United States Events

Cyber Security and the North American Electric Grid

April 16, 2013 // 8:00am12:00pm
Canada Institute
On April 16, 2013, the Canada Institute hosted its fourteenth Cross-Border Forum on Energy Issues. This year’s program, “Cyber Security and the North American Electric Grid” assembled key stakeholders, academics, and government policy makers for an off-the-record discussion on the vital but potentially vulnerable electric grid shared by Canada and the United States. The assembled participants concluded that despite decades of cooperation more must be done to confront emerging cyber security issues in the energy sector.

IN DENVER, COLORADO - Global Choke Point: Confronting Energy Demand and Water Scarcity in China and the United States

April 11, 2013 // 5:00pm7:00pm
China Environment Forum
China’s soaring economy, fueled by an unyielding appetite for coal, is threatened by the country's steadily diminishing freshwater reserves. The United States faces similar water-energy confrontations—over millions of gallons of water are taken from ranchers to develop the deep oil and gas shale reserves of the west and there are battles between Georgia and Florida over diminishing drinking water reserves. Global Choke Point, though, is not necessarily a narrative of doom and gloom. The presentations will examine both the challenges and opportunities presented by these looming choke points.
Webcast

Celebrating the Legacy of Daniel Patrick Moynihan: The Launch of "Moynihan's Moment," a New Book by Gil Troy

April 04, 2013 // 3:30pm5:00pm
History and Public Policy Program
McGill University Professor of History Gil Troy leads on expert panel on his latest book, "Moynihan's Moment: America's Fight Against Zionism as Racism" which explores the legacy of Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

Third Brazilian Congressional Study Mission on Innovation

March 24, 2013 // 9:00pmMarch 28, 2013 // 5:00pm
Brazil Institute
In the annual Congressional Study Mission on Innovation, Brazilian congressman head to California to understand how the state has become an innovation hub.

Environmental Film Festival: 'Vision: The PORTSfuture Projects'

March 22, 2013 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
The third film being hosted by the Wilson Center as part of this year's Environmental Film Festival is 'Vision: The PORTSfuture Projects,' on the decontamination and rehabilitation of one of the United States' first uranium enrichment facilities.
Webcast

Awareness and Impressions of Synthetic Biology: Results of the 2013 Poll

March 20, 2013 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Presentation of results from the 2013 public poll on synthetic biology.
Webcast

Stalin’s Decision for War in Korea

March 18, 2013 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
At the end of the 1940s Joseph Stalin was forced to negotiate a new treaty of alliance with the victorious Chinese Communists. Mao Zedong won significant concessions from Stalin. The Soviet dictator was compelled to alter completely his policy for Korea.

A Book Launch: Money and Banks in the American Political System

March 14, 2013 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
With the 2008 financial crisis still sending shockwaves through the US economy, debates over money are embedded in national politics and contemporary conceptions of the American dream. In Money and Banks in the American Political System, Kathryn C. Lavelle explores the complexity of the political institutions that surround finance, and traces the modern instability to the nexus between market innovation and regulation in a society that is wary of allowing business and state to interact and suspicious of any concentrated power in one political or economic institution.
Thomas Mulcair
Webcast

Building a Balanced, Sustainable Economy in North America and Around the World: A Conversation with Thomas Mulcair

March 13, 2013 // 10:00am11:00am
Canada Institute
Please join the Wilson Center for a discussion with Thomas Mulcair, leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party and Leader of the Official Opposition. Touching on issues including energy, trade, and foreign investment, Mr. Mulcair will present his vision for building a sustainable future for Canada’s economy, while promoting the values Canada and the United States share on the world stage.
Webcast

2013 Stanford-MIT Game-Changers: Energy on the Move Workshop

March 07, 2013 // 12:30pm6:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Innovators at MIT and Stanford have been working together for the last two years to identify "game-changing" energy technologies with the greatest potential to both boost America's long-term economic growth and address our most serious energy challenges: meeting the imperatives and urgency of climate change while transforming today's global energy enterprises into tomorrow's low-carbon alternatives, and enhancing energy reliability, affordability, and security.

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