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Globalization Multimedia

This is a selection of videos featuring the work of the Globalization and Sustainable Development Program, and includes a collection of interviews with colleagues.

GDAE Researchers

Timothy A. Wise presents to Open Society FoundationAddressing the Global Food Crisis: Maize, Food Security, and Climate Change
GDAE Researcher and Open Society Fellow Timothy A. Wise is examining the effects of U.S. policies in Latin America and Africa. This podcast and PowerPoint offer observations from his research so far, which has taken him to Mexico, Rome, Iowa, South Africa, Bali, Ethiopia, and Malawi. (February 10, 2014)

Timothy A. Wise on the legacy of NAFTAWhat is the legacy of NAFTA?
Timothy A. Wise was a guest on the KALW radio show "Your Call" to mark the 20th anniversary of The North American Free Trade Agreement between Canada, Mexico and the US. The show discusses how NAFTA has affected the lives of millions of American, Canadian and Mexican workers. And asks: What has been NAFTA's Effect on Jobs, Migration, and the Environment?
(January 13, 2014)

Timothy A. Wise on the Real News Network20 Years on, Mexico is NAFTA's Biggest Lie
Timothy A. Wise explains that the numbers expose the official distortions around NAFTA's failed promises (January 3, 2014).

Or see Timothy A. Wise's related Global Post article from January 2, 2014:
How beer explains 20 years of NAFTA’s devastating effects on Mexico.

Shaun Paul's Presentation on SuperfoodsInvesting in superfoods: Sustainable Solution or Passing Fad?
GDAE Research Fellow Shaun Paul gave this presentation at GDAE in November 2013. It covers the emerging trends of superfoods with considerations for building sustainable international agricultural supply chains using the examples of coffee and chia. (November 6, 2013)

Timothy A. Wise on the Real News NetworkNew GMO Crops Temporarily Blocked in Mexico
Timothy A. Wise discusses the controversy in Mexico over government moves to approve proposals by Monsanto and other biotech firms to grow transgenic corn in Mexico. He states that the anti-GMO activists in Mexico recently scored a major, if tentative, victory. (November 2, 2013)

Timothy A. Wise Progressive Commentary Hour
Timothy A. Wise was a guest on the Progressive Radio Network's Progressive Commentary Hour. The show focused on US trade policies in the context of the Great Recession. (June 17, 2013)

Kevin P. Gallagher speaks on ChinaThe dragon's tango: China's growing engagement in Latin America
In this 30 minute interview conducted by Up Close from the University of Melbourne, Kevin P. Gallagher examines the growing influence in Latin America of a resource-hungry China, and the benefits and risks resulting from Chinese economic activity in the region. (April 26, 2013)

Timothy A. Wise speaks at Tufts on Food Economy IssuesFood Economy (Issues & Vision)
Timothy A. Wise presented at the Tufts New Economy group's summit "Cultivating a New Food Economy: Putting People and Planet First." He spoke about current issues with our food economy. (April 13, 2013)

Tim Wise on TRNN"Everyone But China" Agreement Prevents Regulation of Hot Money and Speculation
Kevin Gallagher speaks with The Real News Network about the Trans-Pacific Partnership. He argues that th TPP, an everyone but China agreement, would make it illegal for countries to regulate the flow of hot money and speculation. (March 18, 2013)

Tim Wise on TRNNDecisive Action Needed to Resolve Food Crisis
Timothy A. Wise and Sophia Murphy speak on the need action on speculation, biofuels, land grabs, climate change and low levels of public food reserves. See additional coverage of this topic: Food Crisis Update: Main Drivers of Price Volatility Still Not AddressedTriple Crisis Blog, (February 12, 2013)

Olivier De Schutter speaking at TuftsThe Right to Food: A Weapon Against Global Hunger
Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, spoke at Tufts University. See additional coverage of the event: UN rapporteur discusses food policy, world hungerTufts Daily, Daphne Kolios; and Biofuels and the Right to Food: Time for the US to get its head out of the sandTriple Crisis Blog, Timothy A. Wise (November 27, 2012)

