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.

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.

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.

The New Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Report

September 20, 2012 // 1:00pm2:30pm
The recently released Advanced Manufacturing Partnership report, Capturing Domestic Competitive Advantage in Advanced Manufacturing, details the unique role that manufacturing plays in the broader U.S. economy and reveals that the nation's continued strength in innovation depends on sustaining a close, two-way connection between the innovation and manufacturing processes. At this forum the two technical co-leads for the AMP report will discuss its findings.

Leading the Second Century of Flight

September 18, 2012 // 10:00am11:00am
Since the Wright brothers’ first flight, America’s leadership in aerospace has grown our economy and ensured our security. Today, our leadership is threatened by budget constraints at home and heavy investment by other nations abroad. In this National Aerospace Week address, Jim Albaugh will highlight what’s at stake and what steps the U.S. must take to lead the second century of flight. Jim Albaugh is an executive vice president of The Boeing Company. A 37-year Boeing veteran, Albaugh has led the company’s commercial, defense, space and security businesses.

Visions of Sustainable Economic Growth: A Transatlantic Dialogue on Energy, Water, and Innovation

September 11, 2012 // 8:30pmOctober 11, 2012 // 5:00pm
The Organizing Committee for the US-EU Summit on Science, Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Economic Growth met to conclude the Summit “Visions of Sustainable Economic Growth: A Transatlantic Dialogue on Energy, Water, and Innovation”. The meeting was held on September 11, 2012.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Future of International Trade

August 08, 2012 // 2:00pm5:00pm
As the major trade initiative of the Obama Administration, the Trans-Pacific Partnership will broaden trade in the Pacific and may create a template for future, global trade negotiations.