Congress Events

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Celebrating the Legacy of Daniel Patrick Moynihan: The Launch of "Moynihan's Moment," a New Book by Gil Troy

April 04, 2013 // 3:30pm5:00pm
History and Public Policy Program
McGill University Professor of History Gil Troy leads on expert panel on his latest book, "Moynihan's Moment: America's Fight Against Zionism as Racism" which explores the legacy of Daniel Patrick Moynihan.
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Launch of Budget Hero: Election Edition on Capitol Hill

September 19, 2012 // 2:30pm3:30pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Budget Hero: Election Edition launched on Capitol Hill with remarks by U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), former U.S. Rep. Connie Morella (D-MD), Wilson Center President Jane Harman, and Don Kettl, dean of the University of Maryland's School of Public Policy. Two University of Maryland students demonstrated the game and their results.
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University of Maryland Students Play New Budget Hero: Election Edition

September 19, 2012 // 11:30am1:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
To launch the Budget Hero Election Edition, which includes President Obama and Governor Romney badges and new policy cards, University of Maryland students of public policy, business, and journalism, played the game's latest version, debating each other.
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The Start-Up Act 2.0 and American Innovation

June 28, 2012 // 9:00am11:30am
Program on America and the Global Economy
Senator Chris Coons is part of a bipartisan group of Senators that recently introduced the Startup Act 2.0 in the Senate. He will provide a keynote address on the Act followed by a panel discussion that will focus on key aspects of the Start-Up Act 2.0. There will be a special focus on the provisions designed to accelerate the commercialization of university research, the broadening of opportunities for temporary immigrants with post-graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for visas for permanent residency, and the proposal to assess the impact of regulations.
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The 11th Civil Society Organization Session of US-Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum

June 13, 2012 // 8:45am6:00pm
Africa Program
The AGOA Forum is the largest event the U. S. government shares with Sub-Saharan Africa nations – bringing together U.S. and African ministers, members of Congress, private sector and civil society representatives. Over the past twelve years, the Forum has evolved to include private sector and civil society groups in the deliberations.
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Congress and the Global Energy Crunch

May 21, 2012 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Congress Project
The debate over national energy policy is bound to heat up as the presidential and congressional elections grow closer, both on the campaign trail and in the halls of Congress. This panel will explore just how much can realistically be expected out of Congress this year in altering the country’s energy course and what new challenges and opportunities we might confront in the expanding global market for energy resources.

The Culture of Congress, Yesterday and Today

April 30, 2012 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Congress Project
Many have commented on how much Congress has changed over the last 40 years for a variety of reasons, most noticeably from the increasing importance of political parties in the legislative process and their increased polarization from each other. In this roundtable discussion, former Members, congressional staff and area political scientists will discuss the ultimate question of whether there is any way to restore a greater measure of deliberation and bipartisan national problem-solving.
Congress & the Politics of Trade
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Congress & the Politics of Trade

March 19, 2012 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Congress Project
This panel will explore the intersection presidential and congressional politics as they play-out against the President’s trade agenda.
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Book Discussion: The Last Great Senate: Courage and Statesmanship in Times of Crisis

March 01, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
In The Last Great Senate Ira Shapiro describes how Senators of the 1960s and '70s overcame southern opposition to civil rights, passed Great Society legislation, and battled the executive branch on Vietnam, Watergate, and its abuses of power. The right's sweep of the 1980 elections shattered that Senate, leaving a diminished institution in its wake.
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Book Launch--The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents

February 09, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
In The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents, author Linda Killian looks beyond the polls and the headlines and talks with the frustrated citizens who are raising the alarm about the acute bi-polarity, special interest-influence, and gridlock in Congress, asking why Obama’s postpartisan presidency is anything but, and demanding realism, honest negotiation, and a sense of responsibility from their elected officials.

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