Today is November 20, 2014
These are PAST events, relative to today's date.

Can a Cyber NCTC Prevent the Next Catastrophic Attack?

November 19, 2014 / 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Do we need to institutionalize the U.S. government’s cyber threat information sharing before a catastrophic cyber attack? Governor Kean and Congressman Hamilton, co-chairs of BPC’s Homeland Security Project, asked this question in their most recent op-ed, calling for the creation of a cyber NCTC.

Turkey’s Foreign Policy under Erdogan’s Presidency: What Shapes It?

November 18, 2014 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Turkey is in uncharted territory in terms of both domestic and foreign policy. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has now become president in an ad hoc, hybrid political system, and he continues to rule the country. Meanwhile, the architect of the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) foreign policy, Ahmet Davutoglu, is now prime minister.

A Path Forward: What’s Next for the Divided States of America

November 5, 2014 / 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

On the morning after the midterm elections and following several hotly contested Senate races, BPC hosted a discussion with former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Trent Lott about the future of the Senate and prospective areas for progress during the lame duck.  The former majority leaders, who worked together the last time the Senate was evenly divided, also focused on governing in a closely or evenly divided Senate during this polarized era for American politics.

By the Numbers: What the Midterms Mean for a Polarized America

October 30, 2014 / 9:00 am to 10:30 am

On November 4, Americans will set the stage for the final two years of President Obama’s presidency and will unofficially kick off the 2016 presidential election. Our panelists Whit Ayres, Mark Mellman, and Amy Walter, and moderator John Fortier have decades of experience analyzing campaigns and elections and shared their unique insight.

The Big Bank Theory: Breaking Down the Break-Up Argument

October 28, 2014 / 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Calls for breaking up our nation’s biggest banks have been bipartisan. No matter who controls Congress, it won’t be surprising if lawmakers take up the issue again next year. Yet, do we really know the consequences of breaking up big banks?

Ensuring a Strong U.S. Defense for the Future

October 22, 2014 / 9:00 am to 10:30 am

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.

ISIS, the Kurds and Turkey: A Messy Triangle

October 14, 2014 / 9:00 am to 10:30 am

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.

Are We Heading Towards a Bad Deal with Iran?

September 30, 2014 / 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

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?

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) and the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) held a timely lunch discussion in Rayburn House Office Building Room B-318.

Early Action in the Clean Power Plan

September 25, 2014 / 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) 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.

Jihadist Terrorism: A New Threat Assessment Report Release

September 23, 2014 / 9:00 am to 10:30 am

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, the Bipartisan Policy Center released a new threat assessment on September 23, authored by Peter Bergen, a member of BPC’s Homeland Security Project.