U.S. Politics Events
November 04, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Supplemental Security Income, passed in 1972 during an innovative and expansive phase of the American welfare state, marked an effort to do welfare right. But economic and political circumstances, as well as the contingencies of the moment, all combined to turn the program into a source of controversy over such things as whether parents coached their children to act “crazy” in an effort to secure benefits or whether immigrants deserved benefits.
November 01, 2013 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Like other Asia-Pacific nations, Australia is hopeful that the regional interests of its treaty ally, the United States, and its most important trading partner, China, can be balanced to its own long-term advantage. Professor of Strategic Studies at Australian National University Hugh White has been a leading advocate for the view that Australia cannot hope to maintain a neutral distance between the U.S. and China; it will have to choose between them. His analysis, if correct, holds major implications not only for Australia, China, and the U.S., but for every Asia-Pacific nation.
October 18, 2013 // 9:45am — 10:45am
Middle East Program
In this media briefing podcast, three experienced analysts of Iran and the nuclear issues assess the significance of the Geneva meeting and the future course of U.S.-Iranian relations.
October 02, 2013 // 10:00am — 5:30pm
Economic growth and stability in the Asia-Pacific is hardly a regional issue. The world at large has a major stake in ensuring peace and prosperity in the region, especially amid growing risks worldwide. In the fifth annual Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum to be held October 2 in Tokyo hosted by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the Wilson Center, experts from both countries will gather to discuss the outlook and challenges ahead for Japan and the United States to take leadership in the Asia-Pacific region.
September 25, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
In this event co-sponsored with the American Bar Association for Public Education, panelists will discuss the upcoming Supreme Court term and how the modern media cover our nation’s highest court.
August 29, 2013 // 10:00am — 10:25am
In this media briefing, Wilson Center experts preview the President’s upcoming visit to Moscow, U.S.-Russia Relations, and the response to Syria.
August 01, 2013 // 9:00am — 10:30am
Congress has long been criticized for abdicating its war powers' responsibilities to the president. Is this still the case, and if so, why? Does Congress tend to push back more after a war has drug on for a long time and does this reflect the war weariness of the public? These just are some of the questions this panel will explore.
July 23, 2013 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
Middle East Program
Secretary John Kerry's success in getting Israelis and Palestinians to agree to resume negotiations creates both opportunities and risks for U.S. policy and the two-state solution. For a new perspective on what has been achieved and where the peace process may be heading, a panel of experts convened for a Ground Truth Briefing.
July 11, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
The law that authorized U.S. forces to act against terrorists after 9/11 is once again up for debate. The Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) is seen by many as no longer applicable to a conflict that has moved beyond those responsible for 9/11. The enemy and the nature of the conflict have changed: is it time for the U.S. to revise or repeal the AUMF? This National Conversation includes expert commentators who have worked in many of the organizations most closely involved with the issue – Congress, the U.S. military and the CIA.
June 20, 2013 // 1:00pm — 2:30pm
How can we protect our infrastructure, and make it more resilient against the many hazards that are part of the 21st Century? This National Conversation is part of a dialogue between government and the private sector, to help make policy more effective.