Congressional China Forum

Congressional China Forum

The American Leadership Initiative had a policy discussion on Meeting the China Challenge with seven members of Congress and senior congressional staff, along with thought leaders from business, think tank and civil society communities. The discussion centered on developing a new paradigm for addressing the economic challenge posed by China, using the China paradigm piece as a framework for the discussion.

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Roundtable on Trade Preferences and Development

Roundtable on Trade Preferences and Development

ALI hosted a roundtable on trade preferences and development with congressional staff, NGO and private sector participants, as well as participants from NGOs, including Bread for the World and The Alliance for Hunger.  Speakers were Kimberly Elliott from the Center for Global Development, Eric Biel from the Fair Labor Association, and Stephanie Lester, from Gap, Inc. The discussion centered on how the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) can be improved and expanded. Several key conclusions emerged from the discussion:

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Rule of Law/Anti-Corruption Series

Rule of Law/Anti-Corruption Series

The American Leadership Initiative hosted two roundtables to consider whether and how corruption and rule-of-law could be addressed as a major US foreign policy concern. We agreed that this issue is gaining prominence and relevance, with an increasing number of people and organizations, in the United States and elsewhere, seeking to address the challenges of Rule of Law and corruption in developing countries. There are also many overlapping facets to the issue – ineffective judicial systems, impunity for public officials, longstanding corruption in procurement, state-owned enterprises, customs agencies and regulators, etc.

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