October 06, 2010 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
U.S.-China cooperation in the power sector could be an important driver of economic growth in both countries, according to a new report discussed at the Woodrow Wilson Center on October 6th.
October 06, 2010 // 10:30am — 12:00pm
As geoengineering becomes a more politically and technologically appealing approach to addressing climate change, it is critical to heed the lessons of history and understand the limits of our control over nature, says James Fleming of Colby College at the launch of his new book.
September 28, 2010 // 8:30am — 5:30pm
Lee Hamilton, President and Director, Woodrow Wilson Center; Howard Baker, Founder and Director, Howard Baker Center for Public Policy; J.M. Baer, Director, Science, Economy, and Society, European Commission
September 14, 2010 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
Governments use a number of measures to support the production and use of biofuels; in the United States biofuels subsidies totaled nearly $6 billion in 2009. Corn use for ethanol in the United States has expanded corn demand by nearly 30%, driving corn prices, along with prices of other commodities, higher. Panelists discussed whether such support should be considered as agricultural subsidies and about whether and how such support is being notified to the WTO.
September 13, 2010 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Shahid Javed Burki, Woodrow Wilson Center Senior Scholar and chairman, Institute of Public Policy Executive Council, Beaconhouse National University, Pakistan; Jehangir Karamat, Institute of Public Policy Executive Council, Beaconhouse National University; Parvez Hasan, Institute of Public Policy Executive Council, Beaconhouse National University; Ziad Alahdad, Institute of Public Policy Executive Council, Beaconhouse National University
July 27, 2010 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
At a July 27, 2010, seminar panelists explored how the relationship between India and Latin America can expand. The seminar served to launch the new IDB report, India: Latin America's Next Big Thing?
July 23, 2010 // 9:00am — 12:30pm
Experts conduct a comprehensive assessment of biofuels, and emphasize the need to understand them within a global framework.
June 29, 2010 // 10:45am — 3:00pm
Lynn Campbell, NBCT, AEA Science Consultant in Iowa; Mark Davids, Physics Teacher, Grosse Pointe, MI; Amy Elverum, Special Education Middle School Science Teacher, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Sandra Geisbush, Texas Science and Technology Specialist, NEISD STEM Academy Instructor, PAEMST: 2001; Eduardo Guevara, Science Teacher, Texas Board of Education Science Composite and Bilingual Teacher Certification; Arundhati Jayarao, Physicist, Former Master Teacher at Oakcrest School, Mclean VA; Denise Forte, Director of Education Policy on the Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives; Congressman Mike Honda, 15th District, California; Luke Laurie, RoboChallenge Director, Robotics and Science Teacher, Santa Maria, California; Art Lebofsky, President of Science Education Services, retired Science/Math District Coordinator
June 28, 2010 // 9:00am — 12:30pm
Brian O'Donnell, Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists; Vance Ablott, Executive Director, Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education; Ed Potosnak, Congressional Candidate, teacher, and small business owner from New Jersey; Art Lebofsky, President of Science Education Services, retired Science/Math District Coordinator; Luke Laurie, RoboChallenge Director, Robotics and Science Teacher, Santa Maria, California; Lynn Campbell, NBCT, AEA Science Consultant in Iowa; Mike Lach, Special Assistant for STEM Education, U.S. Department of Education; Jodi Peterson, Assistant Executive Director Legislative and Public Affairs, National Science Teachers Association, Co-Chair, STEM Education Coalition; Kristina Peterson, 5th Grade Math and Science Teacher, Seattle; Kent Hughes, Director Program on America and the Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center
June 22, 2010 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
Although research shows it is an excellent investment, federal support for early childhood development (ECD) in the U.S. and in developing countries is inadequate and inconsistent. Lacking comprehensive ECD services, millions of children do poorly in school and grow up to have low incomes and high fertility rates, putting strains on social services and perpetuating the cycle of poverty.