U.S. Domestic Policy Events

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Is the Border Broken? Rethinking the Conventional Wisdom

September 12, 2011 // 4:00pm
Mexico Institute
The Mexico Institute in conjunction with the Immigration Policy Center, hosted a discussion with key researches and policy makers to discuss the complexities of U.S.-Mexico border policies.
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Book Launch: Pinched: How the Great Recession Has Narrowed Our Futures and What We Can Do About It

August 08, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Join Don Peck, author of Pinched: How the Great Recession Has Narrowed Our Futures & What We Can Do About It, on August 8 for a round-table discussion on the future of the American economy.
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Temporary Migrant Careworker Programs in Canada and the European Union: Models for the United States?

May 13, 2011 // 9:00am1:00pm
United States Studies
What are appropriate policy models for migrant carework programs in the United States? Panelists discussed the impact of migrant labor on families in their countries of origin and the legal and regulatory challenges to reforming the migrant carework system.
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SAGE Working Group Meeting

December 13, 2010 // 8:00am11:00am
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U.S. Neo-Conservative Thought: Its Influence in Latin America

October 29, 2010 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Latin American Program
Luis Maira and Ernesto Calvo seek to explain the influence of U.S. neo-conservatives on right-wing political parties in Latin America.
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Fixing the Financial System: What's Next?

October 26, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
President Harry Truman used to yearn for a ‘one handed economist’ who would give him clear advice. In the Squam Lake Report fifteen top economists came together to give their collective assessment of what caused the financial crisis and what steps we should take to avoid another.
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Pinstripe Patronage: Political Favoritism From the Clubhouse to the White House and Beyond

October 04, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Is political patronage the dark underbelly of American politics, whose practitioners are fortunate to keep one step ahead of the sheriff? Or is it an essential ingredient of effective governance, rewarding and cementing loyalty while greasing the gears of government? The authors of a newly-released book discussed how political patronage is alive and well in the 21st century, though changed. It now includes the privatization of services, earmarks, and the expansion of hybrid agencies, with highly paid salaries for top executives.
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Classifying Biofuel Subsidies: Farm Bill and WTO Considerations

September 14, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Governments use a number of measures to support the production and use of biofuels; in the United States biofuels subsidies totaled nearly $6 billion in 2009. Corn use for ethanol in the United States has expanded corn demand by nearly 30%, driving corn prices, along with prices of other commodities, higher. Panelists discussed whether such support should be considered as agricultural subsidies and about whether and how such support is being notified to the WTO.
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America's Top Teachers Focus on Learning and Legislation

May 21, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Four Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows discussed current education-related legislation including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and the America Competes Act.

The Financial Crisis: Past, Present, and Future

April 27, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal and author of In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke’s War on the Great Panic, provides a unique analysis of the crisis and what it means for financial services reform. What went wrong at the Federal Reserve and regulatory agencies that failed to prevent the financial crisis and during the key months in which the U.S. economy almost crashed?

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