Gallagher Interview by GuardianMitt Romney's five-point economic plan divides Massachusetts voters
Kevin P. Gallagher speaks with Larry Eliot from The Guardian regarding Mitt Romney's economic plan. Gallagher states, "He doesn't have a sophisticated plan to put to the Office of Management and Budget to be costed. Even Bush did that. An independent [simulation] found that the plan doesn't add up. It would increase the deficit by $400bn a year. Romney says that would be filled by closing tax loopholes – but without specifying exactly how." (October 11, 2012)

Wise on "Fueling the Food Crisis"Fueling the Food Crisis
Tim Wise discusses the report published by ActionAid and his related Working Paper, The Cost to Developing Countries of U.S. Corn Ethanol Expansion, on The Real News Network (October 10, 2012)


Wise on Cross Talk Feeding capitalists
GDAE's Timothy A. Wise appears on this videocast to discuss rising food costs and overconsumption. (August 27, 2012)

Wise TRNN Interview on Biofuels The Drought and the Coming Food Price Bubble
Timothy A. Wise was interviewed by The Real News Network to discuss how biofuels, climate change, and speculation exacerbate the food crisis. ( August 13, 2012)

Kevin Gallagher on Global Policy TVPolicyTalk: International Economic Development and Speculative Capital Flows
GDAE's Kevin Gallagher discusses speculative capital flows in developing countries and the need for the G20 and International Monetary Fund to allow countries to regulate capital in order to prevent asset bubbles, currency appreciation and layoffs in the developing world. (April 23, 2012)

Kevin Gallagher on BU News World Bank Nominees GDAE's Kevin Gallagher weighs in on the World Bank presidential nominees (April 10, 2012)


Kevin Gallagher on CNN on The New Banks in TownChina's Caribbean Spending Spree
GDAE's Kevin P. Gallagher interviewed by CNN on April 9, 2012

Gallagher in Global Policy TV
See a video summary of Kevin P. Gallagher's working paper, The Myth of Financial Protectionism: The New (and old) Economics of Capital Controls, by Global Policy TV. Also see an op-ed of this report published by Financial Times, Capital Controls are not beggar thy neighbour. (January 20 2012)

Kevin Gallagher on GlobalPolicy.tv on The New Banks in TownThe Role of Chinese Financing and Investment in Latin America. GDAE's Kevin Gallagher was interviewed by GlobalPolicy.tv on the role of Chinese financing in Latin America and the potentially positive and negative consequences of those loans, February 22, 2012.

Tim Wise and Sophia Murphy interviewed by the Real News Network Bio-fuels, Speculation, Land Grabs = Food Crisis: Timothy A. Wise and Sophia Murphy of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy were interviewed by the Real News Network on their policy report, Resolving the Food Crisis: Assessing Global Policy Reforms Since 2007. Watch the full interview here. Also read an op-ed by the authors on the Triple Crisis Blog, Resolving the Food Crisis: Global leaders fail to make crucial reforms. (January 18, 2012)


Tim Wise on food security
Food Security off the Table
: Timothy A. Wise was interviewed by the Real News Network on the failure of the WTO and G20 to address food security, prevent food price bubbles, and how trade policies are weakening food production in developing countries. Watch the full interview here. (December 16, 2011)

 

Zarsky Marlin Mine TRNN Part 2
Is Canada's Gold Corp. Good for Guatemala? Part 2
Part 2 of Lyuba Zarsky's Real News Network interview on the economic and environmental costs of Gold Corp.’s Marlin Mine in Guatemala. (November 20, 2011)

 

 

Zarsky Marlin Mine TRNNIs Canada's Gold Corp. Good for Guatemala? Lyuba Zarsky was interviewed by the Real News Network on the economic and environmental costs of Gold Corp.’s Marlin Mine in Guatemala. The interview is based on her recent GDAE report, co-authored with Leonardo Stanley, “Searching for Gold in the Highlands of Guatemala: Economic Benefits and Environmental Risks of the Marlin Mine." (November 14, 2011)

 

Wise Clapp G20
G20 ignores food security
Timothy A. Wise and Triple Crisis blogger Jennifer Clapp were interviewed by the Real News Network on why food security and commodity market speculation have recently fallen off the G20's Cannes Summit agenda. (November 1, 2011)

 

Kevin Gallagher interviewed by the Real News Network on capital controls and the G20.
Will the G20 Control Hot Money?

