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Retirement Security for All: Overcoming Unequal Tax Incentives for Retirement Savings

  Show Embed Code Please join the Center for American Progress and the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) for a discussion on tax incentives for retirement savings. This event will address the ways that the tax code greatly encourages retirement savings by high-income earners but has fewer incentives for middle-class savers, and will discuss savings […]

February 27, 2014, 9:30am ET - 11:00am ET

Colombia´s Armed Forces: Current and Future Roles and Missions

Please join the Center for American Progress for an event featuring Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno, Minister of National Defense of Colombia, Thursday, February 27, 2014. Before participating in the U.S.-Colombia High-Level Strategic Security Dialogue, Minister Pinzón will join us to discuss the Colombian Armed Force's ongoing efforts against the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) and the future roles and missions of Colombia´s Armed Forces in a potential post-conflict scenario.

February 27, 2014, 9:00am ET - 10:00am ET

The Meaning of Race in a 21st-Century America

Given our nation’s demographic shifts, the America of the 21st century will not only look different than in years past, but the implications on race and ethnicity labels will inevitably shift from the traditional black-white paradigm. The federal government currently has five minimum categories for data on race and ethnicity: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and White. Additionally, there are two categories for data on ethnicity: “Hispanic or Latino,” and “Not Hispanic or Latino.” These categories carry considerable historical weight based on past patterns of racial discrimination, colonization, and immigration. As the mixed-race population grows, the concept of racial and ethnic identity is more fluid than ever.

How does the self-perception of certain demographic communities differ from how they are perceived by others? As the multiracial population grows, how can we create a space both in our communities and in our data collection surveys to make sure they are accurately represented? Will redefining race and ethnicity categories produce better data for informing public policy?

Please join us for an in-depth discussion on the meaning of race and ethnicity in a changing America.

February 26, 2014, 12:00pm ET - 1:30pm ET

U.S. Diplomacy with Adversaries

Please join the Center for American Progress and the American Enterprise Institute on Tuesday, February 25, for a discussion marking the release of Dancing with the Devil: The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes, a new book by AEI resident scholar Michael Rubin. In the book, Rubin argues that U.S. diplomacy with countries like Iran and North Korea and groups like the Taliban in Afghanistan and Hezbollah have significant risks. The discussion will feature Charles Kupchan, Georgetown University professor and Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow, and author of the 2012 book, How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace. In that book, Kupchan argues that diplomatic engagement with adversaries is essential for enhancing global stability and order.

February 25, 2014, 12:00pm ET - 1:30pm ET

Toward a New Model of Major Power Relations

How do we answer the age-old question of what happens when a rising power meets an established power? For centuries, this questions has hung over great power politics and posed a continual challenge to policymakers and international relations theorists alike.

February 20, 2014, 9:30am ET - 10:45am ET

Remarks by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman

Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion with U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on the values and priorities that drive the Obama Administration’s approach to trade policy. In his remarks, Ambassador Froman will address the economic impact of trade agreements, the trade negotiating process, as well as what America’s workers and the world stand to gain in the Administration’s fight to raise labor and environmental standards in trade agreements.

February 18, 2014, 2:00pm ET - 3:00pm ET

CEQ Chair Nancy Sutley on the Administration’s Climate Change and Conservation Record and Agenda Moving Forward

Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation with Nancy Sutley on her final day as chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. After five years as President Barack Obama's environmental policy advisor, Nancy will share her insights on the administration's record on climate change and conservation, the president's environmental agenda moving forward, and why the role of CEQ is more important than ever.

February 14, 2014, 10:00am ET - 11:00am ET

Debating China

There is no bilateral relationship in the world more consequential than the one between the United States and China. How they choose to cooperate and compete affects billions of lives. But U.S.-China relations are complex, sensitive, and often very difficult to navigate.

