U.S. Foreign Policy Events

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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.

Ricardo Lagos, Former President of Chile

March 09, 2010 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Latin American Program
Former President Lagos commented on Latin American views of the United States and Obama administration policy and on the need for global cooperation and dialogue to solve issues such as climate change.

Haiti's Long Road Ahead

March 05, 2010 // 11:00am12:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
How can organizations help Haiti meet the challenges of post- earthquake recovery and long-term development? Three experts on Haiti discuss the state of the country after the earthquake.

A New Economic Relationship Between the United States and the Caribbean

March 04, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Latin American Program
To examine the issues at stake and evaluate the policy alternatives, the Latin American Program held a roundtable on March 4, 2010, in conjunction with the Institute of Caribbean Studies.

Serbia's Foreign Policy: Substance and Rhetoric

February 24, 2010 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
Two years after Kosovo independence, the majority of Serbs still reel with the loss of their ancestral province and continue to resent the role the United States played in the break-up of their country. At the same time, most continue to support becoming part of "the West" and joining the European Union, and are almost equally eager to strengthen their country's political, cultural, and even military ties to the United States.

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