Competitiveness

Foreign Affairs Article

Voodoo Abenomics

Author: Richard Katz

Imagine the predicament currently facing a growing number of Japanese men in their early 30s. Despite having spent years cramming in high school and attending good colleges, many can't find a full-time job at a good company.

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Economic Competitiveness and a North American Market

Speaker: Robert A. Pastor

Robert Pastor, professor and founding director of American University's Center for North American Studies, leads a conversation on the findings of his recent CFR Policy Innovation Memorandum, Shortcut to U.S. Economic Competitiveness: A Seamless North American Market, as part of CFR's State and Local Officials Conference Call series.

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Beyond NAFTA: Raising Cross-Border Competitiveness (Audio)

Speakers: Jorge Mariscal, Shannon O'Neil, and Juan E. Pardinas
Presider: Ana Paula Ordorica

Experts forecast the developments of U.S.-Mexico relations as a result of the new U.S. Congress,  the need for Mexico to increase foreign direct investment in the face of investor insecurity caused by violence and organized crime.

This session was part of a CFR symposium,200 Years of U.S.-Mexico Relations: Challenges for the 21st Century,which was made possible through generous support from the Consulate General of Mexico in New York, the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, and CFR's Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative.

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Education and U.S. Competitiveness

Please join Michael Barber and Margaret Spellings to discuss the state of elementary and secondary education in the U.S., focusing on workforce development and the preparedness of American students in comparison to others around the globe.

On the occasion of CFR's 90th anniversary, we will examine through a series of meetings and other projects how policies at home will directly influence the economic and military strength of the United States and its ability to act in the world.

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Immigration and U.S. Global Competitiveness

Former Rep. Lee Hamilton (D-IN) and Former Senator Spencer Abraham (R-MI) co-chaired a year-long task force aimed at tackling the nation's bedeviling immigration challenges. The result is a report with sweeping recommendations for overhaul of our immigration policy that would increase employment-based immigration opportunities; combat illegal immigration through new responsibilities for employers and a new, secure Social Security card; and create a Standing Commission on Labor Markets and Immigration Admissions that would make regular recommendations to the President and Congress for adjusting immigration levels. Come as we discuss these recommendations and how the Council might build on them as the Congress again debates the immigration challenge.

For more information about the Task Force please visit: http://www.migrationpolicy.org/ITFIAF/

The Independent Task Force Immigration and America’s Future: A New Chapter, was convened by the Migration Policy Institute in partnership with The Division of United States Studies, The Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Manhattan Institute.

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