Program

Events

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Liechtenstein: Transparency, Trust and Credibility in a Changing Global Financial Order

September 25, 2009 // 10:00am11:00am
His Excellency Klaus Tschütscher, Prime Minister, Principality of Liechtenstein
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What's the Prescription for Health Care Reform?

September 24, 2009 // 8:00am10:00am
with Jason Altmire, U.S. Representative (D-PA); Member, House Education and Labor Committee;Charles M. Brain, President, Capitol Hill Strategies; Director of Legislative Affairs, President Bill Clinton; Michael Burgess, U.S. Representative (R-TX); Member, House Energy and Commerce Committee; Joe Courtney, U.S. Representative (D-CT); Member, House Education and Labor Committee; Kent Hughes, Director, Program on America and the Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center; Barry Jackson, Former Assistant to President George W. Bush for Strategic Initiatives and External Affairs; Member, Board of Trustees, Woodrow Wilson Center; Linda Killian, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; Gerald Seib, Assistant Managing Editor and Executive Washington Editor, The Wall Street Journal; John Shadegg, U.S. Representative (R-AZ); House Energy and Commerce Committee.
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Book Discussion: In FED We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic

September 16, 2009 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Author David Wessel, Economics Editor, The Wall Street Journal and Former Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

Biofuels and Economic Development

July 24, 2009 // 8:30am4:30pm
with Luiz Guilherme de Oliveira, Universidade de Brasilia-UnB; Robbin Johnson, University of Minnesota; Ford Runge, University of Minnesota; Harry de Gorter, Cornell University; Maura O'Neill, Senior Advisor for Energy and Climate, USDA; and Kent Hughes, Director, Global Energy Initiative.
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No Country Left Behind: Bringing the U.S. Up to International Standards

July 16, 2009 // 12:30pm1:45pm
with Andreas Schleicher, Head of the Indicators and Analysis Division, OECD Directorate for Education, which manages the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA); William Schmidt, Professor, Michigan State University, and a Principal Researcher for The Preparation Gap: Teacher Education for Middle School Mathematics in Six Countries; and Iris C. Rotberg, Professor, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, George Washington University, and Editor of Balancing Change and Tradition in Global Education Reform.
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The European Edge in Education: What the United States Can Learn

July 16, 2009 // 10:00am12:00pm
Andreas Schleicher, Head of the Indicators and Analysis Division, OECD Directorate for Education, which manages the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA); William Schmidt, Professor, Michigan State University, and Principal Researcher, The Preparation Gap: Teacher Education for Middle School Mathematics in Six Countries; Iris C. Rotberg, Professor, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, George Washington University, and Editor, Balancing Change and Tradition in Global Education Reform
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Conference on the Formulation of Energy and Climate Policy: Toward an Open and Transparent Process

June 18, 2009 // 9:00am6:00pm
The conference explores how best to assist policymakers in understanding the implications of various energy and climate policy options.
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America's Best Teachers Take Uncle Sam to School: Education and America's 21st Century

June 02, 2009 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Ed Potosnak, High School Chemistry Teacher, N.J., and Einstein Fellow, Office of Representative Michael Honda (D-CA); Steve Scannell, High School Science Teacher, Ore., and Einstein Fellow, Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings, National Science Foundation; Karen Stiner, Middle School Math Teacher, Ore., and Einstein Fellow, Research and Science Education Subcommittee, Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives; Jennifer Thompson, Primary School Math and Science Teacher, Alaska, and Einstein Fellow, Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation
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Land Grab: The Race for the World's Farmland

May 05, 2009 // 9:00am1:00pm
With increasing frequency, wealthy, food-importing, and water-scarce countries are investing in farmland overseas to meet food security needs. The Wilson Center hosts a half-day conference examining the patterns and implications of these investments, and highlighting case studies.
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Water: A Conversation With Dean Kamen

May 04, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Kamen seeks to provide clean water to the 1.1 billion people who lack it with the Slingshot, a washing machine-sized device that uses just 500 watts of electricity to produce 10 gallons of clean water an hour.

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