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Apr 07, 2005
Race, Inequality and Education: Challenges for Affirmative Action in Brazil and the United States (April 2005) more

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Mar 07, 2005
Regional Integration in the Amazon Moving forward with the ACTO (March 2005) Video of this event is now available online more

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Mar 07, 2005
Setting a Course for Equality Guaranteed Minimum Income in Brazil (March 2005) more

Building the Next American Century

Feb 09, 2005
Collaboration between the public and private sectors helped the U.S. economy recover from its last period of economic malaise, and similar collaboration is needed today, according to a key participant in the 1980s–1990s competitiveness movement.In Building the Next American Century, Kent H. Hughes describes that movement, beginning with the conditions that stimulated it: stagflation in the early 1970s, declines in manufactured exports, and challenges from German and Japanese manufacturers. The United States responded with monetary and fiscal reform, technological innovation, and formation of a culture of lifelong learning. Although a great deal of leadership came from government, a new sense of partnership with the private sector and its leaders was crucial. Hughes attributes much of the national prosperity of the late 1990s to contributions from the private sectors. Hughes argues that a twenty-first-century competitiveness strategy with a system-wide approach to innovation, learning, and global engagement can meet today's challenges, even in the demanding environment shaped by national security concerns after 9/11.---Kent H. Hughes has served as President of the Council on Competitiveness, Associate Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Senior Economist of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, Chief Economist to Senate Majority Leader Robert C. Byrd, and in a number of other important positions. He is currently director of the Project on Science, Technology, America, and the Global Economy at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.Building the Next American Century: The Past and Future of Economic Competitiveness(Woodrow Wilson Press, 2005)Price: $55.00 hardcover;$24.95 paperISBN 0-8018-8204-4 hardcover; 0-8018-8203-6 paperDistributed by: Johns Hopkins University PressTelephone: 1-800-537-5467 To order this book please visit: more

Thinking Brazil 14

Dec 07, 2004
Brazil Under Lula: Domestic and Foreign Perceptions (December 2004) more

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Dec 07, 2004
Cardoso Commemorates 25th Anniversary of Transitions from Authoritarian Rule (December 2004) more

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Dec 07, 2004
Brazil - United States Relations: 2004 and Beyond (December 2004) more



The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.