Program

Events

Legislating International Organization: The US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank

October 25, 2011 // 9:00am10:30am
Covering the history of the IMF and World Bank from their origins, Lavelle shows that domestic political constituencies in advanced industrial states have always been important drivers of international financial institution policy. She focuses in particular on the U.S. Congress, tracing its long history of involvement with these institutions and showing how the Congress wields significant influence. The impact of 2008 financial crisis has focused American politics on the global role played by the IMF and World Bank.
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21st Century Pathways to a Skilled Technology Workforce

October 13, 2011 // 8:00am1:15pm
Stakeholders in IT academies, apprenticeship programs, workforce training, and the industries that depend upon 21st century skills will discuss how best to create and maintain a 21st century workforce.
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Innovation and Entrepreneurship: The Right Combination for Growth?

October 07, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
As America continues to find its footing in the post-recession globalized world, entrepreneurship and innovation remain two key facets of potential growth. Panelists will examine the relationship between the two and how they can help bolster American competitiveness in the 21st century. They will also discuss what legislation can foster entrepreneurship.
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation

September 23, 2011 // 8:30am2:00pm
As America continues to find its footing in the post-recession globalized world, entrepreneurship and innovation remain two key facets of potential growth. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation are hosting a conference on September 23, 2011 to explore these subjects in greater depth. The conference is to begin with an opening keynote from Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO), followed by two panels of experts from industry, policy, and academia, with a concluding address from Carl Schramm, President & CEO of the Kauffman Foundation.

Book Launch: Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises

September 13, 2011 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Join Robert Z. Aliber, author of Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises on September 13 for a round-table discussion on his new book.
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Book Launch: Pinched: How the Great Recession Has Narrowed Our Futures and What We Can Do About It

August 08, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Join Don Peck, author of Pinched: How the Great Recession Has Narrowed Our Futures & What We Can Do About It, on August 8 for a round-table discussion on the future of the American economy.
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Book Discussion: Reckless Endangerment

July 27, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
NYT reporter Gretchen Morgenson and financial analyst Joshua Rosner, authors of the best-seller "Reckless Endangerment," dig into the home mortgage crisis.
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The Business of Education: Avoiding a Skills Gap

July 18, 2011 // 10:30am11:30am
Future U.S. competitiveness will depend on whether our students are given the proper skills to be college and career-ready. Businesses, maybe now more than ever, are investing in education and forming partnerships with schools to help ensure that our students are ready to join and compete in a 21st century global workforce. Boeing is no exception. Project-based learning and an emphasis on STEM subjects will be key to winning the future.
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Targeting Top Teachers For Superior STEM Education

July 12, 2011 // 9:00am10:15am
With the impending reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the issue of teacher quality is one of particular interest for the upcoming session. The panel of Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows discussed the characteristics and considerations that a definition for Highly Effective STEM Teachers should address. The Fellows also addressed the impact of high quality professional development programs by outlining their experiences and observations.
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BRICS: Shaping the New Global Architecture

June 28, 2011 // 1:00pm5:30pm
João Augusto de Castro Neves, Fyodor Lukyanov, Inderjit Singh, Da Wei, and Francis A. Kornegay spoke at The Wilson Center on the new grouping of nations known as BRICS and how this consortium of countries will shape the future global architecture.

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