Program

Events

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The Next Generation of Earth System Education

April 22, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
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.
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Cooperation in South America for the Promotion and Protection of Patents and Trademarks - the PROSUR Initiative

April 03, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
On Wednesday April 3, the Wilson Center convenes a panel to discuss intellectual property rights through the Prosur initiative.

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

March 14, 2013 // 3:00pm4:30pm
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.
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2013 Stanford-MIT Game-Changers: Energy on the Move Workshop

March 07, 2013 // 12:30pm6:00pm
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.
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How to Improve Brazil's Industrial Growth and Export Performance

February 12, 2013 // 4:00pm5:30pm
On Tuesday February 12, a panel discussed Brazil's industrial outlook and export performance.
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Nation Building: The Plan for Public Education in Post-Earthquake Haiti

February 07, 2013 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Nearly 50% of the Haitian population is under the age of 18. Thus restructuring Haiti’s education system is the Government of Haiti’s top priority, a challenge complicated by the devastating 2010 earthquake. The Haitian Minister of Education, along with U.S. education reform expert Paul G. Vallas, share the details, the challenges, the progress and the need to realize Haiti’s vision for its future through education.

Supply & Safety: Monitoring Imported Food

February 05, 2013 // 9:30am11:00am
According to the USDA about 15% of all food eaten by Americans is imported. With the growing globalization of our nation's food supply, imported food safety has become a national concern.

Book Discussion: Waging War on Corruption

December 12, 2012 // 9:00am10:30am
“Waging War on Corruption – Inside the Movement Fighting the Abuse of Power “ is about power. It is an insider’s account of extraordinary battles against the abuse of public office by politicians and officials for their personal gain. This is a global journey from the birth of pioneering anti-corruption organization Transparency International in 1993, to the Arab Spring in 2011, as courageous people in scores of countries challenge authority and fight for justice. At stake is nothing less than our global security, the reduction of poverty, the stability of our economic and financial systems, and the cause of freedom and democracy.
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Economic Statecraft: Developing Partnerships with the Private Sector

December 10, 2012 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Distinguished panelists from the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Trade and Development Agency, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the U.S. Agency for International Development will highlight inter-agency cooperation in implementing Secretary Clinton's Economic Statecraft Agenda. Speakers will outline how their respective agencies are working with the private sector to expand trade and investment, advocate for U.S. business interests and promote a level playing field.
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Book Launch: The Global Farms Race -- Land Grabs, Agricultural Investment, and the Scramble for Food Security in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Former Soviet Union

December 04, 2012 // 3:30pm5:30pm
The launch of a new book on arguably one of the world's most underreported trends: The acquisition, by nations and private investors, of vast expanses of precious farmland overseas.

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