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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.
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.
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.
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.
Please join us for a CSIS Statesmen's Forum, featuring Prof. Yannis Maniatis, the Greek Minister of Environment, Energy, and Climate Change, on the shifting energy dynamics in the Eastern Mediterranean and Europe. As Europe seeks to develop an Energy Union and to enhance its energy security and diversify its supply, recent energy discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean could offer an alternative. Greece has taken considerable steps to explore its own energy resource base and develop its energy infrastructure to enhance its domestic energy security.
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.
Today, the legitimacy of treaty-based investment protection is being challenged. Investment agreements and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) are being challenged from a broad range of disparate groups. Further, governments which once led the development of investment protection now seem to worry more about their own "defensive" interests.
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.