Over the past 15 years, the United States has lost 700,000 aerospace jobs, market share, and new commercial plane orders to overseas competitors. In this policy address, Senator Patty Murray of Washington state argues that the United States must respond to this threat before we lose our global standing in an industry created and traditionally led by Americans. In her remarks, she described the progress that's been made in the past two months, her work with U.S. officials, and the steps she's taking in the United States Senate to retain American strength in the second century of flight.
Increasing numbers of Americans are breaking ranks with the traditional 2-party system and are self identifying as "independents." These voters are trying to make a statement with their registration, says Senior Scholar Linda Killian as she profiles this influential group and their top issues.
An examination on the costs and benefits of free and open global trade by Murray Weidenbaum, Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis and chairman of the Wiedenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy. These remarks were presented at the Woodrow Wilson Center on March 5, 2003.
Book Launch Event for Gold, Dollars, and Power: The Politics of International Monetary Relations, 1958-1971
On Monday, January 24, 4:00-5:30 pm, author Francis J. Gavin will discuss his latest book Gold, Dollars, and Power: The Politics of International Monetary Relations, 1958-1971. This event is open to the public.
The U.S. innovation system has enormous strengths, including public and private support for research and development, the world’s best university system, and an entrepreneurial risk-taking culture. But those elements of the system now face several domestic and international challenges. The United States will need to maintain support for research and development (R&D), improve its education system, and learn from best practices around the world if it is to compete in the 21st century.