December 13, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
On 13 December 2011, a panel of experts presented on Capitol Hill as part of the Wilson Center on the Hill program to discuss the status of the Jackson-Vanik Amendment following Russia’s accession to the WTO. For video of the Wilson Center on the Hill briefing, including commentary from Woodrow Wilson Center CEO and President Jane Harman, please click here.
October 26, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
The author of Legislating International Organization: The US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank, will discuss how the U.S. Congress, tracing its long history of involvement with these institutions, wields significant influence. The impact of the 2008 financial crisis has focused American politics on the global role played by the IMF and World Bank.
October 14, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
Iran is wracked by its greatest political turmoil since the Iranian revolution. With the Obama Administration striving for engagement rather than confrontation, these developments have raised the diplomatic stakes with both countries. Two leading experts will discussion domestic developments in Iran as well as the current posture of the international community and how both developments create challenges for the United States.
October 07, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
As America continues to find its footing in the post-recession globalized world, entrepreneurship and innovation remain two key facets of potential growth. Panelists will examine the relationship between the two and how they can help bolster American competitiveness in the 21st century. They will also discuss what legislation can foster entrepreneurship.
September 23, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
Women and water are inextricably linked around the world. Responsibility for fetching and using water commonly rests – quite literally – on the shoulders of women and girls. This burden exacts a high toll across sectors, negatively impacting health, education, economy, agriculture, gender equity, and political stability.
August 02, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
The outcome of the current debate over the U.S. national debts and deficits will have implications for many parts of the national budget. Panelists will discuss the impact on the budgets for USAID, Department of State, and what it could mean for U.S. development policy.
July 22, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
David Ottaway, who covered the Middle East for The Washington Post, will provide an overview of recent activities in the region and their impact on the political and economic landscape. Margot Badran, a scholar on the Middle East, will share her insights on the events in Egypt and provide a perspective on Egypt’s path to development. They will also examine what implications this may have for the U.S. relationship with the region.
July 12, 2011 // 9:00am — 10:15am
With the impending reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the issue of teacher quality is one of particular interest for the upcoming session. The panel of Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows discussed the characteristics and considerations that a definition for Highly Effective STEM Teachers should address. The Fellows also addressed the impact of high quality professional development programs by outlining their experiences and observations.
June 28, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
Once every twelve years, presidential elections in Mexico and the United States fall in the same year. Mexico Institute Director Andrew Selee and Senior Associate Eric L. Olson examined the current political landscape in Mexico and the implications for the 2012 presidential elections in both countries.
June 17, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
Panelists discuss the importance of education from early childhood to higher education, its impact on a nation’s economy, and current education initiatives being put forth by USAID.