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.
June 15, 2010 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
Developing Africa’s transportation, irrigation, communication, electric, and financial services infrastructure is key to unlocking Africa’s potential. Experts provided the most recent comprehensive assessment of Africa’s current and future infrastructure needs and the innovative strategy for developing regional corridors to facilitate trade and economic growth across Africa.
June 11, 2010 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
The extraordinary influx of Chinese clean energy investments into the United States and the torrid pace at which new generation has been added has led U.S. policymakers to wring their hands in frustration, and some have proposed "Buy American" requirements to counter the trend. But what's really going on in the marketplace? A new study that looks beyond the headline investment figures and finds there to be little zero-sum competition between the two nations and, in fact, the two countries will need to cooperate in many ways in order to meet their respective carbon reduction goals.
May 21, 2010 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
Four Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows discussed current education-related legislation including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the America Competes Act.
May 04, 2010 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
At the U.S. launch of the 12th issue in the One Issue, Two Voices series, authors Robert Baugh and William Robson discussed the charges of protectionism triggered by Buy America and debated contrasting approaches to promoting economic growth and job creation during hard times.
April 27, 2010 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal and author of In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke’s War on the Great Panic, provides a unique analysis of the crisis and what it means for financial services reform. What went wrong at the Federal Reserve and regulatory agencies that failed to prevent the financial crisis and during the key months in which the U.S. economy almost crashed?
April 06, 2010 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
As baby boomers start to hit retirement, two-thirds of the states report shortages of certified nursing assistants and 60 percent lack home health aides. Increasingly, health care workers are being recruited from outside the U.S. but run into the barrier of U.S. immigration policy. Leading experts discussed the challenge and potential solutions.
March 23, 2010 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
The World Health Organization estimates that one-third of the world is well- fed, one-third is under-fed, and one-third is starving. The USDA coordinator of the Obama Administration’s food security initiative and a leading expert on Africa discussed the factors that contribute to the global food crisis and how the U.S. and the world can address the key issues. A key congressional staff member provided an update on food security legislation.
March 05, 2010 // 11:00am — 12:15pm
How can organizations help Haiti meet the challenges of post- earthquake recovery and long-term development? Three experts on Haiti discuss the state of the country after the earthquake.
February 03, 2010 // 11:00am — 12:15pm
The Jackson-Vanik amendment to the 1974 Trade Act denied permanent normal trading relations to non- market economies that restricted emigration rights, and remains in force today for several states, including Russia. At a 3 February 2010 event cosponsored by the Kennan Institute and the Wilson Center on the Hill program, three experts discussed the legacy of Jackson- Vanik, and how the United States can contribute to improving the human rights atmosphere in Russia without reverting to the dynamics of the Cold War.