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The First Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review: Strengthening America's Role in the 21st Century

December 16, 2010 // 11:00am12:15pm
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.
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SAGE Working Group Meeting

December 13, 2010 // 8:00am11:00am
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Mixed Signals at the Border: The Future of U.S.-Canada Preclearance Programs

December 08, 2010 // 8:00am1:00pm
Canada Institute
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.
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Here Comes the Sun (and the Wind, Water, and Biogas): Opportunities and Challenges for U.S.-China Renewable Energy Collaboration

December 02, 2010 // 8:00am10:00am
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.
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The Sixth Crisis: Iran, Israel, America, and the Rumors of War

November 22, 2010 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Steven Simon, Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Dana Allin, Senior Fellow, International Institute for Strategic Studies
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Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era: Nuclear Antiaircraft Arms and the Cold War

November 17, 2010 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
Christopher Bright, Author, Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era, Robert S. Norris, Natural Resources Defense Council
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The Role of Minority Parties in Congress

November 15, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Congress Project
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."
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U.S.-China Climate Relations in the Run-Up to Cancun

November 05, 2010 // 9:30am11:30am
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.
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America and the Peace Process: A View from the Region

October 29, 2010 // 9:00am11:00am
Middle East Program
Nabil Fahmy, Dean, School of Public Affairs, American University in Cairo, and former Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the United States; Marwan Muasher, Vice President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and former Ambassador of Jordan to the United States and Deputy Prime Minister; Ephraim Sneh, Chairman, S. Daniel Abraham Center for Strategic Dialogue, Netanya Academic College and former member of the Knesset, and Deputy Defense Minister; Moderator Aaron David Miller, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Fixing the Financial System: What's Next?

October 26, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
President Harry Truman used to yearn for a ‘one handed economist’ who would give him clear advice. In the Squam Lake Report fifteen top economists came together to give their collective assessment of what caused the financial crisis and what steps we should take to avoid another.

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