Program

Events

The Browning of Biofuels: Environment and Food Security at Risk

This report, which was published in May of 2008, provides background on the growth and development of the biofuels sector and assesses the impacts of biofuels on food security, economic distortions, and the environment. It concludes with a variety of responses to these consequences.The report was prepared under contract on a consulting basis to the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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

On April 11, 2005, the Wilson Center and the Council of American Ambassadors hosted a day-long conference focused on the challenges of conducting commerical diplomacy in the 21st century. This report features the proposals garnered from the program's esteemed participants for addressing these issues.

Coordinating Colors: The WTO Green Box and Green Payments in Farm Programs

Report examining the conservation and environmental issues in the agricultural subsidies debate at the controversial heart of the WTO Doha Development Round discussions.

India and the United States

Last week's visit by India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the first such visit by an Indian prime minister in five years, prompted the Wilson Center's Robert Hathaway and Kent Hughes to discuss U.S.-India relations at a recent press briefing. Here they outline their expectations of both this visit and the evolving relationship between the two nations.
Supporters gather for Francois Hollande, Socialist Party candidate for the 2012 French presidential election

The End of Austerity Politics in Europe?

In the wake of this weekend's elections in France, Greece, and other parts of Europe, headlines across the globe suggest that voters have delivered a major anti-austerity message to their governments. Wilson Center expert Kent Hughes provides analysis and perspective on what political change in France and other countries might mean.

Financial Follies and the Future

Several recent Wilson Center events looked at the aftermath of the global financial crisis and debates over how to prevent another economic debacle.

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