U.S. Politics Events

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Is Senate Reform an Oxymoron?

March 14, 2011 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Congress Project
Former Senator Trent Lott, historian Richard Baker, and other experts discuss their hopes for and likelihood of Senate reform.
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Prospects for Brazilian-American Relations on the Eve of President Obama's Visit to Brazil

February 28, 2011 // 8:00am10:30am
Brazil Institute
Opening Remarks: Ambassador Mauro Vieira, Embassy of Brazil in Washington; Speakers: Ambassador Craig Kelly, Vice President, The Cohen Group; Ambassador Luigi Einaudi, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, National Defense University; Luis Bitencourt, Dean of Academic Affairs, National Defense University; Carl Meacham, Senior Adviser to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Carolina Costa, Senior Associate, McLarty Associates; Moderator: Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute
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The Changing Politics of Oil: Implications for U.S. Energy Security

February 11, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
David Ottaway, who covered Egypt and Middle East for the Washington Post, discussed recent developments in the Middle East and the implications for U.S. relations in the region and with other oil producing countries. Melanie Kenderdine examineed the potential impact of these developments and the emergence of new oil and gas reserves and production in Africa, South America and around the world on U.S energy security and policy.
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Foreign Policy Challenges in the 112th Congress: The Global Economy

January 28, 2011 // 9:00am10:30am
Wilson Center on the Hill
Experts will discuss how key regions such as China and Europe as well as issues such as immigration and urban growth affect U.S. trade and finance policy.
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Congress and the Education Deficit

January 24, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Congress Project
Rep. Donald Payne (D-N.J.) and Rep. Thomas Petri (R-Wis.) discuss the causes of the United States' education deficit and factors Congress should watch in the future.
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The First Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review: Strengthening America's Role in the 21st Century

December 16, 2010 // 11:00am12:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
The Department of State has made diplomacy and development key pillars of U.S. foreign policy. Panelists discussed the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) and its implications for the FY 2011 budget and congressional foreign policy decision-making in the 112th Congress.
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SAGE Working Group Meeting

December 13, 2010 // 8:00am11:00am
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The Role of Minority Parties in Congress

November 15, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Congress Project
Former Congressman Robert Walker (R-Pa.), who, as a backbench Member, helped Newt Gingrich engineer the 1994 Republican takeover of the House of Representatives, told a Wilson Center Congress Project seminar audience Nov. 15 that "the chief job of the minority party is to become the majority."
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U.S. Neo-Conservative Thought: Its Influence in Latin America

October 29, 2010 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Latin American Program
Luis Maira and Ernesto Calvo seek to explain the influence of U.S. neo-conservatives on right-wing political parties in Latin America.

Book Launch: Pinstripe Patronage: Political Favoritism From the Clubhouse to the White House and Beyond

October 20, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Congress Project
Martin and Susan Tolchin update the question they first raised in a 1971 work, examining how a string of Supreme Court rulings has affected the time-honored practices of rewarding your friends and punishing your enemies.

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