Canada-U.S. Competitiveness: The Productivity Gap

June 28, 2007 // 9:00am11:00am
Glen Hodgson, of the Conference Board of Canada, and co-author Jack Triplett, of the Brookings Institution, assessed why the United States has enjoyed a surge in productivity over the past decade, while Canada's own productivity growth fell behind that of the United States.

Innovation Policies and Business Strategies in Brazil

June 27, 2007 // 8:30am1:00pm
Jorge Ávila, President, National Institute for Industrial Property (INPI); Jose Goldemberg, Professor, Univesidade de São Paulo; Rob Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation; Chris Hill, Professor of Public Policy, George Mason University; Ricardo Camargo Mendes, Executive Director, Prospectiva Consulting; William Marandola, Executive Manager, Coinfar; Flavio Grynszpan, Consultant and former CEO, Motorola Brazil

Punching Above Its Weight? The G20 and the Doha Trade Negotiations

May 21, 2007 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Javed Maswood, Wilson Center Australian Scholar, and associate professor, School of International Business and Asian Studies, Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia)

The 10th Anniversary of the Asian Financial Crisis: Lessons Learned, Critical Assessments, and Charting the Path Forward

May 16, 2007 // 8:30am4:00pm
J. Soedradjad Djiwandono, Former Governor of Bank Indonesia, and Emeritus Professor of Economics, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies; Nelson Barbosa Filho, Secretary of Economic Monitoring, Brazilian Ministry of Finance; Ilene Grabel, Professor and Director, Program in Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver; Worapot Manupipatpong, Principal Economist and Director, Association of Southeast Asian Nations Secretariat; David Burton, Director of the Asia and Pacific Department, International Monetary Fund; Robert Wade, Professor of Political Economy, London School of Economics; Mark Weisbrot, Codirector, Center for Economic and Policy Research; Meredith Jung-En Woo, Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan; Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)

The Bottom Billion: Strategies for Failing States

May 01, 2007 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Everything we think we know about international development is wrong, says Paul Collier, professor of economics at Oxford.

U.S. Energy Security and Oil Revenue Transparency

March 21, 2007 // 2:30pm6:00pm
The Africa Program, Global Witness, and the offices of Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) and Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) co-host a comprehensive program to explore the issue of oil revenue transparency and how it relates to U.S. energy security.

U.S. Manufacturing: Flourishing or Floundering?

March 21, 2007 // 10:00am12:00pm
Is Lou Dobbs right after all? A broad range of U.S.-based manufacturing industries is losing home market share to imports, according to a groundbreaking analysis of domestic manufacturing by the U.S. Business and Industry Council. Drawing on the U.S. Census Bureau's detailed manufacturing output figures, the study shows that a vast majority of major manufacturing sectors – including many capital-intensive and high-tech sectors – have suffered the same kind of import penetration and domestic market-share loss that has devastated Detroit automakers.

Knowledge Transfer of Tomorrow

February 15, 2007 // 7:00am4:30pm
Leading figures in academia and the private and policy sectors will explore fundamental questions of knowledge transfer, such as how to foster a culture of innovation, to globalization, finance, and the role of higher education vis-à-vis society and industry. The conference will explore the future prospects for competitiveness in the knowledge based economy of tomorrow and work to form comprehensive policy strategies in an increasingly globalized world.

The Doha Development Round: What's at Stake for Africa?

February 14, 2007 // 9:00am11:00am
Experts on African trade policy gathered at a February 14 Africa Program event, co-sponsored by the International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council, to discuss how agricultural trade can foster economic development and alleviate poverty.

The Policy Space Debate: Does a Globalized and Multilateral Economy Constrain the Ability of Developing Countries to Pursue Development Policies?

December 14, 2006 // 1:00pm4:30pm
Jomo Kwame Sundaram, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs; Heiner Flassbeck, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development; Carlos Correa, University of Buenes Aires; Elaine Zuckerman, Gender Action; and Mark Allen, International Monetary Fund (commentator)