Program

Events

Charting a Path in U.S. Education Reform

May 16, 2012 // 9:00am11:00am
With the recession eroding school budgets, educators today are being forced to do more with less. Leading education reformer Paul Vallas and Kenneth Wong of Brown University discuss practical, tested, and cost-effective solutions to improve America’s K-12 schools.
Senator Mark Warner
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The Start-up Act: Building America’s Entrepreneurial Future

April 24, 2012 // 9:00am12:00pm
Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), both first term Senators, discussed key components of the Start-up Act, which they have authored and introduced. The two Senators oulined why we need to keep talented people in the United States, especially in STEM fields and how the government can best serve entrepreneurs through regulations, taxes, and encouraging talent.
Webcast

Regaining America's Competitive Edge

March 28, 2012 // 9:30am11:00am
Once the world’s uncontested manufacturing powerhouse, the United States today must contend with stiff international competition for innovation, markets, and talent. An expert panel looks at ways to boost competitiveness—through fiscal, immigration, and education reform.
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Report Launch: Emerging Global Trends in Advanced Manufacturing

March 26, 2012 // 4:00pm5:30pm
This report by Institute for Defense Analyses and done at the request of the National Intelligence Manager for Science and Technology in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, aims to identify emerging global trends in advanced manufacturing and to propose scenarios for advanced manufacturing 10 and 20 years in the future.
Webcast

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."

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