Program

Events

The Future of the American Economy Series: The Dollar and Destiny

February 22, 2005 // 8:00am10:30am
Robert Z. Aliber, Wilson Center Fellow and a Professor of International Economics and Finance at the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago (emeritus)Paul Blustein, International Economics and Trade Reporter, The Washington Post

Future of Globalization

November 04, 2004 // 5:00pm6:00pm
with Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times and author, Why Globalization Matters

Building Jurisdictional Advantage

October 26, 2004 // 9:00am10:30am
One of the myths of the I-Cubed (Information, Intangibles, Innovation) Economy is that "place" – the physical location of economic activity – no longer matters. With the "death of distance" we are told that economic activity can occur anywhere – as the current debate over offshoring illustrates.

The Future of the Poor, Illiterate, and Marginalized Populations

September 08, 2004 // 4:30am6:00pm
Rajan Gupta, a theoretical physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, described his plan for reducing global poverty by improving education, health care, economic opportunities, the environment, security, and governance. He highlighted the relationship between reducing global poverty and strengthening global stability, noting that the poor remained especially susceptible to recruitment by criminal and terrorist groups. He called for a quicker and more significant transfer of knowledge and resources from developed countries to alleviate the problems of the poor.

Live Webcast--America in the Second Century of Flight: How to Save American Jobs, Industry and Global Leadership

July 15, 2004 // 12:30pm1:30pm
A Director's Forum with the Honorable Patty Murray, U.S. Senator from the State of Washington.

Patent Donations and the Problem of Orphan Technologies with David Martin, CEO, M-CAM and Peter Bloch, COO, Light Years IP

April 14, 2004 // 12:30pm2:00pm
What does the process of patent donations and orphan technologies say about our national innovation system? Are patent donations an effective way of spurring university research? Are there other ways to foster more development of these technologies? Has patenting gone too far? Is over-patenting getting in the way of new product development?

Book Launch: Trade and Freedom

March 18, 2004 // 11:00am1:00pm
James Bacchus—former chairman of the World Trade Organization Appellate Body

Book Discussions with Dr. Ruth Westheimer: Musically Speaking—A Life Through Song and Conquering the Rapids of Life: Making the Most of Mid-Life Opportunities

November 12, 2003 // 1:00pm2:00pm
Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer,noted therapist, author, and visiting professor at Princeton and Yale will discuss her two new recent books: Musically Speaking—A Life Through Songand Conquering the Rapids of Life: Making the Most of Mid-Life Opportunities

BOOK LAUNCH: The Roaring Nineties: A New History of the World’s Most Prosperous Decade

November 05, 2003 // 11:00pm
"Unfettered markets, rampant with conflicts of interest, can lead to inefficiency. We can never eliminate the problems; we can, however, mitigate them. In the nineties, we made them worse." - Joseph E. Stiglitz

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