December 05, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
The United States has been an innovation leader since the end of World War II as it took to heart Vannevar Bush’s 1945 report Science: The Endless Frontier. As the world entered the 2000s, more and more countries have focused on improving and building their own innovation systems. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, recognizing this trend, asked the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute to survey the innovation systems of Brazil, South Korea, and Russia and provide insights on current and future innovation trends. The talk will explore the complex set of factors that are brought to bear on countries’ industrial and innovation policies, and highlight the role of governance and culture underlying both successes and failures in innovation policies.
November 01, 2013 // 2:00pm — 4:00pm
Public-private partnerships are a key source of funding and support for small business, public infrastructure, and aspiring entrepreneurs. The Honorable Jacques Gansler, head of the Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise at the University of Maryland delivered the keynote address followed by an expert panel on how small businesses and public entities can partner together and the mutually beneficial impact of these partnerships.
October 30, 2013 // 12:50pm — 3:00pm
Continuing with our focus on the critical importance of entrepreneurship to the American economy, on October 30, 2013, PAGE will host Jeanne Hulit, Acting Administrator of the SBA, to discuss public policies or private practices could increase the availability of small business financing in the future and innovative businesses that can drive future growth and prosperity.
September 26, 2013 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Banker to the World has been published in 2012 in Mandarin (Chinese), Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and in a separate English language edition for the South Asian sub-continent. Time is always against you in a crisis, notes Rhodes. The risks of the crisis spreading are always present. The key to containing and then managing crises rests in negotiating patience and tenacity, understanding the cultures of and the pressures on the negotiators, leading at key times, seizing opportunities, and knowing exactly when to close the deal….my experiences convince me that all crises can be managed—the more so if those who are called upon to assume responsibility seek to learn from the lessons of the past.”
September 18, 2013 // 8:30am — 4:00pm
The Fulbright NEXUS Program is a network of junior scholars, professionals, and mid-career applied researchers from the United States and other Western Hemisphere nations participating in a year-long program that includes multi-disciplinary, team-based research, a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience. Fulbright NEXUS scholars spend up to one calendar year engaged in projects in one of three broad, interrelated areas: Science, Technology and Innovation; Entrepreneurship; and Sustainable Energy. Beyond theoretical research, NEXUS aims to influence public policy in these areas.
July 26, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
As the United States and the European Union begin the negotiation of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, please join us for a conference to examine the challenges and opportunities of including Canada and Mexico in the agreement.
July 23, 2013 // 8:30am — 10:30am
On July 23, 2013, speakers will present the main findings of the Global Development Horizons report, which explores patterns of investment, saving and capital flows as they are likely to evolve over the course of the next two decades. Experts from the Wilson Center will discuss how these economic patterns will affect various developing countries and regions.
June 19, 2013 // 2:00pm — 5:00pm
On June 19, 2013, Robert Zoellick, former president of the World Bank, former U.S. Trade Representative, and former Deputy Secretary of State gave a global perspective of what the Trans-Pacific Partnership could mean for future trade negotiations followed by a distinguished group of panelists who spoke on the important aspects of a future trade model and how the Trans-Pacific Partnership fits into other regional trade agreements.
June 18, 2013 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
The meltdown of international financial markets in 2008 and the continuing economic crisis plaguing Europe have ramped up discussions about the challenges and limits of global economic governance. From 2008 to 2009, commitment to a collective international response reached unprecedented levels in recent decades, but sustaining that momentum – led by the G20 and harnessing the legitimacy and technical capacities of the International Monetary Fund – has proven much harder. Former IMF Executive Director for the Fund’s Australia and Pacific Constituency, Chris Legg, will examine lessons from this experience about the nature of international economic governance, and the constraints to enhancing the IMF and G20’s future effectiveness.
April 22, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On April 22, 2013, a select panel of GeoSTEM Master Teachers discussed how teacher-leaders have come together to put policy into practice. GeoSTEM is an ongoing educational endeavor to engage teachers and students in an innovative study of Planet Earth using state-of-the-art technologies and educational resources.