Past Events

Oct. 22, 2014
Bipartisan Policy Center

In recent months, the U.S. military has been dispatched to the Middle East to fight ISIS, to Africa to combat Ebola and to Eastern Europe to deter Russia. Yet, automatic reductions to the defense budget, known as “sequestration,” remain the law of the land. Highlighting this tension between national security and fiscal restraint, Michèle Flournoy and Eric Edelman, members of the bipartisan, congressionally-mandated National Defense Panel, warned in a recent op-ed, “without budgetary relief, the U.S. armed forces soon will be at high risk of not being able to accomplish the national defense strategy.”

Oct. 14, 2014
Bipartisan Policy Center

As the United States seeks allies to take on the terrorist group now calling itself the Islamic State (commonly referred to as ISIS or ISIL), the Kurds—particularly in Syria—have been on the front lines for the better part of two years. Now, ISIS is engaged in a brutal campaign against the Kurdish town of Kobani, in northern Syria. But Turkey, which is reluctantly moving toward supporting the U.S.-led campaign against ISIS, has tried to block Syrian Kurdish refugees escaping ISIS from entering Turkey and fighters from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party from crossing into Syria to join the fight for Kobani.

Sep. 30, 2014
Rayburn House Office Building

President Obama and the P5+1 negotiators have repeatedly stated that when it comes to the Iranian nuclear negotiations, “no deal is better than a bad deal.” But are the negotiations heading towards a bad deal?

Sep. 25, 2014
Bipartisan Policy Center

BPC's Energy Project and a panel of experts held a discussion on how early action is accounted for in the Clean Power Plan. This panel of experts from state, utility and environmental advocate perspectives discussed the treatment of: energy efficiency savings prior to 2020, renewable energy and existing cap-and-trade programs, among other topics.

Sep. 23, 2014
Bipartisan Policy Center

With ISIS and international extremists dominating the international news coverage, the threat of terrorism is at the forefront of Americans’ minds. In light of these developments, BPC will release a new threat assessment on September 23, authored by Peter Bergen, a member of BPC’s Homeland Security Project.

Sep. 16, 2014
Bipartisan Policy Center

Chief executives from some of the nation’s largest companies and BPC released a groundbreaking report that shares the companies’ most successful strategies for addressing the nation’s most pressing health care challenges. The report also includes a call to employers to join their commitment to improve the health and wellness of individuals, improve the health of communities, and improve the health care system.

Sep. 15, 2014
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

Castro BPC "With the stakes so high, we cannot afford to fail. As the Bipartisan Policy Center knows better than anyone, housing is not a Republican or Democratic issue. It is an American issue."

Watch Secretary Julián Castro's full remarks at the BPC Housing Summit

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Sep. 5, 2014
Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center (Conference Room A)

BPC's Energy Project hosted a discussion on consolidated storage of nuclear waste. 

Sep. 4, 2014
Bipartisan Policy Center

BPC's Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative released its new white paper on systemic risk. The paper—authored by John Dugan, Peter Fisher and Cantwell Muckenfuss—offers bold recommendations to improve our ability to effectively monitor risk to the financial system, prevent damaging runs and panics and combat future financial crises.

Aug. 21, 2014
Sun Valley Resort

The BPC Housing Commission hosted a regional forum in Sun Valley, ID. The forum explored pressing issues in housing today - housing finance reform and the future of FHA, innovation in rural housing, and community lenders and the role of small banks - and featured both keynote remarks and panel discussions by key members of Congress and leaders in the housing industry.