Welcome back from Spring Break GBC! Tis’ the season of pollen and late-semester procrastination, but come sniffles or snoozes the GBC External Affairs Newsletter will go on! In recognition of Earth Day we are going to start off this month’s newsletter with some climate policy news. Related to climate change, be sure to check out the Brookings webinar on modernizing infrastructure– a must-see for anyone wanting to get informed on the subject of President Biden’s newest plan. With that, we wish you a happy April and will write to you again next from the final newsletter of the academic year!
Summit: The White House, “Leaders Summit on Climate”
President Biden has invited the heads of state of 40 countries, including the members of the U.S.-led Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, to a virtual summit for Earth Day on April 22 and 23, 2021. The summit will be live streamed for public viewing, so be sure to tune in to hear the leaders’ of major world powers plans to curb emissions and promote climate innovation. Read the original announcement for details.
Article: ABC News, “Biden administration faces increasing calls to stop companies from ‘greenwashing’”
Ever heard of greenwashing? Read this article about the sometimes misleading marketing strategy, and the pressures the Biden administration is facing to prevent it. A general question to consider while reading: what oversight powers do you think the government should have over corporate marketing? *Bonus points to anyone who can spot the Georgetown logo in the article!*
Webinar: The Center for Strategic and International Studies: “A Conversation with Representative Kevin Brady on the Republican Party’s Trade Agenda”
Tune into this webinar on Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm to hear a discussion with U.S. Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX), Ranking Member on the House Ways and Means Committee, on the Republican Party’s trade agenda. Be sure to register soon, as limited live audience spots are available, but if registered you will be able to submit questions during the event.
Register for the webinar here.
Webinar: The Brookings Institute, “Rebuilding American infrastructure for the 21st century”
Watch this webinar on Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm to hear a discussion on American infrastructure policies hosted by the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. Panelists include Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Register for the webinar here.
Webinar: The CATO Institute, “After COVID-19: Building an Inclusive Economy for California”
Tune into this webinar on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 12 pm to 4:15 pm (times in EST) to hear a conference on how to rebuild economic opportunity in California’s hardest-hit communities from the Cato Institute’s Project on Poverty and Inequality in California. Panelists include Julian Cañete, President of the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and Jay King, President of the California Black Chamber of Commerce.
Register for the Webinar here.