Program

Events

Energy around the Globe

The Wilson Center's Global Energy Initiative (GEI) was featured in the Wilson Center Centerpoint. Along with other programs, the GEI explores energy costs, demand, resources, and environmental ramifications in countries around the world.

America's Energy Future

Sander Gerber, a member of the Center's Board of Trustees, suggests ways our nation can meet current and future energy challenges.
Supporters gather for Francois Hollande, Socialist Party candidate for the 2012 French presidential election

The End of Austerity Politics in Europe?

In the wake of this weekend's elections in France, Greece, and other parts of Europe, headlines across the globe suggest that voters have delivered a major anti-austerity message to their governments. Wilson Center expert Kent Hughes provides analysis and perspective on what political change in France and other countries might mean.

New Thinking in International Trade: Global Competition and Comparative Advantage

The volume features recent work by Nobel Laureate Paul Samuelson and a thought provoking book, Global Trade and Conflicting National Interest by Ralph Gomory, the recently retired director of the Sloan Foundation, and New York University Professor William Baumol. Using different approaches, the three authors point to the ability of public and private sectors to change a country's comparative advantage in ways that can reduce the gains from trade for the United States or other advanced industrial countries. The volume also features a number of commentators who amplify, complement, or question the importance of the findings of the three authors. The conference on new thinking in international trade was made possible through a generous grant of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

U.S. manufacturing in need of strategy

A letter to the editor written by the Program on America and the Global Economy's Director, Kent Hughes discussing U.S. manufacturing is featured in the Financial Times.

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.

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