Trade and Development Events
August 22, 2012 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Nigeria, a country of vast potential, is beset with enormous development challenges regarding governance, economic growth, and security.
August 08, 2012 // 2:00pm — 5:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
As the major trade initiative of the Obama Administration, the Trans-Pacific Partnership will broaden trade in the Pacific and may create a template for future, global trade negotiations.
July 31, 2012 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Program on America and the Global Economy
Craig Giffi will provide an overview of the current state of manufacturing in the United States and possible future impact of and importance of manufacturing to national prosperity, national security, and the entire innovation system. Giffi will be joined by Nayanee Gupta who will discuss how potential developments in advanced manufacturing could help sharply strengthen the American presence in manufacturing. To make the most of expected advances in manufacturing, the United States will also need to make a major commitment to develop, maintain, and upgrade workforce skills.
July 26, 2012 // 10:00am — 11:30am
To strengthen the world’s largest trading relationship, President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the Regulatory Cooperation Council Action Plan on December 7, 2011. The Action Plan lays out clear goals designed to enhance the already integrated economies and supply chains of Canada and the United States, aiming to align rules and regulations in four key sectors: agriculture and food, health and consumer products, transportation, and the environment. More importantly, the Action Plan set a two year timeframe to achieve greater alignment. Six months ago, the United States and Canada met with stakeholders over two days to solicit input for the 29 sector-specific initiatives. Co-Sponsored with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
July 12, 2012 // 9:00am — 10:15am
Latin American Program
Prosecutor General Montealegre, a former justice and president of Colombia’s Constitutional Court, discussed a broad range of issues.
July 09, 2012 // 1:00pm — 2:00pm
To strengthen the world’s largest trading relationship and enhance the security of Americans and Canadians alike, President Obama and Prime Minister Harper announced the Beyond the Border Action Plan on December 7, 2011. The Action Plan lays out clear goals designed to facilitate the $1 trillion in trade and investment that travels between the United States and Canada every year. In addition to trade promotion, the Action Plan aims to further integrate and enhance our joint ability to protect ourselves from the threats of terrorism, drug smuggling, gun running, human trafficking, and other criminal activity.
June 15, 2012 // 8:30am — 10:30am
On Friday June 15th, the U.S-Brazil Business Council and the Brazil Institute host São Paulo Governor Geraldo Alckmin
June 13, 2012 // 8:45am — 6:00pm
The AGOA Forum is the largest event the U. S. government shares with Sub-Saharan Africa nations – bringing together U.S. and African ministers, members of Congress, private sector and civil society representatives. Over the past twelve years, the Forum has evolved to include private sector and civil society groups in the deliberations.
Familiar Strangers in the Soviet Marketplace: Georgian Trade Networks between the Caucasus and Moscow
June 11, 2012 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
“Why were Georgian trade networks so successful?” asked Erik R. Scott, Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar, Kennan Institute, at an 11 June 2012 lecture. Georgian businessmen and their trade networks and products occupied a unique position in the informal economy in the Soviet Union and supplied many of the scarce and exotic goods Soviet consumers desired. Georgian trade networks exploited the mobility made possible by the porous internal borders of the Soviet Union. Scott characterized the Soviet Union as an “empire of diaspora” comprised of mobile ethnicities who could move and trade throughout the Union.
June 05, 2012 // 10:00am — June 07, 2012 // 4:00pm
Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
The Africa Program and Leadership Project welcomed 9 distinguished African scholars for a conference series titled, "Southern Voices in the Northern Policy Debate: African Voices."