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.
The CSIS Simon Chair and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) cordially invite you to: Outlook for the G20 Brisbane Summit
With the U.S. midterm elections fast-approaching, lawmakers and candidates face increasing scrutiny on where they stand on a wide range of issues - public and foreign policy alike. As they articulate their positions, their success (or failure) is more than ever in the hands of the country's Latino population - the largest and fastest growing minority group in the United States.
The second annual Asian Architecture @ CSIS conference will bring together key thought leaders, business executives, and policymakers from the United States and Asia for a discussion of some of the most important issues ahead of the East Asia Summit (EAS) and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forums in November.