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Small Business is Big Business in America

October 30, 2013 // 12:50pm — 3:00pm
Continuing with our focus on the critical importance of entrepreneurship to the American economy, on October 30, 2013, PAGE will host Jeanne Hulit, Acting Administrator of the SBA, to discuss public policies or private practices could increase the availability of small business financing in the future and innovative businesses that can drive future growth and prosperity.
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An Assessment of Rouhani’s Visit to New York: Real Diplomacy or Failed Expectations?

October 02, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Two Iran experts assess Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s recent visit to the United Nations General Assembly and its implications for improving relations between the United States and Iran.

Women, Business and the Law 2014: Removing Restrictions to Enhance Gender Equality

October 03, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Women, Business and the Law measures how laws, regulations, and institutions differentiate between women and men. It further discusses how the respective laws, regulations, and institutions may affect women’s incentives, capacity to work, or to set up and run a business. It objectively measures legal differences on the basis of gender in 143 economies, covering six areas: accessing institutions, using property, getting a job, providing incentives to work, building credit, and going to court. This year’s report was published by Bloomsbury Publishing. wbl.worldbank.org
Karyna Korostelina

Constructing Nation: National Narratives of History Teachers in Ukraine

October 28, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Karina Korostelina examined the use of historical narratives as an element of nation building in Ukraine, and analyzed the role of history teachers in this process. Based on 60 semi-structural interviews with history teachers in Ukraine, the speaker described three major national narratives used by history teachers to produce specific meaning of social identity among school pupils.

The Worlds of Joseph Conrad

September 23, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
What does it feel like to live in a world transformed by new technology, new ideas, and new dynamics of world power? A century ago, the author Joseph Conrad provided vivid answers to questions we still ask today. In his novels Heart of Darkness (1899), Lord Jim (1900), Nostromo (1904), and The Secret Agent (1907) – each set on a different continent, each anchored in historical incidents and in personal experience – Conrad revealed the forces challenging European dominance, and anticipated the defining currents of the twentieth century.

The New Political Landscape of Afghanistan's Neighborhood After '2014'

October 21, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Much attention is being devoted to the changing security situation in Afghanistan as US/NATO forces prepare to end the current mission and begin a new status in the country. Already, Afghanistan's immediate neighbors (and somewhat distant, such as Russia) are addressing what they see as the key concerns of the coming years. Roger Kangas spoke about potential regional outcomes as the balance of security changes in the coming years.

The Russian Orthodox Church and Russia’s Foreign Policy Vectors

October 15, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Contemporary Russia has a set of overlapping and sometimes contradictory foreign policies. Nikolas K. Gvosdev discusses the role the Russian Orthodox Church plays in Russia's foreign policy process.

Deciphering Russian Policy on Syria: What Happened…and What’s Next

October 07, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Since the Arab Spring arrived in Syria in 2011, Russia has strongly supported the Assad regime’s efforts to suppress its opponents, while the U.S. has remained relatively uninvolved. Mark N. Katz, Professor of Government and Politics at George Mason University, analyzed the next steps as Russia and the U.S. work to cooperate on Syria.

New Visions for Citizen Science

November 20, 2013 // 1:00pm — 5:00pm
This roundtable will connect federal agencies hoping to initiate or expand open innovation projects with leaders in citizen science, who are engaging the public participates in scientific research through lab and field work, crowdsourcing platforms, and online games. Opening remarks by Kumar Garg, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and keynote by Bob Perciasepe, EPA Deputy Administrator.

The Legal and Media Worlds Look at the 2013-14 Supreme Court Term

September 25, 2013 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
In this event co-sponsored with the American Bar Association for Public Education, panelists will discuss the upcoming Supreme Court term and how the modern media cover our nation’s highest court.

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