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States of Change

The Center for American Progress, AEI, and the Brookings Institution released a groundbreaking report in February 2015 that looks at U.S. demographic change nationally and in every state through 2060. The report’s authors have produced a series of simulations, based on their research, to examine how demographic shifts by race, age, and generation could affect election outcomes from 2016 to 2032. Can either party be confident of its long-term future in light of these demographic changes? What kinds of consequences could these changes have for the family, the workforce, and the social contract? How might policymakers respond?

Please join CAP, AEI, the Brookings Institution, and distinguished experts for wide-ranging bipartisan presentations on demographic change and its implications for America’s electoral future and key policy challenges.

February 25, 2016, 9:45am ET - 2:45pm ET

The Use of Guns in Hate Crimes

Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation with leading experts to discuss the growing use of guns as the weapon of choice for hate criminals and violent extremists; the impact of these crimes on impacted communities; and new ideas for policy solutions to help keep communities safe from violent extremists armed with guns.

February 24, 2016, 10:00am ET - 11:30am ET

Financial Services, Consumer Protection, and Mobility: The Next Five Years

Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation with leading experts on recent developments in the consumer financial marketplace, the financial challenges communities continue to face, and the steps regulators and policymakers should take over the next five years to ensure better outcomes for consumers.

February 23, 2016, 12:00pm ET - 1:45pm ET

Can Climate Change Break the Global Food System?

Please join us for a panel discussion with leading voices at the forefront of the global conversation on food security, featuring the findings and recommendations of Food Chain Reaction: A Global Food Security Game.

February 11, 2016, 3:00pm ET - 5:00pm ET

Sunnylands II: Previewing the U.S.-ASEAN Summit

On February 15–16, President Barack Obama will host the 10 leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, at a special U.S.-ASEAN summit at the Sunnylands Estate in California. The Obama administration has prioritized engagement with ASEAN as a key pillar of its rebalance strategy to the Asia-Pacific, and this unique summit is an illustration of this new direction for U.S. policy in the region. U.S.-ASEAN relations are vital to U.S. economic competitiveness in the Asia-Pacific and an essential part of addressing key regional security issues, including maritime disputes in the South China Sea, nonproliferation, human trafficking, and climate change. This upcoming summit is sure to address these issues and more.

February 11, 2016, 1:00pm ET - 2:00pm ET

Investing in Our Nation’s Human Capital Through Apprenticeship

Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation with leading experts to discuss the barriers to expanding apprenticeship in the United States and to consider what policy solutions can be implemented to expand opportunities for workers to get in-demand skills through apprenticeship.

February 9, 2016, 10:00am ET - 11:30am ET

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