U.S. Politics Events

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
Webcast

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.
Webcast

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.
Webcast

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?
Webcast

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.

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.
Webcast

Next Steps for The Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act

February 14, 2006 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) speaks about the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005, which was signed into law by President George W. Bush on December 1, 2005.

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