In her new book Debating China, Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Nina Hachigian pairs Chinese and American experts in a series of letter exchanges to illuminate this multidimensional relationship. These fascinating conversations—written by highly respected scholars and former officials from China and America—provide an invaluable dual perspective on crucial issues such as trade, human rights, territorial disputes, military dynamics, the media, climate change, development, and more. The engaging dialogue between American and Chinese experts gives readers an inside view of how both sides see these key challenges.

Join us at the book launch for a conversation with a key architect and implementer of U.S.-China policy, White House Senior Director for Asian Affairs Evan Medeiros, to discuss a wide range of issues animating the U.S.-China relationship.

Copies of Debating China will be available for purchase at the event.

February 11, 2014, 2:30pm ET - 3:45pm ET

My Country, ’Tis of Thee

  Show Embed Code Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) was the first Muslim elected to Congress. That wasn’t why he ran, however. Quite simply, he entered politics because he wanted to make a difference—to contribute to the future of his children, his community, and his country. Since being elected in 2007, Rep. Ellison has been a […]

February 10, 2014, 12:00pm ET - 1:00pm ET

Caregiving Beyond Parenting

Increasingly, families across the country are navigating myriad caregiving challenges every day. All Americans will need care at some point in their lives and there are currently 41.6 million caregivers across the United States, almost half of whom provide complex chronic care. The Center for American Progress is hosting an event to examine the breadth of caregiving challenges facing many different communities—from families with aging relatives, to people with disabilities, to military families, to individuals dealing with their own illnesses, and more. The discussion will highlight the diverse needs of families and explore what steps we can take—now and in the future—to find responsive solutions that work for all families.

February 5, 2014, 1:00pm ET - 2:30pm ET

Redesigning and Expanding School Time to Support Common Core Implementation

Public education in America is poised to take great steps forward in readying the next generation for success in higher education and the workforce through widespread adoption and implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The vast majority of students across the country will soon be held to the highest set of English language arts and math expectations in U.S. history. To meet this sharp rise in expectations for teaching and learning, educators and students can benefit from having additional time to process, understand, and become proficient in the new, more rigorous standards and curricula, as well as the new assessments that will come with them.

January 31, 2014, 10:00am ET - 11:30am ET

Regulatory Capture: Preventing Pervasive Corruption of the Public Interest

From financial system collapses to coal mining disasters, the evidence is clear how special interests create substantial social costs by skewing the public regulatory process for their own profit. This outcome is not inevitable, however. Rather, new research from leading scholars highlights how smart policies and governance practices can prevent the power of narrow interests from capturing regulatory processes to improve market outcomes and the public good.

January 30, 2014, 9:00am ET - 10:30am ET

Ending Extreme Poverty in Conflict-Affected Contexts

The World Bank estimates that by 2015, one-half of the world’s poorest people will be living in fragile and conflict-affected states. As the world begins to formulate the post-2015 global development agenda – the successor to the Millennium Development Goals – dealing with the interlinkages between extreme poverty and conflict has become more pressing than ever. President Obama and the United States Agency for International Development have committed themselves to ending extreme poverty in this generation, but the role of peace within the post-2015 agenda remains complex and sometimes controversial.

January 28, 2014, 11:00am ET - 12:30pm ET

Why Citizenship and Integration Matter to the Economy

As the House of Representatives gears up to debate immigration legislation, how can the U.S. maximize the economic benefits from reform? Economists and the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office have illustrated the big economic boost that comes with immigration reform. But as Congress debates what the path from legal status to citizenship should look like for the 11.7 million unauthorized immigrants living in the country, this event will consider the economic ramifications of different policy proposals.

January 27, 2014, 12:00pm ET - 1:30pm ET

High-Priced Drugs and Medical Devices

Drug and medical device manufacturers often profit enormously from marketing new, high-priced products that are marginally or no better than existing products. In our current health care system, physicians, payers, and patients must often choose between treatment A and treatment B without knowing which treatment works best or whether the higher-priced treatment provides added benefit.

January 24, 2014, 10:00am ET - 11:30am ET