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Is Foreign Aid Worth the Cost?

January 23, 2012 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Congress Project
Bipartisan support for foreign aid has led to notable successes, such as the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and long-running scholarship and technical programs for international students. Yet the U.S. public and many in Congress remain deeply skeptical of the value of such funding, questioning if it’s a fair trade-off when similar investments may be needed at home.
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Jackson-Vanik after Russia’s Accession to the WTO (Offsite)

December 13, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
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.
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Conservation Initiatives in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

December 05, 2011 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement are making strides toward promoting environmental stewardship along with expanded trade. Join Ambassador Marantis for the discussion regarding progress in the TPP environment negotiations.
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Congress: Global Finance and Global Development

October 26, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
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.
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Congress’ Influence on Foreign Policy: For Better or Worse?

October 17, 2011 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Congress Project
Congress does not pay close attention to foreign affairs; its oversight of the foreign policy establishment is sporadic and haphazard; and, when it does get involved, its decisions are usually driven more by politics than careful deliberation. That was the consensus of a panel convened at the Wilson Center Oct. 17 on the topic, “Congress’ Influence on Foreign Policy: For Better or Worse?”

First Quarterly Meeting with the African Diplomatic Corps - "Making the U.S./Africa Partnership a Reality"

October 14, 2011 // 8:00am10:00am
Africa Program
The First Quarterly meeting with the African Diplomatic Corps served as a springboard to launch the Working Group on Trade and Investment in Africa (WGTIA).
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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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