Trade and Development Events

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Pakistan-India Trade: What Needs to be Done? What Does it Matter?

April 23, 2012 // 9:45am4:15pm
Asia Program
A major conference on the Pakistan-India trade relationship, with emphasis on the MFN agreement and beyond. Features speakers from Pakistan and India.
Alberta Waterfall

Emerging Scarcity in a Land of Plenty: Water and Water Policy in Canada

April 17, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
Canada Institute
Canada is a state blessed with the world’s largest supplies of fresh water. While other natural resources (oil, grain, timber) figure largely in Canada’s economic and international profile, water is rapidly becoming recognized as a core of these other resource-based industries, and a resource that is increasingly challenged both in terms of supply and quality.
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Director’s Forum with The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada

April 02, 2012 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Canada Institute
Whatever the final Keystone XL decision, Canada will still pursue new markets for its oil exports, especially Asia, Prime Minister Harper told a Wilson Center audience Monday. “Whatever the energy mix of the future—conventional and renewable—Canada will be a major provider,” he said.
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Regaining America's Competitive Edge

March 28, 2012 // 9:30am11:00am
Program on America and the Global Economy
Once the world’s uncontested manufacturing powerhouse, the United States today must contend with stiff international competition for innovation, markets, and talent. An expert panel looks at ways to boost competitiveness—through fiscal, immigration, and education reform.
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Game Change in the Asia-Pacific: The South China Sea and TPP

March 27, 2012 // 4:00pm5:15pm
Asia Program
China has recently been a major force in political games in the Asia-Pacific. For example, it has succeeded in partly disengaging the United States from the trade framework in Southeast Asia by promoting “low quality” Free Trade Agreements in the region. China has also viewed the ASEAN Regional Forum and East Asia Summit as convenient non-binding and consensus-based arenas that allow Beijing to avoid dealing with hard issues such as maritime disputes in the South China Sea. The Obama administration’s much-discussed “Asia Pivot” is an attempt to reinsert the United States into regional political games and is perhaps most evident in the administration’s focus on the Trans-Pacific Partnership multilateral FTA. How is the United States’ reemergence as a regional player changing the existing components of the political game? What trade and strategic initiatives is Washington undertaking? How will other regional players, such as Japan and India, respond to American and Chinese moves?
Congress & the Politics of Trade
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Congress & the Politics of Trade

March 19, 2012 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Congress Project
This panel will explore the intersection presidential and congressional politics as they play-out against the President’s trade agenda.
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A Conference on U.S.-Brazil Relations on the Eve of President Dilma Rousseff's First Visit to Washington, D.C.

March 12, 2012 // 9:00am11:30am
Brazil Institute
On March 12, the Brazil Institute will host a seminar to assess the state of U.S.-Brazil relations and preview President Dilma Rousseff's visit.
Risk and Regulation of Offshore Drilling

The Risk and Regulation of Deepwater Offshore Drilling [Calgary]

March 06, 2012 // 7:00am8:45am
Canada Institute
Please join the Canada Institute for the Canadian launch of its 14th One Issue, Two Voices publication exploring the topic of offshore drilling risk and regulation in the United States and Canada. Please note this event is in Calgary.
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Dependent America? How Canada and Mexico Construct U.S. Power

February 21, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
Canada Institute
In Dependent America?, Stephen Clarkson and Matto Mildenberger explore the extent to which U.S. power is a function of its capacity to mobilize other states’ material and moral support. The authors presented the book, and discussants commented on it.
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North American Integration Essential to Renewed U.S. Manufacturing Prowess?

February 14, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
Mexico Institute
Unlike China or Europe, Mexico and Canada are fundamentally different trading partners to the United States. They more closely resemble side-by-side workers on a common assembly line than transactional buyers and sellers separated by long distances. Working Together argues that enhanced economic integration can help meet the goal of doubled U.S. exports by 2015, sustain jobs throughout North America, and sharpen the region’s competitiveness against other world blocs. At the report’s launch Wednesday, author Chris Wilson of the Mexico Institute also stressed the largely unpublicized benefits Mexico trade poses for interior U.S. districts far from the southern border.

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