Global Economic Interdependence

Despite efforts to halt the march of economic integration around the world, globalization continues to be a critical fact of life. Workers, small and large businesses, financial corporations, technology companies, and even academic institutions have all been transformed into this reality and have had to adapt to the growing world marketplace. At the same time, challenges to that momentum continue to mount without fully considering the implications of disruption.

The Washington Institute understands that when forging trade policies, facilitating investment opportunities and examining general economic trends, nations can no longer look inward. Rather, they must consider and leverage the impact of their decisions beyond their borders as well as capitalize on the opportunities created by other nations through constructive collaboration.

The Washington Institute is committed to tackling challenges such as the impact of automation, protectionism, and populist sentiments and ethical concerns about international commerce. By leveraging the business, government, and civil society backgrounds, and global perspective of its own advisors and leadership, the Washington Institute is supporting corporations, government agencies, non-government organizations, and individuals in their collective efforts to best shape the future of the global economy.


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Embassy Series

Events with local embassies that bring together ambassadors, diplomats and global leaders to discuss the Institute’s signature issues and tangible solutions for problems like trade, which cannot be contained by geographic borders alone

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Technology Series

Events with technology executives and leading government officials, designed to break down the silos between our public and private sectors, build a mutual understanding of regulatory issues and promote a spirit of collaboration

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Biannual conferences to examine signature issues – for example, how global sports, including the Olympics and World Cup, influence business, government and societal dynamics

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University Consortium

Partnerships with prominent, global universities to deliver new research, internship opportunities and joint conferences

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Funding for exceptional students involved in the Washington Institute Consortium to pursue careers that focus on the intersection of business, government and society

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Three seasoned leaders who serve as spokespeople in the areas of business, government and society as well as representatives for the Institute in the U.S. and abroad

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Embassy Awards

Recognition of individuals and institutions who promote greater cooperation and understanding of signature issues, and who represent business, government, nonprofits, academia or the media

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A first-of-its-kind database with contact and logistical information for the Washington, D.C. offices of corporations, government agencies, Congress and nonprofit organizations

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Interviews between our founder and world leaders on topics of the day

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April 2019

Launch Event

April 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Organization of American States, 200 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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May 2019

Wharton D.C. Innovation Summit – Co-Sponsored by the Washington Institute

May 7, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Pinstripes Ballroom for Business, 11920 Grand Park AVE
Bethesda, MD 20852 United States
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Hosted by Wharton Club of DC in conjunction with its outstanding Sponsors and Strategic Partners, the 2019 Wharton DC Innovation Summit is a full-day conference, open to the public. The Summit will focus on disruptive technologies, offering solutions and ideas from top thought leaders about how to leverage them as a path to the future. Join us as we learn from our keynote speakers, Seth Goldman, Co-Founder and TeaEO Emeritus of Honest Tea and Executive Chair of Beyond Meat, and…

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June 2019

Wharton-Harvard Business School Club Leads Council Luncheon

June 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Washington Institute for Business, Government, and Society, 2112 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 620
Washington, DC 20037 United States
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Wharton-Harvard Business School Club Leads Council Networking Reception on “Business Intelligence" at the Washington Institute Headquarters. All visitors to the Washington Institute's website are entitled to the Strategic Partner discount--register here as a Strategic Partner to receive the discount.

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October 2019

Washington Post Live Collaboration – Cybersecurity Summit

October 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Washington Post, 1301 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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The Washington Institute will collaborate with the Washington Post on its Cybersecurity Summit on October 2, 2019.

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Total Rethink – Book Signing and Reception with David McCourt

October 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
City Tavern Club, 3206 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Revolutionizing Content: A Conversation with Facebook and the Washington Institute

October 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
PeaceTech Lab, 2301 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037 United States
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November 2019

The Robot of the Year Competition (Singapore)

November 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The Washington Institute will support the annual Robot of the Year competition. The 2019 competition will be held in Singapore from November 17-18.

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June 2020

Leadership in Challenging Times: Cybersecurity Lessons from the Pandemic (Webinar)

June 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Washington Institute is proud to serve as the private sector partner of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, a bipartisan commission chartered by the U.S. Congress focused on the internet and cybersecurity issues. On June 2, the Commission published its first white paper on cybersecurity lessons from the Coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about the Commission and read the white paper here. On June 4, the Washington Institute will host a leadership webinar in conjunction with the Commission focused on the white…

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Washington Institute Leadership Webinar: The Return of Sports

June 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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July 2020

Washington Institute Leadership Webinar: The View from Singapore

July 8 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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