December 05, 2011 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
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.
October 26, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
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.
October 17, 2011 // 4:00pm — 6:00pm
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 // 8:00am — 10:00am
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).
July 12, 2011 // 9:00am — 10:15am
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.
May 16, 2011 // 4:00pm — 6:00pm
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.
April 25, 2011 // 1:30pm — 3:30pm
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.
January 24, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
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.
November 15, 2010 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
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 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
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.