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Book Discussion - World Under Pressure: How China and India are Influencing the Global Economy and Environment

Carl J. Dahlman is an Associate Professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.  He joined Georgetown in January 2005 after more than 25 years of distinguished service at the World Bank. At Georgetown, Dr. Dahlman’s research and teaching explore how the rise of the BRICs are affecting global power, and  how rapid advances in science, technology and information are influencing the growth prospects of nations  and economic relations in a rapidly globalizing world. At the World Bank Dr.

Conservation Initiatives in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement are making strides toward promoting environmental stewardship along with expanded trade.  Join Ambassador Marantis for the discussion regarding progress in the TPP environment negotiations.

Partnering Scientists and Teachers: Priming the STEM Pipeline

Something powerful happens when teachers and students work side-by-side with scientists and engineers.  They come to understand the practice of science and engineering, while scientists and engineers learn to communicate their work in a way that makes sense to the public.  These types of partnerships are being recommended by a series of recent legislative initiatives and STEM organizations.  Our panel will discuss first-hand experience with teacher-scientist partnerships and how they can strengthen K-12 STEM education.

America’s Educational Challenge: Creating the Next Generation of Technology Leaders (Offsite:Austin, TX)



"Doing Business in a More Transparent World": A Discussion of the 2012 World Bank Report

Every year since 2002, the World Bank’s Doing Business Project has released a report ranking the world’s economies. This highly influential report is used by policy makers and business leaders to create economic regulations and strategies in countries around the globe. What are the benefits and drawbacks to the World Bank’s approach? How does the report support innovation and entrepreneurship? What type of guidance is given to developing and emerging economies? What are the short- and long-term implications of the report’s recommendations?

Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves

If the financial crisis has taught us anything, it is that Americans save too little, spend too much, and borrow excessively. What can we learn from East Asian and European countries that have fostered enduring cultures of thrift over the past two centuries?  Many economists believe people save according to universally rational calculations, saving the most in their middle years as they plan for retirement, and saving the least in welfare states. In reality, Europeans save at high rates despite generous welfare programs and aging populations.

Legislating International Organization: The US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank

On October 25, 2011, the Program on America and the Global Economy (PAGE) hosted a book discussion on Legislating International Organization: the US Congress, IMF, and the World Bank, authored by Kathryn Lavelle, the Ellen and Dixon Long associate professor of World Affairs at Case Western Reserve University and a former Wilson Center Fellow. She drafted the manuscript for this book during her time as a fellow during the 2008-9 academic year.

21st Century Pathways to a Skilled Technology Workforce

As technology mandates a reevaluation of the preparation of our current workforce, improving students’ creative and computational skills are the key to unlocking the future success of America. Together with the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), the Program for America and the Global Economy (PAGE) of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars hosted a series of panels on “21st Century Pathways to a Skilled Technology Workforce”.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

As America continues to find its footing in the post-recession globalized world, entrepreneurship and innovation remain two key facets of potential growth.  The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation are hosting a conference on September 23, 2011 to explore these subjects in greater depth.  The conference is to begin with an opening keynote from Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO), followed by two panels of experts from industry, policy, and academia, with a concluding address from Carl Schramm, President & CEO of the Kauffman Foundation.

Book Launch: Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises

The Program on America and the Global Economy (PAGE) of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars welcomed Robert Z. Aliber, Professor Emeritus of International Economics and Finance at the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, on September 13, 2011 for a book launch of his newly released edition of ‘Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises.’  The book, in this case the sixth edition, was originally written by Charles P.