Europe's Energy Security in the Balance: What Future for the Southern Energy Corridor?

March 30, 2011 // 1:30pm3:00pm
Andrea Lockwood, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Eurasia, Africa and the Middle East, U.S. Department of Energy; Adnan Vatensever, Senior Associate, Energy and Climate Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Peter Doran, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). Moderator: Alexandros Petersen, Adviser, European Energy Security Initiative, Woodrow Wilson Center

Women and Entrepreneurship: Perspectives from the Middle East and the United States

March 29, 2011 // 8:00am1:00pm
A group of American and Middle Eastern businesswomen discussed their common challenges and rewards in running their own companies and the resources available for women entrepreneurs.

IMF Performance in the Run-Up to the Current Financial and Economic Crisis

March 28, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Dean Baker, Co-Director, Center for Economic Policy and Research; Jo Marie Griesgraber, Executive Director, New Rules for Global Finance; Ruben Lamdany, Deputy Director Independent Evaluation Office, International Monetary Fund; John W. Sewell, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Damon Silver, Director, Policy Department, American Federation of Labor-Council of Industrial Organizations

Can Trade Drive Development?

March 15, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
With almost a third of the world's population living on less than $2 per day, the need to reduce poverty is critical. Panelists examined the linkages between trade and economic growth and its potential to reduce poverty. They also discussed U.S. trade policy and its potential impact to promote economic development.

Conference: Rebuilding the American Economy—One Heirloom Tomato at a Time

March 04, 2011 // 8:00am4:00pm
The food system of the United States is currently witnessing a remarkable shift, with the revival of small farms and artisanal producers working with restaurants, institutional food services, and retail outlets to make locally-sourced, sustainably-produced food more widely available. On March 4, 2011, the Wilson Center hosted a day-long conference to explore this critical conjuncture.

THE NEW COOL: A Visionary Teacher, His FIRST Robotics Team, and the Ultimate Battle of Smarts

March 02, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Neal Bascomb, Author, THE NEW COOL: A Visionary Teacher, His FIRST Robotics Team, and the Ultimate Battle of Smarts; Mark Hannum, Educator, Thomas Jefferson School For Science and Technology; Kent Hughes, Director, Program on America and the Global Economy

Partnering With Business: The Changing Role of Business in Education

March 02, 2011 // 8:00am10:00am
Brenda Gardunia, High School Math, Idaho; Arundhati Jayarao, High School Chemistry and Physics, Virginia; John Moore, High School Environmental Science, New Jersey; Sue Whitsett, High School Biology, Wisconsin; Kent Hughes, Director, Program on America and the Global Economy

Panel Discussion: "Rethinking Retirement: The Past and Future of Social Security"

February 22, 2011 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Andrew Biggs, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Charles Blahous, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Ross Eisenbrey, Vice President, Economic Policy Institute; Heidi Hartmann, President, Institute for Women's Policy Research; Barbara Kennelly, President and CEO, National Committee to Preserve Medicare and Social Security; Mitchell Orenstein, Associate Professor of European Studies, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

The Future of U.S.-EU Energy Cooperation

February 09, 2011 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Chief of staff at the Office of the Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy at the U.S. Department of State, Vincent J. O'brien, stated that "stakes for an energy secure future have never been higher than they are today." Cooperation is needed on securing new resources of natural gas, diversifying energy sources and creating a more integrated European energy market. Given that the U.S.–EU trade relationship is the largest in the world and that the economies are increasingly becoming interdependent, Europe's energy security is naturally in the best interest of the U.S. While the dynamics behind Europe's energy concerns are complex, pipeline politics seem to dominate discussions.

Foreign Policy Challenges in the 112th Congress: Development and Security

February 04, 2011 // 9:00am10:30am
An examination of policy issues affecting the developing world, including U.S. development policy, U.S. nuclear policy, and climate and conflict resolution.