United States Events

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Canada Crude to China? Prospects and Barriers of Increasing Chinese Imports of Canadian Oil

May 05, 2011 // 9:00am11:30am
Canada Institute
Kang Wu, Nathan Lemphers and Norm Rinne assessed the prospects and barriers of increasing Canadian oil exports to the Asian market, as well as China's desire to import heavy crude from Canada.

An American Door Open? Maximizing the Benefits of Chinese Foreign Direct Investment

May 04, 2011 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
In 2010 alone, Chinese firms invested over $5 billion in the U. S. This new investment from China has the potential to create economic growth, jobs and new streams of tax revenues. However, despite an overall effective U.S. screening policy for inward investment, political interference and fearmongering threaten to divert legitimate and potentially beneficial investment deals. Authors Daniel Rosen and Thilo Hanemann discussed their groundbreaking study on China’s foreign direct investment. This comprehensive report makes clear there are reasons for concern but underscores the case for continuing to encourage most Chinese investments.
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Any Changes Coming? Implications of the May 2 Canadian Federal Election for Canada and Canada-U.S. Relations

May 04, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Canada Institute
A panel of Canadian and U.S. experts explored the results of the 2011 Canadian federal election, as well as the implications for Canadian foreign policy and potential impact on Canada-U.S. relations.
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A Conversation with H.E. Ricardo Martinelli, President of Panama

April 29, 2011 // 1:00pm2:00pm
Latin American Program
President Martinelli discusses US-Panama relations, overall economic conditions, and democratic stability.
Daniel B. Poneman

America's Nuclear Energy Future

April 26, 2011 // 12:00pm1:30pm
International Security Studies
A meeting with U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel B. Poneman, co-sponsored with the Los Alamos National Laboratory

Oil in Africa: Blessing or Curse?

April 21, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Oil has been a mixed blessing to many African countries, providing great wealth but also bringing with it the curse of corruption. Panelists discussed the history of oil management on the continent and how countries such as Ghana and Liberia, which are at the early stages of oil development and production, can avoid these obstacles. They also examined what role the U.S. can play.
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The Free-Market Path to Electric Cars

April 14, 2011 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Peter Huber, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute; Max Parness, Energy Fellow and Switzer Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Kent Hughes, Director, Program on America and the Global Economy

Hydropower, Pipelines, and Petroleum: The U.S.-Canada Energy Relationship [Duke University, Durham, North Carolina]

April 13, 2011 // 8:30am3:00pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute co-sponsored a conference held at Duke University that assessed ways to balance North American energy, security, and environmental goals.
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Women and Entrepreneurship: Perspectives from the Middle East and the United States

March 29, 2011 // 8:00am1:00pm
Middle East Program
A group of American and Middle Eastern businesswomen discussed their common challenges and rewards in running their own companies and the resources available for women entrepreneurs.
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Is Senate Reform an Oxymoron?

March 14, 2011 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Congress Project
Former Senator Trent Lott, historian Richard Baker, and other experts discuss their hopes for and likelihood of Senate reform.

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