Book Discussion: Aid for Trade and Development

April 15, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Among the discussants will be: Mr. Dominique Njinkeu, Editor and Executive Director, International Lawyers and Economists Against Poverty; Ms. Susan Prowse, Senior Economic Advisor, Department for International Development, UK; Ms. Carolyn Robert, Trade and Investment Specialist, Integration and Trade Sector, Inter-American Development Bank; Mr. Uri Dadush, Director, DECPG, The World Bank; Mr. Michael Finger, Lead Economist for Trade Policy, Resident Scholar American Enterprise; Ms. Ann Tutwiler, Managing Director, Agricultural Markets, Global Development Program, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Chair and moderator: Mr. John Sewell, Senior Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center

Book Discussion - Multilateralism, Regionalism and Bilateralism in Trade and Investment: 2006 World Report on Regional Integration

April 10, 2008 // 3:00pm5:30pm
With Philippe De Lombaerde, Editor, and Research Fellow, UNU Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS); Raquel Artecona, Regional International Trade Advisor, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); And the following commentators: Mauricio Moreira, Integration and Trade Sector, Inter-American Development Bank; Jose Raul Perales, Senior Program Associate, Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson Center; Chair and Moderator: Kent Hughes, Director, Program on Science, Technology, America, and the Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center

"Foundations for Success" - Final Report of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel

April 03, 2008 // 3:00pm5:00pm
With National Mathematics Advisory Panel Members A. Wade Boykin, Professor and Director of the Graduate Program, Department of Psychology, Howard University; Vern Williams, Mathematics Teacher, Longfellow Middle School; and Irma Arispe, ex officio, Assistant Director for Life Sciences and Acting Assistant Director for Social and Behavioral Sciences, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President; Moderated by Kent Hughes, Director, Program on Science, Technology, America, and the Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center

The Political Economy of Services Offshoring in North America

March 12, 2008 // 3:30pm4:30pm
Recent outsourcing of jobs in the services industry, a sector once believed to be immune due to the higher skill level required, has caused concerns among policy makers. Panel speakers provided an understanding of the true impact of offshoring on Canada and the United States.

Globalization and Autonomy: The Malaysian Experience as a Test Case

February 27, 2008 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Joan M. Nelson, scholar-in-residence, School of International Service, American University; Jacob Meerman, scholar-in-residence, School of International Service, American University; Pek Koon Heng, assistant professor, School of International Service, American University (commentator)

Building Blocks: How Schools and Businesses Can Partner to Improve American Education

February 27, 2008 // 7:30am1:00pm
With Tyrrell Flawn, Executive Director, National Mathematics Advisory Panel, U.S. Department of Education; Susan Traiman, Director of Education and Workforce Policy, Business Roundtable; Allison Fansler, President and COO, Knowledge is Power Program D.C.; Brittany Lothe, Director of Americas Corporate Citizenship, SAP, and Board Member, Knowledge is Power Program D.C.; Fr. Steve Shafran, President, Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School; Alicia Bondanella, Executive Director of the Corporate Work Study Program, Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School; Joseph Powers, Principal, Washington Jesuit Academy; Gregory Naleski, Vice President for Development, NativityMiguel Network; Niel Tebbano, Vice President for Operations, Project Lead the Way; Steve Smalley, Advisory Engineer, Northrop Grumman; Paul Gudonis, President, FIRST: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology; Leonard Hawkins, Vice President, Engineering Authority, Customer Solutions Operating Group, BAE Systems, Inc.; Rebecca Patton, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Member, Women's Advisory Board of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capitol (GSCNC)

ExxonMobil Energy Outlook Presentation

January 30, 2008 // 1:30pm3:30pm
Scott Nauman of ExxonMobil presented "The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2030," which lays out the company's predictions for energy supply and demand over the next 25 years and provides a summary of the last quarter century.

China's Galloping Economy: Problems, Prospects, and Implications for the United States

January 22, 2008 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Speakers: Barry Naughton, professor of Chinese economy and Sokwanlok Chair of Chinese International Affairs, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California-San Diego; Steven Dunaway, deputy director, Asia and Pacific Department, International Monetary Fund; Jeffrey Logan, specialist in energy policy, Congressional Research Service; and Cong Cao, senior research associate, the Levin Institute, State University of New York.

Today's Trade Policy Landscape

January 15, 2008 // 10:30am11:30am
With Ambassador Susan C. Schwab, United States Trade Representative

Stimulating U.S. Technological Innovation in Energy

November 29, 2007 // 8:00am10:00am
With Charles Weiss, Distinguished Professor, Georgetown University and William Bonvillian, Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Washington Office