In this issue:
Chairs: Carla A. Hills, Vice Chairman; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hills & Company
Dennis C. Blair, Former Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Command
Director: Frank Sampson Jannuzi, Hitachi International Affairs Fellow, CFR
No relationship will be as important to the twenty-first century as the one between the United States, the world’s great power, and China, the world’s rising power. This report takes stock of the changes under way in China and what they mean for China and for U.S.-China relations.
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Author: Robert Z. Lawrence, Williams Professor of International Trade and Investment, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
The Doha negotiations have stalled since last summer, and, as the November elections in the United States highlighted, American advocates of economic nationalism are growing in strength. Nevertheless, Robert Lawrence makes a case for the effectiveness of the World Trade Organization (WTO), particularly its dispute settlement system, and the benefits that would accrue to the United States and others from improving its effectiveness. These benefits include expanding world trade and increasing support for an often beleaguered organization that is central to the conduct of world trade.
Author: Gordon H. Hanson, Professor of Economics, University of California, San Diego
This report examines the economics of illegal immigration and finds that the fiscal benefits of illegal immigration offset its costs. Further, the report finds that the flexibility provided by the illegal immigration system that benefits the U.S. economy cannot be provided by the legal immigration system.
Author: Charles D. Ferguson, Fellow for Science and Technology, CFR
This report examines the contributions that an expanded use of nuclear energy can make to improving energy security and reducing global warming while balancing these benefits against the risks and lingering questions over nuclear energy’s safety and security.
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
8:00 to 10:30 a.m. (ET)
*To view either session of this webcast, visit: www.cfr.org/publication/13245/cfr_live_webcast.html
Session 1: Religion and the Nigerian Elections
8:00 to 9:00 a.m. (ET)
Session 2: Contemporary Religious Dynamics in Nigeria
9:15 to 10:30 a.m. (ET)
This symposium is made possible through the generosity of the Henry Luce Foundation.