Edward Alden, Alejandro Mayorkas, and Vivek Wadhwa discuss the benefits of immigration reform for the economic future of the United States. The session focuses on the many important contributions immigrants make creating jobs in the country and addresses what can be done to fix the system currently in place.
This session was part of the symposium, The Future of U.S. Immigration Policy: Next Steps. This event was made possible through the generous support from the Ford Foundation
Speakers: Alfonso Aguilar, Angela Kelley, and Andrew Kohut Presider: Edward Schumacher-Matos
Alfonso Aguilar, Angela Kelley, and Andrew Kohut address the prospects for greater political cooperation on immigration legislation. This panel discussion focuses on areas where political compromise may be possible.
This session was part of the symposium, The Future of U.S. Immigration Policy: Next Steps. This event was made possible through the generous support from the Ford Foundation.
Senator Jim Webb (D-VA), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, discusses issues facing the United States and East Asian countries, drawing on observations from his recent trip to examine U.S. national security and foreign policy toward the region.
Linda Bartlett, an esteemed scientist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, discusses maternal health in Afghanistan, highlighting her experiences during the Reproductive Age Mortality Survey (RAMOS), which she had conducted on horseback only months after the fall of the Taliban in 2002.
Experts discuss the 'real cost' of the financial crisis, specifically after central banks implemented Quantitative Easing 2 last year. This series is presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.
Speakers: Michelle Bachelet, Paul De Lay, and Robert C. Orr Presider: Seth Berkley
Experts discuss the advancements on AIDS prevention during the last three decades. Robert Orr, the UN assistant secretary general for strategic planning and policy coordination, argues that policymakers should continue addressing the social functions of AIDS to maintain UNAIDS' bold platform.
Speakers: Bishop Charles E. Blake, Kenneth Hackett, and Jed Hoffman Presider: Laurie Garrett
Experts discuss how to equip and mobilize churches and faith communities to respond to the needs of those affected by HIV/AIDS in positive ways that target the stigmas associated with the pandemic, while improving access to HIV/AIDS treatment. Bishop Charles E. Blake, chairman and CEO of Save Africa's Children, emphasizes that the black church must emulate the Biblical leader Joseph's actions, providing humanitarian assistance to brothers and sisters struggling in Africa, the "homeland."
Olli Rehn, commissioner for economic and monetary affairs for the European Union (EU), details the steps the EU is taking for comprehensive economic repair, and states that the EU is maintaining its momentum of growth.
Experience has shown that community-based interventions not only reduce maternal mortality in Afghanistan, but also complement broader efforts to achieve stability and development in this war-torn country. Denise Byrd, an expert in maternal and child health, reproductive health, and family planning, described the challenges faced by maternal health providers in Afghanistan and discussed several successful intervention programs.
Speaker: Admiral Gary Roughead Presider: John F. Lehman
Admiral Gary Roughead, chief of U.S. naval operations, discusses the Navy's strategies for being a forward thinking global force that provides international maritime security, as well as humanitarian and disaster relief.
Austan D. Goolsbee, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, outlines major economic developments in the United States, including strategies for short-term and long-term growth, increases in investment, and the creation of jobs in the private sector.
The Council on Foreign Relations' David Rockefeller Studies Program—CFR's "think tank"—is home to more than seventy full-time, adjunct, and visiting scholars and practitioners (called "fellows"). Their expertise covers the world's major regions as well as the critical issues shaping today's global agenda. Download the printable CFR Experts Guide.