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Global Economics Monthly May 2017

Author: Robert Kahn

Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn argues that British Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to seek early elections comes as the economic costs of Brexit are becoming more apparent. While the removal of electoral uncertainty may be helpful in Brexit negotiations, the new relationship between the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU), as well as the rest of the world, will take years to work out. An extended transition to an uncertain future will further stress UK and EU economies.

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Event

The World’s Hotspots

Speaker: Elliott Abrams
Speaker: Lori Esposito Murray
Speaker: Sheila A. Smith
Presider: Tiffany McGriff

Experts discuss the most important flashpoints in international affairs for the current administration.

See more in Global; Defense and Security

Event

The Changing Role of Media

Speaker: Vivian M. Salama
Speaker: Margaret Talev
Presider: Kim Dozier

Experts discuss the changing role of the media within this administration and beyond and how the media should proceed to cover the Trump presidency. 

See more in Global; Media and Foreign Policy

Event

Prioritizing Water on the Global Agenda

Speaker: Angel Gurría
Presider: P. J. Simmons

Angel Gurría provides his perspective on the crucial need to deliver on present and future water challenges around the world, and advocates for water as a driver of sustainable growth and development.

See more in Global; Water Security

Article

Can India Save the Warming Planet?

Author: Varun Sivaram
Scientific American

With its population and living standards rising quickly, India is a wild-card country that could prevent the world from limiting global warming to sought-for levels—or it could help make the difference in a better future. For the country to make a low-carbon transition, technical and financial support from other nations will be crucial, writes Varun Sivaram. 

See more in India; Global; Climate Change

Event

A Conversation With Amina J. Mohammed

Speaker: Amina J. Mohammed
Presider: Rachel B. Vogelstein

Leading international institutions and private sector corporations have concluded that women’s economic participation is critical to global growth and prosperity. However, today nearly 90 percent of nations around the world still have laws on the books that impede women’s work, thereby undermining economic development. H.E. Amina J. Mohammed discusses the legal barriers that women face and offers recommendations to level the economic playing field for women in order to grow economies worldwide. This meeting is part of a new high-level series, in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to explore the economic effects of inequality under the law. 

 

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Event

A Conversation With Dan Schulman

Speaker: Dan Schulman
Presider: Richard N. Haass
Introductory Remarks: Blair Effron

Dan Schulman discusses how globalization defines today's consumer and the value of public-private partnerships and how they accelerate innovation. He will also address responsible leadership, and how businesses can drive lasting economic and socioeconomic impact.

See more in Global; Business and Foreign Policy; Innovation

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Driverless Cars and the Future of Transportation

Speaker: Hans-Werner Kaas
Speaker: Karlyn D. Stanley
Speaker: Jack Weast
Presider: Daniel Runde

Experts discuss innovations in driverless cars, the costs and benefits of autonomous vehicles, and the regulatory, ethical, and policy concerns that need to be addressed with the implementation of the technology.

See more in Global; Innovation; Entrepreneurship

Podcast

Famine and Humanitarian Aid

Andrew Natsios, former Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, joins CFR's James M. Lindsay and Robert McMahon in examining the U.S. role in mitigating famine and humanitarian crises abroad.

See more in Global; Food Security; Foreign Aid