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Restoration and preservation of the cultural landscape of Hebron and Bethlehem

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Restoration and preservation of the cultural landscape of Hebron and Bethlehem

Volunteer Opportunity posted by: CADIP

Posted on: February 26, 2016

Volunteer Opportunity description

This volunteer project will be carried out in two cities – Hebron and Bethlehem. In Hebron, volunteers will work in the Old City and in a local Children’s center, while in Bethlehem, the group will work in the village of Battir and in other parts of the city.

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The project seeks to protect and renovate old Palestinian sites, and in particular, Battir – an ancient village with wonderful landscape and nature, just outside the town of Bethlehem, which has been inhabited since the Iron Age. Battir has a unique irrigation system that utilizes man-made terraces and a system of manually diverting water via sluice gates. The old monuments and water canals of Battir date back to thousands of years, and the landscape resembles the one of the Babylon gardens. The place has been registered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2014.

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The work will include the following activities:
– Planting trees in different places in Hebron, visiting villages around Hebron city and helping them rehabilitate their lands
– Fun activities with children attending summer camps
– Tours around the old cities of Hebron and Bethlehem: painting, cleaning, and renovating old places
– Rehabilitation of old places in Battir, including the very ancient water canals. This special ancient water system is connected to several natural water sources.
– Help rebuilding an ancient wall that leads to the very ancient water cistern at the edge of the village. This wall will help locals and visitors reach the water cistern, which is hoped to become a historical and natural tourist attraction.
– Working on several locations beside the ancient train railway, which at the time of the Ottoman Empire was the main line that connected Turkey to Palestine. The location of the railway is the borderline between Palestine and Israel.

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The project will include intensive cultural events that aim at raising the awareness of the volunteers on the history of Palestine and the conflict, in addition to meetings with civil society representatives in both cities that work in social development.

Project dates: July 23 – August 2, 2016

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Get involved with Israeli Apartheid Week

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Each year, Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) takes place in more than 150 universities and cities across the world. With creative education and action, IAW aims to raise awareness about Israel’s regime of occupation, settler-colonialism and apartheid over the Palestinian people and build support for the nonviolent Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

In response to the impressive growth of BDS in the last few years, Israel and its right-wing allies in the west have launched repressive, anti-democratic attacks on the movement and the right to boycott, instead of fulfilling their obligations to end Israel’s violations of international law. This makes this year’s #IsraeliApartheidWeek more crucial than ever.

Support Palestinian popular resistance to oppression–join IAW 2016.

Check out apartheidweek.org and #IsraeliApartheidWeek to find out what’s happening in your area. More events in different cities are being added all the time, so do check back if there’s nothing in your city listed yet. 

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Europe: February 29-March 7
Palestine: March 1-10
South Africa: March 7-13
Arab World: March 20-26
US: various, including March 27-April 3
Latin America: April 10-24
Canada: various throughout March, check with local organisers

FW: Planned Parenthood raided. Hi there—I just wanted to make sure you saw Anna’s message from the other day. Planned Parenthood is under relentless attack, and they need our help to fight back.

Officials from Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s administration have raided Planned Parenthood health centers across the state, demanding the confidential records of women who visited the health centers, including ultrasound records.1 The news is especially alarming for a state with an extensive history of criminalizing abortion.

And the raids came just three days after Gov. Abbott announced that the state will end the one remaining source of government funding for Planned Parenthood—funding to provide health care for families earning less than 19 percent of the federal poverty level, or $3,760 for a family of three.2

In total, seven states have eliminated funding for Planned Parenthood since the summer.3 And the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a special budget bill to defund Planned Parenthood that cannot be blocked in the Senate using the filibuster, which is how we’ve stopped other bills attacking the organization.4

The attacks on Planned Parenthood are relentless. We did not budget for this big of a fight—and we need to keep fighting. Will you chip in $3 right now? 

Yes, I’ll chip in to help MoveOn fight to defend Planned Parenthood.

Here’s our plan to fight back: 

  • We’ll turn up the heat on vulnerable Republican senators running for re-election next year by holding events outside their in-state offices and running powerful social media campaigns targeting them for waging a war on women.  
  • We’ll run a hard-hitting media campaign to expose the attacks on Planned Parenthood for what they are: propaganda designed to close down health clinics and ban abortion. 
  • We’ll ramp up campaigns in the next set of states where Republicans are going after Planned Parenthood funding.

We simply cannot allow anti-abortion extremists to destroy an organization that helps so many people—or to roll back women’s rights and access to health care. Can you chip in $3 now to join MoveOn as we fight to save Planned Parenthood?

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Planned Parenthood is under an all-out assault. But our fighting back has made a huge difference, including helping stop bills to defund Planned Parenthood in the U.S. Senate. Specifically:

  • I recently traveled to Washington, D.C., where I met in person with Senators Elizabeth Warren and Harry Reid to bring them 1.2 million signatures from MoveOn members and key partners supporting Planned Parenthood.  
  • We flooded Senate offices with 10,000 phone calls.
  • We ran ads highlighting how Planned Parenthood has helped individual MoveOn members. 
  • We partnered with Planned Parenthood to organize 138 rallies and other visibility events across the country on #PinkOut Day last month. 
  • And, on the state level, we supported numerous MoveOn members in leading petition campaigns and other organizing to stop their states from defunding Planned Parenthood.

Now, we need to show that attacking Planned Parenthood is a political loser and will cause vulnerable Republicans running for re-election next year to lose support among women. We know this strategy can work because Planned Parenthood is enormously popular. And we’ve used this strategy before and won: The Republican War on Women is a big reason why Todd Akin and Mitt Romney lost their elections in 2012.

We can beat back the worst attacks on Planned Parenthood, but we can’t do it without you. Will you chip in $3?

Click here to help MoveOn stand with Planned Parenthood.

Thanks for all you do.

–Anna, Victoria, Bobby, Manny, and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. “Texas Orders Health Clinics to Turn Over Patient Data,” The New York Times, October 23, 2015

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2. “Texas Is Hell-Bent on Ending Reproductive Health Care Access for Poor Women,” Slate, October 19, 2015

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3. “Planned Parenthood Probes Find No Wrongdoing, But The Damage Has Been Done,” The Huffington Post, October 9, 2015

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4. “House passes bill to dismantle key parts of Obamacare,” USA Today, October 23, 2015

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Washington PressPass: March 8 – 14, 2015

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The Washington Foreign Press Center is pleased to share with you our weekly announcement of events in the Washington, D.C. area.  The Washington Foreign Press Center provides this information as a convenience, and the inclusion of an organization or activity does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation.  Please note that this information is subject to change.

NOTE:  Washington PressPass is available online at:  http://fpc.state.gov/events/c60010.htm

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Sunday,  March 8, 2015

WHEN:  10:30 am – 4:30 pm

WHAT:  Smithsonian Institution Women’s History Month Event – “Native Women Artists:  Creativity & Continuity:  Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives”  Native women artists will share their stories and discuss their explorations and journeys as indigenous artists while also demonstrating their artistry during the program.  The Native artist speakers include designated “National Treasures” who received past National Heritage Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) on the National Mall, Fourth Street & Independence Avenue SW

CONTACT:  202-633-1000, info@si.edu; website:  www.nmai.si.edu

SOURCE:  Smithsonian – event announcement

 

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Monday,  March 9, 2015

WHEN:  11:00 am – 1:00 pm

WHAT:  U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) Event – “Ukraine:  Public Opinion Amid War”  Speakers:  An expert panel will discuss how to resolve the conflict in Ukraine with the views of Ukrainians, who are key to determining whether any particular resolution can last.  The panel will also discuss the results of a new, comprehensive survey of Ukrainians, including those in the East.  Agenda and complete list of participants.
WHERE:  2301 Constitution Avenue, NW (Note:  All guests are required to enter via 23rd Street entrance for building access.  Please arrive at least 30 minutes in advance.  Important information for USIP guests here.) 
CONTACT:  Allison Sturma for media registration at 202-429-3869; website:  www.usip.org
SOURCE:  USIP – event announcement

WHEN:  12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

WHAT:  New America Event – “Digital Humanitarians”  Speaker:  Author Patrick Meier will discuss his new book, Digital Humanitarians, as well as crowd-sourced analysis of drones and satellite imagery, and the use of artificial intelligence techniques to analyze text and data.  After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, thousands of digital volunteers mobilized online to support search and rescue efforts and human relief operations on the ground.  These digital humanitarians used crowdsourcing to make sense of social media, text messages and satellite imagery, creating unique digital crisis maps that reflected the situation on the ground in near real-time.  The panel will discuss humanitarian response to massive forest fires in Russia, and trace the evolution of digital humanitarians through subsequent digital deployments in Libya, the Philippines and beyond.  Follow the discussion online using #DigitalJedis and by following @NatsecNAF.

