Event Archives: 2014

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The Bush-Schroeder Fence Mending Session: Why U.S.-German Relations will Never be the Same Again

Thursday, October 9, 2003 - 12:10pm

Many members of the Bush administration stated that it would take a very long time for U.S.-German relations to return to the level of camaraderie and mutual appreciation that existed before the German Chancellor declared that Germany would not support in any fashion America's invasion of Iraq. Many pundits argued that U.S.-German relations were permanently damaged.

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The Beginning of the End of the Internet? Discrimination, Closed Networks and the Future of Cyberspace

Thursday, October 9, 2003 - 12:00pm

We all see the Internet as a place of freedom, where new technologies, business innovation and competition flourish. This freedom has always been at the heart of what the Internet community and its original innovators celebrated.

Commissioner Michael J. Copps, of the Federal Communications Commission, contends that this openness is at risk. He will discuss the threat posed by a regulatory movement to replace open networks with closed systems and the impact this will have on both the Internet and the media.

American Families Under Water: The Politics of Families in Distress

Friday, October 3, 2003 - 12:00pm

Elizabeth Warren reveals new data on the economic plight of middle-class families. Her shocking and disturbing findings reveal that today's two-income family earns 75% more than its single-income counterpart a generation ago, but actually has less to spend. Having a child is now the single best predictor that a woman will end up in financial collapse. In fact, the average middle-class family can no longer buy a home unless both parents work. Sadly enough, this year more children will live through their parents' bankruptcy than their parents' divorce.

Offshore Perspective: The Iraq War and Implications for America's Role in the World

Thursday, October 2, 2003 - 12:00pm

Location

The New America Foundation
1630 Connecticut Ave., NW 7th Floor
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Reflecting on Nixon: A Book Forum and Conversation

Friday, September 26, 2003 - 12:00pm
Copies of NIXON'S SHADOW: The History of an Image will be available

Location

New America Foundation, 7th Fl
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Forty Years is Enough

Wednesday, September 24, 2003 - 12:00pm

Despite advances in the field, the mechanics of drawing the national poverty line have not been significantly altered for forty years. Each September the Census Bureau releases its official calculation of the national poverty line and enumeration of the poor, intended to reflect the extent of economic hardship in the United States. The once-useful metric has, unfortunately, not worn well. Today the official poverty measure provides an incomplete and inaccurate representation of the poor.

Machiavelli's Children: Leaders and their Legacies in Italy and Japan

Wednesday, September 17, 2003 - 12:00pm

Location

The New America Foundation
1630 Connecticut Ave., NW 7th Floor
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Let the Record Show: Declassified Documents and the Question of US Involvement in the 1973 Chile Coup

Tuesday, September 9, 2003 - 12:00pm

Location

The New America Foundation
1630 Connecticut Ave., NW 7th Floor
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Do we Need to Darn our Sox? Getting Beyond the Hype and Getting to Know the Facts on Sarbanes-Oxley

Monday, September 8, 2003 - 12:00pm

Passed in the wake of numerous corporate scandals, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act was one of the most discussed pieces of legislation when it became law a little more than a year ago. Since then, interest in the legislation has focused largely on government attempts to establish the regulatory machinery, with some attention also being paid to the legislation's affect on companies.

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Welcome to the Machine: How the GOP has Disciplined Washington's Trade Associations, Lobbying Groups, and Policy Shops

Wednesday, September 3, 2003 - 12:00pm

This informal conversation with Nicholas Confessore will focus on his recent article in The Washington Monthly entitled, "Welcome to the Machine, How the GOP disciplined K Street and Made Bush Supreme." His article argues that lobbying jobs, particular those held on K Street have become the foundation of a powerful force in Washington politics or in his own words, a Republican political machine.

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