In less than one month, Afghans will go the polls to elect a new Afghan President. At the same time, the United States and the NATO- International Security Assistance Force continue to draw down their military presence in anticipation of the end of their current mission by December 31, 2014. The Center for American Progress will host Senator Casey to discuss the Afghan elections, the U.S. role leading up to the elections, and how the U.S.-Afghanistan relationship may evolve post-2014.
The lack of women of color in many of the traditional positions of power and authority in America is a story that has been largely lost in our national conversation about women's leadership. In the media, in academic research, and in the business world, white women and their experiences often become stand-ins for all women. Ignored are the ways that racial or ethnic stereotypes can compound—and complicate—the challenges posed by gender bias. The result, until now, has been a discussion riddled with blind spots.
Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund for the release of "Women's Leadership: What's True, What's False, and Why It Matters," featuring a panel discussion that will seek to shine a spotlight on all we have not been talking about when we talk about women’s leadership. Maya Harris will speak with our panel of experts about empowerment and agency, mentorship and executive presence, girlhood, young womanhood, the motherhood penalty, and the changing face of female influence.
Please join us to hear Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan share his views on the future of housing finance in America, including multifamily finance and the future of affordable rental housing.
Five years after the financial crisis, we are still debating how and if to create a new system of housing finance reform to replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. While this debate often focuses on homeownership, reform also has significant importance for the future of rental housing. How best can we ensure access to financing for affordable rental in all geographies and through all business cycles?
Secretary Donovan's remarks will be followed by an expert panel that will discuss in more detail the current system of multifamily finance and the implications of legislative and regulatory proposals now being discussed.
Show Embed Code Please join the Center for American Progress and the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) for a discussion on tax incentives for retirement savings. This event will address the ways that the tax code greatly encourages retirement savings by high-income earners but has fewer incentives for middle-class savers, and will discuss savings […]
Please join the Center for American Progress for an event featuring Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno, Minister of National Defense of Colombia, Thursday, February 27, 2014. Before participating in the U.S.-Colombia High-Level Strategic Security Dialogue, Minister Pinzón will join us to discuss the Colombian Armed Force's ongoing efforts against the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) and the future roles and missions of Colombia´s Armed Forces in a potential post-conflict scenario.
Given our nation’s demographic shifts, the America of the 21st century will not only look different than in years past, but the implications on race and ethnicity labels will inevitably shift from the traditional black-white paradigm. The federal government currently has five minimum categories for data on race and ethnicity: American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and White. Additionally, there are two categories for data on ethnicity: “Hispanic or Latino,” and “Not Hispanic or Latino.” These categories carry considerable historical weight based on past patterns of racial discrimination, colonization, and immigration. As the mixed-race population grows, the concept of racial and ethnic identity is more fluid than ever.
How does the self-perception of certain demographic communities differ from how they are perceived by others? As the multiracial population grows, how can we create a space both in our communities and in our data collection surveys to make sure they are accurately represented? Will redefining race and ethnicity categories produce better data for informing public policy?
Please join us for an in-depth discussion on the meaning of race and ethnicity in a changing America.
Please join the Center for American Progress and the American Enterprise Institute on Tuesday, February 25, for a discussion marking the release of Dancing with the Devil: The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes, a new book by AEI resident scholar Michael Rubin. In the book, Rubin argues that U.S. diplomacy with countries like Iran and North Korea and groups like the Taliban in Afghanistan and Hezbollah have significant risks. The discussion will feature Charles Kupchan, Georgetown University professor and Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow, and author of the 2012 book, How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace. In that book, Kupchan argues that diplomatic engagement with adversaries is essential for enhancing global stability and order.
How do we answer the age-old question of what happens when a rising power meets an established power? For centuries, this questions has hung over great power politics and posed a continual challenge to policymakers and international relations theorists alike.
Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion with U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on the values and priorities that drive the Obama Administration’s approach to trade policy. In his remarks, Ambassador Froman will address the economic impact of trade agreements, the trade negotiating process, as well as what America’s workers and the world stand to gain in the Administration’s fight to raise labor and environmental standards in trade agreements.
Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation with Nancy Sutley on her final day as chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. After five years as President Barack Obama's environmental policy advisor, Nancy will share her insights on the administration's record on climate change and conservation, the president's environmental agenda moving forward, and why the role of CEQ is more important than ever.
There is no bilateral relationship in the world more consequential than the one between the United States and China. How they choose to cooperate and compete affects billions of lives. But U.S.-China relations are complex, sensitive, and often very difficult to navigate.
In her new book Debating China, Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Nina Hachigian pairs Chinese and American experts in a series of letter exchanges to illuminate this multidimensional relationship. These fascinating conversations—written by highly respected scholars and former officials from China and America—provide an invaluable dual perspective on crucial issues such as trade, human rights, territorial disputes, military dynamics, the media, climate change, development, and more. The engaging dialogue between American and Chinese experts gives readers an inside view of how both sides see these key challenges.
Join us at the book launch for a conversation with a key architect and implementer of U.S.-China policy, White House Senior Director for Asian Affairs Evan Medeiros, to discuss a wide range of issues animating the U.S.-China relationship.
Copies of Debating China will be available for purchase at the event.
Show Embed Code Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) was the first Muslim elected to Congress. That wasn’t why he ran, however. Quite simply, he entered politics because he wanted to make a difference—to contribute to the future of his children, his community, and his country. Since being elected in 2007, Rep. Ellison has been a […]
Progressive leaders in city governments are taking a number of steps to build an economy that works for everyone, and they have ambitious plans for additional reforms. They are striving to create jobs, boost incomes, cut costs for middle-class necessities, lower the risk of falling behind, and advance opportunity and fair treatment for all. With federal gridlock making congressional action more difficult, the progressive agenda for these laboratories of democracy is taking on ever greater importance.
Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund for a discussion with Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Mayor Bill Peduto of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Héctor Figueroa—president of 32BJ Service Employees International Union, the largest property services union in the country—about what cities can do to increase mobility, strengthen the middle class, and get the country back on track to broadly shared prosperity. Joel Rogers, director of the Center on Wisconsin Strategy, will also present a new report, titled “Cities at Work: Progressive State Policies to Rebuild the Middle Class,” which includes more than 100 recommendations for how cities can blaze the trail toward a more equitable and prosperous future.
Increasingly, families across the country are navigating myriad caregiving challenges every day. All Americans will need care at some point in their lives and there are currently 41.6 million caregivers across the United States, almost half of whom provide complex chronic care. The Center for American Progress is hosting an event to examine the breadth of caregiving challenges facing many different communities—from families with aging relatives, to people with disabilities, to military families, to individuals dealing with their own illnesses, and more. The discussion will highlight the diverse needs of families and explore what steps we can take—now and in the future—to find responsive solutions that work for all families.
Public education in America is poised to take great steps forward in readying the next generation for success in higher education and the workforce through widespread adoption and implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The vast majority of students across the country will soon be held to the highest set of English language arts and math expectations in U.S. history. To meet this sharp rise in expectations for teaching and learning, educators and students can benefit from having additional time to process, understand, and become proficient in the new, more rigorous standards and curricula, as well as the new assessments that will come with them.