WHERE:  1899 L Street NW, Suite 400

CONTACT:  202-633-1000, info@si.edu; website:  www.nmai.si.edu

SOURCE:  New America – event announcement

WHEN:  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
WHAT:  Stimson Center Event – “International Environmental Crime”  Speakers:  Expert panelists including Luis E. Arreaga, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Department of State, will discuss an emerging geostrategic challenge requiring bipartisan, whole-of-government and private sector solutions from the defense, security and private sector perspectives.  Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) will provide keynote remarks.  Environmental crime is skyrocketing globally with serious consequences that go far beyond conservationIt is also an often overlooked U.S. national and global security challenge with serious consequences as these illicit activities finance both transnational organized crime and terrorism.  This event is co-sponsored by National Geographic.  Join the conversation online using #StimsonToday, @StimsonCenter, and @StimsonMAB.

WHERE:  1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 8th Floor
CONTACT:  202-223-5956; web site:  www.stimson.org
SOURCE:  Stimson Center – event announcement

WHEN:  4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

WHAT:  Woodrow Wilson Center Event – “The Danger of the Single Story:  African Americans Anticolonialism in the Early Cold War”  Speaker:  Carol Anderson is an associate professor of African American Studies at Emory University.  She is the author of Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African-American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955, which was awarded both the Gustavus Myers and Myrna Bernath Book Awards.  Her latest book is Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960.

WHERE:  1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 6th Floor

CONTACT:  202-691-4000; website:  www.wilsoncenter.org

SOURCE:  Woodrow Wilson Center – event announcement

WHEN:  5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
WHAT:  Atlantic Council Event – “Energy Developments in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean”  Speaker:  Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Republic of CyprusMinister Lakkotrypis will focus on the challenges Cyprus faces in developing an oil and gas industry, as well as energy-related developments in the Eastern Mediterranean in a regional context.  Minister Lakkotrypis will be introduced by Atlantic Council’s Eurasian Energy Future Initiative Director David Koranyi.
WHERE:  1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor (West Tower)
CONTACT:  Media should RSVP:  press@AtlanticCouncil.org, 202-463-7226; website:  www.atlanticcouncil.org
SOURCE:  Atlantic Council – event announcement

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

WHEN:  8:30 am – 5:30 pm
WHAT:  The USCIB Foundation’s Annual Conference – “Promoting Inclusive Growth in the Digital Economy:  The OECD Evidence and Practice Base”  Speakers:  Top experts, including The Honorable Julie Brill (Keynote Speaker), U.S. Federal Trade Commissioner; and The Honorable Daniel Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, U.S. Department of State, and many others, will discuss how today’s most important Internet policy questions impact business operations globally.  Agenda and complete list of speakers.
WHERE:  Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center, 901 K Street, NW, 11th Floor
CONTACT:  Media must RSVP by 5 pm on March 9th to Jonathan Huneke:  212-703-5043 or jhuneke@uscib.org; website:  www.uscib.org
SOURCE:  USCIB – event announcement

WHEN:  9:00 am – 11:30 am

WHAT:  U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) Event Co-Hosted with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs and The Better World Campaign – “The Future of U.N. Peace Operations:  A Discussion with the Secretary General’s High-Level Panel”  Speakers:  An expert panel will discuss U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s creation of the High-Level Independent Panel on U.N. Peace Operations to undertake a comprehensive review of peace operations.  The independent panel is charged with reviewing the broad range of issues, including the changing nature of peacekeeping environments, evolving mandates, good offices and peacebuilding challenges, managerial and administrative reforms, planning, partnerships, human rights, and protection of civilians.  Participants will include Nobel Peace Prize winner and former President of Timor-Leste, Mr. Jose Ramos-Horta, who chairs the panel, and many of the panel’s 17 distinguished members.  A U.S. government official will give a keynote address.
WHERE:  2301 Constitution Avenue, NW (Note:  All guests are required to enter via 23rd Street entrance for building access.  Please arrive at least 30 minutes in advance.  Important information for USIP guests here.) 
CONTACT:  Allison Sturma for media registration at 202-429-3869 or interviews@usip.org; website:  www.usip.org
SOURCE:  USIP – event announcement

WHEN:  9:00 am – 10:00 am
WHAT:  Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Conference – “Military Strategy Forum:  General John Hyten on Evolving Challenges to U.S. Reliance on Space”  Speaker: General John E. Hyten, Commander, Air Force Space Command.

WHERE:  1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
CONTACT:  Beverly Kirk, (202) 775-3255; web site:  www.csis.org
SOURCE:  CSIS – event announcement

 

WHEN:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
WHAT:  Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing
  “U.S. Policy In Ukraine: Countering Russia and Driving Reform”  Witnesses: Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary Of State For European And Eurasian Affairs; Ramin Toloui, Assistant Secretary For International Finance, Department of Treasury; John C. Kornblum, Former Assistant Secretary Of State For European Affairs And Former United States Ambassador To Germany; and John Herbst, Former United States Ambassador To Ukraine and Director of the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, The Atlantic Council.
WHERE:  Senate Dirksen 419
CONTACT:  202-224-4651; web site:  foreign.senate.gov
SOURCE:  Senate Foreign Relations Committee – hearing announcement

 

WHEN:  10:30 am – 12:00 pm

WHAT:  Woodrow Wilson Center Event – “Sub-Saharan Africa: Energy Security and Growth”  Sub-Saharan Africa is the fifth topic of the Wilson Center’s bimonthly Regional and Global Energy Series, the framework of which is provided by Energy & Security: Strategies for a World in Transition, which focuses on regional and global energy issues and is published by the Wilson Center Press and Johns Hopkins University Press.  Complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 6th Floor; this event will be webcast.

CONTACT:  Andrew Metrick, 202-887-0200; website:  www.wilsoncenter.org

SOURCE:  Woodrow Wilson Center – event announcement

 

WHEN:  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
WHAT:  Heritage Foundation Event – “Conflict in Ukraine:  The Unwinding of the Post-Cold War Order” 
Speaker:  Eugene Rumer, author of Conflict in Ukraine, will discuss his book and the current conflict in Ukraine, which has spawned the most serious crisis between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War.

WHERE:  214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Lehrman Auditorium; this event will be webcast.
CONTACT:  202-546-4400; web site:  www.heritage.org
SOURCE:  Heritage – event announcement

WHEN:  1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
WHAT:  Atlantic Council Event – “Global Energy Center’s CEO Series: The Future of the Power Industry in an Era of New Technologies”  Speaker:  Thomas A. Fanning, Chairman, President, and CEO of Southern CompanyMr. Fanning will discuss how innovation and advances in energy technologies will impact the future of power industry, to be followed by a moderated discussion with Ambassador Richard Morningstar, Founding Director of the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center.  Welcome remarks by Paula J. Dobriansky.
WHERE:  1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor (West Tower)
CONTACT:  Media should RSVP:  press@AtlanticCouncil.org, 202-463-7226; website:  www.atlanticcouncil.org
SOURCE:  Atlantic Council – event announcement

WHEN:  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
WHAT:  Stimson Center Event – “Japan’s Global Diplomacy:  Views From The Next Generation”  Speakers:  Expert panelists will discuss The Stimson Center’s latest publication Japan’s Global Diplomacy, which offers a collection of policy briefs identifying key relationships that have emerged under Prime Minister Abe’s “diplomacy that takes a panoramic view of the world map” (chikyuugi wo fukan suru gaiko) initiative.  The briefs have been written by Japanese leading experts, who have each examined Japan’s relations with India, Russia, Australia, and Europe while addressing Japan’s national interests and policy goals.  Copies of the report will be available.  Complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 8th Floor
CONTACT:  202-223-5956; web site:  www.stimson.org
SOURCE:  Stimson Center – event announcement

 

WHEN:  2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
WHAT:  Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Conference – “Smart Women, Smart Power:  Integrating a ‘People-Centered’ Approach in Foreign Policy”  Speaker: Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO of the New America Foundation, will discuss what it means to elevate a people-centered focus on food, water, health, jobs, education, and human security alongside a state-centric focus on power, war, peace, and interstate cooperation on global issues.

