New Book Discussion: On the Trail of the D.C. Sniper: Fear and the Media

October 07, 2010 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Author Jack Censer, Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University; Commentator John Watson, Associate Professor, School of Communication, American University

On the Rise or in Decline? Evaluating Canadian and U.S. Power in the 21st Century

October 06, 2010 // 9:00am11:00am
Earl Fry and Brian Lee Crowley discussed their new books on the future of the United States and of Canada. Fry highlighted several factors contributing to the decline of the United States, while Crowley touted the policies that have positioned Canada to thrive in the 21st century.

New Book Discussion: The Lucky Ones: One Family and the Extraordinary Invention of Chinese America

September 24, 2010 // 12:00pm1:45pm
Author: Mae Ngai, Professor of History, Columbia University; Commentator: Franklin Odo, Director, Asian Pacific American Program, Smithsonian Institution

Promoting Citizenship and Immigrant Integration

September 17, 2010 // 9:00am12:00pm
Alejandro Mayorkas, Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

New Book Discussion: Jane Addams: Spirit in Action

September 15, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Author: Louise W. Knight, independent author; Commentators: David Patterson, Former Chief Editor, "Foreign Relations of the United States" Series; Jamie Stiehm, Independent Journalist and Author

New Book Discussion: Reshaping the Work-Family Debate: Why Men and Class Matter

September 14, 2010 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Author: Joan Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law, 1066 Foundation Chair, and Director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law; Commentator: Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed and Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream

Where Are the Green Jobs for Women?

September 13, 2010 // 1:00pm5:00pm
Tiffany Bluemle, Executive Director, Vermont Works for Women; Camille Cormier, Director of Local Programs and Policy, Wider Opportunities for Women; Debbie Frett, CEO, Business and Professional Women's Foundation; Virginia Joyce, Vice President, ResCare Employment & Training Services Group; Joan Kuriansky, Executive Director, Wider Opportunities for Women; Yvonne Liu, Senior Research Associate, The Applied Research Center; Sara Manzano-Diaz, Director of the Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor; Michele Parrott, Women in Non-Traditional Employment Roles; Shari Shapiro, Lawyer and Author, Philadelphia; Kit Williams, Project Manager, Green Jobs Pipeline for Women, Alliance for Sustainable Colorado; Wanda Ward, Office of the Director, National Science Foundation

The U.S. Congress: A Very Short Introduction

July 22, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Donald A. Ritchie, U.S. Senate Historian; Donald Wolfensberger Director, Congress Project, Woodrow Wilson Center

Beyond Cairo: Visions of a New Decade in European Islamic Relations

June 23, 2010 // 9:00am3:00pm
Tufyal Choudhury, Durham University Law School; H.A. Hellyer, University of Warwick; Luc Véron, Delegation of the European Union (Washington, DC); Rebeya Müller, Institute for Interfaith Education and Teaching (Germany); Daut Dauti, Center for Islamic Pluralism (UK); Bassam Tibi, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany); Jocelyn Cesari, Harvard University; Rahsaan Maxwell, University of Massachusetts-Amherst; Senem Aydin Duzgit, Center for European Policy Studies (Brussels) and Istanbul Bilgi University (Turkey)

Early Childhood Development: Why it Matters in the U.S. and Worldwide

June 22, 2010 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Although research shows it is an excellent investment, federal support for early childhood development (ECD) in the U.S. and in developing countries is inadequate and inconsistent. Lacking comprehensive ECD services, millions of children do poorly in school and grow up to have low incomes and high fertility rates, putting strains on social services and perpetuating the cycle of poverty.