May 11, 2004 // 4:00pm — 5:00pm
China Environment Forum
Elizabeth Economy offers a history of environmental degradation in China, outlines the wide-reaching impact such problems have on nearly every part of Chinese society, and profiles the challenges facing China in resolving pollution and natural resource problems today.
May 10, 2004 // 4:45pm — 7:00pm
Latin American Program
The Latin American Program joined with the Council of the Americas to host "A Conversation with White House Chiefs of Staff on the Politics of Trade." Andrew Card, Chief of Staff for President George W. Bush, opened the discussion by describing President Bush's goal to create a better and safer America. The Honorable John Podesta, The Honorable Thomas McLarty, The Honorable John Sununu, and The Honorable James Jones offered comments based on their experience as Chiefs of Staff and in their other roles.Zanny Minton-Beddoes of The Economist moderated the discussion and talked about U.S. leadership in the trading system and the increased complexity of trade policy today.
May 10, 2004 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Alexei Izyumov, Associate Professor of Economics and Director, Center for Emerging Market Economies, The University of Louisville
May 10, 2004 // 11:00am — 12:30pm
Global Europe Program
an informal discussion with Vuk Draskovic, Foreign Minister of Serbia and Montenegro
May 06, 2004 // 6:30pm — 8:00pm
Global Europe Program
with editors: Vinod K. Aggarwal-—University of California at Berkeley and Edward A. Fogarty-—University of California at Berkeley. Other speakers include: Anders Ahnlid-—Minister of Trade and Economic Affairs, Embassy of Sweden;Peter Berz-—First Secretary for Trade Affairs, Delegation of the European Commission; and Heinrich Kreft-—Economic Counselor, Embassy of Germany.
May 06, 2004 // 5:00pm — 6:00pm
Essayist and novelist John Ralston Saul critiqued the theory of globalization, noting that the "emotional nature" of economic theories and stated that they have a life span of about 25 to 50 years. He predicted that we are now in a period of transition and that the economic theory of globalization will be abandoned over the next five years.
May 06, 2004 // 3:00pm — 4:00pm
A Director's Forum with The Hon. Thomas A. Dine, president, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
May 06, 2004 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Middle East Program