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Strengthening America: Inventing the Future

The U.S. innovation system has enormous strengths, including public and private support for research and development, the world’s best university system, and an entrepreneurial risk-taking culture. But those elements of the system now face several domestic and international challenges. In the United States, cuts in federal spending could reduce support for university research. The kindergarten through 12th grade (K–12) education system struggles to keep pace with the rising demands of the 21st-century workplace.

Making a Success of Every School

Paul Vallas, distinguished scholar and noted education reformer identifies the main challenges facing U.S.

Making a Success of Every School: Meeting the Challenges of the 21st Century

Paul Vallas, distinguished scholar and noted education reformer identifies the main challenges facing U.S. education in the 21st century.  He notes that US performance on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) ranks American 15 year olds as 17th in science and 25th in mathematics.  Vallas and others stress that American schools have not declined.  Rather it is a case of technology, a changing job market, and rising international competition demanding much more of America’s educational system.

Book Discussion: Waging War on Corruption

 

The Program on America and the Global Economy (PAGE) Presents a Book Launch:

Waging War on Corruption

Inside the Movement Fighting the Abuse of Power

Featuring: 

Frank Vogl, Author and Transparency International co-founder

Comments by:

Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute

U.S. manufacturing in need of strategy

From Mr Kent Hughes.

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

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.

 

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