United States Events

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Targeting Top Teachers For Superior STEM Education

July 12, 2011 // 9:00am10:15am
Wilson Center on the Hill
With the impending reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the issue of teacher quality is one of particular interest for the upcoming session. The panel of Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows discussed the characteristics and considerations that a definition for Highly Effective STEM Teachers should address. The Fellows also addressed the impact of high quality professional development programs by outlining their experiences and observations.
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Mexico's Presidential Elections: Implications for the U.S. Relationship with its Neighbor Next Door

June 28, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Wilson Center on the Hill
Once every twelve years, presidential elections in Mexico and the United States fall in the same year. Mexico Institute Director Andrew Selee and Senior Associate Eric L. Olson examined the current political landscape in Mexico and the implications for the 2012 presidential elections in both countries.

Whose Logo? Sustainable Consumption and Production in North America

June 23, 2011 // 9:30am11:00am
Canada Institute
Stefanie Bowles of Policy Horizons Canada discussed her research findings exploring the economic implications and changing regulatory structure relating to “green” products.

Preparing for the Impact of a Changing Climate on U.S. Humanitarian and Disaster Response

June 21, 2011 // 9:30am11:00am
Environmental Change and Security Program
This panel discussion addresses the impacts of slow-onset and rapid-onset climate-related disasters on the U.S. government's international humanitarian and disaster response systems, including both civilian and military capacity, as identified in the new Oxfam and CNA report, "An Ounce of Prevention: Preparing for the Impact of a Changing Climate on U.S. Humanitarian and Disaster Response."

U.S.-Soviet Relations during the Second World War: History and Lessons for Today

June 15, 2011 // 9:45am1:00pm
Kennan Institute
Cosponsored by the Embassy of the Russian Federation, this conference discussed newly-available information regarding the history and diplomacy of relations between the United States and Russia during the Second World War.
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Immigrants in the United States: How Well Are They Integrating into Society?

June 14, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Urban Sustainability Laboratory
Co-sponsored by the Comparative Urban Studies Project and the Mexico Institute, this event addressed the question of immigrant integration across a variety of economic, social and political indicators.

Red, White, and Green? Environmental Security Threats and Sustainability Opportunities (OFFSITE)

June 10, 2011 // 7:30am9:30am
Environmental Change and Security Program
Environment and energy issues pose both threats and opportunities no matter where you sit. Leading experts discuss how two critical American actors are tackling these challenges: the business community and the U.S. military.

Securing North America: A Discussion of the Canada First Defense Strategy

June 03, 2011 // 10:00am11:00am
Canada Institute
Lieutenant-General Walter Semianiw, Commander of Canada Command, offered an overview of the Canada First Defense Strategy and the Canadian Forces’ efforts to better secure the Canadian homeland.
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The Economic Crisis and the U.S. Policy Response: Just Right, Too Little or Too Much?

June 02, 2011 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Ron Blackwell, Chief Economist, AFL-CIO; Uri Dadush, Director, International Economics Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Prakash Loungani, Advisor, International Monetary Fund; Michael Lind, Director Economic Growth Program, New America Foundation; Thomas Palley, New Rules and New America Foundation

A Discussion with Colombian Foreign Minister María Angela Holguín

June 01, 2011 // 8:30am10:00am
Latin American Program
Under the Santos administration, Colombia has pursued a new set of foreign policy priorities and is seeking to play a more active role in regional and international affairs. Minister Holguín discussed Colombia's changing political and economic relations with its closest neighbors and the rest of Latin America, the United States, Europe, and Asia.

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