United States Events
February 01, 2011 // 8:30am — 10:00am
Latin American Program
The ambassadors discuss U.S. policy priorities in Central America, including issues of organized crime, democratic governance, and trade.
January 24, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Rep. Donald Payne (D-N.J.) and Rep. Thomas Petri (R-Wis.) discuss the causes of the United States' education deficit and factors Congress should watch in the future.
The First Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review: Strengthening America's Role in the 21st Century
December 16, 2010 // 11:00am — 12:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
The Department of State has made diplomacy and development key pillars of U.S. foreign policy. Panelists discussed the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) and its implications for the FY 2011 budget and congressional foreign policy decision-making in the 112th Congress.
December 13, 2010 // 8:00am — 11:00am
December 08, 2010 // 8:00am — 1:00pm
Two panels explored the challenges and initiatives taking place in the United States and Canada to expand preclearance programs. Panelists stressed the need for more sophisticated and efficient programs at the shared border.
Here Comes the Sun (and the Wind, Water, and Biogas): Opportunities and Challenges for U.S.-China Renewable Energy Collaboration
December 02, 2010 // 8:00am — 10:00am
China Environment Forum
Derek Vollmer of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) presents findings on a joint report by the U.S. National Academies and the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering that reviewed renewable energy development and deployment in the United States and China.
November 22, 2010 // 11:00am — 12:00pm
Middle East Program
Steven Simon, Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Dana Allin, Senior Fellow, International Institute for Strategic Studies
November 17, 2010 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
Christopher Bright, Author, Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era, Robert S. Norris, Natural Resources Defense Council
November 15, 2010 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Former Congressman Robert Walker (R-Pa.), who, as a backbench Member, helped Newt Gingrich engineer the 1994 Republican takeover of the House of Representatives, told a Wilson Center Congress Project seminar audience Nov. 15 that "the chief job of the minority party is to become the majority."
November 05, 2010 // 9:30am — 11:30am
China Environment Forum
High expectations preceding the Copenhagen Climate talks in December 2009 created major disappointment when the talks did not produce a comprehensive agreement on controlling global greenhouse gas emissions. Climate experts stress that expectations for the December talks in Cancun need to be realistic.