At 6:30 pm
Hemmerdinger Hall, 100 Washington Sq. East, New York, 10012, United States

Debates of the Century @NYUWagner: “There should be more U.S. intervention in Syria.”

Debates of the Century @NYU Wagner: Syria The Century Foundation and NYU Wagner are proud to present Debates of the Century @NYU Wagner, a public debate series showcasing thoughtful, informed dialogue from experts. Join us on November 30, 2016 to hear experts on Syria debate the resolution:   “There should be more U.S. intervention in Syria.”   The Syrian civil war is a human...

At 12:00 pm
The Center for American Progress, 1333 H Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20005, United States

Rethinking America’s Middle East Alliances After Obama 

The next president will have to rebalance and rebuild America’s strained alliances across the Middle East after eight years of upheaval. U.S. relationships have been buffeted by wars in Syria and Yemen, ongoing flare-ups between regional powers Iran and Saudi Arabia, and growing mistrust in the wake of the Arab uprisings between Washington and regional...

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The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center, 1400 M Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20005, United States

Paying for Progress: A Tax Reform Agenda for the Next President

The 45th president of the United States is expected to pursue corporate tax reform in his first one hundred days. This could be the tip of the iceberg to major changes in tax and fiscal policy. On November 17, find out about the risks and opportunities of a Trump Presidency from leading experts and political...

At 6:00 pm
The New School, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street, Room 510, New York, 10011, United States

The Nobel Factor: The Prize in Economics, Social Democracy, and the Market Turn

The Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies proudly presents the first panel in the “Social Democracy Suppressed” series. The panel will be moderated by Jeff Madrick. Panelists will respond to Avner Offer’s new book The Nobel Factor: The Prize in Economics, Social Democracy, and the Market Turn (co-authored with Gabriel Soderberg, published by Princeton University Press in 2016). The Nobel Factor tells...

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The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, 10016, United States

College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream, with Professor Sara Goldrick-Rab

Join the Scholars Strategy Network and The Century Foundation for an event featuring Sara Goldrick-Rab, author of the recently released book Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream. If you are a young person, and you work hard enough, you can get a college degree and set yourself on...

At 10:00 am
Economic Policy Institute, 1225 I Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20005

How Big Should Our Government Be?

Damaging myths persist about the impact of U.S. government spending on economic growth.  The conventional wisdom is that government spending and taxes hurt economic growth, but this point of view—which has adversely influenced the nation’s social spending and public investment—is not supported by the evidence. In How Big Should our Government Be?, Jon Bakija, Lane...

At 6:00 pm
The Century Foundation, 1 Whitehall Street, 15th Floor, New York, 10004, United States

Helping Minimum Wage Workers Put More Food on the Table

You can watch the video here: This Labor Day, while many Americans celebrate around family barbeques, millions of their neighbors will struggle to provide enough for their family to eat a full meal. This struggle is faced by too many Americans, including many that are working full-time. Food insecurity affects about one in seven households...