Economics and Globalization Events

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.

Book Launch: Structuring an Energy Technology Revolution

April 27, 2009 // 9:30am11:00am
Program on America and the Global Economy
With co-authors Charles Weiss, Distinguished Professor of Science, Technology, and International Affairs, Georgetown University, and William B. Bonvillian, Director, MIT Washington Office

The Obama Administration: A Report Card on the First 100 Days

April 16, 2009 // 10:00am11:30am
Program on America and the Global Economy
Tom Fiedler, Dean, College of Communication, Boston University; Michael Fletcher, White House reporter, The Washington Post; Michael Kazin, Professor, Department of History, Georgetown University; Gerald Seib, Assistant Managing Editor and Executive Washington Editor, The Wall Street Journal; Linda Killian, Director, Washington Center, Boston University and Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center (moderator)

The V Summit of the Americas: Perspectives from the Region

April 03, 2009 // 9:00am11:00am
Latin American Program
A panel reflected on the meaning of the V Summit of the Americas as a forum for addressing the hemisphere's most pressing problems.

A New Trade Policy for the United States: Lessons from Latin America

March 27, 2009 // 8:30am12:30pm
Latin American Program
A group of experts – former trade negotiators, analysts and scholars – discussed how Latin America's experience in negotiating and implement FTAs can inform a new U.S. trade policy.

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

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.

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

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.