Trade and Development Events

U.S. - African Trade: AGOA 11 Years Out, 4 to Go

November 30, 2011 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Africa Program
The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) became law in May, 2000. The Act offers tangible incentives (tariff exemptions, e.g.) for African countries to continue their efforts to open their economies and build free markets. AGOA, which has been amended three times, expires in 2015 and a key provision on fabric imports expires next year unless extended by Congress.
Webcast

India-Japan Ties: Asia's Fastest Growing Relationship?

November 15, 2011 // 3:30pm5:30pm
Asia Program
A discussion about the partnership described as Asia's fastest growing relationship.

Privatization in the Russian Federation: The Rise of Market-Based Systems in Modern Russia

October 24, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Kennan Institute
President Medvedev recognizes that a well-conceived economic program, designed to create an independent broad based and self-sustaining private sector will improve Russia's position and image as a global superpower. The improvement in the quality of life for the average Russian is also an essential element, both economically, politically and socially for the Russian Federation. In Russia, the continuing development of privatization must be part of an overall reform package involving continued de-regulation, progressive taxation and a strong and viable monetary policy.

First Quarterly Meeting with the African Diplomatic Corps - "Making the U.S./Africa Partnership a Reality"

October 14, 2011 // 8:00am10:00am
Africa Program
The First Quarterly meeting with the African Diplomatic Corps served as a springboard to launch the Working Group on Trade and Investment in Africa (WGTIA).

From Vision to Reality: Politics and Gender in Jordan's Tourism Sector

September 23, 2011 // 9:00am10:00am
Middle East Program
Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh will speak on the recent developments on the Arab Spring and her experience on challenges to mainstream gender in the tourism sector in Jordan.
Webcast

Is the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline in the National Interest?

September 22, 2011 // 8:30am12:15pm
Canada Institute
Panelists discussed whether the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline is in the national interest. The discussion took place as federal agencies and the public submit comments in the 90-day review period, following the State Department's release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement.
Webcast

Latin America and China: What Do They Mean for Each Other?

September 19, 2011 // 9:00am
Latin American Program
A panel on China’s Rise in the International Economic System and China’s Role in Latin American Trade, Investment, and Growth.
Webcast

Nigeria: Business, Investment, and Development Opportunities Presented by Six Key Nigerian Governors

September 19, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Africa Program
The Africa Program in co-sponsorship with Africare and the Constituency for Africa presents the “Nigeria: Business, Investment, and Development Opportunities Presented by Six Key Nigerian Governors.”
René Mauricio Valdés, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative.
Webcast

Guatemala: A Post-Elections Assessment and Future Challenges

September 16, 2011 // 9:00am12:00pm
Latin American Program
A distinguished panel of experts will join us to discuss the primary electoral results as well as the country’s major security, political, and economic challenges.
Webcast

Debts, Deficits, and Development

August 02, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
The outcome of the current debate over the U.S. national debts and deficits will have implications for many parts of the national budget. Panelists will discuss the impact on the budgets for USAID, Department of State, and what it could mean for U.S. development policy.

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