Economics and Globalization Events

Rwanda – Reflections on Genocide

April 21, 2004 // 10:30am2:00pm
Africa Program
A Director's Forum with His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda. Video and a transcript of the President's address are available here.

Patent Donations and the Problem of Orphan Technologies with David Martin, CEO, M-CAM and Peter Bloch, COO, Light Years IP

April 14, 2004 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
What does the process of patent donations and orphan technologies say about our national innovation system? Are patent donations an effective way of spurring university research? Are there other ways to foster more development of these technologies? Has patenting gone too far? Is over-patenting getting in the way of new product development?

Experts Discuss "World in the Balance"

April 08, 2004 // 1:30pm3:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The Environmental Change and Security Project hosts a preview screening of stories from NOVA's Earth Day episode "World in the Balance." The screening is followed by a panel discussion.

An Opposition Perspective on Nigeria's Political Evolution

April 07, 2004 // 10:00am11:30am
Africa Program
Major General Muhammadu Buhari, a former Nigerian Head of State and President Obasanjo's principal opponent in Nigeria's 2003 presidential election, is currently leading the legal challenge to the conduct and outcome of that election. A ruling in his case, now drawing to a close before the Court of Appeal in Abuja, is expected by the end of March, and will thereafter be appealed to the Supreme Court by whichever side loses.

Environmental Film Festival Screening: Drowned Out

March 25, 2004 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
A village in India fights the construction of a giant dam that threatens to flood it. ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko and Professor Ken Conca from the University of Maryland discuss.

Book Launch: Trade and Freedom

March 18, 2004 // 11:00am1:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
James Bacchus—former chairman of the World Trade Organization Appellate Body

Assessing the Millennium Challenge Corporation

March 02, 2004 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
In 2002, President Bush proposed a new initiative on foreign aid - the Millennium Challenge Account. Experts outline the initiative's principles and the challenges facing the newly-formed corporation.

Globalization and Well-Being

February 03, 2004 // 3:30pm11:00pm
Canada Institute
The Donner Canadian Foundation established the Donner Prize for the best book on Canadian public policy, and the 2003 winner of the Donner Prize, John F. Helliwell, discussed his thought-provoking book, Globalization and Well-Being.

Public Pension Reform: Will Reforms Abroad Work in the U.S.?

December 04, 2003 // 11:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy

Book Discussions with Dr. Ruth Westheimer: Musically Speaking—A Life Through Song and Conquering the Rapids of Life: Making the Most of Mid-Life Opportunities

November 12, 2003 // 1:00pm2:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer,noted therapist, author, and visiting professor at Princeton and Yale will discuss her two new recent books: Musically Speaking—A Life Through Songand Conquering the Rapids of Life: Making the Most of Mid-Life Opportunities

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