Economics and Globalization Events


Book Discussion: Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution;and How It Can Renew America

September 29, 2008 // 10:00am11:00am
International Security Studies
The country that becomes the leader in new energy technology will have the most stable economy and garner respect on the international stage, says Thomas Friedman.

Thinking Outside the Grid: An Aggressive Approach to Climate and Energy

September 23, 2008 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"The issue of our time is the combination of energy security and climate change," says former Congressman Sherwood Boehlert at a forum co-sponsored by Wilson Center On the Hill and ECSP.

Biofuels in the Midwest: A Discussion

September 05, 2008 // 9:00am5:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Jason Clay, World Wildlife Fund, Ken Cook, Environmental Working Group, Craig Cox, Environmental Working Group, Jamie Dean, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Otto Doering, Purdue University, Robert Elde, University of Minnesota, Joe Glauber, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Jason Hill, University of Minnesota, Kent Hughes, Woodrow Wilson Center, Mark Jacobson, Stanford University, Robbin S. Johnson, University of Minnesota, Calestous Juma, Harvard University, Myron Just, Energy Future Coalition, Doug Koplow, Earth Track, Jason Mark, The Energy Foundation, Liz Marshall, World Resources Institute, Arvin Mosier, U.S. Department of Agriculture (Retired), Margaret O'Dell, C. Ford Runge, University of Minnesota, Tim Searchinger, Princeton University, Thomas Simpson, University of Maryland, Sabrina Spatari, University of California at Berkeley, Ron Steenblik, OECD Trade & Agriculture Directorate, Dan Sumner, University of California at Davis, Robert Thompson, University of Illinois, Doug Tiffany, University of Minnesota, Robert Wisner, Iowa State University

Review of the National Intelligence Council's Global Trends 2025 Report

July 24, 2008 // 12:00pm3:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
ECSP convenes a group of environment, demography, and security experts to review an intermediate draft of the National Intelligence Council's Global Trends 2025 report. The discussion focuses on Chapter Two, "The Demographics of Discord," and Chapter Three, "Scarcity in the Midst of Plenty?"

Addicted? Assessing India's Growing Dependence on Energy Resources Abroad

July 22, 2008 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Asia Program
With limited energy reserves at home, India is increasingly looking abroad to satisfy much of this voracious demand. The Asia Program, with assistance from the Global Energy Initiative, hosts a panel discussion on India's external energy security policy.

Washington, DC Launch of Africa: Atlas of Our Changing Environment

July 01, 2008 // 1:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"We're not just talking about environmental change as an isolated phenomenon, but what are its implications to development, to people, to the future of the economy, and ultimately to the sustainability of resource use?" says UNEP's Achim Steiner at the Washington, DC launch of the Atlas.

IT Business Advocacy Roundtable Discussion

June 19, 2008 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
with Lucy Sanders , Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, National Center for Women and Information Technology; Peter Harsha, Director of Government Affairs, Computing Research Association; Cameron Wilson, Director of Public Policy, Association for Computing Machinery.

Initiatives on Manufacturing and the Workforce

June 17, 2008 // 8:00am10:00am
Program on America and the Global Economy
With Emily DeRocco, Senior Vice President of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and President of The Manufacturing Institute

Book Discussion: Greening Aid? Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance

June 11, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The authors of Greening Aid discuss the role of global environmental aid in creating a healthy, secure, and clean world.

Climate Change, Trade, and Competitiveness: Risks and Opportunities in a North American Perspective

June 04, 2008 // 8:30am4:00pm
Canada Institute
From 1988 until 2000, Canada and the United States pretended to address greenhouse gas emissions, argued Marc Jaccard. The conference assessed the current state and future prospects of state, regional, and federal climate policy in the United States and Canada.