What exactly is globalization, and should its effects be cheered or jeered? How have developing countries fared under globalization's new dispensation, and what if anything can be done to help them prosper? How are states and firms reacting to the new pressures placed on them? Should the international economic architecture be reformed in response?
Jagdish Bhagwati applies his characteristic wit and accessible style to the subject of globalization in this collection of public policy essays.
The next Democratic president should build on Bill Clinton's legacy of embracing globalization and easing its downsides. This means developing a new system of global economic relations based on American leadership, open markets, engagement with China and other emerging markets, and stronger multilateral regimes to handle transnational challenges such as the environment, labor rights, and the information economy. A new world will need a global New Deal.
Economists Albert Fishlow and Karen Parker show that there is no simple link between the forces of globalization and increased wage inequality, either in the United States or in several other countries.
The C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics is presented by the Corporate Program and the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.
Thomas Glocer shares his views on globalization, financial reform, and corporate social responsibility, as well as his own experiences leading a global corporation.
Executive summary of a recent book by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies. The book examines how biotechnologies are enabling previously unimagined applications, specifically examining questions of terrorism and national security.
8:00 to 8:30 AM Breakfast Reception
8:30 to 9:45 AM Session One
Currency Wars, Capital Controls, and the Outlook for the International Monetary System
Ajay Shah, Professor, National Institute for Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi
Benn Steil, Senior Fellow and Director of Interntional Economics, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, Money, Markets, and Sovereignty
Alan M. Taylor, Senior Advisor, Morgan Stanley; Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for the Evolution of the Global Economy, University of California, Davis
Presider: Sebastian Mallaby, Director, Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, and Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations; Author, More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite
10:00 to 11:00 AM Session Two Keynote
Lawrence Summers, Director, National Economic Council; Former Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Presider: Tim W. Ferguson, Editor, Forbes Asia
11:15 AM to 12:30 PM Session Three
Trade Tensions: Challenges and Opportunities After the Midterm Elections
Charlene Barshefsky, Senior International Partner, WilmerHale; Former U.S. Trade Representative
Jagdish Bhagwati, Senior Fellow for International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations; Professor of Economics and Law, Columbia University; Author, In Defense of Globalization and Termites in the Trading System: How Preferential Agreements Undermine Free Trade
Douglas A. Irwin, Robert E. Maxwell '23 Professor of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, Dartmouth College; Author, Free Trade Under Fire
Presider: Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Washington Bureau Chief, Financial Times
With a majority of the American public now saying that they view U.S. global power and influence as being in decline, CFR President Richard N. Haass and Pew Research Center President Alan Murray sit down to discuss the latest "America's Place in the World" survey.
To ensure the success of Myanmar's historic democratic transition, the United States should revise its outdated and counterproductive sanctions policy.
Blackwill and Campbell analyze the rise of Chinese President Xi Jinping and call for a new American grand strategy for Asia.
Williams argues that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
Kurlantzick offers the sharpest analysis yet of what state capitalism’s emergence means for democratic politics around the world. More
In a cogent analysis of why the United States is losing ground as a world power, Blackwill and Harris explore the statecraft of geoeconomics. More
Takeyh and Simon reframe the legacy of U.S. involvement in the Arab world from 1945 to 1991 and shed new light on the makings of the contemporary Middle East. More
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