U.S. Politics Events

Live Webcast: The Presidential Election & Congressional Agenda: Mandate for Change or More of the Same?

November 22, 2004 // 2:30pm4:30pm
Congress Project
Speakers: Lee Rawls, Chief of Staff for Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.);Burns Strider, Policy Advisor for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.);Colleen Shogan, Assistant Professor of Government, George Mason University;Charles Babington, Political Reporter, The Washington Post

The World's Water: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources 2004-2005

November 16, 2004 // 11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Peter H. Gleick launches his latest publication, and argues for U.S. leadership, both internationally and domestically, to address the world's water crisis.

The Making of Environmental Law: Past, Present, and Future

September 28, 2004 // 12:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Three pioneers of the environmental movement, Russell E. Train, James Gustave Speth, and Richard Lazarus, discuss the past, present, and future of environmental law.
Webcast

Decision Time: Water Diversion Policy in the Great Lakes Basin

September 14, 2004 // 10:00am12:00pm
Canada Institute
This event launches the first publication in the Canada Institute's One Issue, Two Voices series, discussing of Annex 2001, an agreement to set a common standard between states and provinces for water diversion from the Great Lakes.

Congress and Healthcare Policy

September 13, 2004 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Congress Project
with James C. Capretta, managing director, Wexler Walker Group; former Associate Director for Human Resources, Office of Management and Budget (2001-04); Elizabeth Fowler, Minority Chief Counsel for Health, Senate Finance Committee; Sorina Vlaicu, Assistant Professor of Health Policy, University of Western Ontario; Kate Schuler, Health Reporter Congressional Quarterly

Congress and U.S. Military Interventions

May 17, 2004 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Congress Project
with Ryan Hendrickson, Eastern Illinois University; David Abramowitz, Democratic Chief Counsel, House International Relations Committee, and Robert Litwak, Woodrow Wilson Center

Congress and Tax Policy

March 16, 2004 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Congress Project
with Bill Dauster, Deputy Staff Director and General Counsel for the Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee; Mark A. Prater Chief Tax Counsel for the Senate Finance Committee under Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Ia.); Julian Zelizer, State University of New York, Albany; and Martin Vaughan, Congress Daily

Assessing the Millennium Challenge Corporation

March 02, 2004 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
In 2002, President Bush proposed a new initiative on foreign aid - the Millennium Challenge Account. Experts outline the initiative's principles and the challenges facing the newly-formed corporation.

The Challenge in Washington: Governing by Leadership or Crisis

February 05, 2004 // 5:30pm11:00pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute at the Wilson Center and the Canada Institute on North American Issues hosted the first C. Warren Goldring Lecture on Canada-U.S. Relations with special guest speaker Leon Panetta, who addressed the topic of "The Challenge in Washington: Governing by Leadership or Crisis."

Stealth Democracy: Americans' Beliefs about How Government Should Work---Roundtable Discussion with Authors

January 16, 2004 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Congress Project
with Co-authors: John R. Hibbing and Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, professors of political science, University of Nebraska; Discussants: David Skaggs, Executive Director, Center for Democracy and Citizenship; and Catherine Rudder, Professor and Director of the Masters Program in Public Policy at George Mason University

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