Event Archive

July 24, 2019

ITIF hosted a discussion about the benefits of using facial recognition for law enforcement and public safety, the current safeguards in place that govern its use, and the opportunities for policymakers to address legitimate concerns without limiting the potential of this technology.

July 16, 2019

ITIF hosted an expert panel discussion on the current state and future potential of robotics across all sectors of the U.S. economy. Where are we today with robotic development? What are the key technological challenges to overcome? What is the government’s role in supporting robotics development and adoption? And, of course, what is the likely impact on employment?

July 11, 2019

ITIF hosted an expert panel to discuss growing calls to either break up big tech companies or subject them to more careful scrutiny out of concern they may be violating competition laws. The panel examined these issues and explored what, if anything, should be done to change the current antitrust regime.

July 10, 2019

The escalating trade war between the United States and China has launched an intense debate in Washington about what, if anything, the U.S. should do in response to China's mercantilist policies. Join ITIF for a spirited debate about the fraught economic political realities of the U.S.-China trading relationship and the best-available options for policymakers.

July 3, 2019

Countries competing to be leaders in the use of artificial intelligence face a common threat in the prospect that China could rise to dominate the field, which would put them at a disadvantage across key sectors of the economy.

June 25, 2019

ITIF hosted an expert panel discussion marking the release of a new report that examines the deep trade interlinkages and value-added trade flows between the United States, Mexico, Korea, and Taiwan across six high-tech sectors: automobiles, chemicals, computers and electronics, machinery, aerospace and other transportation equipment, and pharmaceuticals.

June 20, 2019

There is an increasingly intense focus in Washington on reducing the price of drugs to bring down health care costs. President Trump has proposed a plan that would use an international pricing index model for drugs covered under Medicare Part B.

June 13, 2019

In June 2019, the Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance (GTIPA) will hold its Third Annual Summit a high-level, conference focused on innovation policy and how policymakers in developing countries can imple

June 11, 2019

On June 11, 2019, ITIF President Robert Atkinson partnered with David Plouffe, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama in the C.D. Howe Institute Regent Debate to debate whether governments should regulate Big Tech to protect the public interest.

June 11, 2019

There has been a global consensus for nearly a century that countries should tax multinational companies in the jurisdictions where they create value, not where they generate sales.

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