United States Events

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The Free-Market Path to Electric Cars

April 14, 2011 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Peter Huber, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute; Max Parness, Energy Fellow and Switzer Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Kent Hughes, Director, Program on America and the Global Economy

Hydropower, Pipelines, and Petroleum: The U.S.-Canada Energy Relationship [Duke University, Durham, North Carolina]

April 13, 2011 // 8:30am3:00pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute co-sponsored a conference held at Duke University that assessed ways to balance North American energy, security, and environmental goals.
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Women and Entrepreneurship: Perspectives from the Middle East and the United States

March 29, 2011 // 8:00am1:00pm
Middle East Program
A group of American and Middle Eastern businesswomen discussed their common challenges and rewards in running their own companies and the resources available for women entrepreneurs.
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Is Senate Reform an Oxymoron?

March 14, 2011 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Congress Project
Former Senator Trent Lott, historian Richard Baker, and other experts discuss their hopes for and likelihood of Senate reform.
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Progress in the War in Afghanistan: Seven Centers of Gravity

March 04, 2011 // 11:00am12:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
With Secretary Gates and General Petraeus emphasizing economic and civic development as well as the use of effective force, Cordesman examined the difficulty of pursuing economic growth in midst of ongoing conflict.
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Conference: Rebuilding the American Economy—One Heirloom Tomato at a Time

March 04, 2011 // 8:00am4:00pm
United States Studies
The food system of the United States is currently witnessing a remarkable shift, with the revival of small farms and artisanal producers working with restaurants, institutional food services, and retail outlets to make locally-sourced, sustainably-produced food more widely available. On March 4, 2011, the Wilson Center hosted a day-long conference to explore this critical conjuncture.
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Partnering With Business: The Changing Role of Business in Education

March 02, 2011 // 8:00am10:00am
Program on America and the Global Economy
Brenda Gardunia, High School Math, Idaho; Arundhati Jayarao, High School Chemistry and Physics, Virginia; John Moore, High School Environmental Science, New Jersey; Sue Whitsett, High School Biology, Wisconsin; Kent Hughes, Director, Program on America and the Global Economy
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The Changing Politics of Oil: Implications for U.S. Energy Security

February 11, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
David Ottaway, who covered Egypt and Middle East for the Washington Post, discussed recent developments in the Middle East and the implications for U.S. relations in the region and with other oil producing countries. Melanie Kenderdine examineed the potential impact of these developments and the emergence of new oil and gas reserves and production in Africa, South America and around the world on U.S energy security and policy.
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Foreign Policy Challenges in the 112th Congress: Development and Security

February 04, 2011 // 9:00am10:30am
Wilson Center on the Hill
An examination of policy issues affecting the developing world, including U.S. development policy, U.S. nuclear policy, and climate and conflict resolution.
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Obama Administration Relations with Central America: A Conversation with Seven U.S. Ambassadors

February 01, 2011 // 8:30am10:00am
Latin American Program
The ambassadors discuss U.S. policy priorities in Central America, including issues of organized crime, democratic governance, and trade.

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