On April 15, 2005, the Wilson Center, in conjunction with the U.S. Agency for International Development, hosted four panels of policymakers, academics, and experts to examine the links between trade liberalization and poverty reduction. This report provides a nuanced exploration of the relationship between free trade and the world's poorest peoples.
Over the past 15 years, the United States has lost 700,000 aerospace jobs, market share, and new commercial plane orders to overseas competitors. In this policy address, Senator Patty Murray of Washington state argues that the United States must respond to this threat before we lose our global standing in an industry created and traditionally led by Americans. In her remarks, she described the progress that's been made in the past two months, her work with U.S. officials, and the steps she's taking in the United States Senate to retain American strength in the second century of flight.
The U.S. is rapidly moving from being dependent on imported fossil fuels to becoming a major world producer. In addition to our oil and coal, we are sitting on vast supplies of natural gas, and technological innovations have made it possible to tap previously unattainable resources. So what should we do with these new-found riches?
Over the past years, the Wilson Center's Program on America and the Global Economy has held a series of conferences, meetings, and briefings that have focused on different aspects of the small business economy. In this report, Kent Hughes puts small business in the context of the American economy and the American innovation with a specific focus on federal initiatives, the sources of finance for small business, and the role of public-private partnerships in supporting small business.
The Wilson Center hosted on December 9, 2002 a major conference reflecting on the first decade of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Volume One of this report provides conference proceedings.