Scalability: How to Take Local Successes in Education to a State and National Level

February 02, 2011 // 8:00am10:00am
Lindsay Knippenberg, High School Biology and Environmental Science, Michigan; Terrie Rust, Middle School Technology, Arizona; Steve Schreiner, Middle School Integrated Science and Technology, Washington; Mike Town, High School Environmental Science, Washington; Kent Hughes, Director, Program on America and the Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center

Book Discussion: Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World

February 01, 2011 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director, Transformation, Integration, and Globalization Economic Research (TIGER); Moderator John Milewski, Managing Editor and Host, Dialogue, Woodrow Wilson Center

Foreign Policy Challenges in the 112th Congress: The Global Economy

January 28, 2011 // 9:00am10:30am
Experts will discuss how key regions such as China and Europe as well as issues such as immigration and urban growth affect U.S. trade and finance policy.

Congress and the Education Deficit

January 24, 2011 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Rep. Donald Payne (D-N.J.) and Rep. Thomas Petri (R-Wis.) discuss the causes of the United States' education deficit and factors Congress should watch in the future.

How the West Can Win: Controlling Spending as We Grow

January 12, 2011 // 11:00am12:00pm
James Flaherty, Canada’s finance minister, spoke at a Director’s Forum on the need for financial prudence. Flaherty spoke at length on the factors that allowed Canada to effectively address and quickly recover from the 2008 financial crisis.

U.S. Energy Security Policy: A Global Perspective

January 11, 2011 // 9:00am10:00am
"Open energy markets—which is the ability of oil and gas to flow to the purchaser—is really the core of our energy security," said David Goldwyn, the State Department's special envoy for international energy affairs. Making sure markets are open, fair, and transparent is one of five tenets of the administration's global energy security agenda that he discussed at a January 11 Director's Forum.

Book Launch: The Day After Tomorrow: A Handbook on the Future of Economic Policy in the Developing World

December 16, 2010 // 9:00am11:00am
Author Otaviano Canuto, Vice President and Head, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network, The World Bank; Author Marcelo Giugale, Director, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management for Latin America and the Caribbean, The World Bank; Ajay Shankar, FICCI Scholar, Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson Center; Kent Hughes, Director, Program on America and the Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center; Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center

The Defense Industrial Base at Risk

December 06, 2010 // 9:00am12:30pm
Lt. Gen Michael Dunn, President, Air Force Association, Jim Moran, United States Representative (D-VA), Loren Thompson, COO, Lexington Institute, Mackenzie Eaglen, Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation, Rob Litwak, Vice President, Woodrow Wilson Center, Patrick Wilson, Director, Government Affairs, Semiconductor Industry Association, David Morrison, Vice President, Government Operations, Boeing, Bill Gostic, Vice President, Advanced Programs & Technology, Pratt & Witney, Mike Hamel, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Development, Orbital.

Book Launch: The Terrific Rise and Terrible Fall of Ireland's Celtic Tiger: European Debt and the Future of U.S.-style Globalization

November 09, 2010 // 8:30am10:00am
David Lynch, Senior Writer, Bloomberg News; Moderator Kent Hughes, Director, Program on America and the Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center

Fixing the Financial System: What's Next?

October 26, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
President Harry Truman used to yearn for a ‘one handed economist’ who would give him clear advice. In the Squam Lake Report fifteen top economists came together to give their collective assessment of what caused the financial crisis and what steps we should take to avoid another.