U.S. Domestic Policy Events

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Classifying Biofuel Subsidies: Farm Bill and WTO Considerations

September 14, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Governments use a number of measures to support the production and use of biofuels; in the United States biofuels subsidies totaled nearly $6 billion in 2009. Corn use for ethanol in the United States has expanded corn demand by nearly 30%, driving corn prices, along with prices of other commodities, higher. Panelists discussed whether such support should be considered as agricultural subsidies and about whether and how such support is being notified to the WTO.
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America's Top Teachers Focus on Learning and Legislation

May 21, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Four Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows discussed current education-related legislation including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the America Competes Act.

The Financial Crisis: Past, Present, and Future

April 27, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal and author of In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke’s War on the Great Panic, provides a unique analysis of the crisis and what it means for financial services reform. What went wrong at the Federal Reserve and regulatory agencies that failed to prevent the financial crisis and during the key months in which the U.S. economy almost crashed?

Immigration Reform's Hidden Challenge: Who Is Going to Care for the Baby Boomers?

April 06, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
As baby boomers start to hit retirement, two-thirds of the states report shortages of certified nursing assistants and 60 percent lack home health aides. Increasingly, health care workers are being recruited from outside the U.S. but run into the barrier of U.S. immigration policy. Leading experts discussed the challenge and potential solutions.

The Next U.S. Administration: Policy Directions and Implications for Canada-U.S. Relations

March 07, 2009 // 7:30am3:45pm
Canada Institute
This conference brought together a group of academic specialists in economics, political science, history and environmental studies, as well as several government officials and members of the business community to examine the current policy challenges in the Canada-United States relationship.

Book Launch: Dispersed Relations: Americans and Canadians in Upper North America

April 10, 2008 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Canada Institute
Reginald Stuart highlighted several facets of the continually evolving Canada-U.S. relationship and offered a brief examination of the regional, cultural, social, and political communities that form the basis of American-Canadian interdependence.

Americans at Risk: The Growing Threat of Natural Disasters and What We Can Do about It

September 21, 2006 // 9:00am11:00am
United States Studies
An astounding seventy-five percent of American residences are still at risk of one or more natural disasters. Experts discuss federal disaster mitigation policy.
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Climate Change Politics in North America (Part Two)

May 19, 2006 // 9:00am2:00pm
Canada Institute
The Wilson Center's Canada Institute and Environmental Change and Security Program host a two-day conference in partnership with the University of New Hampshire to examine the rapidly evolving North American debate on climate change politics.
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Climate Change Politics in North America (Part One)

May 18, 2006 // 1:00pm5:30pm
Canada Institute
The Wilson Center's Canada Institute and ECSP host a two-day conference in partnership with the University of New Hampshire to examine the rapidly evolving North American debate on climate change politics.

Water for the Next 100 Years

February 28, 2006 // 12:00am11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
As part of the Woodrow Wilson Center's tribute to William Ruckelshaus, two-time U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator, water experts gathered at the University of Washington in Seattle to discuss the challenge of providing safe water to meet both human and ecosystem needs.

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