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Monday, May 2, 2016 - 5:30pm
The debate over cyber technology has resulted in new considerations for national security operations. States find themselves in an increasingly interconnected world with a diverse threat spectrum and little understanding of how decisions are made within this amorphous domain.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 8:00am
The World Policy Institute’s Arctic in Context initiative, in collaboration with Trent University, the University of Washington, and the Woodrow Wilson Center, will host a two-day symposium exploring the concept of “One Arctic.”
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 4:00pm
World Policy Institute is hosting its next World Economic Roundtable on "Financialization of the American Economy," featuring Rana Foroohar, economic columnist at Time Magazine and CNN’s global economic analyst.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 5:30pm
Turkey has been drifting toward authoritarianism under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. It is facing a barrage of security, economic, and democratic pressures. How will Turkey respond to those pressures? Will Turkey be able to address the Kurdish conflict, the economic crisis, and the threat of the Islamic State? Is the very survival of the Turkish Republic at stake?
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 10:30am
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Loyola Marymount University on April 6, 2016.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 4:00pm
The Publisher of Handelsblatt, Germany’s leading business daily, Mr. Steingart will offer his views on how the world’s largest economy is handling the new stresses and strains created by the large influx of immigrants.
Monday, March 14, 2016 - 5:30pm
The military and the private sector both require careful strategic planning to achieve their objectives. Malia K. DuMont sheds light on the similarities and differences between the two fields, arguing that military strategic planning can provide valuable lessons for strategic planning in the financial sector.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 5:00pm
In self-imposed exile since 2006 when he was ousted by the military in a bloodless coup, the Southeast Asian tycoon and former prime minister of Thailand remains a divisive figure in Thai politics.
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 9:00am
Join World Policy Institute at The Economist Events' Pride and Prejudice event on March 3rd in New York, a global conference that explores the business case for LGBT diversity and inclusion.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 5:00pm
Dr. Choyleva will explain why an economic slowdown in China could be a positive for the world economy resulting in what she calls a “deflationary boom.” A step down in demand in China for fixed asset investment, she will argue, could help spur a step-up in household spending in the United States, the Euro-Zone, and Britain as the price of commodities and energy remains lower for longer. But she will also outline what could go wrong with this optimistic baseline scenario that would bring the world economy closer to a deflationary bust.
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 5:30pm
The inspections we put up with at airport gates and the endless warnings we get at train stations, on buses, and all the rest are the way we encounter the vast apparatus of U.S. security. Like the wars fought in its name, these measures are supposed to make us safer in a post-9/11 world. But do they?
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 12:00pm
Benigno S. Aquino III, President of the Republic of the Philippines will be given an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in recognition of his dedication to his country, his integrity, and his embodiment of a Jesuit education.
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 3:00pm
This meeting inaugurates the World Policy Institute’s Cuban Reset Dialogues, a yearlong series that will host leading figures in law, finance, and governance to assess the state of play in U.S.-Cuban reconciliation and trade. Pedro Freyre launches the series by addressing the evolving regulatory space and offering ground-level insight on the prospects for restored bilateral trade and investment.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 4:00pm
Minister Paet will discuss a variety of challenges currently facing Europe including: refugees and migration; the security situation and Ukraine; Daesh(ISIS) and terrorism; and more. He will also cover the U.S. perception of these challenges.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 5:00pm
Can Democracies Develop Sound Foreign Policies? Diplomacy and the 2016 Presidential Election
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 4:00pm
This event is the inaugural in our new World Policy Security Series, led by WPI fellow Dr. Jonathan Cristol. These near-monthly roundtables will focus on a wide range of themes in international security and be responsive to events in the news
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 4:00pm
Steve Blitz, Chief Economist at ITG Investment Research, and Jay Pelosky, Principal at J2Z Advisory, will discuss their views of the economic and investment outlook for what could be a turbulent year in the global economy and the financial markets.
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 12:00pm
Boko Haram, a Nigerian jihadist group, was recently ranked the world’s deadliest terrorist group. In 2014, Boko Haram was responsible for the deaths of 6,664 civilians. As the West prepares to step up its campaign against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, what can be done to counter the persistent threat of African jihadist movements like Boko Haram?
Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 9:00am
To date, foreign businesses operating in Cuba have faced many restrictions, which have prevented them from responding quickly to emerging opportunities. Additionally, a shift in US-Cuban relations will give a further boost to Cuba’s integration with the global economy, opening a new frontier for international companies. With in-depth insight and analysis and a distinctly global perspective, the Cuba Summit will explore the most pressing issues facing potential investors in Cuba. Hear from Economist editors, senior leaders and those most familiar with Cuba to learn how to navigate the short- and long-term risks and opportunities of doing business there.
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.


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