U.S. Politics Events

Is National Health Care Next?

March 10, 2007 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Congress Project

Congressional Ethics Enforcement: Is Congress Fulfilling Its Constitutional Role?

January 16, 2007 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Congress Project
Former Congressman Robert L. Livingston, Jr. (R-La.); former Congressman Louis Stokes (D-Ohio); Professor Dennis Thompson of Harvard University; and Karen Tumulty of Time Magazine.

Opening Day of New Congress

January 04, 2007 // 10:00am1:00pm
Congress Project
Lecture followed by viewing C-SPAN coverage

Climate Change: Historical Perspectives and the Current Debate

December 11, 2006 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Weather and climate experts offer a historical perspective on the current climate change debate.

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

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.

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.