U.S. Politics Events


Climate Change Politics in North America (Part One)

May 18, 2006 // 1:00pm5:30pm
Canada Institute
The Wilson Center's Canada Institute and ECSP host a two-day conference in partnership with the University of New Hampshire to examine the rapidly evolving North American debate on climate change politics.

Congress and Individual Privacy in a New Security Age

May 15, 2006 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Congress Project
with Sen. John E. Sununu (R-NH); Peter Swire, Professor of Law, Ohio State University and former White House Privacy Counsel; Nancy V. Baker, Associate Professor, Dept. of Govt., New Mexico State University; Joelle Tessler, reporter, CQ Weekly

Red and Blue America: The Political Map of the New Century

March 31, 2006 // 12:00pm4:15pm
Congress Project
As the U.S. approaches the 2006 midterm congressional elections, and, beyond that, the 2008 presidential campaign, experts and pols strain to detect any movement in the deeply and evenly divided Red and Blue America toward some kind of political realignment of the parties. Are the partisans on both sides of the road digging themselves deeper into their respective trenches, or will some surge of independents and moderates force them out of their entrenched positions to battle for valued new recruits in the middle of the road?

Getting Ahead of AIDS: The Long-term Agenda

March 09, 2006 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Maternal Health Initiative
Dr. Peter Piot and U.S. Representative Jim Leach (R-IA) speak at a Wilson Center Director's Forum about the long-term agenda for fighting HIV/AIDS.

Water for the Next 100 Years

February 28, 2006 // 12:00am11:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
As part of the Woodrow Wilson Center's tribute to William Ruckelshaus, two-time U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator, water experts gathered at the University of Washington in Seattle to discuss the challenge of providing safe water to meet both human and ecosystem needs.

Next Steps for The Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act

February 14, 2006 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) speaks about the Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005, which was signed into law by President George W. Bush on December 1, 2005.

Epidemics in the United States: Public Policy Responses and the Lessons to be Learned

December 12, 2005 // 11:00pm
United States Studies
The Wilson Center brings together four public health historians to discuss the "politics of disease" – the social and moral factors that have influenced the U.S. public policy responses to epidemics – as well as to suggest lessons for better preparedness in future epidemics.

Mobilizing to Fight an Avian Flu Pandemic

December 07, 2005 // 9:00am10:00am
Maternal Health Initiative
According to Senator Tom Harkin, the administration's plan to fight an avian flu pandemic includes all the essential elements of a successful strategy, but doesn't place enough emphasis on preparation.

Woodrow Wilson's Congressional Government: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

November 14, 2005 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Congress Project
with Representative David E. Price (D-N.C.); Professor William F. Connelly, Washington & Lee University; W. Lee Rawls,, Vice President at Van Scoyoc Associates, Inc.; and Rochelle Dornatt, Chief-of-Staff to Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.).

After the Storm: Environment and Population Issues in Gulf Coast Reconstruction and Global Implications for Coastal Development

October 05, 2005 // 10:00am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Robert A. Thomas, who holds the Chair of Environmental Communications at the University of Loyola in New Orleans, speaks about the environmental and demographic aspects of post-hurricane reconstruction in the Gulf Coast.