Economics and Globalization Events

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The 11th Civil Society Organization Session of US-Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum

June 13, 2012 // 8:45am6:00pm
Africa Program
The AGOA Forum is the largest event the U. S. government shares with Sub-Saharan Africa nations – bringing together U.S. and African ministers, members of Congress, private sector and civil society representatives. Over the past twelve years, the Forum has evolved to include private sector and civil society groups in the deliberations.
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Familiar Strangers in the Soviet Marketplace: Georgian Trade Networks between the Caucasus and Moscow

June 11, 2012 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
“Why were Georgian trade networks so successful?” asked Erik R. Scott, Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar, Kennan Institute, at an 11 June 2012 lecture. Georgian businessmen and their trade networks and products occupied a unique position in the informal economy in the Soviet Union and supplied many of the scarce and exotic goods Soviet consumers desired. Georgian trade networks exploited the mobility made possible by the porous internal borders of the Soviet Union. Scott characterized the Soviet Union as an “empire of diaspora” comprised of mobile ethnicities who could move and trade throughout the Union.
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The Startup Act and America’s Entrepreneurial Economy (Offsite)

June 08, 2012 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
A panel of experts will focus on key aspects of the Start-Up Act with a special focus on the provisions designed to accelerate the commercialization of university research and the broadening of opportunities for temporary immigrants with post-graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to eventually quality for permanent residency visas.

Southern Voices in the Northern Policy Debate: African Perspectives

June 05, 2012 // 10:00amJune 07, 2012 // 4:00pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
The Africa Program and Leadership Project welcomed 9 distinguished African scholars for a conference series titled, "Southern Voices in the Northern Policy Debate: African Voices."
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Central American Fiscal Policy in a Time of Crisis

June 05, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
Presentation of ICEFI’s just released Central American fiscal policy report: “Central American Fiscal Policy in a Time of Crisis”
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Brazil and South America

June 01, 2012 // 9:00am12:30pm
Latin American Program
On Friday, June 1, The Latin American Program and the Brazil Institute convene a panel of experts to discuss regional relations in South America.
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The End of Multiculturalism in Europe? Migrants, Refugees and their Integration

May 24, 2012 // 9:00am3:00pm
Global Europe Program
In spite of the economic need for migrant labor and a tradition of embracing multi-culturalism, European electorates and their representatives in government have moved away from the more liberal and inclusive policies of the past. Some European leaders have even pronounced the “end of multiculturalism.”

Are We Becoming A Nation of Renters?

May 22, 2012 // 8:00am4:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
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.” Join us for an in-depth conference featuring policymakers, practicing mortgage capital experts, and academics to discuss the concrete steps forward to repairing and improving America’s mortgage finance system.
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Intra-Trade and Infrastructure: A Discussion with the Eastern Africa Diplomatic Community

May 21, 2012 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
Eastern Africa is a region with budding investment and development potential. Economic opportunities range from agriculture and tourism, to infrastructure, energy and minerals.

Geopolitics, States, and Networks in Central Eurasia

May 09, 2012 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Kennan Institute
Spotlight on Central Eurasia Series // Authors and scholars Alexander Cooley and Alexander Kupatadze discuss their research into the interplay of geopolitics and local networks across Central Asia. Cooley explores the dynamics of the new competition between Russia, China and the United States over the region since 9/11, as well as how small states’ interaction with great powers advances our understanding of how world politics actually works in the contemporary era of diminishing Western influence and rising new regional powers. Author Alexander Kupatadze will discuss the diverging trajectories of organized crime in post-Soviet Eurasia focusing on professional criminals (so-called vory-v-zakone) in Georgia and drug smuggling groups in Kyrgyzstan.

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