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Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the New Asian Age

Adam Smith in Beijing: Lineages of the New Asian Age

In the late 18th century, political economist Adam Smith predicted there would eventually be equalization of power between the conquering West and the conquered non-West. He described the possibility that China would become a non-capitalist market economy. Giovanni Arrighi, professor of sociology at Johns Hopkins University discusses his most recent book, Adam Smith in Beijing: […]

Posted: Oct 15th, 2008
The Case for a National Electric Grid

The Case for a National Electric Grid

Electricity, not oil, is the heart of the U.S. energy economy. Power plants consume as much raw energy as oil supplies to all cars, trucks, planes, homes, factories, offices, and chemical plants, and deliver much more useful power because they process the fuel much more efficiently. Hear remarks from Howard Husock, Vice President of Policy […]

Posted: Oct 14th, 2008
The Private Role in Public Infrastructure: Panel Discussion

The Private Role in Public Infrastructure: Panel Discussion

We in the United States have had increasing difficulty maintaining our existing infrastructure and building vital new projects. How can we close this infrastructure gap? Infrastructure—whether in the form of roads, bridges, tunnels, passenger rail, pipelines or power lines—is critical to sustained economic growth and quality of life. We explore the possible roles of private […]

Posted: Oct 8th, 2008
Solutions for Preserving New York’s Neighborhood Businesses

Solutions for Preserving New York’s Neighborhood Businesses

The proliferation of chain stores and bank branches is an increasing threat to the character of diverse neighborhoods throughout New York City. By highlighting successful innovations that have been adopted in other cities and exploring the distinct pressures faced by business owners, this program aims to provide local merchants, community members, and municipal representatives with […]

Posted: Oct 6th, 2008
The Private Role in Public Infrastructure: Opening Remarks

The Private Role in Public Infrastructure: Opening Remarks

We in the United States have had increasing difficulty maintaining our existing infrastructure and building vital new projects. How can we close this infrastructure gap? Infrastructure—whether in the form of roads, bridges, tunnels, passenger rail, pipelines or power lines—is critical to sustained economic growth and quality of life. We explore the possible roles of private […]

Posted: Oct 2nd, 2008
The Private Role in Public Infrastructure: Keynote Address

The Private Role in Public Infrastructure: Keynote Address

We in the United States have had increasing difficulty maintaining our existing infrastructure and building vital new projects. How can we close this infrastructure gap? Infrastructure—whether in the form of roads, bridges, tunnels, passenger rail, pipelines or power lines—is critical to sustained economic growth and quality of life. We explore the possible roles of private […]

Posted: Oct 2nd, 2008
Moyers on Democracy

Moyers on Democracy

One of the country’s most prominent and respected journalists, Bill Moyers has been a founding organizer of the Peace Corps, a senior White House assistant and press secretary to President Lyndon Johnson, publisher of Newsday, senior news analyst for CBS News, and producer or host of many groundbreaking series on public television. Moyers on Democracy […]

Posted: Sep 16th, 2008
Finance and Labor: Perspectives on Risk, Inequality, and Democracy

Finance and Labor: Perspectives on Risk, Inequality, and Democracy

Income inequality and employment risk are on the rise. How does financial development link to these benchmarks? Sanford Jacoby, Howard Noble Professor of Management at UCLA Anderson School of Management, addresses these questions, which are then taken up by a panel of representatives from the government, labor movement, and Wall Street. Panelists include Charles Jeszeck, […]

Posted: Sep 10th, 2008
The Economist Covers China:  Earthquakes, Demonstrations and the Beijing Olympics

The Economist Covers China: Earthquakes, Demonstrations and the Beijing Olympics

James Miles, Beijing Bureau Chief for The Economist, joins Orville Schell, Director of the Center on US-China Relations at the Asia Society, to discuss his experience covering China for 15 years beginning in 1986. Most recently, Miles was the only Western journalist in Lhasa during the March 2008 protests. He describes the changes he sees […]

Posted: Jul 9th, 2008
Breaking Ground with Bill T. Jones: Harlem, Cultural Capital: Naming The Future

Breaking Ground with Bill T. Jones: Harlem, Cultural Capital: Naming The Future

What is the future of Harlem as a cultural capital? Bill T. Jones moderates the third in Breaking Ground, a series of Harlem community dialogues. Bill T. Jones is the co-founder and artistic director of the Arnie Zane Dance Company. Participants include Omar Freilla, Green Workers Cooperative founder; Bakari Kitwana, author; Voza Rivers, executive producter […]

Posted: Jun 18th, 2008
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