United States Events

A Book Launch: Money and Banks in the American Political System

March 14, 2013 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
With the 2008 financial crisis still sending shockwaves through the US economy, debates over money are embedded in national politics and contemporary conceptions of the American dream. In Money and Banks in the American Political System, Kathryn C. Lavelle explores the complexity of the political institutions that surround finance, and traces the modern instability to the nexus between market innovation and regulation in a society that is wary of allowing business and state to interact and suspicious of any concentrated power in one political or economic institution.
Thomas Mulcair
Webcast

Building a Balanced, Sustainable Economy in North America and Around the World: A Conversation with Thomas Mulcair

March 13, 2013 // 10:00am11:00am
Canada Institute
Please join the Wilson Center for a discussion with Thomas Mulcair, leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party and Leader of the Official Opposition. Touching on issues including energy, trade, and foreign investment, Mr. Mulcair will present his vision for building a sustainable future for Canada’s economy, while promoting the values Canada and the United States share on the world stage.
Webcast

2013 Stanford-MIT Game-Changers: Energy on the Move Workshop

March 07, 2013 // 12:30pm6:00pm
Program on America and the Global Economy
Innovators at MIT and Stanford have been working together for the last two years to identify "game-changing" energy technologies with the greatest potential to both boost America's long-term economic growth and address our most serious energy challenges: meeting the imperatives and urgency of climate change while transforming today's global energy enterprises into tomorrow's low-carbon alternatives, and enhancing energy reliability, affordability, and security.
Webcast

Meeting the North American Energy Infrastructure Challenge

March 07, 2013 // 9:00am12:00pm
Canada Institute
Our distinguished panel discussed the various methods for energy transportation, the regulatory and legal issues involved in building energy infrastructure, and the environmental and safety risks associated with these projects.
Webcast
Podcast

Is the Border More Efficient? More Secure? — Progress and Challenges in Managing the U.S.-Mexico Border

February 27, 2013 // 1:30pm3:30pm
Mexico Institute
In 2009, the Pacific Council on International Policy and the Mexican Council on Foreign Affairs convened the Binational Task Force on the United States-Mexico Border. The group issued a series of recommendations regarding border management, which were detailed in the report, “Managing the United States-Mexico Border: Cooperative Solutions to Common Challenges.” Now, as border management plays a key role in the debate over immigration reform, the Task Force will reconvene to evaluate progress in managing the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Podcast

Book Launch: U.S. Ambassadors to Mexico, The Relationship Through Their Eyes

February 26, 2013 // 1:30pm3:30pm
Mexico Institute
Please join us for a discussion with the book’s author and three of the ambassadors whose testimonies constitute the centerpiece of the volume.
Premier Selinger
Webcast

Power Partnerships: How Canada-U.S. Hydroelectric Partnerships Reinforce America’s Clean Energy Economy

February 25, 2013 // 1:00pm3:00pm
Canada Institute
As energy policy conversations move forward in 2013, “all of the above” options must be considered in developing new and renewable sources of energy. Our distinguished panel of experts discussed the growing cooperative relationship between U.S. utilities and the Canadian hydroelectric industry, and how they complement each other.
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Podcast

Six Months in 1945: The Origins of the Cold War

February 04, 2013 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
The Cold War effectively began in 1945, as soon as Americans and Russians encountered each other in the heart of Europe. But nobody, not least Stalin, wanted the Cold War.

From Challengers to Partners? Relations Between Human Rights NGOs and their Home Governments from the 1970s on

January 30, 2013 // 12:00pm12:45pm
History and Public Policy Program
The concept of human rights acquired global significance during the 1970s, spurred by the activities of a growing number of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) responding to state repression in Chile, South Africa, the Warsaw Pact states, and elsewhere. Key interlocutors for NGOs like Amnesty International and Helsinki Watch were their home governments, whom they influenced through a combination of public campaigning and private lobbying. Crucially, it seems that during this period human rights NGOs experienced a trajectory from ‘outsider’ to ‘insider’ status. Does this mean that they paid a costly price for their newfound influence, namely abandoning their original ‘apolitical’ appeal and becoming less impartial and independent? Or should we understand this to be their success in transforming the character of international politics?
Webcast

The Significance of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation for America

January 28, 2013 // 4:00pm5:30pm
History and Public Policy Program
What were Lincoln’s motives in deciding for general emancipation? The emancipation itself changed the nature of the war. It reflected a fundamental change in Lincoln’s own thinking about the relationship of slavery to the war as well as the future place of blacks in American life.

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