Associate Dean Douglas B. Shaw analyzes the implications of the Iran nuclear deal for the global nuclear nonproliferation regime.
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Experts discuss the grand strategic landscape for the United States in the Persian Gulf region. The role of oil and the impact of recent progress with Iran are featured topics.
Eugene Gholz, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas-Austin
Kenneth Vincent, George Washington University
Salim Yaqub, University of California-Santa Barbara
Thomas Lippman, Middle East Institute
Joshua Rovner, Southern Methodist University
The U.S. strategic objective of protecting Persian Gulf oil has generated little controversy since the Gulf became a focus of U.S. military deployments over three decades ago. This may seem unsurprising given the widely-appreciated importance of oil to the global economy. Nevertheless, quite dramatic changes have occurred in the regional balance of power, the nature of security threats, and the global oil market since the U.S. made its commitment-raising the possibility that the U.S. role should be revisited. This conference examines two critical questions for U.S.
Ann Harrison (University of Pennsylvania): Industrial Policy and Competition
Mary Lovely (Syracuse University): Trade Liberalization and Labor Shares in China
Lee Branstetter (Carnegie Mellon University): The Globalization of R&D: China, India, and the Rise of International Co-invention
Steve Barnett (Division Chief – China, IMF)
Xiaodong Zhu (University of Toronto): Accounting for China's Growth
Chang-Tai Hsieh (University of Chicago): Institutional Foundations of China's Growth
James Kung (HKUST): Do Land Revenue Windfalls Reduce the Career Incentives of County Leaders? Evidence from China
The US - China relationship is now second to none in importance for international economic relations and policy and accordingly is a major focus of Institute for International Economic Policy. The centerpiece of this initiative is our annual Conference on China's Economic Development and U.S.-China Economic Relations (or the "G2 at GW"), which has become one of the premier events of its type. For the last three conferences (2009, 2010, 2011) we created a follow-up online "virtual conference volume".
GW's Latin American and Hemispheric Studies Program and The Organization of American States present the inaugural event of OAS Perspectives on Hemispheric Issues: A Conversation with José Miguel Insul
Thomas Pickering, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations