Economics and Globalization Events

Meeting Rising Community Expectations: From Landslide Prevention to Harbour Enhancement in Hong Kong and Three Gorges Project in Mainland China

April 22, 2005 // 10:00am11:30am
China Environment Forum
Featuring Professor Lee Chack Fan, University of Hong Kong.

Is Debt Destiny? Argentina, Emerging Markets, and the Future of Finance

April 19, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
Program on America and the Global Economy
With author Paul Blustein, Staff Writer, Washington Post; and commentators Claudio Loser, Visiting Senior Fellow at the Inter-American Dialogue; and Joseph S. Tulchin, Director of the Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson Center.

The Impact of Trade Liberalization on Poverty

April 15, 2005 // 8:30am6:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Most economists argue that increasing international trade contributes to economic growth and therefore to the alleviation of poverty. Beyond basic questions and theoretical costs and benefits, however, the relationship between trade and poverty becomes considerably more complicated. Even in the most successful cases, the impact of increased trade depends heavily on the condition of existing institutions, public investments in education and infrastructure, the presence of safety nets, and the impact of the world economy. The video and report for this event is now available online.

The Ambassador's Changing Mission: Commercial Diplomacy in the 21st Century

April 11, 2005 // 2:00pm5:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Robert D. Hormats, vice chairman, Goldman Sachs (International); Kent H. Hughes, director of the Science, Technology, America and the Global Economy Program, Woodrow Wilson Center; Jerry K. Mitchell, former deputy director general of the Commercial Service; Virginia A. Weil, senior adviser to the Business Council for International Understanding. Video of the event is now available.

Book Launch -- The Past and Future of America's Economy: Long Waves of Innovation that Power Cycles of Growth

April 07, 2005 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
With author Robert Atkinson, Vice-President and Director, Technology and the Economy Project at the Progressive Policy Institute; and commentator David Wessel, Deputy Bureau Chief, Washington Bureau, The Wall Street Journal.

Book Launch -- The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy

March 29, 2005 // 8:30am10:00am
Program on America and the Global Economy
A book launch and panel discussion with author Peter W. Huber and commentator Michael L. Telson, Director of National Laboratory Affairs for the University of California.

Economic Growth and Environmental Security in Russia

March 16, 2005 // 8:00am10:00am
Kennan Institute
At a recent Kennan Institute seminar, Aleksei Yablokov, President, Center for Russian Environmental Policy, Moscow; and D.J. Peterson, Senior Political Scientist, Rand Corporation, discussed the environmental problems that Russia faces and how these problems can be addressed while promoting economic growth.

Environmental Film Festival Screening: Thirst

March 14, 2005 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
This film documents community efforts in Bolivia, India, and the United States to confront government plans to privatize water services.

Environmental Film Festival Screening: Thirsty Planet

March 09, 2005 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The first two episodes of the six-part series, Thirsty Planet, examine the world's water crisis.

The Future of the American Economy Series: The Dollar and Destiny

February 22, 2005 // 8:00am10:30am
Program on America and the Global Economy
Robert Z. Aliber, Wilson Center Fellow and a Professor of International Economics and Finance at the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago (emeritus)Paul Blustein, International Economics and Trade Reporter, The Washington Post

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