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.
Martin Baily, Matthew Slaughter, and Laura D'Andrea Tyson discuss a new study about how the United States is in a new era of global competition to attract, retain and grow the operations of multinational companies that it's never faced before.
President Barack Obama's first State of the Union address focused heavily, as expected, on domestic economic recovery and reasserting U.S. competitiveness. Six CFR experts noted different aspects of the challenges facing Obama.
The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (H.R. 5116) was signed as public law 111-358 by President Obama on January 4, 2011. The law's aim is to reauthorize "various programs intended to strengthen research and education in the United States related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics".
Speakers: Harvey Goldschmid, R. Glenn Hubbard, Arthur Levitt, and Frank G. Zarb Presider: Alan Murray
Harvey Goldschmid, Glenn Hubbard, Arthur Levitt, and Frank Zarb address Council members on U.S. Capital Markets Competitiveness as part of the McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series on International Economics.
Former Rep. Lee Hamilton (D-IN) and former Sen. Spencer Abraham (R-MI) cochaired a year-long task force aimed at tackling the nation's immigration challenges. They discuss the task force's recommendations and how the Council on Foreign Relations might build on them as Congress again debates the immigration challenge.
Reforms of the U.S. patent system have made it too easy to obtain and defend patents and more costly to challenge patent decisions, thereby limiting the competition of ideas, discouraging innovation, and ultimately reducing U.S. competitiveness, argues a new Council Special Report.
The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
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