North America Events

Federal Disaster Mitigation Policy Roundtable

April 25, 2005 // 9:00am12:00pm
United States Studies

Education and Immigrant Integration in the U.S. and Canada

April 25, 2005 // 12:00am
United States Studies
This conference provided scholars and policy-makers from Canada and the United States the opportunity to assess problems and compare best practices regarding education and immigrant integration.

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.

New Orleans: Successful Models of Consensus Building in Coastal Restoration

April 14, 2005 // 8:30am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program

Lou Henry Hoover: Activist First Lady

April 13, 2005 // 12:00am
United States Studies

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.

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