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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 5:00pm
The foundational idea of economics is that resources are scarce. But in this World Economic Roundtable, Rajiv Chaudhri will argue that this basic idea is no longer true, and as a result much of today’s policy is mistaken. Chaudhri will discuss how an increasing abundance of production and supply in nearly all sectors of the economy can help explain recent macroeconomic developments in the United States and other developed economies.
Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 11:00am
On Saturday, November 7, the World Policy Institute's Program for African Thought will host a private curator-led tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibit Kongo: Power & Majesty, for the World Policy community.
Friday, November 6, 2015 - 12:30pm
On behalf of the World Policy Institute, you are cordially invited to a special World Economic Roundtable luncheon, featuring Geoffrey Van Orden, Member of the European Parliament from UK’s Conservative Party, who will share his thoughts on “What’s Gone Wrong with the European Union—Britain, In or Out?”
Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 6:00pm
With support from the World Policy Institute, the James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series presents a conversation with Elmira Bayrasli. She will discuss her new book, "From the Other Side of the World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Unlikely Places," in conversation with social entrepreneur Hazami Barmada
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 6:00pm
On Wednesday, November 4th, World Policy Institute fellow and award-winning author William Powers will speak at The New School as part of his book tour for "New Slow City" (2014), his memoir of a year of "slow" living in the world's fastest city: New York.
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 11:00am
Join us on Monday, October 5 at 11 AM EST for a Twitter Chat with our panel of experts as we examine how the world will satisfy its future food needs.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 3:00pm
At the dawn of Arctic energy exploration, with rising global cooperation around Arctic security, ecology and sustainable development, how are Asian nations faring amid the rapid change? How have China’s diplomatic efforts and energy exploration gained traction? And how are shifting maritime dynamics and longer navigational seasons across the Northern Sea Route impacting vital regional interests? As Singapore continues to serve as an active and contributing member of the Arctic community, we hear views from regional voices and domain experts in this highly consequential arena.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 7:45am
In this private event, Philippe Couillard, Premier of Québec, will introduce a rich discussion of Plan Nord to an audience of business, finance, trade, investment, and public interest leaders. After a keynote presentation by the Premier, a question and answer period will engage expert respondents in a frank discussion of the economic prospects for the Arctic and North America.
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 10:30am
Join us on Monday, June 22nd at 12 PM EST for a Twitter Chat with our panel of experts as we examine who climate change affects the most.
Monday, June 15, 2015 - 10:00am
The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University, in cooperation with the Human Rights Research and Education Centre at the University of Ottawa and the World Policy Institute, will be organizing a two-and-a-half-day professional training program on the prevention mass atrocity crimes in Ottawa, Canada, from June 15-17, 2015.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 11:00am
Join us on Wednesday, April 15 at 11 AM EST for a Twitter Chat with our panel of experts as we examine the world's biggest unknowns.
Monday, March 23, 2015 - 4:00pm
In this private event, former Mexican President Vicente Fox will share his thoughts on his historic presidency, how it shaped his economic strategy, his ongoing efforts to fight poverty in Mexico, and his current quest to make his country a hub for technology.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 12:00pm
In this private luncheon, acclaimed geopolitical analyst and WPI Senior Fellow Ian Bremmer will offer insights on the causes and consequences of a broken global order; the shifting balance between security and economics; new investment strategies and the power of resilience; and what the future may hold in a world without a clear leader.
Friday, February 6, 2015 - 12:00pm
Join us on Friday February 6, 2015 at 12PM EST for a Twitter Chat with our panel of experts as we examine how European countries can remain viable.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 7:30pm
World Policy Institute and Van Alen Institute will co-host an event aimed towards generating proposals to reuse vacant land in New Orleans. Greg Lindsay, Nadine Maleh, and Rachel Peric will lead the conversation on how to repurpose land by using examples from around the world. See the details here.
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 6:00pm
In an increasingly vulnerable and complex world where turbulence in the market, social unrest, and disruptions of the natural environment have become commonplace, there’s just no more room for poor policy decisions. Please join Nassim Taleb and Yaneer Bar-Yam for an intimate evening in which they share their thoughts on how to avoid the collapse of human civilization. Guests will be invited to engage in discussion with the speakers and will have the opportunity to network while enjoying a private cocktail reception.
Friday, October 31, 2014 - 12:00pm
In the wake of the UN Climate Summit, and concurrent with the second Arctic Circle Summit in Reykjavik, Iceland, Vice President Al Gore will preside over an intimate convening of environmental and private sector leaders. In this off-the-record discussion, Mr. Gore will address the role of the United States as it rises to meet the demands of environmental stewardship, and explores the successes of international alignment, private sector innovation, and widespread citizen action in reversing the current trajectory.
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 10:30am
Join us on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. EST for a Twitter Chat with our panel of experts as we examine how social media impacts society.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 11:00am
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 6:00pm
World Policy Institute, CultureStrike, and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop present a film screening of "Who is Dayani Cristal?" and political salon on migration, border security, and social justice.
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