Trade and Development Events

Webcast

Discovering the Possibilities of North American Petroleum Production

October 17, 2005 // 8:15am11:30am
Canada Institute
At the 4th Cross-Border Forum on Energy Issues, "Discovering the Possibilities for North American Petroleum Production" participants addressed the outlook for non-traditional sources of energy in North America, with a specific focus on Canada's oil sands.
Webcast

AGOA, Five Years Later: Lessons Learned, Challenges Ahead

September 14, 2005 // 8:30am2:30pm
Africa Program
A half-day conference examining the legacy of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act, and assessing ways to ensure that AGOA's potential is fully realized. Video of this event is available here.

Investing in Africa's Future: U.S. Agricultural DevelopmentAssistance for Sub-Saharan Africa

September 12, 2005 // 10:00am12:00pm
Africa Program
A special panel discussion moderated by Peter McPherson to mark the release of the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa -- Resources for the Future report: Investing in Africa's Future: U.S. Agricultural DevelopmentAssistance for Sub-Saharan Africa. download the Executive Summary.

Promise and Peril: Canada-U.S. Trade Policy

June 15, 2005 // 5:00am6:00am
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute and Canada25 hosted a roundtable discussion on Canada-U.S. trade policy in which speakers addressed the current challenges for policymakers on both sides of the border.

Competition for Commodities: China and the North American Response

June 10, 2005 // 8:00am11:00am
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute and Program on Science, Technology, America and the Global Economy hosted a roundtable discussion on the response of Canada and the United States to China's growing role in the global competition for commodities.

Uganda: An African "Success" Past its Prime?

June 02, 2005 // 10:00am11:30am
Africa Program
A roundtable co-sponsored by the Africa Program and Conflict Prevention Project at the Wilson Center, and by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The discussion will focus on recent political and economic developments in Uganda, with Joel Barkan, Professor of Political Science University of Iowa and Ambassador Johnnie Carson, Senior Vice-President, National Defense University. Download the conference report.

Live Webcast--Gender and Trade:Identifying Myths, Overcoming Challenges and Developing Alternatives

May 20, 2005 // 8:15am12:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Video of this event is now available.

Progress Building Democracy in Nigeria

May 02, 2005 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Africa Program
A Director's Forum with His Excellency Atiku Abubakar, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The full text of the speech is available for download. Watch a video of the vice president's presentation.

Art Exhibit: "The Business of Sustainable Development--An African Forest Tale"

April 18, 2005 // 9:00am5:00pm
Africa Program
A special exhibition of art by Senegalese Glass Painter Mor Gueye, illustrating a children's story written by Woodrow Wilson Fellow Jesse Ribot on the disjuncture between European and local discourses in colonial and post-colonial forestry. The exhibit is open to the public from April 18, and runs through June 15.

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.

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