No Country Left Behind: Bringing the U.S. Up to International Standards

July 16, 2009 // 12:30pm1:45pm
with Andreas Schleicher, Head of the Indicators and Analysis Division, OECD Directorate for Education, which manages the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA); William Schmidt, Professor, Michigan State University, and a Principal Researcher for The Preparation Gap: Teacher Education for Middle School Mathematics in Six Countries; and Iris C. Rotberg, Professor, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, George Washington University, and Editor of Balancing Change and Tradition in Global Education Reform.

Scrambled Nest Eggs: The Financial Crisis and Federal Retirement Policy

July 07, 2009 // 12:00pm1:15pm
John Gist, Private Consultant, Former Senior Adviser, Economic and Fiscal Affairs, AARP Public Policy Institute; Heidi Hartmann, Ph.D., President, Institute for Women's Policy Research; moderator Sonya Michel, Director, Division of United States Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center

Modernizing U.S. Foreign Aid: The Challenges of a Changing World

June 26, 2009 // 12:00pm1:15pm
For the first time in many years there is wide agreement that U.S. foreign aid needs to be comprehensively reviewed and undergo major reform. Experts examine the options and strategy for the upcoming reform.

Stable Banks, Stable Finance: Is the Canadian Experience a Model for the U.S.?

June 23, 2009 // 12:00pm1:15pm
The Wilson Center on the Hill program and the Canada Institute hosted a forum featuring Nick Le Pan and Douglas J. Elliott explored the differences between Canada's financial system and regulatory structure and those of the United States and discussed lessons that could be taken from the Canadian experience.

America's Best Teachers Take Uncle Sam to School: Education and America's 21st Century

June 02, 2009 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Ed Potosnak, High School Chemistry Teacher, N.J., and Einstein Fellow, Office of Representative Michael Honda (D-CA); Steve Scannell, High School Science Teacher, Ore., and Einstein Fellow, Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings, National Science Foundation; Karen Stiner, Middle School Math Teacher, Ore., and Einstein Fellow, Research and Science Education Subcommittee, Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives; Jennifer Thompson, Primary School Math and Science Teacher, Alaska, and Einstein Fellow, Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation

Crouching Suspicions, Hidden Potential: U.S.-China Cooperation on Environment and Health

May 12, 2009 // 12:00pm1:15pm
with Robert O'Keefe, Vice President, Health Effects Institute; Denise Mauzerall, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University; Durwood Zaelke, President, Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development; Moderated by: Jennifer Turner, Director, China Environment Forum, Woodrow Wilson Center.

Reversing the Global Recession: Can the G-20, IMF and World Bank Make a Difference?

April 28, 2009 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Adam Posen, Deputy Director, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Clyde Prestowitz, Founder and President, Economic Strategy Institute; moderator Kent Hughes, Director, Program on Science, Technology, America, and the Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center

Africa and Global Financial Crisis

March 20, 2009 // 12:00pm1:15pm
with Sudhir Shetty, Sector Director, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM), Africa Region, World Bank; and Kathryn Lavelle, Ellen and Dixon Long Associate Professor of World Affairs, Case Western Reserve University, Wilson Center Fellow. Moderated by Ann Tutwiler, Former Program Officer, Global Development, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Conservation, Health and Development: Connecting Science and Practice

March 10, 2009 // 3:00pm4:30pm
To save the planet, Jane Goodall stresses the importance of finding a solution to abject poverty and rapid population growth. Greater integration of projects can benefit health, conservation, and poverty alleviation at the same time.

China's Carbon Cost Abatement Curve: What it Means for U.S. Climate Policy

March 04, 2009 // 2:00pm3:30pm
Jonathan Woetzel, Director, McKinsey & Company Shanghai Office; David Moulton, Director, Climate Policy and Conservation Funding, The Wilderness Society; Moderator Jennifer Turner, Director, China Environment Forum, Woodrow Wilson Center