Economics and Globalization Events

Russian Policy in the Greater Middle East: Trying to Keep out of Trouble

May 10, 2010 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Mark N. Katz, Professor of Government and Politics, George Mason University, and former Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar, Kennan Institute

Buy American / Buy Canadian: The New Protectionism?

May 04, 2010 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Canada Institute
At the U.S. launch of the 12th issue in the One Issue, Two Voices series, authors Robert Baugh and William Robson discussed the charges of protectionism triggered by Buy America and debated contrasting approaches to promoting economic growth and job creation during hard times.

Women and Franchising: A Tool to Enable Entrepreneurship Beyond Microfinance

May 04, 2010 // 9:30am10:30am
Middle East Program
Nadereh Chamlou, Senior Adviser, Middle East and North Africa Region, The World Bank; Donna Sibley, Founder and President, Sibley International

The Financial Crisis: Past, Present, and Future

April 27, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal and author of In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke’s War on the Great Panic, provides a unique analysis of the crisis and what it means for financial services reform. What went wrong at the Federal Reserve and regulatory agencies that failed to prevent the financial crisis and during the key months in which the U.S. economy almost crashed?

Gender and Economic Isolation in an Era of Globalization

April 22, 2010 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Jennifer Olmsted, Associate Professor of Economics, Drew University

Central America and the Dominican Republic: Evaluating the First Years of Implementation of the DR-CAFTA

April 22, 2010 // 10:00am4:15pm
Latin American Program
Experts examine the evolution of the DR-CAFTA agreement and how it has transformed the economic, political, and social environment in the region.

Serbia and the EU: Assessing the Economic Prospects

April 21, 2010 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
As elsewhere in the Western Balkans, Serbia made significant strides in the period 203-8 toward becoming the "functioning market economy" specified by the Copenhagen Criteria as a major credential for membership in the European Union.

Latin America After the Crisis: The Social and Political Agenda for Recovery

April 19, 2010 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Latin American Program
This seminar explores the political and social factors that help explain how Latin America emerged from the 2008 global economic crisis as strongly as it did.

Ending World Hunger: What Can the U.S. Do?

March 23, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
The World Health Organization estimates that one-third of the world is well- fed, one-third is under-fed, and one-third is starving. The USDA coordinator of the Obama Administration’s food security initiative and a leading expert on Africa discussed the factors that contribute to the global food crisis and how the U.S. and the world can address the key issues. A key congressional staff member provided an update on food security legislation.

Saving Capitalism: Keeping America Strong

March 17, 2010 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Pat Choate Author and Director, Manufacturing Policy Project; Moderator Kent Hughes, Director, Program on America and the Global Economy