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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 1:45pm
In this inaugural Dieter Zander Luncheon Roundtable on the World Economy, Chrystia Freeland offers a clear understanding of why citizens need the super-elite, why they need citizens, and how to bridge the inequality gap toward a shared better future.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 6:30pm
Through his organization, Pilipino American Unity for Progress (UniPro), Bryan Lozano built platforms for the global Pilipino diaspora to share stories and collaborate in order to build a greater cohesive community. In this Political Salon, he will discuss the impact that these diaspora groups, particularly younger generations, are having on the politics and policies of their adopted counties.
Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 8:30am
Sophal Ear, assistant professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, outlines an alternative path for post-conflict countries, where self-driven development coexists alongside vital foreign aid.
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 7:00pm
The fate of America’s economic, environmental, national security, and diplomatic future depends on having reliable, affordable energy. Other countries have taken the lead in renewable technologies, while debates over U.S. energy policy have never been so polarized. What kind of energy policy–no matter who wins the November election- will catapult the United States into an age of advanced energy: clean and financially sustainable for both producers and consumers?
Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 4:00pm
Dr. Vieira da Cunha discusses the state of the Brazilian economy and the challenges Brazilian policymakers face as they undertake a new stimulus program as well as the problems associated with a wider world economic slowdown.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 6:30pm
A former United Nations staffer in Myanmar and long-time observer of the country, World Policy Institute Project Leader and long-time Political Salon member Michelle Fanzo undertook a three-week fact finding mission earlier this summer. In this Political Salon, she shares her findings and explores how the international community can best support the transition to democracy.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 4:00pm
Mr. Miller and Mr. Charney will present insights from the China Beige Book, a new quarterly survey of the Chinese economy modeled on the Federal Reserve's analysis of U.S. business activity, which evaluates China's economy by region, industry, and sub-sector.
Monday, July 9, 2012 - 4:00pm
In this World Policy Roundtable, Dr. Lu discusses how the downfall of Bo Xilai impacts China's economic future and will explore the Chongqing economic model as well as the current risks to China's growth and what opportunities as well as problems lie ahead.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 4:00pm
Sallie Krawcheck discusses the state of financial reform and her analysis of what reforms will work and won’t work and what risks still lie in the system.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 6:30pm
States have the responsibility to protect their citizens against genocide and humanitarian atrocities. However, when a sovereign nation fails to live up to its responsibilities toward its people, at what point should other nations intervene? In this Political Salon, Jared Genser discusses the concept of responsibility to protect and how it should apply in current crises around the world.
Smart Cities Executive Evening Program
Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 6:00pm
World Policy is a media partner for AGRION’s evening of networking, cocktails and discussion on sustainable approaches to rapid urbanization. Experts will explore the integration of energy efficient and renewable energy technologies in urban spaces, and bring to the forefront the financial, building, and transportation challenges presented by smart city development initiatives. Attendees will walk away with practical understanding of where the business and partnership opportunities lie when it comes to strategizing conception, construction and management of such initiatives. The meeting will also feature a selective technology exposition to showcase some of the most promising products and services designed to support the creation of smarter cities.
Friday, June 8, 2012 - 8:00pm
World Policy Institute invites you to join the Multicultural Music Group, Inc. for a panel discussion to be followed by a concert presentation of Juan Colon’s composition, “The Parsley Massacre,” commemorating the 1937 massacre of Haitians on the Dominican Republic border.
Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 6:30pm
In his new book, Every Nation for Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World, acclaimed geopolitical analyst and WPI senior fellow Ian Bremmer illustrates this historic shift in the international system and the world economy at an unprecedented moment of global uncertainty. In this Political Salon, Ian Bremmer offers essential insights on where the levers of power can still be found and how to exercise them for the common good.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 6:00pm
In his new book The Cause, WPI senior fellow Eric Alterman traces the history of the liberal tradition in postwar America. Alterman will discuss how domestic liberalism has shaped the U.S.’s actions overseas, including antiwar movements, international economic and trade policy, and views on communism, terrorism, and international cooperation.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 9:00am
Recent crackdowns on dissent have called into question the intentions of the Turkey's governing Justice and Development Party. After the initially positive developments in civil rights and relations with the Kurdish minority following the party’s accession to power, what is the significance of the government’s more recent repressive measures?
Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 6:00pm
World Policy Around the Table: A 50th Anniversary Celebration and Conversation. May 3, 2012. At Guastavino's in New York City.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 6:30pm
Established in 2000, the Millenium Development Goals have sought to cut eight poverty indicators in half by 2015, achieving some great success thus far. In this Political Salon, development economist John McArthur will talk about how to set a new generation of goals for ending extreme poverty by 2030.
Monday, April 23, 2012 - 6:30pm
With over half the world’s population already living in cities, urban problems will become, almost by definition, national and international problems. Cities will become the workshops within which many of the world’s most intractable issues—from poverty alleviation to environmental sustainability—will be solved. In the Journal of International Affairs Thought Leadership Forum on the Future of the City, WPI joins Columbia University to sponsor discussion of global challenges in governance, development, social equity, and the environment through an urban lens.
Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 6:30pm
Economic fears and high levels of unemployment in Europe have precipitated a resurgence in xenophobic public sentiment, leading many European Union countries to reconsider their open-border policies. In this Political Salon, Damaso Reyes discusses the social implications of the Eurozone crisis.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 12:30pm
In the past ten years, Germany has established itself as a global leader in the field of green energy policy. Jochen Flasbarth, President of Germany's Federal Environment Agency, will discuss the country's plans to phase out nuclear power by 2022 and switch to 100% renewable energy by 2050.


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