Economics and Globalization Events

Building Together: Planning and Partnership for Health Care, the Environment, and the Economy

June 03, 2009 // 9:00am10:00am
Canada Institute
Jack Layton, leader of Canada's New Democratic Party, discussed ways for progressive leaders in the United States and Canada to work together to address the major issues facing middle class families across North America.

Trends and Best Practices in Environmental Dispute Resolution in Latin America

June 03, 2009 // 9:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Public policies governing natural-resource extraction in Latin America are often seen as illegitimate by communities. Panelists explore methods of resolving environmental disputes.
Webcast

Emerging Powers: India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) and the Future of South-South Cooperation

May 22, 2009 // 9:00am1:00pm
Brazil Institute
The speakers include: Ambassador Arun Kumar Singh, deputy chief of mission at the Embassy of India in Washington; Secretary Figueiredo de Souza, assistant of the IBSA Division of the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations; Francis Kornegay, of the Institute for Global Dialogue (South Africa); Ummu Salma Bava of Jawaharlal Nehru University (India); Dr. Alcides Costa Vaz, from the Institute of International Relations of the University of Brasilia; and , Dr. Sunil Khilnani, of the Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.

Social and Political Responses to Economic Crises: Reflections on the State of Democracy in EU Member States Bordering the CIS

May 20, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Ginta T. Palubinskas, Undergraduate Program Director, Department of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University
Webcast

Animal Investigators: Solving Wildlife Crimes and Saving Endangered Species in Brazil and China

May 20, 2009 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
Illegal wildlife trafficking is the third largest criminal industry worldwide, involving $20 billion in global trade each year. Experts discuss the nature of the industry and the challenges governments and NGOs face in fighting it.
Webcast

Confronting the Crisis of Sustainability and Resource Scarcity

May 14, 2009 // 10:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Copenhagen climate conference will be "the most important gathering in human history," says the UK's environment secretary, Hilary Benn, at the Wilson Center.

Serbia's Transition to a Market Economy: Achievements and Failures

May 13, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Milica Uvalic, Professor of Economics, University of Perugia and current WWICS Public Policy Scholar
Webcast

Seeing Through the Smog: Promoting Sino-U.S. Cooperation on Air Quality, Environmental Health, and Climate Change

May 12, 2009 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
China's three decades as the world's fastest growing economy have brought it an unfortunate primacy in two other categories: world's highest annual incidence of premature deaths triggered by air pollution and greatest emitter of carbon dioxide.
Webcast

Land Grab: The Race for the World's Farmland

May 05, 2009 // 9:00am1:00pm
Asia Program
With increasing frequency, wealthy, food-importing, and water-scarce countries are investing in farmland overseas to meet food security needs. The Wilson Center hosts a half-day conference examining the patterns and implications of these investments, and highlighting case studies.

Globalization of Asian Trade and Demand for Natural Resources

April 30, 2009 // 9:30am11:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Patrick Alley of Global Witness, Frederik Balfour of BusinessWeek, and Pradeep Tharakan of the International Resources Group discuss the natural resources sector.

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