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Exporting U.S. High Tech, Facts & Fiction About the Globalization of Industrial R&D (A Study Group Report)

Authors: Bénédicte Callan and Sean S. Costigan

This report states that the ultimate effect of this R & D globalization on the U.S. economy and U.S. industry remains uncertain. But extrapolating from three important trends in the international economy--namely the rise of newly industrializing economies; the restructuring of the American system of innovation; and the globalization of sales and production--it seems likely that knowledge-intensive activities, from basic research to technology-based production, are not permanently anchored in American soil.

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Education and U.S. Competitiveness

Speaker: Michael Barber
Speaker: Margaret Spellings
Presider: Charles Lane

Please join Michael Barber and Margaret Spellings to discuss the state of elementary and secondary education in the U.S., focusing on workforce development and the preparedness of American students in comparison to others around the globe.

On the occasion of CFR's 90th anniversary, we will examine through a series of meetings and other projects how policies at home will directly influence the economic and military strength of the United States and its ability to act in the world.

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The U.S. Aging Population as an Economic Growth Driver for Global Competitiveness

Speaker: Joseph Coughlin
Speaker: Kelly Michel
Presider: Michael Hodin

As the number of Americans older than the traditional retirement age steadily rises, the United States is poised to revitalize its global economic strength by approaching its aging population not as a crisis, but rather a promising opportunity for economic growth. Please join Joseph Coughlin, Robert Hormats, and Kelly Michel to discuss the core of this approach, healthy and active aging, which will require serious public policy reform, new business strategies, and profound sociological shifts in views on aging.

On the occasion of CFR's 90th anniversary, we will examine through a series of meetings and other projects how policies at home will directly influence the economic and military strength of the United States and its ability to act in the world.

**Please note this meeting was previously scheduled for January 12, but will now be held on February 14.**

**For further analysis on the U.S. aging population, please see CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Michael Hodin's blog post, Why 'Gray' is the New Golden Opportunity.

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President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness Discussion

Speaker: Ellen Kullman
Speaker: Robert Wolf
Speaker: Jeffrey Zients

President Obama formed the Jobs Council in order to bring together a group of Americans representing diverse perspectives for the purpose of bolstering the economy by fostering job creation, innovation, growth, and competitiveness. This discussion is an opportunity to bring new voices to the table to participate and inform the Council's work and recommendations.

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Immigration and U.S. Global Competitiveness

Speaker: Spencer Abraham
Speaker: Lee Hamilton
Presider: Doris Meissner

Former Rep. Lee Hamilton (D-IN) and Former Senator Spencer Abraham (R-MI) co-chaired a year-long task force aimed at tackling the nation's bedeviling immigration challenges. The result is a report with sweeping recommendations for overhaul of our immigration policy that would increase employment-based immigration opportunities; combat illegal immigration through new responsibilities for employers and a new, secure Social Security card; and create a Standing Commission on Labor Markets and Immigration Admissions that would make regular recommendations to the President and Congress for adjusting immigration levels. Come as we discuss these recommendations and how the Council might build on them as the Congress again debates the immigration challenge.

For more information about the Task Force please visit: http://www.migrationpolicy.org/ITFIAF/

The Independent Task Force Immigration and America’s Future: A New Chapter, was convened by the Migration Policy Institute in partnership with The Division of United States Studies, The Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Manhattan Institute.

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International Competitiveness and Education: A Conversation with Arne Duncan

Speaker: Arne Duncan
Presider: John DeGioia

Recent studies have concluded that the United States continues to fall behind other countries in student achievement, particularly in the areas of math and science. Please join Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to discuss the future of U.S. education policy and its implications for international competitiveness and national security.

 

See more in Global; Education; Competitiveness