WHERE:  1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
CONTACT:  Beverly Kirk, (202) 775-3255; web site:  www.csis.org
SOURCE:  CSIS – event announcement

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

WHEN:  8:30 am – 1:00 pm
WHAT:  Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Conference – “Advancing Universal Health Coverage Through Smart Choices”  Speakers:  Several panels of experts will discuss how countries around the world work toward universal health coverage, their leaders are looking for ways to best use resources to improve health and promote long-term economic development and social stability.  Consensus is evolving over how to achieve these goals and ensure coverage considerations are equitable, transparent, evidence-based, and responsive to the needs of patients and local health systemsSpeakers represent the World Health Organization, the World Bank, NICE International, the U.S. government, and the private sector.  Additional participants will discuss innovative approaches being taken in Thailand, Mexico, and China. Lunch will be provided.  Agenda and complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
CONTACT:  None provided; web site:  www.csis.org
SOURCE:  CSIS – event announcement

WHEN:  8:30 am – 2:00 pm
WHAT:  Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) Event – “Oil-Climate Index Release”  Speakers:  CEIP President William J. Burns, Deborah Gordon, Jonathan Koomey, Adam Brandt, Joule Bergerson, Rob Barnett and David Livingston will help launch the Oil-Climate Index, a first-of-its-kind model by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Stanford University, and the University of Calgary.  Oil is changing. Tight shale oil, oil sands, heavy oils, ultra-deep oils, depleting oils, oil shale, and an expanding array of hydrocarbons are vying for market share. This data will shape how consumers, investors, industries, NGOs, and policymakers approach current and future oil production, refining, and consumption.

WHERE:  1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
CONTACT:  Alex Taylor, 202-939-2340; website:  www.carnegieendowment.org
SOURCE:  CEIP – event announcement

WHEN:  9:30 am – 11:30 pm
WHAT:  Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing
  “The President’s Request for Authorization to Use Force Against ISIS: Military and Diplomatic Efforts”  Witnesses: The Honorable John F. Kerry, Secretary Of State, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Ashton B. Carter, Secretary Of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense; and General Martin Dempsey Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff, U.S. Department of Defense.
WHERE:  Senate Dirksen 419
CONTACT:  202-224-4651; web site:  foreign.senate.gov
SOURCE:  Senate Foreign Relations Committee – hearing announcement

WHEN:  10:00 am – 11:30 am
WHAT:  Atlantic Council Event – “Update on Security in Nigeria and the Campaign Against Boko Haram”  Speakers:  Nigerian Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh and Professor Chidi Odinkalu, Chairman of the Governing Council of the National Human Commission of NigeriaMr. Badeh will provide an update on the offensive against Boko Haram and assess the current security situation throughout Nigeria in view of the upcoming elections.  Professor Odinkalu will address the issue of internally displaced persons in the country.
WHERE:  1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor (West Tower)
CONTACT:  Media should RSVP:  press@AtlanticCouncil.org, 202-463-7226; website:  www.atlanticcouncil.org
SOURCE:  Atlantic Council – event announcement

WHEN:  10:00 am – 11:00 am
WHAT:  Brookings Institution Event – “Data-Driven Government:  A New Approach to Governing”  Speakers:  As mayor of Baltimore and later as Maryland’s chief executive, Governor Martin O’Malley pioneered data-driven decision-making in government.  O’Malley will explore how data-driven decision-making, open data, and performance measurement can positively impact government policy and effectiveness.  After the program, there will be a Q&A session with the audience.
WHERE:  1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Saul/Zilkha Rooms; this event will be webcast.
CONTACT:  202-797-6105 or events@brookings.edu; website:  www.brookings.edu
SOURCE:  Brookings Institution – event announcement

WHEN:  10:30 am – 11:45 am
WHAT:  Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Event – “The United States, South Korea and Civil Society Cooperation in Global Humanitarian Development”  Speaker: Ambassador Young-mok Kim, President, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) will participate in a special roundtable discussion on South Koreas role and efforts in global humanitarian development.  This event is in cooperation with the Global Peace Foundation (GPF) and is ontherecord

WHERE:  1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
CONTACT:  None provided; web site:  www.csis.org
SOURCE:  CSIS – event announcement

WHEN:  10:30 am – 12:00 pm
WHAT:  Heritage Foundation Event – “China’s Economy – Hard or Soft Landing?”  Speakers:   Expert panelists will discuss how debt levels have exploded in China and housing prices are fallingThe panel of experts will discuss whether China’s economy is heading toward a “hard” or “soft” landing in the coming months and years.  Complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Lehrman Auditorium; this event will be webcast.
CONTACT:  202-546-4400; web site:  www.heritage.org
SOURCE:  Heritage – event announcement

 

WHEN:  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
WHAT:  Brookings Institution Event – “Confronting National Security Threats in the Technology Age” 
Speakers:  Benjamin Wittes and Gabriella Blum will discuss how cutting-edge technology has led to medical breakthroughs, the information age, and space exploration, among many other innovations.  The growing ubiquity of advanced technology, however, means that almost anyone can harness its power to threaten national, international, and individual security.  In their new book, The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones—Confronting a New Age of Threat Wittes and Blum explore the potential dangers of modern technology when acquired by hostile groups or individuals.  Complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Saul/Zilkha Rooms; this event will be webcast.
CONTACT:  202-797-6105 or events@brookings.edu; website:  www.brookings.edu
SOURCE:  Brookings Institution – event announcement

WHEN:  1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
WHAT:  Heritage Foundation Event – “Surviving the End:  A Practical Guide for Everyday Americans in the Age of Terror”  Speakers:  Author James Jay Carafano will discuss his book Surviving the End: A Practical Guide for Everyday Americans in the Age of Terror with a panel of experts.  Carafano has created the guide for everyday Americans to weather the harshest storms, including practical, achievable, common-sense skills and precautions that anyone can take to be a little more prepared for the next big disaster.  Complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Lehrman Auditorium; this event will be webcast.
CONTACT:  202-546-4400; web site:  www.heritage.org
SOURCE:  Heritage – event announcement

WHEN:  1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
WHAT:  Hudson Institute Webinar with The Economist – “The $1 Trillion Question:  What’s Next For Canada-US Trade?” 
Speakers:  Expert panelists will discuss how smaller and mid-sized US and Canadian businesses can each develop business and consumer markets on the other side of the border.  The US and Canada are top trading partners, with close to $1 trillion worth of goods, services and direct investment crossing the world’s longest international border.  With the proportion of online purchasing in Canada beginning to reach US levels, sales and the shipping of products between the two countries is up sharply.  Connect with speakers and attendees on Twitter via #GlobalTrade.  Complete list of webinar speakers.  
WHERE:  Register for the webinar here.
CONTACT:  Rachel Cox, 202-974-2418; web site:  www.hudson.org
SOURCE:  Hudson – event announcement

WHEN:  1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
WHAT:  The Hamilton Project Event – “Expanding Employment Opportunities”  Speakers:  Vice President Joe Biden will provide remarks before expert panelists participate in two roundtable discussions.  A fundamental part of a successful economy is a thriving labor market where workers of all skill levels have the opportunity to prosper.  This forum event and release three new papers focus on how the U.S. economy can be strengthened by expanding labor market opportunities.  Complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  The National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor;  Please note:  Due to Vice President Biden’s security measures, doors will open at 11:30 AM. Please note that seating for this event will be very limited. Please plan to arrive early to be guaranteed a seat for Vice President Biden’s remarks.  All doors will close by 12:30 PM.
CONTACT:  Kriston McIntosh, 202-797-6157, kmcintosh@brookings.edu

SOURCE:  The Hamilton Project – event announcement

 

WHEN:  2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
WHAT:  Brookings Institution Event – “Israel’s Upcoming Elections:  What to Watch, What to Expect”  Speakers:  Expert panelists includeing Martin S. Indyk, will discuss how Israelis will go to the polls on March 17 to elect the 20th Knesset, and with it, a new government.  The Israeli electorate is divided over national security, economics, and the public role of religion, and as many as 10 parties are expected to win seats in the next Knesset.  Complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Falk Auditorium; this event will be webcast.
CONTACT:  202-797-6105 or events@brookings.edu; website:  www.brookings.edu
SOURCE:  Brookings Institution – event announcement

