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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.

Book Launch: Pinstripe Patronage: Political Favoritism From the Clubhouse to the White House and Beyond

October 20, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Congress Project
Martin and Susan Tolchin update the question they first raised in a 1971 work, examining how a string of Supreme Court rulings has affected the time-honored practices of rewarding your friends and punishing your enemies.
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An Assessment of Ahmadinejad's Trip to the U.S.

October 08, 2010 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Middle East Program
Robin Wright, Joint Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center and United States Institute of Peace; John Limbert, Distinguished Professor of International Affairs, United States Naval Academy and former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iran in State Department's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs

A Roadmap for Economic Growth: U.S.-China Private Sector Cooperation in Power Sector

October 06, 2010 // 2:00pm3:30pm
China Environment Forum
U.S.-China cooperation in the power sector could be an important driver of economic growth in both countries, according to a new report discussed at the Woodrow Wilson Center on October 6th.
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On the Rise or in Decline? Evaluating Canadian and U.S. Power in the 21st Century

October 06, 2010 // 9:00am11:00am
Canada Institute
Earl Fry and Brian Lee Crowley discussed their new books on the future of the United States and of Canada. Fry highlighted several factors contributing to the decline of the United States, while Crowley touted the policies that have positioned Canada to thrive in the 21st century.
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Pinstripe Patronage: Political Favoritism From the Clubhouse to the White House and Beyond

October 04, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Is political patronage the dark underbelly of American politics, whose practitioners are fortunate to keep one step ahead of the sheriff? Or is it an essential ingredient of effective governance, rewarding and cementing loyalty while greasing the gears of government? The authors of a newly-released book discussed how political patronage is alive and well in the 21st century, though changed. It now includes the privatization of services, earmarks, and the expansion of hybrid agencies, with highly paid salaries for top executives.

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