Economics and Globalization Events

Seeing American Schools through the Prism of International Benchmarks

March 25, 2009 // 8:00am9:30am
Program on America and the Global Economy
With Andreas Schleicher, Head of the Indicators and Analysis Division of the OECD Directorate for Education
Webcast

Report Launch: From Conflict to Peacebuilding: The Role of Natural Resources and the Environment

March 24, 2009 // 6:30pm8:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
UNEP would like to put green advisers with blue helmets to examine peacebuilding "from an environmental, natural resource restoration point of view," says Achim Steiner.
Webcast

Book Launch: Brazil: A Century of Change

March 24, 2009 // 11:00am1:00pm
Brazil Institute
Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro Co-editor, Professor of Political Science, University of São Paulo, and former secretary of state for human rights for Brazil; and Jerry Dávila Author of Foreword, and Interim Director, Latin American Studies Program and Associate Professor of History, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Webcast

The Americas and the World: A New Study on Public Opinion in Latin America on Foreign Affairs Coordinated by CIDE

March 23, 2009 // 9:00am1:00pm
Mexico Institute
Cynthia J. Arnson, Woodrow Wilson Center; Guadalupe González, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE); Jorge Schiavon, CIDE; Robert Pastor, American University; Francisco Gonzalez, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS; Armand Peschard-Sverdrup, Peschard-Sverdrup and Associates, CSIS; José Miguel Insulza, Organization of American States; Ferrán Martínez I Coma, CIDE; Miguel Angel López, Universidad de Chile; Mauricio Cárdenas, Brookings Institution; Peter Hakim, Inter-American Dialogue; Andrew Selee, Woodrow Wilson Center

Central and Eastern Europe and the Global Financial Crisis: Heightened Risks and Rising Vulnerabilities

March 18, 2009 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
To varying degrees, the global economic crisis has not only stalled the dramatic economic growth of postcommunist East Europe, but has also pushed some countries into recession. Sharon Fisher presented an in-depth analysis of the economies of Central and Eastern Europe and assessed their ability to recover from the recession.

The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital: "The Great Experiment" With Strobe Talbott

March 12, 2009 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Global governance will be key to solving three of the greatest challenges the world faces: nuclear proliferation, climate change, and the financial crisis, argues Strobe Talbott, president of The Brookings Institution.

Transnational Integration Regimes as Development Programs

March 04, 2009 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Gerald A. McDermott, Associate Professor, Sonoco International Business Department, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

Offsite event: A Discussion with Frank Pearl, Colombia's High Counselor for Social and Economic Reintegration

February 25, 2009 // 7:30am9:00am
Latin American Program
Pearl, a former businessman, discussed the progress of these programs, the prospects for further demobilizations, and the role of the international community.
Webcast

Border Challenges and Regional Solutions: 2010 Olympics and the Pacific Northwest Experience

February 24, 2009 // 7:30am3:00pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute co-hosted a conference exploring how Northern border states and Canadian provinces are developing regional solutions to meet federal border mandates. Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire delivered the keynote address during the conference's luncheon.
Webcast

V Symposium on International Trade

February 20, 2009 // 7:30am11:30am
Brazil Institute
Minister Carlos Henrique M. Abreu e Silva, Embassy of Brazil in Washington; Aluisio de Lima-Campos, Chairman, ABCI Institute; Lytha Spíndola, Executive Secretary, Brazil's Chamber of Foreign Trade (CAMEX);Jeffrey J. Schott, Senior Fellow of Peterson Institute for International Economics;William R. Cline, Senior Fellow of Peterson Institute for International Economics;Otaviano Canuto, Vice President for Countries, Inter-American Development Bank; Counselor Pompeu Andreucci Neto, Embassy of Brazil in Washington, D.C.; Andrew W. Shoyer, Sidley Austin LLP; J. Nicole Bivens Collinson, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.; John R. Magnus, Miller & Chevalier; Brad Figel,Global Director of Government Relations, Nike Inc.; Gregory Harrington, Arnold & Porter LLP; and Jose Raul Perales, Senior Program Associate, Latin American Program

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