Trade and Development

Ten Years After: Revisiting The Asian Financial Crisis

This volume seeks to revisit critical debates on the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis by reexamining its symptoms and causes, as well as lessons from its aftermath. The publication also addresses fundamental issues such as financial liberalization and impacts on regional economic change. Edited by Bhumika Muchhala. Click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

China and the WTO: Domestic Challenges and International Pressures

Report on a December 11, 2001, Wilson Center Conference focused on three major challenges posed by China's membership in the WTO: adjust in the rural sector; the impact on China's state run enterprises; and the myriad adjustments China will make as it meets its WTO obligations. Click on the attachment for a free PDF version.

Emerging Powers: India, Brazil, and South Africa (IBSA) and the future of South-South Cooperation

India, Brazil, and South Africa (IBSA) are transcending geographical, historical, and regional differences in order to promote their individual and collective interests at a time when the current economic hardship and declining U.S. hegemony mean greater opportunities for emerging countries in the global South. Since its inception at the margins of the expanded G-8 Summit held in Evian, France, in 2003, the group, officially established in 2004 as the IBSA Dialogue Forum, has held three Summits – in Brasília in 2006, in Pretoria in 2007, and in New Delhi in 2008.

Reflections of His Excellency Paul Kagame on the Tenth Anniversary of the Genocide in Rwanda

On April 21, 2004, His Excellency Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda, reflected on the tenth anniversary of the tragic genocide in Rwanda.  He discussed the root causes of the genocide, the international reaction to the crisis, and the measures that he and his country have been taking to rebuild Rwanda. His presentation was part of Remembering Rwanda, a commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the genocide. The program was co-sponsored by the Africa Program, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the United States Institute of Peace.

 

Day II: African Growth and Opportunity Act Civil Society Forum 2010

Friday, July 30
9:00 - 9:15 am Keynote Speaker: Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA), Ways and Means Committee

9:15 – 10:30am Panel I: Textiles and Beyond
Steve Lande, Former Professor of Trade Policy, Georgetown University
Jas Bedi, Chairman, African Cotton Textiles Industry Federation
M. Monyane, Vice Chairman, Lesotho Textile Exporters Association
Navdeep Sodhi, Partner, Gherzi Consultants
Moderator: Tony Carroll, Partner, Manchester Trade

10:15 Coffee Break

Day I: African Growth and Opportunity Act Civil Society Forum 2010 "A Decade of Progress in Bridging the U.S.-Africa Trade Gap"

Please see the attached documents below for both the notes on the proceedings of the event and the powerpoint presentations made over the two days.

Thursday, July 29

8:15 – 8:45am Registration and Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30am Welcome and Introduction of Speaker, Steve McDonald, Director, Africa Program, Woodrow Wilson Center
Keynote Speaker: Senator Benjamin Cardin (D-MD), Senate Foreign Relations Committee

U.S. Energy Security and Oil Revenue Transparency

On March 21, 2007, Global Witness and the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars hosted an event entitled, "U.S. Energy Security and Oil Revenue Transparency" to launch a Global Witness report of the same name. The timing of the event was opportune, as the importance of energy security has emerged as a central element of the U.S. foreign policy debate. The U.S. is forecasted to increase oil imports to 68% of its total supply over the next 25 years. Yet three-fifths of the U.S.' top ten oil importing countries rank at the bottom two-thirds of the world's most corrupt countries.

AGOA, Five Years Later: Lessons Learned, Challenges Ahead

Watch Conference videos and download related material by following the links at right

Investing in Africa's Future: U.S. Agricultural DevelopmentAssistance for Sub-Saharan Africa

A special panel discussion moderated by Peter McPherson (founding Partnership co-chair) to mark the release of the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa -- Resources for the Future report: Investing in Africa's Future: U.S. Agricultural Development Assistance for Sub-Saharan Africa.

Download the Executive Summary.

Uganda: An African "Success" Past its Prime?

The streaming video and conference report are available on the righthand side of your screen.

A roundtable discussion on Uganda's political evolution with Joel Barkan, Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa and Johnnie Carson, Senior Vice-President of the National Defense University. The Program, "Uganda: An African ‘Success' Past its Prime?" addressed the mounting controversy, both inside and outside of Uganda, about the country's long-term political and economic prospects.

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