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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: New Rules for a New Era

June 19, 2013 // 2:00pm5:00pm
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.
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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.

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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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.

Book Launch: Better Capitalism: Renewing the Entrepreneurial Strength of the American Economy

October 24, 2012 // 9:00am10:30am
Author Robert Litan, Director of Research for Bloomberg Government and the former vice president for research and policy at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, will discuss his recently released book, Better Capitalism: Renewing the Entrepreneurial Strength of the American Economy.
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A Debate: Is the American Economy in Decline?

October 18, 2012 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Please join us for a compelling debate that explores these two competing interpretations and examines what the United States needs to do to restore robust economic growth. Robert Atkinson and Ed Luce will debate the affirmative, based on arguments from their books Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage and Time to Start Thinking, arguing the U.S. economy is suffering from underlying structural weaknesses which will continue to comprise America’s economic competitiveness until addressed. Dan Gross will counter that the decline of the American economy has been much exaggerated and that the U.S. economy remains structurally sound and is in fact poised for rapid growth once the financial crisis abates, as he argues in Better, Stronger, Faster: The Myth of American Decline . . . and the Rise of a New Economy.

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