United States Events

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.
Webcast

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.
Webcast

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.
Webcast

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.
Webcast

Taking Stock of Carbon Emissions: Policies, Strategies, and Tools for the U.S. and China

October 01, 2010 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
On the eve of the October 2010 Tianjin intercessional climate meetings, CEF presents three speakers who explore key measurable, reportable, and verifiable (MRV) issues as they relate to U.S.-China climate and energy cooperation.
Webcast

Toward a Safe, Secure, and Clean Energy Future

September 30, 2010 // 10:30am11:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Secretary Salazar speaks about the future of U.S. energy needs and resources, and the impacts of the recent Deepwater Horizon oil spill on drilling development policy.
Webcast

ChokePoint U.S.: Understanding the Tightening Conflict Between Energy and Water in the Era of Climate Change

September 22, 2010 // 9:00am11:00am
China Environment Forum
A comprehensive reporting project concludes that the current U.S. energy strategy will lead to severe water shortages and damage the country's environment and quality of life.
Webcast

Impact of U.S.-China Relations on Asia

September 21, 2010 // 9:00am10:15am
Wilson Center on the Hill
On September 21, 2010, the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States and Wilson Center on the Hill co-hosted an event on Capitol Hill examining the increasingly important and changing relationship between the United States and China and the ramifications for neighboring countries.
Webcast

Governing the Far North: Assessing Cooperation Between Arctic and Non-Arctic Nations

September 21, 2010 // 9:00am12:30pm
Canada Institute
Experts discuss efforts by Arctic and non-Arctic nations to cooperate on key governance, environmental, security, and economic issues.

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