United States Events

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Classifying Biofuel Subsidies: Farm Bill and WTO Considerations

September 14, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Governments use a number of measures to support the production and use of biofuels; in the United States biofuels subsidies totaled nearly $6 billion in 2009. Corn use for ethanol in the United States has expanded corn demand by nearly 30%, driving corn prices, along with prices of other commodities, higher. Panelists discussed whether such support should be considered as agricultural subsidies and about whether and how such support is being notified to the WTO.
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Women in Developing Countries: Sowing the Seeds for the Future

July 30, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Two leading experts detail the challenges and opportunities for women in developing countries, as well as how the United States can create a new, more effective development policy that recognizes the key role of women.
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Biofuels: Food, Fuel, and the Future?

July 23, 2010 // 9:00am12:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Experts conduct a comprehensive assessment of biofuels, and emphasize the need to understand them within a global framework.

Life After the Gulf: A Paradigm Shift?

July 22, 2010 // 8:30am4:15pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute’s 13th Cross-Border Forum on Energy Issues explored the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on public trust toward energy companies and governments.
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A Charter of Rights for North America: A Proposal and Analysis

July 20, 2010 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Canada Institute
Wilson Center public policy scholar James McHugh presented his research on the potential to deepen relations among NAFTA members through the adoption of a continental charter of rights.

Canada-U.S. Military Cooperation: A Look at Asymmetric Bargaining Strategies

July 15, 2010 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Canada Institute
Quebec summer scholar at the Canada Institute Stefanie von Hlatky presented her research on Canada-U.S. military cooperation. She contended that allies can and do use asymmetric bargaining strategies to achieve foreign policy objectives, despite power differentials.

Contemporary U.S.-Latin American Relations: Cooperation or Conflict in the 21st Century?

June 28, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Latin American Program
The Latin American Program hosted a discussion of the recently published Contemporary U.S.-Latin American Relations: Cooperation or Conflict in the 21st Century?, edited by Jorge Domínguez and Rafael Fernández de Castro.

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.
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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.
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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.

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