Cooperation in South America for the Promotion and Protection of Patents and Trademarks - the PROSUR Initiative
April 03, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On Wednesday April 3, the Wilson Center convenes a panel to discuss intellectual property rights through the Prosur initiative.
March 14, 2013 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
With the 2008 financial crisis still sending shockwaves through the US economy, debates over money are embedded in national politics and contemporary conceptions of the American dream. In Money and Banks in the American Political System, Kathryn C. Lavelle explores the complexity of the political institutions that surround finance, and traces the modern instability to the nexus between market innovation and regulation in a society that is wary of allowing business and state to interact and suspicious of any concentrated power in one political or economic institution.
March 07, 2013 // 12:30pm — 6:00pm
Innovators at MIT and Stanford have been working together for the last two years to identify "game-changing" energy technologies with the greatest potential to both boost America's long-term economic growth and address our most serious energy challenges: meeting the imperatives and urgency of climate change while transforming today's global energy enterprises into tomorrow's low-carbon alternatives, and enhancing energy reliability, affordability, and security.
February 12, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
On Tuesday February 12, a panel discussed Brazil's industrial outlook and export performance.
February 07, 2013 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Nearly 50% of the Haitian population is under the age of 18. Thus restructuring Haiti’s education system is the Government of Haiti’s top priority, a challenge complicated by the devastating 2010 earthquake. The Haitian Minister of Education, along with U.S. education reform expert Paul G. Vallas, share the details, the challenges, the progress and the need to realize Haiti’s vision for its future through education.
February 05, 2013 // 9:30am — 11:00am
According to the USDA about 15% of all food eaten by Americans is imported. With the growing globalization of our nation's food supply, imported food safety has become a national concern.
December 12, 2012 // 9:00am — 10:30am
“Waging War on Corruption – Inside the Movement Fighting the Abuse of Power “ is about power. It is an insider’s account of extraordinary battles against the abuse of public office by politicians and officials for their personal gain. This is a global journey from the birth of pioneering anti-corruption organization Transparency International in 1993, to the Arab Spring in 2011, as courageous people in scores of countries challenge authority and fight for justice. At stake is nothing less than our global security, the reduction of poverty, the stability of our economic and financial systems, and the cause of freedom and democracy.
December 10, 2012 // 3:00pm — 4:00pm
Distinguished panelists from the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Trade and Development Agency, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the U.S. Agency for International Development will highlight inter-agency cooperation in implementing Secretary Clinton's Economic Statecraft Agenda. Speakers will outline how their respective agencies are working with the private sector to expand trade and investment, advocate for U.S. business interests and promote a level playing field.
Book Launch: The Global Farms Race -- Land Grabs, Agricultural Investment, and the Scramble for Food Security in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Former Soviet Union
December 04, 2012 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
The launch of a new book on arguably one of the world's most underreported trends: The acquisition, by nations and private investors, of vast expanses of precious farmland overseas.
November 13, 2012 // 10:30am — 12:00pm
The IMF Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa, launched in Tokyo on October 12, 2012, highlights that economic conditions in the region have remained generally robust against the backdrop of a sluggish global economy. The near-term outlook for the region is also broadly positive: growth is projected at 5¼ percent a year through 2012–13. However, there is considerable diversity within the region, with low income countries and oil producers currently faring better than middle income countries closely linked to European markets.