 

WHEN:  2:00 pm – 4:00 am
WHAT:  Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Event – “The State of African Resilience”  Speakers:  Expert panelists including David Ferguson, Director, Center for Development Innovation, U.S. Global Development Lab, USAID will participate in this event, which includes the launch of a new report, “The State of African Resilience:  Understanding Dimensions of Vulnerability and Adaptation,” which identifies major dimensions of resilience from the perspective of more than a dozen vulnerable communities across sub-Saharan Africa.  The report is based on the research and analysis of the ResilientAfrica Network (RAN), a partnership that includes fifteen African universities that are engaging with local communities to understand how best to prevent, mitigate, and overcome the recurrent shocks and stresses to which they are most vulnerable.  Complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
CONTACT:  africa@csis.org; web site:  www.csis.org
SOURCE:  CSIS – event announcement

 

WHEN:  3:00 pm– 4:00 pm

WHAT:  Woodrow Wilson Center Event – “Creating Kosovo:  International Oversight and the Making of Ethical Institutions”  Speaker:  Elton SkendajDr. Skendaj’s investigation into Kosovo based on national survey data, interviews, and focus groups conducted over ten months of fieldwork, leads to some surprising answers. Dr. Skendaj will discuss his book, Creating Kosovo: International Oversight and the Making of Ethical Institutions, which highlights efforts to build the police force, the central government, courts, and a customs service.  Complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 6th Floor

CONTACT:  202-691-4000; website:  www.wilsoncenter.org

SOURCE:  Woodrow Wilson Center – event announcement

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

WHEN:  9:00 am – 10:30 am
WHAT:  Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Event – “A New Approach to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle”  Speakers:  Dr. John Hamre, President, CEO, and Pritzker Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Ms. Joan Rohlfing, President and COO, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Ms. Sharon Squassoni, Director and Senior Fellow, Proliferation Prevention Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Dr. Andrew Newman, Senior Program Officer, Material Security and Minimization, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Dr. Everett Redmond, Senior Director, Policy Development, Nuclear Energy Institute.  Every generation or so, experts debate whether we need to do more to control the technologies that can be used to make fissile material for nuclear weapons or for peaceful nuclear energy.  Most recently, concerns about capabilities in Iran and North Korea have raised the question:  Is the current approach on the fuel cycle – leaving uranium enrichment and spent fuel reprocessing capabilities in the hands of national governments – too risky on proliferation and security grounds?

WHERE:  1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
CONTACT:  (202) 741-3921; web site:  www.csis.org
SOURCE:  CSIS – event announcement

 

WHEN:  10:00 am – 11:30 am
WHAT:  Brookings Institution Event – “Mobile technology and mHealth:  The Newest Frontline in Health Care Innovation in Africa”  Speakers:  Donald J. Rosenberg, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Qualcomm Inc. will give intro remarks before an expert panel discusses mHealth applications in Africa, with a particular emphasis on mHealth innovations in Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone paying specific attention to child and maternal health.  Brookings Vice President Darrell West will also present his findings from a forthcoming paper, “Using Mobile Technology to Improve Maternal Health and Fight Ebola: A Case Study of Mobile Innovation in Nigeria.”  Complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Saul/Zilkha Rooms; this event will be webcast.
CONTACT:  202-797-6105 or events@brookings.edu; website:  www.brookings.edu
SOURCE:  Brookings Institution – event announcement

 

WHEN:  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
WHAT:  American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Event – “The Federal Statistical System in a Big Data World”  Speakers:  Expert panelists will discuss the production of social and economic statistics that is among the most important and useful functions of government.  Because the production of official statistics has long been considered a public good, it has been inconceivable that any organization other than government could produce the reliable and accurate information necessary for business decisions and public policy design – until now.  Big Data is one of the most discussed innovations of the 21st century, but can it replace the federal statistical system?  Lunch will be served.  Agenda and complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  1150 17th Street, NW, 12th Floor; this event will also be webcast.
CONTACT:  202-862-5829; MediaServices@aei.org; website:  www.aei.org
SOURCE:  AEI – event announcement

WHEN:  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
WHAT:  Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) Event – “Libya’s Revolution and Its Aftermath”  Speakers:  Frederic Wehrey, Mary Fitzgerald, Peter Cole, Abdul Rahman AlAgeli, and Peter Bartu, the authors of a new edited volume The Libyan Revolution and Its AftermathThe panel will examine the role of Libyan and outside actors in the country’s chaotic descent following the 2011 revolution.

WHERE:  1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
CONTACT:  Alex Taylor, 202-939-2340; website:  www.carnegieendowment.org
SOURCE:  CEIP – event announcement

WHEN:  12:00 pm– 1:00 pm

WHAT:  Woodrow Wilson Center Event – “ISIS:  Inside the Army of Terror”  Speaker: Hassan Hassan, co-author of ISIS:  Inside the Army of Terror, will discuss his book, which traces how the organization evolved from a nearly defeated Iraqi insurgent faction into a jihadi army of local and foreign volunteers who control a territory equal to the size of Great Britain.  The book also delves into how ISIS recruits, governs, and guards itself from potential bottom-up rebellions.  It is the first book since ISIS’s recent rise to include original interviews with U.S. officials and ISIS members.

WHERE:  1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 5th Floor

CONTACT:  202-691-4000; website:  www.wilsoncenter.org

SOURCE:  Woodrow Wilson Center – event announcement

WHEN:  12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
WHAT:  Heritage Foundation Event – “Standard Setting and Patents:  Is Government Policy Harming Innovation?”  Speakers:   Expert panelists, including The Honorable Joshua D. Wright, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, will discuss patent protection, which is specifically recognized in the Constitution as a key property right that has become ever more important in the modern economy.  Complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Lehrman Auditorium; this event will be webcast.
CONTACT:  202-546-4400; web site:  www.heritage.org
SOURCE:  Heritage – event announcement

 

WHEN:  2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
WHAT:  Brookings Institution Event – “Israel’s Periphery Doctrine and Search for Middle East Allies”  Speaker:  Yossi Alpher, Former Director, Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies, Tel Aviv University, will discuss his new book and the components, successes, and failures of the periphery doctrine; the strategy’s recent revitalization; and how the doctrine should be adapted to meet new global challenges. Brookings Senior Fellow Bruce Riedel, director of The Intelligence Project, will provide introductory remarks and moderate the discussion.  Following Alpher’s remarks, he and Riedel will take questions from the audience.

WHERE1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Saul/Zilkha Rooms; this event will be webcast.
CONTACT:  202-797-6105 or events@brookings.edu; website:  www.brookings.edu
SOURCE:  Brookings Institution – event announcement

WHEN:  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
WHAT:  – “Preview of the 2015 SelectUSA Summit”  Speakers:  Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan Selig will discuss the objectives and agenda of the second SelectUSA Investment Summit (March 23-24, 2015), to be hosted by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and other senior officials, and provide an overview of U.S. federal and state programs and incentives to promote foreign direct investment in the United States.  Following the briefing, there will be a moderated Q&A session.
WHERE:  National Press Building, 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 800
CONTACT:  Interested foreign media are encouraged to RSVP via email:  FPCOwner@state.gov; 202-504-6300; website:  fpc.state.gov
SOURCE:  WFPC

WHEN:  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
WHAT:  Middle East Institute Event
“Tahrir Square:  Archiving History in the Digital Age”  Speaker:  Internationally-acclaimed, Egyptian-Lebanese photographer, archivist, and multimedia artist Lara Baladi will discuss her recent projects, including the work she produced before and after the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, and her current interactive storytelling project based on efforts to archive and interpret the 2011 Revolution in the digital age.  Widely exhibited in Europe and the Middle East, Baladi is known for a body of work which weaves personal and socio-political narratives into non-linear cultural memories.  The discussion will be moderated by Carol Huh, Curator, Freer-Sackler Gallery at The Smithsonian Museum of Asian Art.  The reception will open at 6:00pm, with the discussion beginning at 6:30pm.
WHERE:  1761 N Street NW
CONTACT:  202-785-1141 ext. 243; programs@mei.edu; web site:  www.mei.edu
SOURCE:  MEI – event announcement

