Upcoming Events

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A Conversation with Secretary John B. King, Jr.

Hear from Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. about the importance of public education and what it means for the strength of the nation's democracy and economy.

1333 H Street, H Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States

Past Events

The United States and Japan: The Cornerstones of the Pacific

Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion on the future of the U.S.-Japan alliance as China rises and America’s role in Asia deepens.

Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005

Upgrading America’s Infrastructure

The Center for American Progress and NextGen Climate America are co-hosting a half-day conference featuring three panel discussions centered on energy, water, and transportation infrastructure. Our distinguished speakers and experts will address policy reform and investment necessary to update America’s infrastructure, as it aids job creation, public health protection, and the response to the intensifying challenges of climate change.

The Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20036

How Can Public Schools Better Support Talented Students of Color?

Please join the Center for American Progress for a panel discussion on how schools can best ensure that talented students of color are adequately encouraged and supported. The event will explore questions such as the following: What are innovative and promising practices for serving talented students of color; what resources do these students need to reach their full potential; and what policies should schools put in place to ensure that they do?

Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005

Future of Fisheries Governance

As a prelude to the U.S. Department of State's Our Ocean Conference on September 15 and 16, please join the Center for American Progress and distinguished experts for a bipartisan discussion ahead of the 10th anniversary passage of the landmark Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act and the future security of the nation's fisheries.

Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005

Naval Strategy in Asia and the Arctic

Please join the Center for American Progress and Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John M. Richardson for a discussion on the current and future challenges of U.S. strategies in the Asia-Pacific and Arctic regions. Our distinguished guest will offer his regional assessment of the immediate security issues capturing Washington’s attention.

Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005

A Roadmap for Middle-Class Economic Security
Featuring Vice President Joe Biden

The American middle class is finally seeing real economic gains after being hit hard by the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession, as well as deeper trends of stagnant wages and rising costs. Please join the Center for American Progress for a keynote address from Vice President Joe Biden on ways to raise wages and rebuild wealth for the American middle class. A panel discussion on ways to restore middle-class economic security will follow.

The Politics of Race

Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion on the politics of race. Our panel will focus on how has the Obama presidency shaped discussions on race. We will explore the lessons learned; discuss the path forward and the impact race has on policy; and consider what the role of thought leaders, activists, and philanthropists should be in ensuring that progress on this issue continues to grow and not disappear.

Lola's Southern Seafood, 15 Island Inn Road, Oak Bluffs, MA , 02557

Zika and Women’s Health

As the threat Zika virus escalates, domestic response efforts have focused primarily on environmental health concerns and vector control. However, Zika is also a significant women’s health issue. While primarily transmitted by mosquitoes, the virus can also be transmitted sexually from men to their partners, or perinatally, leading to severe birth defects, such as microcephaly. The Center for American Progress has estimated that more than 2 million pregnant women in the United States are potentially at risk of infection with the Zika virus this summer and fall. Currently, there are almost 600 pregnant women being monitored for the Zika virus, and seven infants have been born with microcephaly in the United States and its territories.

Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005

The Long Game

The Long Game debunks the conventional wisdom that President Barack Obama’s foreign policy is feckless, directionless, and weak, instead showing how the 44th president has redefined the purpose and exercise of American power for a new era. In this inside assessment of Obama’s foreign policy legacy, author Derek Chollet tackles the prevailing consensus to argue that Obama has profoundly altered the course of American foreign policy for the better and positioned the United States to lead in the future.

Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005

Addressing Lead Exposure in Low-Income Communities

Over the past several months, national outrage around Flint, Michigan’s, water crisis has increased attention on the critical issue of childhood lead poisoning. Decades after ending the use of lead in paint and other sources, lead poisoning remains one of the nation’s most devastating health threats, affecting more than 535,000 children each year, particularly in low-income communities. Such exposure diminishes children’s reading and learning abilities and increases their likelihood of dropping out of school. Policies and resources that fight exposure to lead and ensure that families get the testing and support they need are necessary for children to live in safe and healthy homes. The Center for American Progress is pleased to present a discussion on addressing lead exposure in low-income communities with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, as well as a panel of experts who will discuss best practices for creating lead-free homes and provide insights on how leaders across sectors can work together to ensure that every child lives in an environment conducive to their success.

Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005