CAP Events (Audio)
Summary: The Center for American Progress is a progressive think-tank dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas and action. We are creating a long-term, progressive vision for America that policy makers, thought-leaders, and activists can use to shape the national debate and pass laws that make a difference. Our mission is to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing and advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders throughout the country and the world. The Center for American Progress is headed by John D. Podesta, former chief of staff to President William J. Clinton and a professor at Georgetown University Center of Law.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, youth continue to experience high rates of bullying and harassment in schools, hostile treatment by school administrators, and family and community rejection that leaves them vulnerable and at risk of entering the juvenile justice system. Despite the disproportionately high rates of LGBT youth entering the system, our nation’s schools, juvenile courts, and detention systems are unequipped to the manage the unique experiences of LGBT youth.
The U.S. economic position is being challenged as never before by the rise of state-driven capital and threats to our competitive strengths—strengths that have historically created unprecedented levels of wealth and prosperity. How the United States addresses these challenges will have profound consequences for American businesses and competitiveness for years to come.
Passed in 1972, Title IX has dramatically impacted the participation of women in high school and collegiate athletics and beyond, with thousands of women now able to benefit from the opportunities that the law provides. From scholarships and increased presence on campuses to learning new physical and leadership skills, Title IX has allowed women to have a more equitable share of the American Dream.
Behind every product we use, every light we plug in, every shower we take, there is a distance that has been traveled, and a story that can be shared. What would you walk 500 miles for?
Religious liberty is a treasured American value that has become highly contentious over the past several months. From marriage equality to contraception and other issues, conflicts are raging over whether there is a war on religion, the nature and limits of religious liberty in a pluralistic democracy, and how we have handled difficult issues in the past.
The income-level disparity in this country is now wider than at any point since the Great Depression. In 2010 the average salary for CEOs on the S&P 500 was more than $1 million—climbing to more than $11 million when all forms of compensation are accounted for—while the current median household income for African Americans is just more than $32,000. How can some be so rich while others are so poor?
Please join the Center for American Progress, the U.S. Ambassador to India, Nancy Powell, and the Indian Ambassador to the United States, Nirupama Rao, for a candid discussion concerning the issues to be addressed in the upcoming U.S./India Strategic Dialogue.
Please join the Center for American Progress for a intimate conversation between Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley on how policymakers and politicians should understand, confront, and remedy growing U.S. inequality—and strengthen the middle class.
Students, educators, employers, and policymakers alike are beginning to embrace competency-based education models that have the potential to transform standards of higher education, keeping students competitive in the global workforce. On June 7 policy experts and leaders from institutions pioneering competency-based education participated in a CAP event exploring the opportunities and challenges of this educational model.
As Egypt heads into the second round of its presidential elections later in June, the country remains in the midst of a number of political, security, and economic transitions. How should the United States adapt its policies in light of the major changes Egypt is experiencing?
The potential gains from federal early childhood investments can more readily be realized by improving how the federal government manages and supports its investment in these programs.
Multimillionaire entrepreneur Nick Hanauer recently gave a much-discussed TED talk, where he explained that the middle class is the engine of our economy, meaning that middle class workers, not the very wealthy, are America’s true job creators—a claim supported by new analysis from the Center for American Progress’s Heather Boushey and Adam Hersh.
Please join the Center for American Progress to discuss corporate citizenship and the role of the public and private sectors in keeping our young people actively engaged in school and in supporting education innovation and reform.
A Discussion on the Challenges and Opportunities for Renewable Energy in Alaska with Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Mark Begich (D-AK).
Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion on how the Affordable Care Act is delivering better care at a lower cost.