Washington PressPass:  March 8 – 14, 2015
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NOTE:  Washington PressPass is available online at:  http://fpc.state.gov/events/c60010.htm

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Sunday,  March 8, 2015

WHEN:  10:30 am – 4:30 pm

WHAT:  Smithsonian Institution Women’s History Month Event – “Native Women Artists:  Creativity & Continuity:  Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives”  Native women artists will share their stories and discuss their explorations and journeys as indigenous artists while also demonstrating their artistry during the program.  The Native artist speakers include designated “National Treasures” who received past National Heritage Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) on the National Mall, Fourth Street & Independence Avenue SW

CONTACT:  202-633-1000, info@si.edu; website:  www.nmai.si.edu

SOURCE:  Smithsonian – event announcement

 

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Monday,  March 9, 2015

WHEN:  11:00 am – 1:00 pm

WHAT:  U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) Event – “Ukraine:  Public Opinion Amid War”  Speakers:  An expert panel will discuss how to resolve the conflict in Ukraine with the views of Ukrainians, who are key to determining whether any particular resolution can last.  The panel will also discuss the results of a new, comprehensive survey of Ukrainians, including those in the East.  Agenda and complete list of participants.
WHERE:  2301 Constitution Avenue, NW (Note:  All guests are required to enter via 23rd Street entrance for building access.  Please arrive at least 30 minutes in advance.  Important information for USIP guests here.) 
CONTACT:  Allison Sturma for media registration at 202-429-3869; website:  www.usip.org
SOURCE:  USIP – event announcement

WHEN:  12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

WHAT:  New America Event – “Digital Humanitarians”  Speaker:  Author Patrick Meier will discuss his new book, Digital Humanitarians, as well as crowd-sourced analysis of drones and satellite imagery, and the use of artificial intelligence techniques to analyze text and data.  After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, thousands of digital volunteers mobilized online to support search and rescue efforts and human relief operations on the ground.  These digital humanitarians used crowdsourcing to make sense of social media, text messages and satellite imagery, creating unique digital crisis maps that reflected the situation on the ground in near real-time.  The panel will discuss humanitarian response to massive forest fires in Russia, and trace the evolution of digital humanitarians through subsequent digital deployments in Libya, the Philippines and beyond.  Follow the discussion online using #DigitalJedis and by following @NatsecNAF.

WHERE:  1899 L Street NW, Suite 400

CONTACT:  202-633-1000, info@si.edu; website:  www.nmai.si.edu

SOURCE:  New America – event announcement

WHEN:  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
WHAT:  Stimson Center Event – “International Environmental Crime”  Speakers:  Expert panelists including Luis E. Arreaga, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Department of State, will discuss an emerging geostrategic challenge requiring bipartisan, whole-of-government and private sector solutions from the defense, security and private sector perspectives.  Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) will provide keynote remarks.  Environmental crime is skyrocketing globally with serious consequences that go far beyond conservationIt is also an often overlooked U.S. national and global security challenge with serious consequences as these illicit activities finance both transnational organized crime and terrorism.  This event is co-sponsored by National Geographic.  Join the conversation online using #StimsonToday, @StimsonCenter, and @StimsonMAB.

WHERE:  1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 8th Floor
CONTACT:  202-223-5956; web site:  www.stimson.org
SOURCE:  Stimson Center – event announcement

WHEN:  4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

WHAT:  Woodrow Wilson Center Event – “The Danger of the Single Story:  African Americans Anticolonialism in the Early Cold War”  Speaker:  Carol Anderson is an associate professor of African American Studies at Emory University.  She is the author of Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African-American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955, which was awarded both the Gustavus Myers and Myrna Bernath Book Awards.  Her latest book is Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960.

WHERE:  1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 6th Floor

CONTACT:  202-691-4000; website:  www.wilsoncenter.org

SOURCE:  Woodrow Wilson Center – event announcement

WHEN:  5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
WHAT:  Atlantic Council Event – “Energy Developments in Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean”  Speaker:  Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Republic of CyprusMinister Lakkotrypis will focus on the challenges Cyprus faces in developing an oil and gas industry, as well as energy-related developments in the Eastern Mediterranean in a regional context.  Minister Lakkotrypis will be introduced by Atlantic Council’s Eurasian Energy Future Initiative Director David Koranyi.
WHERE:  1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor (West Tower)
CONTACT:  Media should RSVP:  press@AtlanticCouncil.org, 202-463-7226; website:  www.atlanticcouncil.org
SOURCE:  Atlantic Council – event announcement

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

WHEN:  8:30 am – 5:30 pm
WHAT:  The USCIB Foundation’s Annual Conference – “Promoting Inclusive Growth in the Digital Economy:  The OECD Evidence and Practice Base”  Speakers:  Top experts, including The Honorable Julie Brill (Keynote Speaker), U.S. Federal Trade Commissioner; and The Honorable Daniel Sepulveda, Deputy Assistant Secretary and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, U.S. Department of State, and many others, will discuss how today’s most important Internet policy questions impact business operations globally.  Agenda and complete list of speakers.
WHERE:  Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center, 901 K Street, NW, 11th Floor
CONTACT:  Media must RSVP by 5 pm on March 9th to Jonathan Huneke:  212-703-5043 or jhuneke@uscib.org; website:  www.uscib.org
SOURCE:  USCIB – event announcement

WHEN:  9:00 am – 11:30 am

WHAT:  U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) Event Co-Hosted with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs and The Better World Campaign – “The Future of U.N. Peace Operations:  A Discussion with the Secretary General’s High-Level Panel”  Speakers:  An expert panel will discuss U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s creation of the High-Level Independent Panel on U.N. Peace Operations to undertake a comprehensive review of peace operations.  The independent panel is charged with reviewing the broad range of issues, including the changing nature of peacekeeping environments, evolving mandates, good offices and peacebuilding challenges, managerial and administrative reforms, planning, partnerships, human rights, and protection of civilians.  Participants will include Nobel Peace Prize winner and former President of Timor-Leste, Mr. Jose Ramos-Horta, who chairs the panel, and many of the panel’s 17 distinguished members.  A U.S. government official will give a keynote address.
WHERE:  2301 Constitution Avenue, NW (Note:  All guests are required to enter via 23rd Street entrance for building access.  Please arrive at least 30 minutes in advance.  Important information for USIP guests here.) 
CONTACT:  Allison Sturma for media registration at 202-429-3869 or interviews@usip.org; website:  www.usip.org
SOURCE:  USIP – event announcement

WHEN:  9:00 am – 10:00 am
WHAT:  Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Conference – “Military Strategy Forum:  General John Hyten on Evolving Challenges to U.S. Reliance on Space”  Speaker: General John E. Hyten, Commander, Air Force Space Command.

WHERE:  1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
CONTACT:  Beverly Kirk, (202) 775-3255; web site:  www.csis.org
SOURCE:  CSIS – event announcement

 

WHEN:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
WHAT:  Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing
  “U.S. Policy In Ukraine: Countering Russia and Driving Reform”  Witnesses: Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary Of State For European And Eurasian Affairs; Ramin Toloui, Assistant Secretary For International Finance, Department of Treasury; John C. Kornblum, Former Assistant Secretary Of State For European Affairs And Former United States Ambassador To Germany; and John Herbst, Former United States Ambassador To Ukraine and Director of the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, The Atlantic Council.
WHERE:  Senate Dirksen 419
CONTACT:  202-224-4651; web site:  foreign.senate.gov
SOURCE:  Senate Foreign Relations Committee – hearing announcement

 

WHEN:  10:30 am – 12:00 pm

WHAT:  Woodrow Wilson Center Event – “Sub-Saharan Africa: Energy Security and Growth”  Sub-Saharan Africa is the fifth topic of the Wilson Center’s bimonthly Regional and Global Energy Series, the framework of which is provided by Energy & Security: Strategies for a World in Transition, which focuses on regional and global energy issues and is published by the Wilson Center Press and Johns Hopkins University Press.  Complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 6th Floor; this event will be webcast.

CONTACT:  Andrew Metrick, 202-887-0200; website:  www.wilsoncenter.org

SOURCE:  Woodrow Wilson Center – event announcement

 

WHEN:  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
WHAT:  Heritage Foundation Event – “Conflict in Ukraine:  The Unwinding of the Post-Cold War Order” 
Speaker:  Eugene Rumer, author of Conflict in Ukraine, will discuss his book and the current conflict in Ukraine, which has spawned the most serious crisis between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War.

