The United States telecommunications networks are currently undergoing a 21st century transition. There are contrasting views on the modernization and upgrade of the communications infrastructure to all internet protocol networks, including the positive impact of Gigabit networks on enhanced service delivery to consumers. Leading experts differ on the appropriate role of private investment, regulatory intervention, and antitrust considerations associated with the internet protocol transition and the deployment of Gigabit networks.
Please join the Center of American Progress for a foreign policy event featuring Vice President Joe Biden. Following his opening address at the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue and on the eve of his trip to India and Singapore, the Vice President will share his thoughts on U.S. policy toward the broader Asia-Pacific region. His remarks will focus on the United States’ enduring commitment to the rebalance toward Asia, India’s growing role in the Asia-Pacific, and the critical importance of deepening U.S. trade relationships and building constituencies for shared economic values.
Podesta and Karman will answer questions about their work with the U.N. High-Level Panel and will provide an opportunity for youth to engage on the issues most pressing to them as the world moves into the next phase of global poverty eradication.
On the heels of last year’s major decision upholding the Affordable Care Act, the conclusion of the 2012-13 Supreme Court term brings major decisions again this year, this time on several foundational issues for our democracy: voting rights, marriage equality, diversity in education, and several new decisions about the scope of corporate power over the consumer in modern America.
To tie all of these strands together and to put into context the Supreme Court’s record on civil rights and corporate rights, please join CAP’s Legal Progress program for a special presentation on the Supreme Court Justices and what their decisions mean for the progressive community and for all Americans.
We’ll also be unveiling a new campaign around the courts that you won’t want to miss.
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the passage of Title IX and the continuing struggles that women face for equality, ESPN Films and espnW have created the Nine for IX film series, which will air on ESPN this summer. The two films being screened – "Venus Vs." and "Let Them Wear Towels" – explore the struggle for workplace equality for women through the lens of two remarkable stories from the world of sports.
Due to a last-minute scheduling conflict, this event will now begin at 3:30 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience
This is a pivotal time for conservation and public lands policy in America. While the outdoor industry has grown dramatically over the past decade, research shows that Americans—especially children—are increasingly disconnected from nature. This growing disconnect has physical, psychological, and spiritual costs.
While our population is becoming more urbanized, nearly every American lives within a one-hour drive of public lands or waters. These places that belong to each and every one of us are critically important to meeting modern challenges such as “nature-deficit disorder” and the obesity epidemic.
At this event, newly confirmed U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will discuss these topics and more with Richard Louv, award-winning author of eight books about nature and community.
In a region with more than 1.6 billion people, South Asian nations such as India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh present both incredible economic opportunity and vast economic challenges. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton introduced the concept of “economic statecraft,” a strategy to channel America’s economic and diplomatic strengths to address these types of challenges. As part of this strategy, public-private partnerships between the U.S. government and private sector investors will play a key role in promoting economic growth and prosperity across the region. How these private companies and governments coordinate their various expertise and resources into a coherent development strategy will contribute to the economic future of the countries of South Asia.
For the final session of Progressivism on Tap for summer 2013, Gara LaMarche, the former president and CEO of Atlantic Philanthropies, discussed his recent lecture, which explored whether large philanthropic institutions’ self-interested actions can sway politics or policy in a way that undermines democratic process and progress. He began by explaining that he did not […]
Please join the Center for American Progress and Democracy: A Journal of Ideas
on Wednesday, June 19, for a discussion about “middle-out” economics. The event will mark the release of Democracy
’s new summer issue and its feature symposium, "The Middle-Out Moment." Michael Tomasky will moderate a conversation with three contributors to the symposium: Neera Tanden, Bruce Bartlett, and Eric Liu.
Our nation is in the midst of two great demographic shifts. The largest generation of Americans – the Baby Boomers – is reaching retirement age and will leave the workforce en masse within the next two decades. The retirement of the Baby Boom generation will create millions of replacement job openings, even as economic growth creates the need for additional workers to fill newly created jobs. At the same time, our nation is becoming more demographically diverse. Immigrants and their children make up a growing share of the population that will be entering their prime working years over the next two decades. With large numbers of jobs coming open in every sector of the economy and at all skill levels, immigrants and their children will play a vital role in reshaping the workforce, filling essential jobs, and sustaining economic growth.
The recent emergence of teacher-voice organizations presents a new avenue for teachers to have their voices heard in education policy conversations. These grassroots organizations focus on a wide range of policy issues and have popped up at a time when new policy initiatives, from teacher evaluation reform to the implementation of the common core state standards, are directly impacting the work of teachers.
American democracy is beset by a sense of crisis. Seismic shifts during a single generation have created a country of winners and losers, allowing unprecedented freedom while rending the social contract, driving the political system to the verge of breakdown, and setting citizens adrift to find new paths forward. In The Unwinding, George Packer journeys through the lives of several everyday Americans over the past three decades. From every corner of the country, their intimate stories are interwoven with biographical sketches of the era’s leading public figures, from Newt Gingrich to Jay-Z, and collages made from newspaper headlines, advertising slogans, and song lyrics that capture the flow of events and their undercurrents.
The Unwinding portrays a superpower in danger of coming apart at the seams; its elites no longer elite, its institutions no longer working, and its ordinary people left to improvise their own schemes for success and salvation. Please join us for a discussion with author George Packer on his new book.
The Unwinding will be available for purchase at the event.
Our second session in the new season of Progressivism on Tap will feature a discussion with New Republic reporter Alec MacGillis, author of the recent article "This Is How the NRA Ends". MacGillis believes we are witnessing the emergence of a "bigger, richer, meaner gun control movement", which could very well be a turning point in the politics of gun control. We will explore the implications of this change for the future of gun control legislation as well as, more broadly, for the role of social issues in fueling the rising progressive coalition.
In Doing the Best I Can
, Kathy Edin and Tim Nelson paint a vivid picture of urban fatherhood in the 21st century. Moving past two-dimensional stereotypes about “deadbeat dads” who don’t care about their kids, the ethnographers tell a more nuanced story about low-income fathers that has implications for policies such as child-support enforcement. The program is at the center of calls for reform that include regularly incorporating visitation into child-support orders, improving customer service, and improving system approaches to fathers with employment barriers that affect their ability to pay support.
The stakes are high—increased income for single-mother families, social supports for dads, and improved father-child relationships.
This panel will discuss the realities of low-income families and the potential child-support reforms that could improve their outcomes.
Please join the Center of American Progress and the Inter-American Dialogue for an event featuring President Ollanta Humala of Peru. On the eve of his Oval Office meeting with President Obama, President Humala will discuss Peru's growing global engagement and its connection to his work to advance economic and social inclusion in Peru.