Economics and Globalization Events

The World's Water: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources 2004-2005

November 16, 2004 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Peter H. Gleick launches his latest publication, and argues for U.S. leadership, both internationally and domestically, to address the world's water crisis.

Future of Globalization

November 04, 2004 // 5:00pm6:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
with Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times and author, Why Globalization Matters

Building Jurisdictional Advantage

October 26, 2004 // 9:00am10:30am
Program on America and the Global Economy
One of the myths of the I-Cubed (Information, Intangibles, Innovation) Economy is that "place" – the physical location of economic activity – no longer matters. With the "death of distance" we are told that economic activity can occur anywhere – as the current debate over offshoring illustrates.

Working Together for the Millennium Development Goals

October 19, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Four years have passed since world leaders gathered at the United Nations to make a commitment to end extreme poverty by 2015, part of the Millennium Development Goals. Jan Vandemoortele assesses the progress.

Book Discussion: Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update

October 14, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
In 1972, The Limits to Growth created an international sensation by claiming that if trends in world population, industrialization, food production, and resource depletion did not drastically change, society would not only reach its carrying capacity, but also overshoot it and collapse. Co-author Dennis Meadows reviews the updated edition.

Environmental Journalist Stops Plans to Dam China's Last Untamed River

October 12, 2004 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
Wang Yongchen, a reporter and producer for China National Radio and founder of Green Earth Volunteers, talks about her efforts to expose the potential environmental damage from the government's proposal to dam China's last wild river.

Book Launch – Blood From Stones: The Secret Financial Network of Terror

October 05, 2004 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
A Roundtable discussion with Douglas Farah, an award-winning investigative journalist for the Washington Post. Mr. Farah discussed his recently published book, Blood From Stones: The Secret Financial Network of Terror, a book which Gen. Barry McCaffrey, professor of National Security Studies at West Point calls "required reading for the thousands of U.S. and Allied law enforcement and intelligence officers prosecuting the global war on terror."

Challenges of Post-Conflict Economic Recovery and Reconstruction in the Sudan

September 24, 2004 // 3:30pm4:30pm
Africa Program
A discussion with Lual Deng, advisor to the Economic Commission of the Sudanese People's Liberation Movement, on "Challenges of Post-Conflict Economic Recovery and Reconstruction in the Sudan." His presentation will highlight the opportunities for economic growth in Southern Sudan, as well as prospects for international investment, "wealth sharing" arrangements and the economic impact of the ongoing peace negotiations. The full text of Deng's paper is available for download.

Economic Reform and Ethnic Cooperation in Post-Soviet Latvia and Ukraine

September 15, 2004 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Global Europe Program
Stephen Bloom, Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of California-Los Angeles and EES Research Scholar

The Future of the Poor, Illiterate, and Marginalized Populations

September 08, 2004 // 4:30am6:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Rajan Gupta, a theoretical physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, described his plan for reducing global poverty by improving education, health care, economic opportunities, the environment, security, and governance. He highlighted the relationship between reducing global poverty and strengthening global stability, noting that the poor remained especially susceptible to recruitment by criminal and terrorist groups. He called for a quicker and more significant transfer of knowledge and resources from developed countries to alleviate the problems of the poor.

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