Program

Events

The Impact of Trade Liberalization on Poverty

April 15, 2005 // 8:30am6:00pm
Most economists argue that increasing international trade contributes to economic growth and therefore to the alleviation of poverty. Beyond basic questions and theoretical costs and benefits, however, the relationship between trade and poverty becomes considerably more complicated. Even in the most successful cases, the impact of increased trade depends heavily on the condition of existing institutions, public investments in education and infrastructure, the presence of safety nets, and the impact of the world economy. The video and report for this event is now available online.

The Ambassador's Changing Mission: Commercial Diplomacy in the 21st Century

April 11, 2005 // 2:00pm5:00pm
Robert D. Hormats, vice chairman, Goldman Sachs (International); Kent H. Hughes, director of the Science, Technology, America and the Global Economy Program, Woodrow Wilson Center; Jerry K. Mitchell, former deputy director general of the Commercial Service; Virginia A. Weil, senior adviser to the Business Council for International Understanding. Video of the event is now available.

Book Launch -- The Past and Future of America's Economy: Long Waves of Innovation that Power Cycles of Growth

April 07, 2005 // 3:00pm5:00pm
With author Robert Atkinson, Vice-President and Director, Technology and the Economy Project at the Progressive Policy Institute; and commentator David Wessel, Deputy Bureau Chief, Washington Bureau, The Wall Street Journal.

Book Launch -- The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy

March 29, 2005 // 8:30am10:00am
A book launch and panel discussion with author Peter W. Huber and commentator Michael L. Telson, Director of National Laboratory Affairs for the University of California.

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?

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