U.S. Domestic Policy Events

Charting a Path in U.S. Education Reform

May 16, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
Program on America and the Global Economy
With the recession eroding school budgets, educators today are being forced to do more with less. Leading education reformer Paul Vallas and Kenneth Wong of Brown University discuss practical, tested, and cost-effective solutions to improve America’s K-12 schools.

The Path to Lower Nuclear Numbers?

May 04, 2012 // 12:00pm1:30pm
International Security Studies
Speaker: Jon Wolfsthal, Deputy Director, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute for International Studies.

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.
Senator Mark Warner
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Podcast

The Start-up Act: Building America’s Entrepreneurial Future

April 24, 2012 // 9:00am12:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), both first term Senators, discussed key components of the Start-up Act, which they have authored and introduced. The two Senators oulined why we need to keep talented people in the United States, especially in STEM fields and how the government can best serve entrepreneurs through regulations, taxes, and encouraging talent.
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Podcast

Regaining America's Competitive Edge

March 28, 2012 // 9:30am11:00am
Program on America and the Global Economy
Once the world’s uncontested manufacturing powerhouse, the United States today must contend with stiff international competition for innovation, markets, and talent. An expert panel looks at ways to boost competitiveness—through fiscal, immigration, and education reform.
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Podcast

Fighting Transnational Organized Crime

March 23, 2012 // 9:00am10:30am
Latin American Program
General Douglas Fraser discusses international efforts to tackle the complex challenge of organized crime and restore citizen security in Central and South America.
Webcast

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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Abraham Lincoln and the Irish

January 23, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Kevin Kenny, professor of history at Boston College will give a presentation entitled "Abraham Lincoln and the Irish."
Argonne National Laboratory
Webcast

Partnering Scientists and Teachers: Priming the STEM Pipeline

December 13, 2011 // 9:00am10:30am
Program on America and the Global Economy
The panel will discuss first-hand experience with teacher-scientist partnerships and how they can strengthen K-12 STEM education.
asterix611
Webcast

America’s Educational Challenge: Creating the Next Generation of Technology Leaders (Offsite:Austin, TX)

December 06, 2011 // 8:30am11:00am
Program on America and the Global Economy
Education lies at the heart of America’s future. America’s innovative edge in economics and national security builds on our pool of scientists, engineers, and technically trained specialists.

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