Trade and Development Events

The Québec Vision: A Solution Partner for a More Prosperous Bilateral Relationship

June 22, 2010 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Canada Institute
Pierre Arcand, Québec's Minister of International Relations, discussed Québec's vision for a stronger and more prosperous bilateral relationship with the United States.
Webcast

Africa's Future: Meeting the Infrastructure Challenge

June 15, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Developing Africa’s transportation, irrigation, communication, electric, and financial services infrastructure is key to unlocking Africa’s potential. Experts provided the most recent comprehensive assessment of Africa’s current and future infrastructure needs and the innovative strategy for developing regional corridors to facilitate trade and economic growth across Africa.
Webcast

U.S.-China Competition for Clean Energy Jobs: A Zero-Sum Game?

June 11, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
The extraordinary influx of Chinese clean energy investments into the United States and the torrid pace at which new generation has been added has led U.S. policymakers to wring their hands in frustration, and some have proposed "Buy American" requirements to counter the trend. But what's really going on in the marketplace? A new study that looks beyond the headline investment figures and finds there to be little zero-sum competition between the two nations and, in fact, the two countries will need to cooperate in many ways in order to meet their respective carbon reduction goals.
Webcast

China, Latin America, and the United States: The New Triangle

May 26, 2010 // 8:30am1:00pm
Latin American Program
Panelists explored the China-Latin America relationship, as well as the implications for the United States of China's growing economic and political presence in the hemisphere.
Webcast

The United States and Cuba: Implications of an Economic Relationship

May 24, 2010 // 12:00pm5:00pm
Latin American Program
On May 24, 2010, the Latin American Program convened a two-panel conference on the status quo and future of U.S.-Cuban economic relations.
Webcast

Unconventional Gas and the North American Energy Market: Transformational or Wishful Thinking?

May 13, 2010 // 8:30am12:00pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute's 12th energy forum explored the potential impact of unconventional gas development on the North American energy market. The closed door discussion was hosted in collaboration with Global Public Affairs.

Buy American / Buy Canadian: The New Protectionism?

May 11, 2010 // 7:30am9:30am
Canada Institute
At the Canadian launch of the 12th issue in the One Issue, Two Voices series, authors Robert Baugh and William Robson discussed the charges of protectionism triggered by Buy America and debated contrasting approaches to promoting economic growth and job creation during hard times.
Webcast

Buy American / Buy Canadian: The New Protectionism?

May 04, 2010 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Canada Institute
At the U.S. launch of the 12th issue in the One Issue, Two Voices series, authors Robert Baugh and William Robson discussed the charges of protectionism triggered by Buy America and debated contrasting approaches to promoting economic growth and job creation during hard times.

Central America and the Dominican Republic: Evaluating the First Years of Implementation of the DR-CAFTA

April 22, 2010 // 10:00am4:15pm
Latin American Program
Experts examine the evolution of the DR-CAFTA agreement and how it has transformed the economic, political, and social environment in the region.
Webcast

Building a Smarter Grid: Challenges and Opportunities for the United States and Canada

March 18, 2010 // 9:00am1:45pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute and Global Energy Initiative hosted a forum that discussed U.S. and Canadian efforts to transition to a more modern and efficient electric grid. Two panels explored sub-federal and federal initiatives in both Canada and the United States.

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