Upcoming Events

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Departing Dysfunction

Please join the Center for American Progress for remarks from Ann Ravel, departing commissioner on the Federal Election Commission, as well as a panel discussion with Ravel and noted experts.

Center For American Progress, H Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States

Inclusive Prosperity for Japan and the United States

Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion on shared economic challenges for the United States and Japan.

Center For American Progress, H Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States

Learn Better: A Book Release and Conversation with Ulrich Boser

Join the Center for American Progress for a discussion of Ulrich Boser's book on the new science of learning. Titled Learn Better, the book examines the recent research on how students gain skills and knowledge.

Center For American Progress, H Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States

Past Events

Skills for the Future: The Case for K-12 Computer Science Education

Join the Center for American Progress for a discussion about the importance of K-12 computer science education for maintaining U.S. economic competitiveness, preparing students for the good jobs of the future, and expanding opportunities for underrepresented communities.

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

The National Security Implications of Climate Change and Food Security

Join the Center for American Progress on June 21, 2016, to discuss potential U.S. policy responses that address these pressing issues. The event will draw upon current policy debates in the United States, as well as lessons learned from the November 2015 policy decision-making exercise, "Food Chain Reaction: A Global Food Security Game."

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

A Look at How Refugees are Integrating in the United States

June 20th marks World Refugee Day, when millions of people around the world celebrate the strength, courage, and resilience of those among us who have been forced to flee their home countries to escape serious violations of human rights in search of safety and protection in another country. Given the ongoing crises in Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, and elsewhere, the world’s refugee population continues to increase to levels not seen in recent history; according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, there are now nearly 60 million forcibly displaced people worldwide. The need to find a durable solution for resettlement is now greater than ever.

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

Key Priorities for Women of Color in 2016

In the wake of the California primary, the 2016 election will look ahead to November and the key voting demographics that will play a major role in its outcome. This spring, the Center for American Progress and Latino Decisions conducted polling of black women and Latinas, aiming to gain a better understanding of key issues that members of these communities face each day and will press candidates for solutions to, including expanding beyond traditional civil rights and immigration policies. Challenges around economic security and equality are major priorities for black women and Latinas, as they are for many voters across the country.

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

A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. 1, 1809–1849

Please join the Center for American Progress for a fascinating discussion with author Sidney Blumenthal about the first installment in his multivolume examination of the political mind of President Abraham Lincoln. The series looks at the genius of Lincoln from his obscure beginnings to his presidency, assassination, and the overthrow of his post-Civil War dreams of Reconstruction. The first volume, A Self-Made Man, traces Lincoln from his painful youth, describing himself as “a slave,” to his emergence as the man we recognize as Abraham Lincoln. From his youth as a “newsboy,” a voracious newspaper reader, Lincoln became a free thinker, reading Thomas Paine, as well as Shakespeare and the Bible, and studying Euclid to sharpen his arguments as a lawyer. Lincoln’s anti-slavery thinking began in his childhood amid the Primitive Baptist anti-slavery dissidents in backwoods Kentucky and Indiana, the roots of his repudiation of Southern Christian pro-slavery theology.

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

Lessons Learned from the Charter Sector Over the Past 25 Years

Please join the Center for American Progress for a panel discussion about the lessons learned from the charter sector over the past 25 years, the future of the sector, and how to increase the number of high-quality public schools. Panelists will provide diverse perspectives on the effectiveness of the current charter school landscape and insight into what the future holds for charter schools.

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

Beyond the Moon

As NASA Administrator Charles Bolden noted this past October at the Center for American Progress, America is closer to sending a human to Mars than ever before. But while the United States has made significant progress toward that goal in recent years, NASA must still discover how it will overcome the practical physical and psychological challenges American astronauts will face on their voyage to—and their stay on—the red planet.

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

Enhancing Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry in the United States

The United States has made remarkable strides over the past seven years to address climate change, both domestically and internationally. Yet there is widespread agreement that more must be done to reduce pollution and increase resilience to an already changing climate. Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion about these challenges and opportunities with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and other distinguished guests.

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

Under the Gun

The massacre at Sandy Hook was seen as a watershed moment in our national gun debate, but the body count at the hands of gun violence has only grown. Through the lens of victims’ families, as well as pro-gun advocates, Under the Gun examines why our politicians have failed to act.

Navy Memorial Theater, 701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20004

The Fight for $15

When some 200 New York City fast food workers walked off their jobs in November 2012 to demand a $15 minimum wage and a union, no one could have predicted that the one-day strike would spark a national movement. But when workers won a $15 minimum wage in SeaTac, Washington, in 2013, and then soon after in Seattle, the movement seemed to capture the public imagination. Less than four years since it began, the Fight for $15 movement has not only united low-wage workers across the country in a call for better wages and a voice on the job, but also pushed policymakers across the country to raise state and local minimum wage laws.

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