Kevin P. Gallagher and Triple Crisis blogger Ilene Grabel were interviewed by the Real News Network on the G20 and capital controls. This interview is part of the Triple Crisis Blog's 2011 Spotlight G20 series. (October 31,2011)

 

Wise on TPP Timothy A. Wise was interviewed by The Real News Network on President Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), based on his LATN Brief, "U.S. Trade Policy: 'Still Waiting for a "21st Century Trade Agreement'," co-authored with Kevin P. Gallagher. The LATN Brief is based on the Task Force on North American Trade Policy Report, now available in Spanish. (September 15, 2011)

 

Kevin Gallagher Interviewed by the Real News Network
Kevin P. Gallagher gave an interview to the Real News Network on his recent Working Paper, The New Vulture Culture: Sovereign Debt Restructuring and Trade and Investment Treaties. The interview also covered the Greek debt crisis and the US debt ceiling. Watch the full interview. (July 28, 2011)


Timothy A Wise interviewed by the Real News Network on the collapse of the Doha negotiations.

US Demands May Kill WTO Agreement: GDAE's Timothy A Wise gave an interview to The Real News Network on the Doha trade talks, and how US demands on developing countries are bringing the negotiations to a standstill. Read his recent Triple Crisis Blog post, Doha Goes on Life Support. Read more on GDAE's work on the WTO and Global Trade. (May 27, 2011)

 

Timothy Wise interviewed on the Family Farm Boom.
Boom for Whom? GDAE's Timothy Wise was interviewed by The Real News Network on his recent policy brief, "Still Waiting for the Farm Boom: Family Farmers Worse off Despite High Crop Prices," part of Wise's continuing work in GDAE's Beyond Agricultural Subsidies program. (May 25, 2011)

 

GDAE's Kevin P. Gallagher and Sarah Anderson of the Institute for Policy Studies were interviewed by the Real News Network to explain why capital controls are an important policy tool developing countries can use to prevent financial instability. The interview follows the release of the Economist Letter, signed by more than 250 prominent economists around the world urging the Obama Administration to remove restrictions in its trade agreements with developing countries that limit the use of capital controls (Jan. 31, 2011).

WiseSubsidizing Inequality: Timothy A. Wise was interviewed by the Real News Network on his recent policy brief, “The impacts of U.S. agricultural policies on Mexican producers,” which appears as part of the report, “Subsidizing Inequality: Mexican Corn Policy Since NAFTA.” The report was recently released in English by the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. (December 2010)

Why Do Mexican Workers Head North? GDAE's Timothy Wise was interviewed by the Real News Network on why NAFTA has undermined Mexican agriculture and caused many Mexican farmers to migrate North to seek employment. It is based on his policy brief with Betsy Rakocy, “Hogging the Gains from Trade: The Real Winners from U.S. Trade and Agricultural Policies." (November 2010)

Kevin Gallagher Draogn in the Room The Dragon in the Room GDAE's Kevin Gallagher was interviewed by the Real News Network on how China’s growing investment in Latin America may be good for short-term economic growth, but bad for Latin American industrialization. It draws on his new book with Roberto Porzecanski, The Dragon in the Room: China and Future of Latin American Industrialization. (November 2010)


Kevin Gallagher on QE2Who Pays for the Fed's QE2?GDAE's Kevin Gallagher was interviewed by the Real News Network on the consequences of the Fed’s proposed quantitative easing and its implications for G-20 leaders who attempted to prevent a “currency war” at the Seoul summit. (November 2010)

 

Kevin Gallagher Hot Money Creating Havoc in te Global EconomyHot Money Creating Havoc in the Global Economy Part two of GDAE’s Kevin Gallagher’s interview with the Real News Network on why many developing countries are adopting capital controls as a countermeasure to the Fed’s proposed quantitative easing and why the IMF is supporting them. (November 2010)

 

WiseAITPAgricultural Dumping and Mexico In an interview he gave to the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), GDAE’s Timothy Wise discusses the implications of US agricultural dumping in Mexico.. Wise’s comments are based on his paper on agricultural dumping under NAFTA. (September 2010)



Porzecanski Not On Board: Uruguay and the Prospects for a Free Trade Agreement with the United States, 2000-2010: As part of the launch of his new book on Uruguay's negotiations with the US on trade and investment agreements, GDAE Research Fellow Roberto Porzecanski was interviewed by  El Espectador. (June 2010)

