You Are Invited: Leading the Second Century of Flight

You are invited to:

DIRECTOR’S FORUM

Leading the Second Century of Flight

 

Jim Albaugh

Executive Vice President, The Boeing Company

 With an introduction by

The Honorable Jane Harman

Director, President and CEO

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

 

Since the Wright brothers’ first flight, America’s leadership in aerospace has helped build our economy and ensured our security. Today our leadership is threatened by budget constraints at home and heavy investment by other nations abroad. In this National Aerospace Week address, Jim Albaugh will highlight what’s at stake and what steps the U.S. must take to lead the second century of flight.

Jim Albaugh is an executive vice president of The Boeing Company. A 37-year Boeing veteran, Albaugh has led the company’s commercial, defense, space and security businesses.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Woodrow Wilson Center

6th Floor, Joseph H. and Claire Flom Auditorium

RSVP here or to receive further information, send an email to RSVP@wilsoncenter.org. Please provide your name and professional affiliation.


Please allow time on arrival at the building for routine security procedures. A photo ID is required.

Directions at www.WilsonCenter.org/directions

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Dialogue: What is the Long Term Solution to America’s Budget Challenge?

Cut or Spend: What’s the Long Term Solution to America’s Budget Challenge?

This week on dialogue, host John Milewski is joined by Kathryn Lavelle and Kent Hughes to discuss the long-term implications of the recent budget and debt debate in Washington. Kathryn, a former Wilson Center fellow, is the Ellen and Dixon Long Associate Professor of World Affairs at Case Western Reserve University. Kent is director of the Wilson Center’s program on America and the Global Economy and also of the Wilson Center on the Hill program.

Tune in Wednesday at 9:00 PM on the MHZ Worldview channel.  This program will rebroadcast on Thursday at 12:00 AM, and Friday at 11:00AM.  Dialogue is broadcast throughout the Metro area on digital channel 30.1.  Please refer to the following links for listings in your area.

Local channel listings:   http://mhznetworks.org/how-to-watch-mhz/; National distribution: http://www.mhznetworks.org/mhzworldview/affiliates/; Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/dialogue-Television-and-Radio/289248755427?v=wall; Twitter: http://twitter.com/JohnMilewski; YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/dialogueWilsonCenter; iTunes: Search, “dialogue at the woodrow wilson center”

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Announcing Budget Hero

Lawmakers from both parties have said the country needs a national conversation about the national debt. At an event on Capitol Hill on July 13, they embraced the popular game Budget Hero as a way to jump start that discussion.

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Public Insight Network at American Public Media launched an updated version of Budget Hero at this event, hosted by Senator Mark Udall, (D-DO), and Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee. The Senators were joined by former Representatives John Tanner (D-TN) and Robert Livingston (R-LA), who was House Appropriations Committee Chair in 1997 when a balanced budget was enacted.

“The point of the game is to educate and empower us and I hope it is played in schools and right here at the Capitol,” Sen. Udall told reporters.

To play Budget Hero click here.

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Cut or Spend: What’s the Long Term Solution to America’s Budget Challenge?

This week on dialogue, host John Milewski is joined by Kathryn Lavelle and Kent Hughes to discuss the current and long term implications of the ongoing budget and debt debate in Washington. Kathryn, a former Wilson Center fellow, is the Ellen and Dixon Long Associate Professor of World Affairs at Case Western Reserve University. Kent is director of the Wilson Center’s program on America and the Global Economy and also of the Wilson Center on the Hill program.

For local channel listings and more information, click here.

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Updated Invitation – Rethinking Retirement: The Past and Future of Social Security

The United States Studies Program and the Program on America and the Global Economy of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars invite you to a Panel Discussion

RETHINKING RETIREMENT: THE PAST AND FUTURE OF SOCIAL SECURITY

with panelists

Andrew Biggs Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Charles Blahous Senior Research Fellow, New America Foundation

Ross Eisenbrey Vice President, Economic Policy Institute

Heidi Hartmann President, Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Barbara Kennelly President and CEO, National Committee to Preserve Medicare and Social Security

Mitchell Orenstein Associate Professor of European Studies, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

The future of Social Security is central to discussions of the current budget crisis, but whether—and how—it can be reformed remains to be seen. Policymakers and analysts have offered a range of proposals, many of them based on differing demographic projections and assessments of the future solvency of the Social Security Fund. A group of leading experts will come together to discuss the current state of Social Security and how it will affect Americans’ retirement plans in the future.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 3:00pm – 5:00 pm

Sixth Floor Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C.

This is a free public event, but RSVPs are requested. Please respond with acceptances only to usstudies@wilsoncenter.org

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The Defense Industrial Base at Risk

For decades America has remained at the forefront of both industrial innovation and national defense. These twin pillars of American strength now exist in a challenging climate beset by uncertain economic and political realities. On December 6th, the Reserve Officers Association and the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Program on America and the Global Economy hosted a half day event that included Members of Congress and policy and industry experts to discuss these and other issues as they relate to the state of America’s defense industrial base. The speakers provided a number of unique perspectives and touched on a number of key elements affecting the defense industrial base that ranged from the defense budget and the push to reduce the country’s fiscal deficit to technological developments and the future U.S. international power.

Following welcoming remarks by Bob Feidler of the Reserve Officers Association, Lt. Gen. Michael Dunn (Ret.), President of the Air Force Association, provided a war-fighter’s perspective on the declining defense industrial base. “The bottom line,” he began, “is yes, the industrial base is in trouble.” Emphasizing the preeminent supremacy of American airpower throughout his speech, he noted the antiquated state of the air fleet today, citing a number of planes that are aging. Dunn argued that while the U.S. Air Force has long been America’s “asymmetric advantage,” the balance is no longer as one sided as it has been in the past as nations like Russia and China continue to build up their respective air fleets. Dunn reiterated the drastic need for greater plane procurement, insisting that the U.S. is not buying enough planes to sustain its military strength. Read more of this post