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Book Discussion: The Last Great Senate: Courage and Statesmanship in Times of Crisis

March 01, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
In The Last Great Senate Ira Shapiro describes how Senators of the 1960s and '70s overcame southern opposition to civil rights, passed Great Society legislation, and battled the executive branch on Vietnam, Watergate, and its abuses of power. The right's sweep of the 1980 elections shattered that Senate, leaving a diminished institution in its wake.
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Book Launch--The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents

February 09, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
In The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents, author Linda Killian looks beyond the polls and the headlines and talks with the frustrated citizens who are raising the alarm about the acute bi-polarity, special interest-influence, and gridlock in Congress, asking why Obama’s postpartisan presidency is anything but, and demanding realism, honest negotiation, and a sense of responsibility from their elected officials.

Climate Finance: Innovative Financing Sources for Sustainable Development?

December 15, 2011 // 12:00pm2:00pm
With donor countries' budgets constrained,alternative financing sources for development are gaining some momentum, inside and outside the climate negotiations context.
Argonne National Laboratory
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Partnering Scientists and Teachers: Priming the STEM Pipeline

December 13, 2011 // 9:00am10:30am
The panel will discuss first-hand experience with teacher-scientist partnerships and how they can strengthen K-12 STEM education.

Book Discussion - World Under Pressure: How China and India are Influencing the Global Economy and Environment

December 09, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Join us for a discussion of Carl Dahlman's new book "World Under Pressure: How China and India are Influencing the Global Economy and Environment."

"Doing Business in a More Transparent World": A Discussion of the 2012 World Bank Report

December 06, 2011 // 9:30am11:30am
Join a panel of business, labor, and economic experts on December 6 for a careful examination of this year’s World Bank report, "Doing Business in a More Transparent World."
asterix611
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America’s Educational Challenge: Creating the Next Generation of Technology Leaders (Offsite:Austin, TX)

December 06, 2011 // 8:30am11:00am
Education lies at the heart of America’s future. America’s innovative edge in economics and national security builds on our pool of scientists, engineers, and technically trained specialists.
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Conservation Initiatives in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

December 05, 2011 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement are making strides toward promoting environmental stewardship along with expanded trade. Join Ambassador Marantis for the discussion regarding progress in the TPP environment negotiations.

Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves

December 02, 2011 // 1:00pm2:30pm
If the financial crisis has taught us anything, it is that Americans save too little, spend too much, and borrow excessively. Join us for a discussion of Sheldon Garon's new book "Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves."

Legislating International Organization: The US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank

October 25, 2011 // 9:00am10:30am
Covering the history of the IMF and World Bank from their origins, Lavelle shows that domestic political constituencies in advanced industrial states have always been important drivers of international financial institution policy. She focuses in particular on the U.S. Congress, tracing its long history of involvement with these institutions and showing how the Congress wields significant influence. The impact of 2008 financial crisis has focused American politics on the global role played by the IMF and World Bank.

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