U.S. Foreign Policy Events

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Iran: Is a Nuclear Deal Still Possible?

July 19, 2010 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Michael Adler, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and former correspondent, Agence France-Presse News Agency, Vienna
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Africa's Future: Meeting the Infrastructure Challenge

June 15, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Developing Africa’s transportation, irrigation, communication, electric, and financial services infrastructure is key to unlocking Africa’s potential. Experts provided the most recent comprehensive assessment of Africa’s current and future infrastructure needs and the innovative strategy for developing regional corridors to facilitate trade and economic growth across Africa.
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U.S.-China Competition for Clean Energy Jobs: A Zero-Sum Game?

June 11, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
The extraordinary influx of Chinese clean energy investments into the United States and the torrid pace at which new generation has been added has led U.S. policymakers to wring their hands in frustration, and some have proposed "Buy American" requirements to counter the trend. But what's really going on in the marketplace? A new study that looks beyond the headline investment figures and finds there to be little zero-sum competition between the two nations and, in fact, the two countries will need to cooperate in many ways in order to meet their respective carbon reduction goals.
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China, Latin America, and the United States: The New Triangle

May 26, 2010 // 8:30am1:00pm
Latin American Program
Panelists explored the China-Latin America relationship, as well as the implications for the United States of China's growing economic and political presence in the hemisphere.
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The United States and Cuba: Implications of an Economic Relationship

May 24, 2010 // 12:00pm5:00pm
Latin American Program
On May 24, 2010, the Latin American Program convened a two-panel conference on the status quo and future of U.S.-Cuban economic relations.
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Buy American / Buy Canadian: The New Protectionism?

May 04, 2010 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Canada Institute
At the U.S. launch of the 12th issue in the One Issue, Two Voices series, authors Robert Baugh and William Robson discussed the charges of protectionism triggered by Buy America and debated contrasting approaches to promoting economic growth and job creation during hard times.

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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Ambassador's Roundtable: The Obama Administration and Arab-Israeli Peace

April 12, 2010 // 9:30am11:30am
Middle East Program
Edward Gnehm, Former U.S. Ambassador to Jordan; Theodore Kattouf, Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria; Daniel C. Kurtzer, Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel; Jacob Walles, Former Consul General in Jerusalem; Frank Wisner, Former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt; Aaron David Miller, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Former Middle East Adviser, U.S. Department of State

Immigration Reform's Hidden Challenge: Who Is Going to Care for the Baby Boomers?

April 06, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
As baby boomers start to hit retirement, two-thirds of the states report shortages of certified nursing assistants and 60 percent lack home health aides. Increasingly, health care workers are being recruited from outside the U.S. but run into the barrier of U.S. immigration policy. Leading experts discussed the challenge and potential solutions.
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Ending World Hunger: What Can the U.S. Do?

March 23, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
The World Health Organization estimates that one-third of the world is well- fed, one-third is under-fed, and one-third is starving. The USDA coordinator of the Obama Administration’s food security initiative and a leading expert on Africa discussed the factors that contribute to the global food crisis and how the U.S. and the world can address the key issues. A key congressional staff member provided an update on food security legislation.

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