Trade and Development Events

AGOA Congressional Roundtable

March 02, 2015 // 2:45pm4:30pm
Africa Program
On March 2, 2015, the Wilson Center Africa Program, in partnership with the African Union Mission, hosted a private roundtable discussion on the renewal of the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA). The discussion featured H.E. Mrs. Fatima Haram Acyl, Commissioner for Trade and Industry with the African Union, as well as representatives from several Congressional offices from both parties. Commissioner Acyl was joined by the African Union Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Amina Ali and additional representatives from the African Union. Dr. Monde Muyangwa, Director of the Africa Program, facilitated the discussion.
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The U.S. Rebalance to Asia: The Political and Economic Roles of TPP In the Region

February 27, 2015 // 10:00am12:00pm
Asia Program
As heated negotiations to conclude the world's most ambitious trade deal continue, there is debate too about what exactly TPP will mean for broader economic stability and relations among Asian nations. Could TPP deepen regional cohesion among Asian nations and enhance political as well as economic stability in the region? Will TPP impact U.S. relations with TPP member countries and non-members, and if so, how?

Discussion with Quebec Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie

February 20, 2015 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute hosted a discussion with Quebec’s Minister for International Relations and La Francophonie Christine St-Pierre, moderated by Canada Institute Director David Biette.
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Inequality in a Lower Growth Latin America

January 26, 2015 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Latin American Program
The Wilson Center’s Latin American Program and the World Bank’s Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Region are pleased to invite you a discussion of trends in inequality in the region and what lower rates of growth portend for both inequality and the oft-vaunted growth of the middle class.
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The New Silk Road Initiative Post-2014: Challenges and Opportunities

January 22, 2015 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Asia Program
The New Silk Road Initiative, originally envisioned in 2011, seeks to promote greater regional connectivity through improved trade and transit, the development of regional energy markets, strengthened customs and border operations, and deeper people-to-people and business relationships. What is the potential for this initiative, and what concrete steps have been taken? What are the challenges and opportunities, particularly against the backdrop of the recent foreign troop withdrawal from Afghanistan? And how can the New Silk Road Initiative help benefit an Afghanistan that faces major economic challenges?

The Effects of Canadian Trade & Investment on U.S. Employment

December 09, 2014 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Canada Institute
Peter Dixon's study on the dependence of U.S. jobs on trade and investment with Canada uses an economic model to look at how employment in the United States would be affected by a cessation of bilateral trade. In doing so, Dixon and his colleagues conclude that nearly 9 million jobs in the United States, in every state and congressional district, are supported by trade and investment with Canada.
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The Changing Direction of Brazil's Economic Policy

December 08, 2014 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Brazil Institute
On Monday, December 8, the Brazil Institute convened a panel of experts to analyze implications and prospects of Rousseff's second term economic strategy.
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Between Alignment and Competition: Europe’s Pivot to Asia and Implications for the US

December 04, 2014 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Global Europe Program
President Obama used his recent trip to Asia to push through the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the centerpiece of the US rebalance to the region. The US pivot represents a significant shift in the country’s foreign policy and has generated debate in Europe as to whether it should align with Washington or adopt a more autonomous position, considering that Europe too has rebalanced toward Asia in the last decade. The focus of the European pivot both competes with and complements that of the US.
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India Energy: The Struggle For Power

December 03, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Asia Program
Much has been said in recent years about India’s rising global clout. Considerably less has been said about India and a different type of power: The kind that electrifies households, fires up factories, lights up buildings—and, overall, sustains nations and their economies. This event marks the launch of India Energy: The Struggle for Power, written by Raymond E. Vickery, a foremost expert on India’s energy situation.
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Solutions for Sustainability and Resilience in a Constantly Changing World

November 19, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
In the past few years, natural and manmade disasters including Superstorm Sandy, the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, and the Boston Marathon bombing have highlighted the growing need for communities and societies to be resilient in the face of unexpected and constantly changing challenges. Join us, the Rockefeller Foundation, Thomas Lovejoy of the UN Foundation, and select authors to discuss how urban communities and industrial enterprises can “survive, adapt, and flourish in the face of turbulent change and uncertainty.”

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