Program

Events

America's Energy Future

Sander Gerber, a member of the Center's Board of Trustees, suggests ways our nation can meet current and future energy challenges.
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New National Poll: Americans Still Want to be Homeowners

Three years after the 2008 financial crisis, America’s housing market still languishes and millions of families are losing their grip on “The American Dream.” A new survey by the Wilson Center finds that despite the bursting of the housing bubble, an overwhelming majority of Americans still feel that homeownership is both important to them and a part of the American Dream. A majority also said homeownership should be a national priority.

New Thinking in International Trade: Global Competition and Comparative Advantage

The volume features recent work by Nobel Laureate Paul Samuelson and a thought provoking book, Global Trade and Conflicting National Interest by Ralph Gomory, the recently retired director of the Sloan Foundation, and New York University Professor William Baumol. Using different approaches, the three authors point to the ability of public and private sectors to change a country's comparative advantage in ways that can reduce the gains from trade for the United States or other advanced industrial countries. The volume also features a number of commentators who amplify, complement, or question the importance of the findings of the three authors. The conference on new thinking in international trade was made possible through a generous grant of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The Trans - Atlantic South Partnership: Positions on Building a Mutually Beneficial Partnership with Africa

It is very simple. Until the U.S. is as optimally invested, or doing business as briskly as the Chinese, the EU, Indians, Brazilians or Vietnamese; the world’s largest economy can neither expand its commercial footprint in Africa nor make a portentous impact on the lives of over a billion Africans.

NAFTA at 10: Progress, Potential, and Precedents

Marking the 10th anniversary of this historic agreement, the Wilson Center convened a two-day conference to assess the impact of NAFTA, the lessons the agreement may hold for deepening North American ties and future trade agreements, and the international effort to “get globalization right.”

A Special Report from the Asia Program: India's Energy Security Strategy

The Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center has just released a Special Report entitled Foreign Addiction: Assessing India's Energy Security Strategy.

Eurozone Reforms Still Captive to Local Politics

The populist backlash against austerity measures may force Greece to abandon the euro, sparking contagion in other parts of Europe. Speaking at The Wilson Center, Harvard scholar Harris Mylonas examines the influence of local politics on economic reforms.

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