WHERE:  214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Lehrman Auditorium; this event will be webcast.
CONTACT:  202-546-4400; web site:  www.heritage.org
SOURCE:  Heritage – event announcement

WHEN:  1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
WHAT:  Atlantic Council Event – “Global Energy Center’s CEO Series: The Future of the Power Industry in an Era of New Technologies”  Speaker:  Thomas A. Fanning, Chairman, President, and CEO of Southern CompanyMr. Fanning will discuss how innovation and advances in energy technologies will impact the future of power industry, to be followed by a moderated discussion with Ambassador Richard Morningstar, Founding Director of the Atlantic Council’s Global Energy Center.  Welcome remarks by Paula J. Dobriansky.
WHERE:  1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor (West Tower)
CONTACT:  Media should RSVP:  press@AtlanticCouncil.org, 202-463-7226; website:  www.atlanticcouncil.org
SOURCE:  Atlantic Council – event announcement

WHEN:  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
WHAT:  Stimson Center Event – “Japan’s Global Diplomacy:  Views From The Next Generation”  Speakers:  Expert panelists will discuss The Stimson Center’s latest publication Japan’s Global Diplomacy, which offers a collection of policy briefs identifying key relationships that have emerged under Prime Minister Abe’s “diplomacy that takes a panoramic view of the world map” (chikyuugi wo fukan suru gaiko) initiative.  The briefs have been written by Japanese leading experts, who have each examined Japan’s relations with India, Russia, Australia, and Europe while addressing Japan’s national interests and policy goals.  Copies of the report will be available.  Complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  1211 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 8th Floor
CONTACT:  202-223-5956; web site:  www.stimson.org
SOURCE:  Stimson Center – event announcement

 

WHEN:  2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
WHAT:  Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Conference – “Smart Women, Smart Power:  Integrating a ‘People-Centered’ Approach in Foreign Policy”  Speaker: Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO of the New America Foundation, will discuss what it means to elevate a people-centered focus on food, water, health, jobs, education, and human security alongside a state-centric focus on power, war, peace, and interstate cooperation on global issues.

WHERE:  1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
CONTACT:  Beverly Kirk, (202) 775-3255; web site:  www.csis.org
SOURCE:  CSIS – event announcement

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

WHEN:  8:30 am – 1:00 pm
WHAT:  Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Conference – “Advancing Universal Health Coverage Through Smart Choices”  Speakers:  Several panels of experts will discuss how countries around the world work toward universal health coverage, their leaders are looking for ways to best use resources to improve health and promote long-term economic development and social stability.  Consensus is evolving over how to achieve these goals and ensure coverage considerations are equitable, transparent, evidence-based, and responsive to the needs of patients and local health systemsSpeakers represent the World Health Organization, the World Bank, NICE International, the U.S. government, and the private sector.  Additional participants will discuss innovative approaches being taken in Thailand, Mexico, and China. Lunch will be provided.  Agenda and complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
CONTACT:  None provided; web site:  www.csis.org
SOURCE:  CSIS – event announcement

WHEN:  8:30 am – 2:00 pm
WHAT:  Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) Event – “Oil-Climate Index Release”  Speakers:  CEIP President William J. Burns, Deborah Gordon, Jonathan Koomey, Adam Brandt, Joule Bergerson, Rob Barnett and David Livingston will help launch the Oil-Climate Index, a first-of-its-kind model by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Stanford University, and the University of Calgary.  Oil is changing. Tight shale oil, oil sands, heavy oils, ultra-deep oils, depleting oils, oil shale, and an expanding array of hydrocarbons are vying for market share. This data will shape how consumers, investors, industries, NGOs, and policymakers approach current and future oil production, refining, and consumption.

WHERE:  1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
CONTACT:  Alex Taylor, 202-939-2340; website:  www.carnegieendowment.org
SOURCE:  CEIP – event announcement

WHEN:  9:30 am – 11:30 pm
WHAT:  Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing
  “The President’s Request for Authorization to Use Force Against ISIS: Military and Diplomatic Efforts”  Witnesses: The Honorable John F. Kerry, Secretary Of State, U.S. Department of State; The Honorable Ashton B. Carter, Secretary Of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense; and General Martin Dempsey Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Of Staff, U.S. Department of Defense.
WHERE:  Senate Dirksen 419
CONTACT:  202-224-4651; web site:  foreign.senate.gov
SOURCE:  Senate Foreign Relations Committee – hearing announcement

WHEN:  10:00 am – 11:30 am
WHAT:  Atlantic Council Event – “Update on Security in Nigeria and the Campaign Against Boko Haram”  Speakers:  Nigerian Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh and Professor Chidi Odinkalu, Chairman of the Governing Council of the National Human Commission of NigeriaMr. Badeh will provide an update on the offensive against Boko Haram and assess the current security situation throughout Nigeria in view of the upcoming elections.  Professor Odinkalu will address the issue of internally displaced persons in the country.
WHERE:  1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor (West Tower)
CONTACT:  Media should RSVP:  press@AtlanticCouncil.org, 202-463-7226; website:  www.atlanticcouncil.org
SOURCE:  Atlantic Council – event announcement

WHEN:  10:00 am – 11:00 am
WHAT:  Brookings Institution Event – “Data-Driven Government:  A New Approach to Governing”  Speakers:  As mayor of Baltimore and later as Maryland’s chief executive, Governor Martin O’Malley pioneered data-driven decision-making in government.  O’Malley will explore how data-driven decision-making, open data, and performance measurement can positively impact government policy and effectiveness.  After the program, there will be a Q&A session with the audience.
WHERE:  1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Saul/Zilkha Rooms; this event will be webcast.
CONTACT:  202-797-6105 or events@brookings.edu; website:  www.brookings.edu
SOURCE:  Brookings Institution – event announcement

WHEN:  10:30 am – 11:45 am
WHAT:  Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Event – “The United States, South Korea and Civil Society Cooperation in Global Humanitarian Development”  Speaker: Ambassador Young-mok Kim, President, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) will participate in a special roundtable discussion on South Koreas role and efforts in global humanitarian development.  This event is in cooperation with the Global Peace Foundation (GPF) and is ontherecord

WHERE:  1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
CONTACT:  None provided; web site:  www.csis.org
SOURCE:  CSIS – event announcement

WHEN:  10:30 am – 12:00 pm
WHAT:  Heritage Foundation Event – “China’s Economy – Hard or Soft Landing?”  Speakers:   Expert panelists will discuss how debt levels have exploded in China and housing prices are fallingThe panel of experts will discuss whether China’s economy is heading toward a “hard” or “soft” landing in the coming months and years.  Complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Lehrman Auditorium; this event will be webcast.
CONTACT:  202-546-4400; web site:  www.heritage.org
SOURCE:  Heritage – event announcement

 

WHEN:  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
WHAT:  Brookings Institution Event – “Confronting National Security Threats in the Technology Age” 
Speakers:  Benjamin Wittes and Gabriella Blum will discuss how cutting-edge technology has led to medical breakthroughs, the information age, and space exploration, among many other innovations.  The growing ubiquity of advanced technology, however, means that almost anyone can harness its power to threaten national, international, and individual security.  In their new book, The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones—Confronting a New Age of Threat Wittes and Blum explore the potential dangers of modern technology when acquired by hostile groups or individuals.  Complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Saul/Zilkha Rooms; this event will be webcast.
CONTACT:  202-797-6105 or events@brookings.edu; website:  www.brookings.edu
SOURCE:  Brookings Institution – event announcement

WHEN:  1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
WHAT:  Heritage Foundation Event – “Surviving the End:  A Practical Guide for Everyday Americans in the Age of Terror”  Speakers:  Author James Jay Carafano will discuss his book Surviving the End: A Practical Guide for Everyday Americans in the Age of Terror with a panel of experts.  Carafano has created the guide for everyday Americans to weather the harshest storms, including practical, achievable, common-sense skills and precautions that anyone can take to be a little more prepared for the next big disaster.  Complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Lehrman Auditorium; this event will be webcast.
CONTACT:  202-546-4400; web site:  www.heritage.org
SOURCE:  Heritage – event announcement

