U.S. Politics Events

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Report Launch: The World's Water 2006-2007

November 16, 2006 // 9:00am10:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Launching the fifth edition of the biennial report The World's Water, Peter Gleick provides an updated analysis on water, and the political, economic, technological, and scientific issues associated with it.

Can Congressional Reform Help End Policy Gridlock? A Roundtable Discussion

November 13, 2006 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Congress Project
This event is now closed. We are no longer accepting RSVPs. With Professor Eric Schickler, Dept. of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley; William Hoagland, Special Assistant, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) (discussant); David Pomerantz, Special Assistant, House Appropriatiions Committee, Minority (discussant)

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.

Congress and the Budget: Deficit Attention Disorder?

September 18, 2006 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Congress Project
with Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Calif.; Robert Reischauer, President, The Urban Institute; Eric Patashnik, Dept. of Politics, University of Virginia;David Rogers, reporter, Wall Street Journal
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Media Coverage of Climate Science: Broader Lessons for Science Journalism?

July 25, 2006 // 9:00am3:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Since 2003, a group of eminent scientists and media leaders have participated in a series of workshops to better understand the dictates of their respective professions and improve coverage of climate science. Participants discuss the issues reaised at the workshops about the roles of the media and the science community in relaying information to the public.
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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.

Congress and Individual Privacy in a New Security Age

May 15, 2006 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Congress Project
with Sen. John E. Sununu (R-NH); Peter Swire, Professor of Law, Ohio State University and former White House Privacy Counsel; Nancy V. Baker, Associate Professor, Dept. of Govt., New Mexico State University; Joelle Tessler, reporter, CQ Weekly

Red and Blue America: The Political Map of the New Century

March 31, 2006 // 12:00pm4:15pm
Congress Project
As the U.S. approaches the 2006 midterm congressional elections, and, beyond that, the 2008 presidential campaign, experts and pols strain to detect any movement in the deeply and evenly divided Red and Blue America toward some kind of political realignment of the parties. Are the partisans on both sides of the road digging themselves deeper into their respective trenches, or will some surge of independents and moderates force them out of their entrenched positions to battle for valued new recruits in the middle of the road?
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Getting Ahead of AIDS: The Long-term Agenda

March 09, 2006 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Dr. Peter Piot and U.S. Representative Jim Leach (R-IA) speak at a Wilson Center Director's Forum about the long-term agenda for fighting HIV/AIDS.

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