U.S. Domestic Policy Events

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United States-China Comparative Government Organization and Operation in Science & Technology Innovation

June 19, 2012 // 9:00am5:00pm
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
The Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, and The Counsellors’ Office of the State Council (COSC), People’s Republic of China, in collaboration with The Program on America and the Global Economy Present a Symposium on United States-China Comparative Government Organization and Operation in Science & Technology Innovation. Featuring Leaders from the Counsellors’ Office, PRC State Council and Prominent U. S. Academic and Public Sector Experts
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The Startup Act and America’s Entrepreneurial Economy (Offsite)

June 08, 2012 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
A panel of experts will focus on key aspects of the Start-Up Act with a special focus on the provisions designed to accelerate the commercialization of university research and the broadening of opportunities for temporary immigrants with post-graduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to eventually quality for permanent residency visas.

Are We Becoming A Nation of Renters?

May 22, 2012 // 8:00am4:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Three years after the 2008 financial crisis, America’s housing market still languishes and millions of families are losing their grip on “The American Dream.” Join us for an in-depth conference featuring policymakers, practicing mortgage capital experts, and academics to discuss the concrete steps forward to repairing and improving America’s mortgage finance system.

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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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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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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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.
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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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