WHEN:  1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
WHAT:  Hudson Institute Webinar with The Economist – “The $1 Trillion Question:  What’s Next For Canada-US Trade?” 
Speakers:  Expert panelists will discuss how smaller and mid-sized US and Canadian businesses can each develop business and consumer markets on the other side of the border.  The US and Canada are top trading partners, with close to $1 trillion worth of goods, services and direct investment crossing the world’s longest international border.  With the proportion of online purchasing in Canada beginning to reach US levels, sales and the shipping of products between the two countries is up sharply.  Connect with speakers and attendees on Twitter via #GlobalTrade.  Complete list of webinar speakers.  
WHERE:  Register for the webinar here.
CONTACT:  Rachel Cox, 202-974-2418; web site:  www.hudson.org
SOURCE:  Hudson – event announcement

WHEN:  1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
WHAT:  The Hamilton Project Event – “Expanding Employment Opportunities”  Speakers:  Vice President Joe Biden will provide remarks before expert panelists participate in two roundtable discussions.  A fundamental part of a successful economy is a thriving labor market where workers of all skill levels have the opportunity to prosper.  This forum event and release three new papers focus on how the U.S. economy can be strengthened by expanding labor market opportunities.  Complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  The National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor;  Please note:  Due to Vice President Biden’s security measures, doors will open at 11:30 AM. Please note that seating for this event will be very limited. Please plan to arrive early to be guaranteed a seat for Vice President Biden’s remarks.  All doors will close by 12:30 PM.
CONTACT:  Kriston McIntosh, 202-797-6157, kmcintosh@brookings.edu

SOURCE:  The Hamilton Project – event announcement

 

WHEN:  2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
WHAT:  Brookings Institution Event – “Israel’s Upcoming Elections:  What to Watch, What to Expect”  Speakers:  Expert panelists includeing Martin S. Indyk, will discuss how Israelis will go to the polls on March 17 to elect the 20th Knesset, and with it, a new government.  The Israeli electorate is divided over national security, economics, and the public role of religion, and as many as 10 parties are expected to win seats in the next Knesset.  Complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Falk Auditorium; this event will be webcast.
CONTACT:  202-797-6105 or events@brookings.edu; website:  www.brookings.edu
SOURCE:  Brookings Institution – event announcement

 

WHEN:  2:00 pm – 4:00 am
WHAT:  Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Event – “The State of African Resilience”  Speakers:  Expert panelists including David Ferguson, Director, Center for Development Innovation, U.S. Global Development Lab, USAID will participate in this event, which includes the launch of a new report, “The State of African Resilience:  Understanding Dimensions of Vulnerability and Adaptation,” which identifies major dimensions of resilience from the perspective of more than a dozen vulnerable communities across sub-Saharan Africa.  The report is based on the research and analysis of the ResilientAfrica Network (RAN), a partnership that includes fifteen African universities that are engaging with local communities to understand how best to prevent, mitigate, and overcome the recurrent shocks and stresses to which they are most vulnerable.  Complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
CONTACT:  africa@csis.org; web site:  www.csis.org
SOURCE:  CSIS – event announcement

 

WHEN:  3:00 pm– 4:00 pm

WHAT:  Woodrow Wilson Center Event – “Creating Kosovo:  International Oversight and the Making of Ethical Institutions”  Speaker:  Elton SkendajDr. Skendaj’s investigation into Kosovo based on national survey data, interviews, and focus groups conducted over ten months of fieldwork, leads to some surprising answers. Dr. Skendaj will discuss his book, Creating Kosovo: International Oversight and the Making of Ethical Institutions, which highlights efforts to build the police force, the central government, courts, and a customs service.  Complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 6th Floor

CONTACT:  202-691-4000; website:  www.wilsoncenter.org

SOURCE:  Woodrow Wilson Center – event announcement

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

WHEN:  9:00 am – 10:30 am
WHAT:  Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Event – “A New Approach to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle”  Speakers:  Dr. John Hamre, President, CEO, and Pritzker Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Ms. Joan Rohlfing, President and COO, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Ms. Sharon Squassoni, Director and Senior Fellow, Proliferation Prevention Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Dr. Andrew Newman, Senior Program Officer, Material Security and Minimization, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Dr. Everett Redmond, Senior Director, Policy Development, Nuclear Energy Institute.  Every generation or so, experts debate whether we need to do more to control the technologies that can be used to make fissile material for nuclear weapons or for peaceful nuclear energy.  Most recently, concerns about capabilities in Iran and North Korea have raised the question:  Is the current approach on the fuel cycle – leaving uranium enrichment and spent fuel reprocessing capabilities in the hands of national governments – too risky on proliferation and security grounds?

WHERE:  1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
CONTACT:  (202) 741-3921; web site:  www.csis.org
SOURCE:  CSIS – event announcement

 

WHEN:  10:00 am – 11:30 am
WHAT:  Brookings Institution Event – “Mobile technology and mHealth:  The Newest Frontline in Health Care Innovation in Africa”  Speakers:  Donald J. Rosenberg, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Qualcomm Inc. will give intro remarks before an expert panel discusses mHealth applications in Africa, with a particular emphasis on mHealth innovations in Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone paying specific attention to child and maternal health.  Brookings Vice President Darrell West will also present his findings from a forthcoming paper, “Using Mobile Technology to Improve Maternal Health and Fight Ebola: A Case Study of Mobile Innovation in Nigeria.”  Complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Saul/Zilkha Rooms; this event will be webcast.
CONTACT:  202-797-6105 or events@brookings.edu; website:  www.brookings.edu
SOURCE:  Brookings Institution – event announcement

 

WHEN:  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
WHAT:  American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Event – “The Federal Statistical System in a Big Data World”  Speakers:  Expert panelists will discuss the production of social and economic statistics that is among the most important and useful functions of government.  Because the production of official statistics has long been considered a public good, it has been inconceivable that any organization other than government could produce the reliable and accurate information necessary for business decisions and public policy design – until now.  Big Data is one of the most discussed innovations of the 21st century, but can it replace the federal statistical system?  Lunch will be served.  Agenda and complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  1150 17th Street, NW, 12th Floor; this event will also be webcast.
CONTACT:  202-862-5829; MediaServices@aei.org; website:  www.aei.org
SOURCE:  AEI – event announcement

WHEN:  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
WHAT:  Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) Event – “Libya’s Revolution and Its Aftermath”  Speakers:  Frederic Wehrey, Mary Fitzgerald, Peter Cole, Abdul Rahman AlAgeli, and Peter Bartu, the authors of a new edited volume The Libyan Revolution and Its AftermathThe panel will examine the role of Libyan and outside actors in the country’s chaotic descent following the 2011 revolution.

WHERE:  1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
CONTACT:  Alex Taylor, 202-939-2340; website:  www.carnegieendowment.org
SOURCE:  CEIP – event announcement

WHEN:  12:00 pm– 1:00 pm

WHAT:  Woodrow Wilson Center Event – “ISIS:  Inside the Army of Terror”  Speaker: Hassan Hassan, co-author of ISIS:  Inside the Army of Terror, will discuss his book, which traces how the organization evolved from a nearly defeated Iraqi insurgent faction into a jihadi army of local and foreign volunteers who control a territory equal to the size of Great Britain.  The book also delves into how ISIS recruits, governs, and guards itself from potential bottom-up rebellions.  It is the first book since ISIS’s recent rise to include original interviews with U.S. officials and ISIS members.

WHERE:  1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 5th Floor

CONTACT:  202-691-4000; website:  www.wilsoncenter.org

SOURCE:  Woodrow Wilson Center – event announcement

WHEN:  12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
WHAT:  Heritage Foundation Event – “Standard Setting and Patents:  Is Government Policy Harming Innovation?”  Speakers:   Expert panelists, including The Honorable Joshua D. Wright, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission, will discuss patent protection, which is specifically recognized in the Constitution as a key property right that has become ever more important in the modern economy.  Complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Lehrman Auditorium; this event will be webcast.
CONTACT:  202-546-4400; web site:  www.heritage.org
SOURCE:  Heritage – event announcement

 

WHEN:  2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
WHAT:  Brookings Institution Event – “Israel’s Periphery Doctrine and Search for Middle East Allies”  Speaker:  Yossi Alpher, Former Director, Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies, Tel Aviv University, will discuss his new book and the components, successes, and failures of the periphery doctrine; the strategy’s recent revitalization; and how the doctrine should be adapted to meet new global challenges. Brookings Senior Fellow Bruce Riedel, director of The Intelligence Project, will provide introductory remarks and moderate the discussion.  Following Alpher’s remarks, he and Riedel will take questions from the audience.

