Economics and Globalization News
Feb 18, 2014
"As if Russia did not already have enough worries, with the security issues associated with the Sochi Olympics and the growing unrest next door in Ukraine, it now faces severe downward pressure on its currency," writes Will Pomeranz.
Feb 13, 2014
Anti-government protesters clashed with police in Venezuela, leaving three people shot to death and many injured.
Feb 06, 2014
The Wilson Center, in partnership with the Europa Institute at the University of Zurich (EIZ), is pleased to announce the launch of a Short-Term Research Fellowship Program geared towards academics in the humanities and social science, who currently reside in Switzerland. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to spend four months at the Wilson Center conducting independent, advanced research.
Feb 05, 2014
The Global Europe Program is now accepting applications for the summer research grant competition. This stipend is available to American academic experts and practitioners, including advanced graduate students, engaged in specialized research requiring access to Washington, DC and its research institutions. The grant is for a period of two months, and includes residence at the Wilson Center. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, in order to be considered eligible for this grant opportunity. The deadline for applying is March 1, 2014.
Feb 04, 2014
The Wilson Center's Global Europe Program is now accepting applications for the EES Short-term Grant competition, which is open to academic experts and practitioners, including advanced graduate students, engaged in specialized research requiring access to Washington, DC and its research institutions. Grants are for one month and include residence at the Wilson Center. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, in order to be considered eligible for this grant opportunity. The deadline for this grant cycle is: March 1, 2014.
Latin American Program in the News: "El Salvador Bond Yields Rise Most in Emerging Markets After Vote"
Feb 04, 2014
This article about an increase in El Salvador's benchmark borrowing costs in the wake of the first round of the election quotes Cynthia J. Arnson, Latin American Program Director, about the role of social programs in the election.
Latin American Program in the News: Política de aislamiento de EE.UU. hacia Cuba ha "fracasado", según Cynthia Arnson
Jan 28, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is interviewed by NTN24 about CELAC, Cuba, and how the United States has failed to keep Cuba isolated. This interview is in Spanish.
Jan 27, 2014
For now, Rousseff's comfortable position in opinion polls gives her space in Davos to talk about plans for fiscal tightening and economic opening, which would create confidence among investors, writes Paulo Sotero.
Latin American Program in the News: Raúl Castro busca reinserción regional de Cuba como anfitrión de la Celac
Jan 27, 2014
This article discusses CELAC and Raúl Castro's hope to seek regional reintegration of Cuba. Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson comments on the opportunity that CELAC provides for this reintegration. This article is in Spanish.
Jan 24, 2014
A recent study published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that pollution from heavy industry concentrated in eastern China is drifting across the Pacific Ocean and helping foul the air on North America’s west coast. Interviewed by The Globe and Mail (Canada), Dr.Turner comments on the responsibility for China’s pollution problem.