- Dec 2, 2014 | 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
The CSIS Americas Program and the Center for International Policy will host a half-day conference that will explore what normal relations between the United States and Cuba could look like, while discussing a legal roadmap for getting there. The purpose of the event is not to discuss whether the United States should normalize its relations with Cuba.
- Nov 19, 2014
Unfortunately, this event has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. We look forward to seeing you at future CSIS events. This page will be updated when more information becomes available.
- Nov 18, 2014
The apparent massacre of 43 students in Guerrero, Mexico has sparked widespread protests across Mexico, as the population pushes the government to turn its focus to the ongoing violence and insecurity in the country. And the past two years have seen President Enrique Pena Nieto tackle his ambitious agenda of energy, telecommunications, tax, and energy reforms. But what does the resurgence of this issue - the challenges Mexico continues to face in public security, corruption, and human rights - mean, ultimately, for Pena Nieto's government and for the future of the Mexican state? Join us for a timely discussion with Duncan Wood, Jose Jaime Hernandez, and CSIS Americas Program director Carl Meacham.
- Nov 17, 2014
Please join us for a public discussion on digital trade and development issues on the occasion of the release of the CSIS Europe Program’s working paper, “Aid for e-Trade: Accelerating the Global e-Commerce Revolution.” Particularly important for enhancing transatlantic economic potential, cross-border online trade as individuals and businesses of all sizes engage in trade by selling goods and services online is becoming a much noticed trade factor as a recent International Trade Commission study notes.
- Nov 17, 2014
Cities, as the physical locus of government and the economy, offer immense development potential as centers of economic opportunity, technology, and the exchange of ideas. As a result, urban areas in the developing world have grown exponentially in recent years. For many developing countries, however, there are several obstacles to overcome before cities can become truly investor-ready. Join us for a discussion on ways to foster policy and regulatory frameworks that enable cities in developing countries to strengthen governance, improve infrastructure, and provide equitable delivery of services in order to evolve into cities of opportunity. This event is held in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers, which recently published a collection of work on the multifaceted nature of urbanization challenges and the importance of addressing urbanization issues as part of the broader development agenda.
- Nov 5, 2014
The CSIS Americas Program will host a live edition of Club de Prensa - the premier forum on today's most urgent issues with leading experts from the Americas. During this televised event, speakers will discuss the U.S. midterm elections, which will be completed the day before, and what the outcome of the elections means for U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America.
- Oct 31, 2014
The World Bank Group's Doing Business report highlights the complications the private sector faces across countries by summarizing government regulations on business into comparable indicators. The issues identified by the annual report have prompted major reforms on property rights, contract enforcement, and other business procedures around the world. The recent launch of the report provides an opportunity to have a policy dialogue on ways the Doing Business Indicators can be better leveraged towards development goals. Join us for a conversation on the development and economic growth implications of the Doing Business 2015 report, featuring expert panelists from the World Bank, U.S. Agency for International Development, and relevant representatives from governments around the word.
- Oct 24, 2014
Please join us for a timely discussion on the upcoming Ukrainian national elections. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko dissolved the Rada in August and called for early elections. Against the backdrop of a ceasefire with Russia that has diminished but not ended the bloodshed; an unresolved energy dispute with Russia; slow progress on domestic reforms; and an economy that continues to contract, Ukrainians will head to the polls on Sunday, October 26th to elect leaders that will chart Ukraine’s future course.
- Oct 22, 2014
China on the Ground in Latin America, tells the story of the fundamental changes in the nature of PRC engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean since 2009 as Chinese companies have begun to operate in the region. The book analyzes Chinese commercial activities across sectors from petroleum, mining, and agriculture to manufacturing, construction, and other services, and analyzes how this new physical presence is creating challenges for Chinese businesses, ranging from security concerns, to winning projects, to dealing with local laborers, communities, indigenous groups, and environmentalists.Defense and Security, International Security, Homeland Security, Economic Development and Reconstruction, Demography, Energy and Climate Change, Markets and Trends, Security and Climate Change, Global Health, Human Rights, Technology, Trade and Economics, Global Trends and Forecasting, Global Strategy, Regional Analysis, Governance, Development Policy, Global Prosperity, Global Health Diplomacy
- Oct 21, 2014
On October 21, 2014, CSIS and USAID/DCHA's Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) will host a major event, Advances and Challenges in Political Transitions. In honor of OTI's 20th anniversary, this conference will feature more than 40 experts and senior officials focusing on the challenges and opportunities of working in conflicts, crises, and political transitions.