Economics and Globalization Events

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The Role of the Opposition in Meeting Nigeria’s Challenges

August 22, 2012 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Africa Program
Nigeria, a country of vast potential, is beset with enormous development challenges regarding governance, economic growth, and security.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Future of International Trade

August 08, 2012 // 2:00pm5:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
As the major trade initiative of the Obama Administration, the Trans-Pacific Partnership will broaden trade in the Pacific and may create a template for future, global trade negotiations.
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The Manufacturing Competitiveness Imperative for the United States

July 31, 2012 // 9:00am10:30am
Program on America and the Global Economy
Craig Giffi will provide an overview of the current state of manufacturing in the United States and possible future impact of and importance of manufacturing to national prosperity, national security, and the entire innovation system. Giffi will be joined by Nayanee Gupta who will discuss how potential developments in advanced manufacturing could help sharply strengthen the American presence in manufacturing. To make the most of expected advances in manufacturing, the United States will also need to make a major commitment to develop, maintain, and upgrade workforce skills.
David Biette & Adam Schlosser
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The Regulatory Cooperation Council Action Plan at Six Months

July 26, 2012 // 10:00am11:30am
Canada Institute
To strengthen the world’s largest trading relationship, President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the Regulatory Cooperation Council Action Plan on December 7, 2011. The Action Plan lays out clear goals designed to enhance the already integrated economies and supply chains of Canada and the United States, aiming to align rules and regulations in four key sectors: agriculture and food, health and consumer products, transportation, and the environment. More importantly, the Action Plan set a two year timeframe to achieve greater alignment. Six months ago, the United States and Canada met with stakeholders over two days to solicit input for the 29 sector-specific initiatives. Co-Sponsored with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
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The Spirit of Cities: Why the Identity of a City Matters in a Global Age

July 25, 2012 // 9:00am10:30am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Cities define us. They shape the outlooks, opportunities and lives of over half of the world’s population. Yet most contemporary political thought neglects their role. The Ancient Greeks, by contrast, thought that every city had its own ethos and values that helped to determine its institutions, political systems and the lives of its citizens. Daniel Bell thinks it is time to revive the thinking of the Greeks and rediscover the spirit of cities.
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Universities, High-skilled Immigration, and Regulatory Reform: Implications for America's Economic Future (Offsite)

July 13, 2012 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
A panel of experts will discuss key aspects of the Start-Up Act with a special focus on the provisions designed to accelerate the commercialization of university research, the regulating of start-up companies, 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.
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Discussion with Prosecutor General Luis Eduardo Montealegre

July 12, 2012 // 9:00am10:15am
Latin American Program
Prosecutor General Montealegre, a former justice and president of Colombia’s Constitutional Court, discussed a broad range of issues.
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A Private Sector Perspective on Brazil’s Energy and Infrastructure Challenge

July 10, 2012 // 10:30am12:00pm
Brazil Institute
On Tuesday, July 10, the Brazil Institute and the Brazil-US Business Council convene a conference on energy and infrastructure capacity
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The Beyond the Border Action Plan at Six Months

July 09, 2012 // 1:00pm2:00pm
Canada Institute
To strengthen the world’s largest trading relationship and enhance the security of Americans and Canadians alike, President Obama and Prime Minister Harper announced the Beyond the Border Action Plan on December 7, 2011. The Action Plan lays out clear goals designed to facilitate the $1 trillion in trade and investment that travels between the United States and Canada every year. In addition to trade promotion, the Action Plan aims to further integrate and enhance our joint ability to protect ourselves from the threats of terrorism, drug smuggling, gun running, human trafficking, and other criminal activity.
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Getting by With a Little Help from Our Friends: Crowdsourcing and USAID Development Credit Loans

June 28, 2012 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
USAID’s Development Credit Authority utilizes risk-sharing tools to encourage private financial institutions to increase financing for creditworthy but underserved borrowers. Geovisualization of these loans will allow donors, host governments, and the public to see where USAID has helped enhance the capacity of the private sector to make loans to new businesses and could act as a gauge for trends or signal areas for synergy.

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