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After seven years of experience with a unilateral trade agreement aimed at stimulating trade between the U.S. and sub-Saharan African countries, the Economic Policy Institute hosted a day-long conference on the winners and losers under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
On Thursday, January 10th, 2008,The International Labor Rights Forum, Global Policy Network and the Center for Research on Multinational Corporations co-hosted the release of a report produced by the Netherlands-based Center for Research on Multinational Corporations that provided the backdrop for a broader analysis and debate on the value of linkage and preference programs un AGOA, and the future of global investment and trade under the New Partnership for Development Act (NPDA).
Congressman Phil Hare (D-IL)
Esther De Haan, Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations
Steve Ouma Akoth, Human Rights and Governance Expert, Kenya
Matsepo Anna Lehlokoana, Organizer, Lesotho Clothing and Allied Workers Union
June Hartley, Activist and International Labor Rights Expert, South Africa
Jeff Vogt, Global Economic Policy Specialist, AFL-CIO
Jayme White, Legislative Director, Office of Congressman Jim McDermott
Carol Pier, Senior Labor Rights and Trade Researcher, Human Rights Watch
Peter Bakvis, Director Washington DC Office, International Trade Union Confederation Kimberly Ann Elliot, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
Dan Henkle, Senior Vice President, Social Responsibility, Gap Inc.
Mark Levinson, Chief Economist and Director of Policy, UNITE-HERE
Tony Avirgan, Organizer, Global Policy Network
Bama Athreya, Executive Director, International Labor Rights Forum
The Center hosted a conference entitiled "Washington Contentious: Issues in Global and Domestic Inequity." This event was co-sponsored with the Inter-American Dialogue and featured Bolivian President Jorge Quiroga Ramírez as keynote speaker.
The Center hosted a photo exhibit - A Broken Landscape: HIV & AIDS in Africa. The evening included a discussion with Paul Kwengwere Program Support Director, ActionAid Malawi; and Paul Ehmer, Global Bureau of Health, USAID.
The Center for Global Development and the Institute for International Economics launched the new book, Delivering on Debt Relief: From IMF Gold to a New Aid Architecture by Nancy Birdsall and John Williamson with Brian Deese.
Center for Global Development non-resident fellow and professor at the Kennedy School of Government Lant Pritchett and Harvard University Professor Michael Woolcock presented "Solutions when the Solution is the Problem: Arraying the Disarray in Development."