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    Military Technology

    Technology industry representatives talked about the military’s use of technologies such as drones, robotics, and 3-D printing, and their potential applications for and by the U.S.…

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    Global Economy and Development

    Christine Lagarde talked about the role of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in adopting a new set of international goals for supporting global development. Regarding the Greek…

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    Maximizing Broadband Benefits

    Tom Wheeler spoke about his vision for maximizing the benefits of broadband internet access in the U.S., and the ways technology is changing broadband network economics.

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    Global Challenges and the United Nations

    Susana Malcorra, chief of staff to the United Nations secretary-general, talked about the U.N. role in responding to transnational challenges, including violent extremism, migration, border…

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    U.S. Monetary Policy, Part 2

    Matthias Doepke and Veronika Selezneva presented their paper on the impact of monetary policy on the distribution of wealth across households, “Distributional Effects of Monetary…

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    U.S. Monetary Policy, Part 1

    Economists presented three papers the effect on inequality of the practice of “quantitative easing,” a policy in which the Federal Reserve purchases bonds in order to stimulate…

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    Vice President Biden on Russia-Ukraine Conflict

    Vice President Joe Biden spoke about Russia’s intervention in Ukraine and its implications for European security. The vice president said that helping Ukraine to defend against…

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    Community Development Efforts

    Civic and policy leaders talked about community development efforts in distressed neighborhoods experiencing poverty, unemployment, foreclosures, and racial divides. The panelists…

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    Senator Joe Manchin on Bipartisanship

    Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) talked about legislation he is sponsoring that is intended to reduce waste and improve government performance and efficiency. He also talked about his…

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    Sunni Role in Iraq

    Two Iraqi leaders, former Deputy Prime Minister Rafe al-Issawi and Governor Atheel al-Nujaifi, spoke about the Sunni role in the future of Iraq. They talked about the organizational…

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    Driverless Vehicles

    Panelists talked about how the U.S. and Germany are shaping research, development, and regulation of driverless cars. Topics included safety and ethical concerns, policy implications,…

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    Libyan Conflict and Refugees

    Panelists talked about the humanitarian consequences of the conflict in Libya. They spoke about the refugee crisis stemming from the ongoing civil war between rival Islamist militias…

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    State of the Greek Economy

    Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis talked about his country’s economic challenges including its debt crisis and the negotiations between his country and the European Union for…

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    European Economic Policy

    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble talked about the future of the Eurozone and the German economy. Then he was joined in discussion by David Wessel and Kemal Dervis.…

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    U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske talked about U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s mission and future initiatives. He outlined the key priorities of his agency, which include lawful…

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    Summit of the Americas Preview

    Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson delivered a keynote address prior to a panel discussion on the Seventh Summit of the Americas. Topics included diplomatic relations with…

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    Iran Nuclear Negotiations

    Panelists assessed the diplomatic progress made in reaching an agreement between Iran and the P5+1 on Iran’s nuclear program. They discussed the components of a credible deal,…

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    U.S. Policy in Central Asia

    Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken talked about priorities and future prospects for U.S. diplomacy in Central Asia. He spoke about U.S. objectives, including a security…

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    U.S. Postal Service

    Panelists talked about the future of the U.S. Postal Service. Topics included the current health of the institution and congressional efforts to modernize and improve its financial…

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    Arctic Policy

    Admiral Robert Papp, U.S. special representative to the Arctic, delivered a keynote address on U.S. policy in Arctic. He stressed the importance of U.S. leadership in the Arctic, and the…

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