May 16, 2012 // 9:00am — 11:00am
With the recession eroding school budgets, educators today are being forced to do more with less. Leading education reformer Paul Vallas and Kenneth Wong of Brown University discuss practical, tested, and cost-effective solutions to improve America’s K-12 schools.
May 01, 2012 // 2:45pm — 4:45pm
Mexico currently holds the presidency of the G-20 and will be hosting the upcoming Leader's Summit this June. There was a discussion on Mexico's approach to the G-20 presidency and the major issues on the agenda for the Los Cabos meeting.
April 24, 2012 // 9:00am — 12:00pm
Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), both first term Senators, discussed key components of the Start-up Act, which they have authored and introduced. The two Senators oulined why we need to keep talented people in the United States, especially in STEM fields and how the government can best serve entrepreneurs through regulations, taxes, and encouraging talent.
April 23, 2012 // 9:45am — 4:15pm
A major conference on the Pakistan-India trade relationship, with emphasis on the MFN agreement and beyond. Features speakers from Pakistan and India.
March 28, 2012 // 9:30am — 11:00am
Once the world’s uncontested manufacturing powerhouse, the United States today must contend with stiff international competition for innovation, markets, and talent. An expert panel looks at ways to boost competitiveness—through fiscal, immigration, and education reform.
March 27, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:15pm
China has recently been a major force in political games in the Asia-Pacific. For example, it has succeeded in partly disengaging the United States from the trade framework in Southeast Asia by promoting “low quality” Free Trade Agreements in the region. China has also viewed the ASEAN Regional Forum and East Asia Summit as convenient non-binding and consensus-based arenas that allow Beijing to avoid dealing with hard issues such as maritime disputes in the South China Sea. The Obama administration’s much-discussed “Asia Pivot” is an attempt to reinsert the United States into regional political games and is perhaps most evident in the administration’s focus on the Trans-Pacific Partnership multilateral FTA. How is the United States’ reemergence as a regional player changing the existing components of the political game? What trade and strategic initiatives is Washington undertaking? How will other regional players, such as Japan and India, respond to American and Chinese moves?
March 26, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
This report by Institute for Defense Analyses and done at the request of the National Intelligence Manager for Science and Technology in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, aims to identify emerging global trends in advanced manufacturing and to propose scenarios for advanced manufacturing 10 and 20 years in the future.
March 19, 2012 // 4:00pm — 6:00pm
This panel will explore the intersection presidential and congressional politics as they play-out against the President’s trade agenda.
March 01, 2012 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
In The Last Great Senate Ira Shapiro describes how Senators of the 1960s and '70s overcame southern opposition to civil rights, passed Great Society legislation, and battled the executive branch on Vietnam, Watergate, and its abuses of power. The right's sweep of the 1980 elections shattered that Senate, leaving a diminished institution in its wake.
February 13, 2012 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
Agriculture has often been a stumbling block in free trade negotiations. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), often seen as the economic component of the Obama Administration’s “Asia pivot,” is no exception. Can Japan’s leadership, which has indicated a willingness to join the TPP, surmount resistance from its domestic agricultural lobby? Is the TPP attractive to countries like Korea, which has enthusiastically negotiated separate bilateral free trade agreements, most notably with the United States? What are the problems and opportunities in the agreement for American agricultural producers? How do nations like New Zealand, an agricultural powerhouse and original member of the TPP, view the negotiating positions of potential new members to the agreement?