United States Events

GAO REPORT RELEASE: Climate Engineering; Technical status, future directions, and potential responses

October 12, 2011 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
In response to a congressional request for a technology assessment on climate engineering, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report in August. An interdisciplinary team prepared the report, employing a multi-method approach based on GAO’s quality assurance framework and best practices in technology assessment. The report examined the current state of climate engineering science and technology, experts’ views of the future of U.S. climate engineering research, and potential public responses to climate engineering.
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Innovation and Entrepreneurship: The Right Combination for Growth?

October 07, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
As America continues to find its footing in the post-recession globalized world, entrepreneurship and innovation remain two key facets of potential growth. Panelists will examine the relationship between the two and how they can help bolster American competitiveness in the 21st century. They will also discuss what legislation can foster entrepreneurship.
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Informal Settlements in the U.S.: Sharing Lessons Learned at Home and Abroad

October 07, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
In the United States today, there are people living in informal settlements without access to basic shelter, electricity, water, and sanitation. In recognition of World Habitat Day, please join us for a discussion on informal housing settlements in the United States and abroad.
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Liberty's Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from Washington to Obama

October 04, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Jeremi Suri, provocative historian and one of Smithsonian magazine’s “Top Young Innovators,” takes on the idea of American exceptionalism and turns it into a playbook for President Obama over the next, vital few years.
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Dag Hammarskjold, His Critics, and the United Nations in 1956

September 26, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
Wm. Roger Louis from the University of Texas discusses the extremely significant role of Dag Hammarskjold in the 1956 Suez Crisis, a pivotal point in UN history with an impact still felt in today's peacekeeping missions.
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Is the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline in the National Interest?

September 22, 2011 // 8:30am12:15pm
Canada Institute
Panelists discussed whether the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline is in the national interest. The discussion took place as federal agencies and the public submit comments in the 90-day review period, following the State Department's release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement.

On the Docket: The Legal and Media Worlds Look at the Supreme Court 2011 Term

September 19, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
United States Studies
Panelists will discuss the upcoming Supreme Court term and how the modern media covers our nation’s highest court.
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Foreign Relations of the United States Series: Southern Africa, 1969-1976

September 14, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Cold War International History Project
The Wilson Center's Cold War International History Project in collaboration with the Africa Program presents a panel discussion on the the newly released Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969–1976, Volume XXVIII, Southern Africa.
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Is the Border Broken? Rethinking the Conventional Wisdom

September 12, 2011 // 4:00pm
Mexico Institute
The Mexico Institute in conjunction with the Immigration Policy Center, hosted a discussion with key researches and policy makers to discuss the complexities of U.S.-Mexico border policies.
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Border Security Challenges After 9/11: A Conversation With Three Commissioners of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

September 09, 2011 // 11:00am12:00pm
International Security Studies
Commissioner Alan Bersin of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) joins former commissioners Robert Bonner and Ralph Basham in a discussion of border security since 9/11. This roundtable, facilitated by Professor Bruce Hoffman of Georgetown University, will examine how the federal government consolidated border security into one CBP in 2003 and how threats to the nation’s homeland have evolved over the last decade.

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