The U.S. innovation system has enormous strengths, including public and private support for research and development, the world’s best university system, and an entrepreneurial risk-taking culture. But those elements of the system now face several domestic and international challenges. The United States will need to maintain support for research and development (R&D), improve its education system, and learn from best practices around the world if it is to compete in the 21st century.
Proceedings from a conference with leading experts examining the hugely successful American model of technological and scientific innovation. They stress the importance of government funding of physical science for the realms of national security, education, and industry.
NAFTA at 10
Wilson Center Sponsors Conference Celebrating Tenth Anniversary of the Historic Trade Agreement
Ten years ago, President George H.W. Bush, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, and President Carlos Salinas de Gortari initialed the North American Free Trade Agreement. During this two-day conference, these leaders and other distinguished panelists will discuss the impact of NAFTA on trade, globalization, and further integration of North America.
Sander Gerber, a member of the Center's Board of Trustees, suggests ways our nation can meet current and future energy challenges.
The populist backlash against austerity measures may force Greece to abandon the euro, sparking contagion in other parts of Europe. Speaking at The Wilson Center, Harvard scholar Harris Mylonas examines the influence of local politics on economic reforms.
By 2030, India is projected to be the world's third largest energy consumer. This Special Report examines India's energy needs and search for energy resources. Specifically, the publication focuses on India's indigenous resources, its strategies for obtaining energy overseas, ramifications for foreign policy and national security, and implications for the U.S.-India relationship. Edited by Michael Kugelman.
Manufacturing plays a key role in the U.S. economy and will continue to do so. Looking ahead, the United States needs a manufacturing strategy that can support the emergence of advanced manufacturing processes that, in conjunction with low-cost energy, can revitalize the U.S. manufacturing sector.
The Wilson Center hosted on December 9, 2002 a major conference reflecting on the first decade of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Volume Two of the conference report features remarks by former U.S. President George H. W. Bush, former President Carlos Salinas of Mexico, and former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney of Canada.
Marking the 10th anniversary of this historic agreement, the Wilson Center convened a two-day conference to assess the impact of NAFTA, the lessons the agreement may hold for deepening North American ties and future trade agreements, and the international effort to “get globalization right.”