North America Events

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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?”
American Dreamers
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Book Discussion: "American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation"

October 12, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
United States Studies
Join us for a book discussion of Michael Kazin's new book, which provides a "panoramic yet intimate portrait of the American left."
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Informal Settlements in the U.S.: Sharing Lessons Learned at Home and Abroad

October 07, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
In the United States today, there are people living in informal settlements without access to basic shelter, electricity, water, and sanitation. In recognition of World Habitat Day, please join us for a discussion on informal housing settlements in the United States and abroad.
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Is the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline in the National Interest?

September 22, 2011 // 8:30am12:15pm
Canada Institute
Panelists discussed whether the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline is in the national interest. The discussion took place as federal agencies and the public submit comments in the 90-day review period, following the State Department's release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement.

On the Docket: The Legal and Media Worlds Look at the Supreme Court 2011 Term

September 19, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
United States Studies
Panelists will discuss the upcoming Supreme Court term and how the modern media covers our nation’s highest court.
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Border Security Challenges After 9/11: A Conversation With Three Commissioners of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

September 09, 2011 // 11:00am12:00pm
International Security Studies
Commissioner Alan Bersin of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) joins former commissioners Robert Bonner and Ralph Basham in a discussion of border security since 9/11. This roundtable, facilitated by Professor Bruce Hoffman of Georgetown University, will examine how the federal government consolidated border security into one CBP in 2003 and how threats to the nation’s homeland have evolved over the last decade.
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Book Discussion: Reckless Endangerment

July 27, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
United States Studies
NYT reporter Gretchen Morgenson and financial analyst Joshua Rosner, authors of the best-seller "Reckless Endangerment," dig into the home mortgage crisis.
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Book Discussion: Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Recreate Race in the Twenty-First Century

July 22, 2011 // 11:30am1:30pm
United States Studies
Just over a decade ago, the Human Genome Project decisively proved that there is no genetic basis for racial classifications. Yet with the emergence of new reproductive technologies, genetic ancestry testing, and race‐specific drugs, the second decade of the twenty‐first century is seeing a resurgence of scientifically‐justified racial discrimination. In her new book, legal scholar Dorothy Roberts argues that for the first time in decades science, politics, and race are working hand‐in‐hand, with the result that America has not, in fact, become the “post‐racial society” that so many envision. Join us on July 22 for a stimulating discussion of this alarming new trend.
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Sexual Harassment at Work: Can Legal Remedies Change Employer Practices?

July 19, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
United States Studies
How have legal tools been used to address workplace sexual harassment?

Whose Logo? Sustainable Consumption and Production in North America

June 23, 2011 // 9:30am11:00am
Canada Institute
Stefanie Bowles of Policy Horizons Canada discussed her research findings exploring the economic implications and changing regulatory structure relating to “green” products.

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