Building Blocks: How Schools and Businesses Can Partner to Improve American Education

February 27, 2008 // 7:30am1:00pm
With Tyrrell Flawn, Executive Director, National Mathematics Advisory Panel, U.S. Department of Education; Susan Traiman, Director of Education and Workforce Policy, Business Roundtable; Allison Fansler, President and COO, Knowledge is Power Program D.C.; Brittany Lothe, Director of Americas Corporate Citizenship, SAP, and Board Member, Knowledge is Power Program D.C.; Fr. Steve Shafran, President, Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School; Alicia Bondanella, Executive Director of the Corporate Work Study Program, Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School; Joseph Powers, Principal, Washington Jesuit Academy; Gregory Naleski, Vice President for Development, NativityMiguel Network; Niel Tebbano, Vice President for Operations, Project Lead the Way; Steve Smalley, Advisory Engineer, Northrop Grumman; Paul Gudonis, President, FIRST: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology; Leonard Hawkins, Vice President, Engineering Authority, Customer Solutions Operating Group, BAE Systems, Inc.; Rebecca Patton, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Member, Women's Advisory Board of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capitol (GSCNC)

ExxonMobil Energy Outlook Presentation

January 30, 2008 // 1:30pm3:30pm
Scott Nauman of ExxonMobil presented "The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2030," which lays out the company's predictions for energy supply and demand over the next 25 years and provides a summary of the last quarter century.

Today's Trade Policy Landscape

January 15, 2008 // 10:30am11:30am
With Ambassador Susan C. Schwab, United States Trade Representative

Stimulating U.S. Technological Innovation in Energy

November 29, 2007 // 8:00am10:00am
With Charles Weiss, Distinguished Professor, Georgetown University and William Bonvillian, Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Washington Office

OECD: Meeting New Challenges in a Changing World

October 23, 2007 // 2:00pm3:00pm
A Director's Forum with The Honorable Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Book Discussion - America Works: Critical Thoughts on the Exceptional U.S. Labor Market

October 04, 2007 // 12:00pm1:30pm
With Richard B. Freeman, Herbert S. Ascherman Professor in Economics, Harvard University and Faculty Director of the Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School.

Exploring the Future of Energy: Energy Research at the University of Maryland

September 18, 2007 // 9:00am11:00am
With Greg Jackson, Chair of the Steering Committee at the University of Maryland Energy Research Center, Steve Hutcheson, Professor at the University of Maryland, Anthony Janetos, Director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute, and Timothy Gulden, Research Fellow at the Center for International and Security Studies

Perspectives on the 2007 Farm Bill

July 16, 2007 // 2:00pm4:30pm
Robbin Johnson, Teaching Fellow, University of Minnesota;C. Ford Runge, Professor, University of Minnesota; William Krist, Senior Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

U.S. Manufacturing: Flourishing or Floundering?

March 21, 2007 // 10:00am12:00pm
Is Lou Dobbs right after all? A broad range of U.S.-based manufacturing industries is losing home market share to imports, according to a groundbreaking analysis of domestic manufacturing by the U.S. Business and Industry Council. Drawing on the U.S. Census Bureau's detailed manufacturing output figures, the study shows that a vast majority of major manufacturing sectors – including many capital-intensive and high-tech sectors – have suffered the same kind of import penetration and domestic market-share loss that has devastated Detroit automakers.

Knowledge Transfer of Tomorrow

February 15, 2007 // 7:00am4:30pm
Leading figures in academia and the private and policy sectors will explore fundamental questions of knowledge transfer, such as how to foster a culture of innovation, to globalization, finance, and the role of higher education vis-à-vis society and industry. The conference will explore the future prospects for competitiveness in the knowledge based economy of tomorrow and work to form comprehensive policy strategies in an increasingly globalized world.