Congress Events

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Targeting Top Teachers For Superior STEM Education

July 12, 2011 // 9:00am10:15am
Wilson Center on the Hill
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.
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Congress, the UN and the War Power: From Korea to Libya

May 16, 2011 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Congress Project
Former C.I.A. director Porter Goss discuss Congressional war power in the context of U.S. military involvement in the NATO enforcement of the no-fly zone over Libya.
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The Left: Does It Have a Future? Global Perspectives

April 25, 2011 // 1:30pm3:30pm
United States Studies
Does the left have a future? This was the question posed by US Studies during its April 25 panel discussion of the prospects for progressive movements around the world.
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Congress and the Education Deficit

January 24, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Congress Project
Rep. Donald Payne (D-N.J.) and Rep. Thomas Petri (R-Wis.) discuss the causes of the United States' education deficit and factors Congress should watch in the future.
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The Role of Minority Parties in Congress

November 15, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Congress Project
Former Congressman Robert Walker (R-Pa.), who, as a backbench Member, helped Newt Gingrich engineer the 1994 Republican takeover of the House of Representatives, told a Wilson Center Congress Project seminar audience Nov. 15 that "the chief job of the minority party is to become the majority."

Book Launch: Pinstripe Patronage: Political Favoritism From the Clubhouse to the White House and Beyond

October 20, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Congress Project
Martin and Susan Tolchin update the question they first raised in a 1971 work, examining how a string of Supreme Court rulings has affected the time-honored practices of rewarding your friends and punishing your enemies.
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Modernizing U.S. Foreign Aid: The Challenges of a Changing World

June 26, 2009 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
For the first time in many years there is wide agreement that U.S. foreign aid needs to be comprehensively reviewed and undergo major reform. Experts examine the options and strategy for the upcoming reform.
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Getting Ahead of AIDS: The Long-term Agenda

March 09, 2006 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Dr. Peter Piot and U.S. Representative Jim Leach (R-IA) speak at a Wilson Center Director's Forum about the long-term agenda for fighting HIV/AIDS.
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Mobilizing to Fight an Avian Flu Pandemic

December 07, 2005 // 9:00am10:00am
Maternal Health Initiative
According to Senator Tom Harkin, the administration's plan to fight an avian flu pandemic includes all the essential elements of a successful strategy, but doesn't place enough emphasis on preparation.

A Woman's Place is in the House: A Comparative Look at Women in Politics in the United States and Canada

September 24, 2002 // 9:00am2:00pm
Canada Institute
This conference, co-sponsored by the Canada Institute and the Division of United States Studies, was designed to examine the barriers women face in running for elected office at the national, state, and provincial levels in the two countries, in addition to the impact of the elected women and current strategies to increase the number of women in elected politics.

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