Economics and Globalization Events

Book Discussion - Multilateralism, Regionalism and Bilateralism in Trade and Investment: 2006 World Report on Regional Integration

April 10, 2008 // 3:00pm5:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
With Philippe De Lombaerde, Editor, and Research Fellow, UNU Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS); Raquel Artecona, Regional International Trade Advisor, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); And the following commentators: Mauricio Moreira, Integration and Trade Sector, Inter-American Development Bank; Jose Raul Perales, Senior Program Associate, Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson Center; Chair and Moderator: Kent Hughes, Director, Program on Science, Technology, America, and the Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center
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"Foundations for Success" - Final Report of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel

April 03, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
With National Mathematics Advisory Panel Members A. Wade Boykin, Professor and Director of the Graduate Program, Department of Psychology, Howard University; Vern Williams, Mathematics Teacher, Longfellow Middle School; and Irma Arispe, ex officio, Assistant Director for Life Sciences and Acting Assistant Director for Social and Behavioral Sciences, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President; Moderated by Kent Hughes, Director, Program on Science, Technology, America, and the Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center

The Political Economy of Services Offshoring in North America

March 12, 2008 // 3:30pm4:30pm
Canada Institute
Recent outsourcing of jobs in the services industry, a sector once believed to be immune due to the higher skill level required, has caused concerns among policy makers. Panel speakers provided an understanding of the true impact of offshoring on Canada and the United States.
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Future Shock: How Environmental Change and Human Impact Are Changing the Global Map

March 04, 2008 // 9:00am10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Four expert speakers examine the security threats posed by global phenomena including migration, demographic change, water scarcity, and environmental degradation, seeking to shed light on the causes of certain conflicts and help governments prevent domestic and regional upheaval.
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The U.S. - Colombia Free Trade Agreement: A Capitol Hill Conversation

February 27, 2008 // 1:30pm4:30pm
Latin American Program
This event was held to provide Members of Congress, their staffs, and the public with an informed and balanced discussion of the multiple issues surrounding the pending FTA, including the potential benefits to both the United States and Colombia and such critical issues as labor rights.
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Building Blocks: How Schools and Businesses Can Partner to Improve American Education

February 27, 2008 // 7:30am1:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
With Tyrrell Flawn, Executive Director, National Mathematics Advisory Panel, U.S. Department of Education; Susan Traiman, Director of Education and Workforce Policy, Business Roundtable; Allison Fansler, President and COO, Knowledge is Power Program D.C.; Brittany Lothe, Director of Americas Corporate Citizenship, SAP, and Board Member, Knowledge is Power Program D.C.; Fr. Steve Shafran, President, Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School; Alicia Bondanella, Executive Director of the Corporate Work Study Program, Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School; Joseph Powers, Principal, Washington Jesuit Academy; Gregory Naleski, Vice President for Development, NativityMiguel Network; Niel Tebbano, Vice President for Operations, Project Lead the Way; Steve Smalley, Advisory Engineer, Northrop Grumman; Paul Gudonis, President, FIRST: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology; Leonard Hawkins, Vice President, Engineering Authority, Customer Solutions Operating Group, BAE Systems, Inc.; Rebecca Patton, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Member, Women's Advisory Board of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capitol (GSCNC)
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Efforts in Moving Towards a Low Carbon Future: China's Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Laws

February 13, 2008 // 8:00am10:00am
China Environment Forum
Wang Mingyuan, executive director of the Center for Environmental, Natural Resources & Energy Law at the Tsinghua University Law School, discusses the content of the energy conservation law, which was amended in 2007.
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Free Trade in Free Fall? Assessing the Impact of Nontariff Barriers on Canada-U.S. Trade

February 08, 2008 // 7:00am9:00am
Canada Institute
Discussing the One Issue, Two Voices publication, authors examined the extent to which nontariff trade barriers are restricting the flow of goods and people between Canada and the United States and their impact on our economies.
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Infrastructure Integration and Environmental Preservation in the Amazon

January 16, 2008 // 11:00am4:30pm
Brazil Institute
The Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America is meant to forge links between South American countries by integrating the transportation, energy, and telecommunications sectors. The full environmental and social impacts of IIRSA investments should be weighed against the need to promote the continent's economic development and reduce poverty.
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Today's Trade Policy Landscape

January 15, 2008 // 10:30am11:30am
Program on America and the Global Economy
With Ambassador Susan C. Schwab, United States Trade Representative

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