North America Events


Here or There? A Survey on the Factors in Multinational R&D Location

September 22, 2006 // 9:30am10:30am
Program on America and the Global Economy
with Jerry Thursby, Chair and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Economics, Emory University; Marie Thursby, Hal and John Smith Chair in Entrepreneurship and Professor,College of Management, Georgia Tech University; Harold Schmitz, Science Officer, Mars Inc.; Susan Butts, Senior Director, External Science & Technology Programs, Dow Chemical Company

Americans at Risk: The Growing Threat of Natural Disasters and What We Can Do about It

September 21, 2006 // 9:00am11:00am
United States Studies
An astounding seventy-five percent of American residences are still at risk of one or more natural disasters. Experts discuss federal disaster mitigation policy.

Private Efficiency, Public Vulnerability: Who Will Protect Critical Infrastructure?

September 13, 2006 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Featuring Philip Auerswald, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, George Mason University; Director, Center for Science and Technology Policy; Lewis Branscomb, Director Emeritus, Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Todd M. La Porte, Associate Professor, School of Public Policy, George Mason University; and Erwann Michel-Kerjan, Researcher, Wharton School of Finance; Researcher, École Polytechnique

Book Launch -- 9/11 and the Future of Transportation Security

September 07, 2006 // 8:30am10:00am
Program on America and the Global Economy
With author R. William Johnstone, Transportation security staffer, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9/11 Commission)

Cross-Border Forum on Agricultural Interdependence:Challenges and Opportunities

June 29, 2006 // 8:30am12:00pm
Canada Institute
This Cross-Border Forum on Agricultural Interdependence discussion focused on the outlook for farm policy, regulatory convergence, food safety standards, and overall competitiveness in the North American agricultural market, with a particular focus on the livestock and oilseeds industries.

Old Friends, New Opportunities: The Importance of the Canadian-American Relationship

June 20, 2006 // 11:00am12:00pm
Canada Institute
Canadian Ambassador Michael Wilson addressed the important linkages and areas of cooperation between the United States and Canada as well as how we respect each other’s different points of view and at the same time how we constructively engage each other on issues of individual national importance.

Global Competition and Comparative Advantage: New Thinking in International Trade

June 13, 2006 // 1:15pm5:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
A presentation of new research by William Baumol, Professor of Economics and Academic Director of the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, New York University; Ralph Gomory, President, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; and Paul Samuelson, Institute Professor Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Followed by a discussion with Senator Paul Sarbanes; Stephen Roach, Managing Director, Research, Global Economics and Chief Economist, Morgan Stanley; Paul Solman, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer; Edward M. Graham, Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics; Thomas Palley, former Chief Economist, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission; Clyde Prestowitz, President, Economic Strategy Institute; and Phillip L. Swagel, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Live Webcast--AID FOR TRADE: Prospects for the Future

June 06, 2006 // 8:45am4:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
This conference will address two inter-related but differentiated issues. Firstly, it will examine how to deal with aid for trade in the context of the Doha discussions in the WTO. Secondly, it will address how to design an effective aid for trade program, taking into account all that has been learned about the aid ‘ business.'

The Emergence of Cross-Border Regions between Canada and the United States

May 23, 2006 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Canada Institute
Jean-Pierre Voyer, André Downs, and Christian Boucher presented the main findings and the preliminary policy recommendations from their research project on “The Emergence of Cross-Border Regions between Canada and the United States.”