BPC hosted a town hall conversation on Congress in partnership with USA TODAY, The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
BPC hosted a forum on the budgetary implications of the federal government’s conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
BPC’s Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative hosted a discussion of the role globally active banks play in the U.S. economy and in supporting U.S. exporters. Global banking organizations play an increasingly important role in encouraging trade and providing vital financial assistance to U.S. customers living and working abroad.
BPC's Electric Grid Cybersecurity Initiative released its recommendations for how government and industry can protect the North American electric grid from cyber attacks.
BPC's Democracy Project hosted a thought provoking discussion on foreign policy leadership in Congress. What is the balance between the executive and legislative branches in foreign policymaking? How can Congress conduct effective oversight of foreign policy? Are the committee structures and other congressional institutions adequate to shape foreign policy?
Hosted by BPC’s Economic Policy Program, the forum featured a panel discussion among prominent economists on the outlook for the U.S. economy and housing market in 2014.
BPC hosted a panel to explore the implications of reform for Pennsylvania and the nation. The event brought together a group of politically diverse individuals with unique, extensive understanding of issues surrounding immigration reform and its potential effects on local Pennsylvania communities.
The panel discussion examined the president's likely legislative agenda and policy direction for the country in the coming year. After a record low year of legislative activity, will a "do nothing" congressional reputation finally force a bipartisan break-through on the gridlock in Washington?
Developed countries such as the United States are aging rapidly, and many face population stagnation or decline. This “demographic transition” threatens future economic growth and has major implications on the international stage. Although the connection is often overlooked, these trends make the U.S. immigration system a powerful asset - immigrants sustain healthy population growth and make the overall U.S. population younger, giving the U.S. a demographic advantage over other developed countries.