journal.

Book Launch -- The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy

March 29, 2005 // 8:30am10:00am
A book launch and panel discussion with author Peter W. Huber and commentator Michael L. Telson, Director of National Laboratory Affairs for the University of California.

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