Program

Events

China and the WTO: Domestic Challenges and International Pressures

Report on a December 11, 2001 Wilson Center Conference focused on three major challenges posed by China’s membership in the WTO: adjust in the rural sector; the impact on China’s state run enterprises; and the myriad adjustments China will make as it meets its WTO obligations.

Competing in the Global Marketplace

Is America excelling in the global marketplace? A series of Wilson Center conferences is exploring growing global challenges as European and Asian competitors invest to build a comparative advantage in high-tech goods and services.

U.S. Energy Security Policy: A Global Perspective

Making sure markets are open, fair, and transparent is a key tenet of the Obama administration's global energy security agenda. At a January 11 Director's Forum, State Department special envoy David Goldwyn outlined the United States' plan for energy security policy.

Politics Aside, Debt Fix Is Clear

The formula to avoid the “fiscal cliff” is simple write Jane Harman and Vin Weber: a bipartisan compromise including spending cuts, entitlement reform and changes to the tax code that was outlined nearly two years ago in The Simpson Bowles Act. “No party can solve these knotty issues alone or without compromise,” the former members of Congress write for Politico.

Making a Success of Every School: Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century

The Program on America and the Global Economy along with Paul Vallas, Distinguished Scholar and noted education reformer recently released a publication identifying the main challenges facing U.S. education in the 21st century.

The Currency Conundrum

On January 11, 2001, the Wilson Center hosted a day-long conference on the world's major currencies, addressing the growing importance of currency values and exchange rates, and analyzing the options for U.S. policy. This conference report features formal presentations, discussions, and analysis from top finance officials, scholars, and experts.

America's Economic Challenges on the Global Stage

The Wilson Center's Kent Hughes takes a brief look at the problems America confronts as it tries to gain a comparative advantage in the global marketplace.

Can the Startup Act Jump Start America's Economy?

While established companies tend to shed employees, young businesses account for nearly all new job creation in the US. In a set of interviews, experts discuss Sens. Moran and Warner’s Startup Act—aimed at enhancing America’s entrepreneurial edge.

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