U.S. Politics Events

Congress and Tax Policy

March 16, 2004 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Congress Project
with Bill Dauster, Deputy Staff Director and General Counsel for the Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee; Mark A. Prater Chief Tax Counsel for the Senate Finance Committee under Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Ia.); Julian Zelizer, State University of New York, Albany; and Martin Vaughan, Congress Daily

Assessing the Millennium Challenge Corporation

March 02, 2004 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
In 2002, President Bush proposed a new initiative on foreign aid - the Millennium Challenge Account. Experts outline the initiative's principles and the challenges facing the newly-formed corporation.

The Challenge in Washington: Governing by Leadership or Crisis

February 05, 2004 // 5:30pm11:00pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute at the Wilson Center and the Canada Institute on North American Issues hosted the first C. Warren Goldring Lecture on Canada-U.S. Relations with special guest speaker Leon Panetta, who addressed the topic of "The Challenge in Washington: Governing by Leadership or Crisis."

Stealth Democracy: Americans' Beliefs about How Government Should Work---Roundtable Discussion with Authors

January 16, 2004 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Congress Project
with Co-authors: John R. Hibbing and Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, professors of political science, University of Nebraska; Discussants: David Skaggs, Executive Director, Center for Democracy and Citizenship; and Catherine Rudder, Professor and Director of the Masters Program in Public Policy at George Mason University

The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief: Stepping Up to the Global Challenge

December 11, 2003 // 9:00am10:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador Randall L. Tobias emphasizes the importance of prevention, treatment, and stigma reduction in this Director's Forum -- also his first major speaking engagement open to the public.

Congress and Trade Policy

November 17, 2003 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Congress Project
with Representative Sander M. Levin (D-MI), Ranking Democrat, House Trade Subcommittee; Thelma J. Askey, Director, U.S. Trade & Development Agency; Kent Hughes, Director, Project on America and the Global Economy; Elizabeth Becker, Trade Correspondent, The New York Times

A Single Payer, Universal Health System? Current U.S. Proposals and the Canadian Model

September 23, 2003 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Canada Institute
Gregory Marchildon and Pierre-Gerlier Forest discussed the evolution of the Canadian plan of the single payer, universal health care system and its applicability as a model for the United States.

Congress and the Politics of Deficits

September 22, 2003 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Congress Project
with Rep. John Spratt (D-SC);Rudoph G. Penner, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute;Professor James Thurber, The American University;Andrew Taylor, CQ Weekly

African Oil: Its Strategic Significance, Emerging Issues and American Policy

June 27, 2003 // 9:30am11:00am
Africa Program
At the request of the Corporate Council on Africa, in conjunction with the CCA's Annual United States – Africa Business Summit, the WWIC's Africa Project organized a panel on "African Oil: Issues and Prospects." Moderated by Witney Schneidman, President of Schneidman & Associates, International and former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa, the panel featured four renowned experts: Ibrahim Gambari, Special Advisor on Africa to the UN Secretary-General; David Gordon, Director of the CIA's Office on Transnational Issues; Ian Gary, Strategic Advisor on Africa to the Catholic Relief Services and co-author of Bottom of the Barrel; and Assistant Secretary for Economics Anthony Wayne. The panel examined the strategic implications of African oil – both for Africa and for the United States – and a host of difficult issues that surround the exploitation of African oil.

Canadian Anti-Americanism: Before and After 9/11

May 22, 2003 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Canada Institute
Reginald C. Stuart explored five varieties of anti-Americanism within Canada, their historical roots, and lines of argument. He questioned what such expressions expose about Canadians themselves, their view of America, and their potential power in the current and future Canada-U.S. relationship.

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