U.S. Politics Events

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Climate Change and Water: Challenges and Responses in Australia and California

June 15, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Climate change "could be the straw that breaks the camel's back" for California's precarious water system, says W. Michael Hanemann of the University of California, Berkeley. Jon Barnett discusses some of Australia's policy responses to its increasingly dry, variable climate.

Building Together: Planning and Partnership for Health Care, the Environment, and the Economy

June 03, 2009 // 9:00am10:00am
Canada Institute
Jack Layton, leader of Canada's New Democratic Party, discussed ways for progressive leaders in the United States and Canada to work together to address the major issues facing middle class families across North America.
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Energy, Climate Change, and the Military: Implications for National Security

May 28, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"Some, I think, probably are surprised to hear former generals and admirals talk about energy efficiency and renewable energy, but they shouldn't be," says the chairman of the CNA Military Advisory Board, speaking on their latest report, Powering America's Defense: Energy and the Risks to National Security.
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The Role of Congress in Foreign Policymaking

May 18, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Congress Project
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.); Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.); Christopher Deering, Professor of Political Science, George Washington University; Karen De Young, Associate Editor, The Washington Post

President Obama's Push for Change: Can He Succeed?

May 14, 2009 // 11:45am1:30pm
Canada Institute
At an event hosted in Toronto, Sam Donaldson talked about President Obama's push to bring about major changes and reforms to the Washington scene, the formidable obstacles he faces, and the challenges of getting attention in the U.S. capital today.
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Report Launch: Making the Case for U.S. International Family Planning Assistance

March 17, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"We know how to do family planning, we know what it costs, and we know that it works," says Joseph Speidel of the University of California, San Francisco, but the missing element is political will.
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The Senate Confirmation Process: Can Congress and the President Do Better?

March 16, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Congress Project
Gary Andres, Vice Chairman, Public Policy and Research, Dutko Worldwide; James F. Flug, Director, Harvard Law School Washington Semester; Sarah A. Binder, Professor of Political Science, George Washington University; David D. Kirkpatrick, Washington Correspondent, The New York Times

The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital: "The Great Experiment" With Strobe Talbott

March 12, 2009 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Global governance will be key to solving three of the greatest challenges the world faces: nuclear proliferation, climate change, and the financial crisis, argues Strobe Talbott, president of The Brookings Institution.

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.
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Climate Security Roundtable: U.S. and EU Research and Policy

February 19, 2009 // 11:00am1:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Panelists discuss climate change's impact on conflict and how the United States and European Union (EU) have begun to adapt their foreign and security policies to the threat of climate change.

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