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Alito at 10: Justice Alito and the Future of the U.S. Supreme Court

Please join the Center for American Progress, the American Constitution Society, and the Constitutional Accountability Center for a conversation with U.S. Supreme Court litigators and experts to discuss the impact that Justice Alito has had on the Court and the law during his first ten years on the bench.

February 4, 2016, 12:30pm ET - 1:45pm ET

Setting Priorities for Nuclear Modernization

The Center for American Progress will host an important and timely discussion to mark the release of its report on how the Obama administration and Congress can modernize the nation's nuclear arsenal within its existing budget constraints—without undermining its moral boundaries in the battle against nuclear proliferation and its conventional capabilities to confront our current national security challenges.

In conjunction with the report, CAP will release a web-based interactive that will allow each user to learn about the different nuclear capabilities of the United States and gives them the ability to build their own recommendation.

February 3, 2016, 10:00am ET - 11:30am ET

The Future of Innovation: Inspiring the Next Generation of Computer Scientists

By the year 2020, science, technology, engineering, and math—or STEM—jobs are projected to grow as much as 62 percent. Yet the number of girls who have access to high-quality STEM and computer science, or CS, learning opportunities—or who see these disciplines as possible careers—remains low. Please join Google and the Center for American Progress for a conversation about the current environment for women and girls in STEM and CS and new initiatives that aim to increase the number of girls in computer science.

February 2, 2016, 9:00am ET - 10:30am ET

Implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act: Toward a Coherent, Aligned Assessment System

The Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, signed into law by President Barack Obama on December 10, 2015, includes a number of key provisions that are aimed at addressing the problems with today’s testing systems in schools. The new law, which replaces No Child Left Behind, provides an opportunity for states and districts to move toward more coherent, aligned assessment systems that support student learning. There is a risk, however, that states and districts might not take advantage of this opportunity and might instead continue on their current paths. A forthcoming report from the Center for American Progress looks deeply at this issue, examining the problems and possibilities around testing and providing specific recommendations to help federal, state, and local leaders realize the promise of testing to support stronger systems of teaching and learning as they implement ESSA. Ultimately, states and districts should develop coherent, aligned systems of formative, interim, and summative assessments that meaningfully track student progress throughout the year and ultimately drive better student learning gains.

January 29, 2016, 10:30am ET - 11:30am ET

POSTPONED: Prescription Drug Pricing: Reforms to Pay for Value

Due to inclement weather, this event has been postponed.

Prescription drug prices are too high and rising fast. In 2014, retail prescription drug spending increased more than 12 percent, driving up the overall rate of health care-cost growth. With about half of all Americans—and 90 percent of seniors—taking a prescription drug in any given month, this growing crisis is not sustainable. Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation with U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and leading experts to discuss this crucial issue and to consider policy options to lower costs for consumers, improve transparency in the pharmaceutical industry, and ensure that drug prices reflect their benefits to patients.

January 27, 2016, 10:00am ET - 11:30am ET

Retirement on the Rocks

Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion with Christian Weller and Elizabeth Olson, contributing writer for The New York Times, about the range of realistic policies that can address the retirement crisis in a meaningful way and build real retirement security for American families.

January 21, 2016, 12:00pm ET - 1:30pm ET

Building Transgender-Inclusive Faith Communities

The inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, people in America’s faith traditions has long been a point of debate. Over the past several years, more faith communities have publicly and personally embraced their gay and lesbian members. Unfortunately, understanding of transgender people and their experiences within religious communities lags behind. It is past time for a loving, inclusive, and informative public conversation around transgender people, gender identity, and religion.

January 19, 2016, 12:00pm ET - 1:30pm ET

Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction

The world is facing resurgent and evolving threats from weapons of mass destruction. Recent events show the far-ranging spectrum we must contend with—from persistent state-based dangers such as North Korea, to continued chemical weapons use in Syria, to terrorist organizations such as ISIS growing increasingly capable of obtaining or improvising weapons of mass destruction.

January 14, 2016, 1:30pm ET - 3:00pm ET

Climate Finance in the Paris Era

The Paris climate summit has focused the world’s attention on the fundamental shift in global finance flows that will be necessary to limit carbon pollution and adapt to the effects of climate change. Yet, despite new finance commitments in Paris from governments and the private sector, there remains a vast shortfall in funding for clean energy, natural capital, and climate resilience.

January 13, 2016, 10:00am ET - 11:30am ET

U.S.-Colombia Partnership

In February, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will visit Washington, D.C., to celebrate the 15 years of cooperation between Colombia and the United States that have helped transform Colombia from a state teetering on the edge of failure to one on the doorstep of a historic peace agreement that could bring an end to the longest-running internal armed conflict in the Western hemisphere. The visit also will provide an opportunity to define the next chapter in one of the most important bilateral relationships in the Americas.

January 12, 2016, 11:00am ET - 12:00pm ET

What’s at Stake in This Supreme Court Term?

As the Supreme Court term heads toward the halfway mark, a large number of high-stakes cases will produce long-lasting consequences for how “equal justice under law” is defined and achieved. Each case alone threatens big changes in the lives of everyday Americans. Together, they could result in a dramatic, conservative shift in the law and a significant expansion in the Court’s role—from increasing conservative political power; to further depriving women’s access to health care; to undermining workers’ rights and immigration rights; to eliminating diversity in higher education, this is a critical year for political, civil, and individual rights at the Supreme Court.

Please join the Center for American Progress for a panel discussion on what is at stake at the Supreme Court this year and what we can expect in the coming months.

January 7, 2016, 10:00am ET - 11:30am ET

An Opportunity Agenda for Renters

The severe and worsening inequality in the United States means that access to opportunity is often dependent on where a person lives. Yet due to a lack of available affordable housing and deeply rooted patterns of residential segregation, where people live depends in large part on their income, race, and ethnicity. Policies that promote residential mobility while also reinvesting in racially segregated and high-poverty neighborhoods are crucial for reducing inequality and promoting healthy communities.

December 16, 2015, 10:00am ET - 11:45am ET

The Paris Agreement and the Future of International Climate Policy

Please join us for a conversation with Special Envoy Stern to hear his singular insights into the negotiating dynamics on the ground, the outcomes of the conference, and what the new climate agreement means for the future of U.S. and international efforts to combat climate change.

December 15, 2015, 10:00am ET - 11:00am ET

Innovations in Clinical Preparation for Teachers

Charter management organizations and traditional preparation programs alike are pursuing clinically based strategies to train and prepare prospective teachers for the classroom, often expanding the pool of teacher candidates in the process. This panel will explore innovations in clinical preparation from across the country. By highlighting these programs, we can arrive one step closer to ensuring that all teachers will have the tools necessary to lead their students to success. We hope you will join the Clayton Christensen Institute and the Center for American Progress for this discussion.

December 11, 2015, 10:00am ET - 11:00am ET

The Impact of Criminal Records on Children and Families

Nearly four decades of mass incarceration and overcriminalization have made the United States the world leader in incarceration and arrests, with some 70 million to 100 million Americans having some type of criminal record. Many have been convicted of only minor offenses, and many have arrests that never led to a conviction. Whether or not individuals have spent time behind bars, having a criminal record often carries a lifetime of consequences that last long after they have paid their debt to society. Having even a minor criminal record can be a life sentence to poverty by presenting obstacles to employment, housing, education and training, and more. These consequences have broad implications—not only for the many tens of millions of adults with criminal records but also for their children and families. Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation about the obstacles parents with criminal records face, as well as the resulting consequences for children and families.

December 10, 2015, 10:00am ET - 11:00am ET