 

 

Lyuba Zarsky on Gulf Oil Spill Lyuba Zarsky Interviewed About Gulf Oil Spill: GDAE Senior Research Fellow Lyuba Zarsky was interviewed on Press TV May 14 on the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. (May 2010)




IMF on Capital Controls Why the IMF changed its mind about capital controls: Based on research for his new U.N. paper on capital controls and the limitations placed on their use by U.S. trade and investment agreements, Gallagher spoke on a panel at the Carnegie Endowment, presented his research at the UN, and published analyses of the new economic consensus in favor of capital controls in Foreign Policy, The Guardian, and the Financial Times Economists Forum, and the Triple Crisis Blog. (April 2010)

IMF and World Bank ChallengesKevin P. Gallagher and Jayati Ghosh, co-chairs of the Triple Crisis Blog, discuss the perspective of developing countries on the challenges facing the IMF and World Bank in the wake of the financial crisis and global recession. The Triple Crisis Blog followed up with a valuable Q&A with its roster of international analysts and timely posts on the Rio+20 Earth Summit and the Greek financial crisis. (April 2010)


Lessons From NAFTALessons from NAFTA: Timothy A. Wise and Kevin P. Gallagher discuss the findings of two recent reports, from the Carnegie Endowment on Mexico's poor performance under the NAFTA model and from Boston University's Pardee Center on the reforms needed in current and future U.S. trade agreements. See also a video of the full presentation at Boston University, or listen to the audio of the December 10, 2009, presentation at the Carnegie Endowment. The reports are part of ten years of research on Mexico under NAFTA. (March 2010)

Ha-Joon Chang and Kevin Gallagher on GlobalizationHa-Joon Chang and Kevin Gallagher talk about their books "Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism" by Dr. Chang, and "The Enclave Economy: Foreign Investment and Sustainable Development in Mexico's Silicon Valley" by Gallagher. (February 2008)

 

GDAE Interviews with Colleagues

Peter Timmer Michael LiptonGDAE's Research and Policy Director, Timothy Wise, discussed the Global Food Crisis and the Future of Agriculture with the 2012 Leontief Prize recipients Peter Timmer (left) and Michael Lipton (right).


Lord Nicholas Stern On March 8, 2011, GDAE Senior Research Fellow Frank Ackerman sat down with Lord Nicholas Stern, recipient of GDAE's 2011 Leontief Prize, to discuss the new economics of climate change.


Mehdi ShafaeddinImpact of the Financial Crisis for Least Developed Countries: GDAE’s Timothy A. Wise sat down with Mehdi Shafaeddin of the Institute of Economic Research at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland, to discuss the political and economic challenges LCDs are facing in the wake of the Global Economic Crisis. As a striking example, Shafaeddin explains the potential negative impact of the EU's EPAs on LDCs' policy space in the global economy. (October 2010).


EPAs and their Implications for ACP Countries:  In its Economic Partnership Agreements with ACP countries, the EU has pushed for African countries to significantly reduce tariffs in return for having access to the EU market. In an interview with GDAE’s Timothy A. Wise, Aileen Kwa of the South Centre discusses the dangers of the EPAs for African economies and offers possible solutions. (September 2010).

 

BrautigamChina and Africa: A new approach to development: In the Western press the conventional wisdom holds that China is emerging as a new colonial power in Africa.  American University professor Deborah Brautigam contends that China’s “idea” of development may in the end prevail over the often fadish Western approaches to aid and development in Africa.  GDAE researcher Kevin P. Gallagher interviewed professor Brautigam on China’s role in Africa. (July 2010).

 

Andong Zhu on Inequality and Worker Strikes in China: On June 29, Kevin Gallagher interviewed Andong Zhu of Tsinghua University in Beijing China about China’s worker strikes and growing inequality. (July 2010).


Interview with Bina AgarwalInterview with Daniel KahnemanThe Leontief Prize, in memory of Wassily Leontief, is designed to recognize outstanding contributions to economic theory that address contemporary realities and support just and sustainable societies. GDAE interviewed 2010 recipients of the prize, Bina Agarwal (left) and Daniel Kahneman (right). (March 2010)


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