WHERE1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Saul/Zilkha Rooms; this event will be webcast.
CONTACT:  202-797-6105 or events@brookings.edu; website:  www.brookings.edu
SOURCE:  Brookings Institution – event announcement

WHEN:  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
WHAT:  – “Preview of the 2015 SelectUSA Summit”  Speakers:  Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan Selig will discuss the objectives and agenda of the second SelectUSA Investment Summit (March 23-24, 2015), to be hosted by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and other senior officials, and provide an overview of U.S. federal and state programs and incentives to promote foreign direct investment in the United States.  Following the briefing, there will be a moderated Q&A session.
WHERE:  National Press Building, 529 14th Street, NW, Suite 800
CONTACT:  Interested foreign media are encouraged to RSVP via email:  FPCOwner@state.gov; 202-504-6300; website:  fpc.state.gov
SOURCE:  WFPC

WHEN:  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
WHAT:  Middle East Institute Event
“Tahrir Square:  Archiving History in the Digital Age”  Speaker:  Internationally-acclaimed, Egyptian-Lebanese photographer, archivist, and multimedia artist Lara Baladi will discuss her recent projects, including the work she produced before and after the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, and her current interactive storytelling project based on efforts to archive and interpret the 2011 Revolution in the digital age.  Widely exhibited in Europe and the Middle East, Baladi is known for a body of work which weaves personal and socio-political narratives into non-linear cultural memories.  The discussion will be moderated by Carol Huh, Curator, Freer-Sackler Gallery at The Smithsonian Museum of Asian Art.  The reception will open at 6:00pm, with the discussion beginning at 6:30pm.
WHERE:  1761 N Street NW
CONTACT:  202-785-1141 ext. 243; programs@mei.edu; web site:  www.mei.edu
SOURCE:  MEI – event announcement

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Friday, March 13, 2015

WHEN:  9:00 am – 10:30 am
WHAT:  American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Event – “Japan-Korea Relations at 50:  The Weakest Link in Asia”  Speakers:  Expert panelists will discuss the state of Japan-South Korea affairs and America’s role in fostering cooperation between two of its most important Asian allies, as this year marks the 50th anniversary of normalized diplomatic relations between Japan and South Korea.  What political factors have contributed to current tensions, and what does the future hold for Japan–South Korea relations?  Agenda and complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  1150 17th Street, NW, 12th Floor; this event will also be webcast.
CONTACT:  202-862-5829; MediaServices@aei.org; website:  www.aei.org
SOURCE:  AEI – event announcement         

WHEN:  9:00 am – 11:30 pm
WHAT:  Brookings Institution Event – “State of Biomedical Innovation Conference”  Speakers:  Alice M. Rivlin will provide welcome remarks for the State of Biomedical Innovation Conference to provide an overview of emerging policy efforts and priorities related to improving the biomedical innovation process.  Then, two expert panels with senior leaders from government, academia, industry, and patient advocacy will share their thoughts on the challenges facing medical product development and promising approaches to overcome them. Complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Falk Auditorium; this event will be webcast.
CONTACT:  202-797-6105 or events@brookings.edu; website:  www.brookings.edu
SOURCE:  Brookings Institution – event announcement

WHEN:  9:30 am – 11:30 am
WHAT:  Atlantic Council Event – “Atlantic Council Strategy Initiative Launch: America’s Role in the World”  Speakers: Former U.S. National Security Advisors Stephen J. Hadley and General James L. Jones, Jr., USMC (Ret.)Speakers will give keynote addresses on the importance of defining, articulating, and assessing America’s role in the world, to be followed by a panel discussion with James N. Miller and Stephen E. Biegun, moderated by Atlantic Council President and CEO Mr. Frederick Kempe. The discussants will address the range of views on America’s role in the world within the Democrat and Republican parties.

WHERE:  1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor (West Tower)
CONTACT:  Media should RSVP:  press@AtlanticCouncil.org, 202-463-7226; website:  www.atlanticcouncil.org
SOURCE:  Atlantic Council – event announcement

 

WHEN:  9:30 am – 11:00 am
WHAT:  Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Event – “Extracting with Purpose”  Speakers:  Graham Craft, Director, Corporate and Foundation Partnerships, Mercy Corps; Matt Lonner, Global Social Performance Manager, Chevron Corporation; Jane Nelson, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Harvard University; Veronica Nyhan Jones, Extractives Sector Lead, Strategic Community Investment, Sustainable Business Advisory, International Finance Corporation; Dane Smith, Managing Director, FSG Social Impact Advisors.  An expert panel will launch FSG’s new report “Extracting with Purpose: Creating Shared Value in the Oil and Gas and Mining Sectors’ Companies and Communities.”  The extractive sectors can be invaluable in facilitating economic and social development around the world, yet close to 80 percent of countries whose economies depend on extractives industries have per-capita income levels that fall below the global average.

WHERE:  1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
CONTACT:  Caitlin Allmaier, (202) 775-3235; web site:  www.csis.org
SOURCE:  CSIS – event announcement

WHEN:  11:30 am – 12:30 pm
WHAT:  Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Event – “A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower:  Forward, Engaged, Ready”  Speakers:  General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. USMC, Commandant of the Marine Corps; Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, USN, Chief of Naval Operations; Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, USCG, Commandant of the Coast Guard. A discussion with Admirals Greenert and Zukunft and General Dunford on how this new strategy will ground how the maritime services think, plan, and act.

WHERE:  1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
CONTACT:  Andrew Metrick, 202-775-3275; web site:  www.csis.org
SOURCE:  CSIS – event announcement

WHEN:  1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
WHAT:  Bipartisan Policy Center Discussion “Prospects for Turkey’s Economy in 2015”  Speakers:  Philip Gerson, Deputy Director, IMF European Department, Dr. Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, Professor of Economics, University of Maryland, and Cenk Sidar Founder, Sidar Global AdvisorsThe speakers will release a report and discuss the risks and prospects facing the Turkish economy heading into the 2015 parliamentary elections and beyond.  Alan Makovsky, Member, BPC Turkey Task Force, will moderate.
WHERE:  1225 Eye St. N.W.
CONTACT:  202-204-2400; web site:  www.bipartisanpolicy.com
SOURCE:  Bipartisan Policy Center – event announcement

WHEN:  3:00 pm– 5:00 pm

WHAT:  Woodrow Wilson Center Event – “‘Empire’ and ‘Invitations’:  Geir Lundestad’s Impact on Cold War Scholarship in Perspective”  Speakers: Experts including Geir Lundestad, who has been the Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo and Secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee since 1990, will discuss Geir’s enormous scholarly contribution to the field of history, including his support for many scholarly endeavors in the social sciences through the Nobel Institute fellowship and symposia program inaugurated under his leadership.

WHERE:  1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 6th Floor

CONTACT:  202-691-4000; website:  www.wilsoncenter.org

SOURCE:  Woodrow Wilson Center – event announcement

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

WHEN:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm

WHAT:  Smithsonian Institution Women’s History Month Event – “Women In Aviation and Space”  Speakers:  Female role models will discuss the women who inspired them during this event that celebrates the accomplishments of women in aviation and space exploration.  From the days of the earliest pilots to today’s space program, women make significant contributions.

WHERE:  Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA 20151

CONTACT: 703-572-4118, info@si.edu; website:  airandspace.si.edu

SOURCE:  Smithsonian – event announcement

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Useful Calendars:

http://fpc.state.gov/events/c42190.htm  – New York Foreign Press Center PressPass

http://fpc.state.gov/events/c42191.htm – West Coast PressPass

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/appt/ – U.S. State Department daily appointments schedule

http://www.defense.gov/today  – Today in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

http://www.capitolhearings.org/  – C-SPAN’s schedule of Congressional Hearings

http://www.press.org/ – National Press Club


http://www.si.edu/events/ – Smithsonian Events

http://www.loc.gov/loc/events/ – Library of Congress

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Friday, March 13, 2015

WHEN:  9:00 am – 10:30 am
WHAT:  American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Event – “Japan-Korea Relations at 50:  The Weakest Link in Asia”  Speakers:  Expert panelists will discuss the state of Japan-South Korea affairs and America’s role in fostering cooperation between two of its most important Asian allies, as this year marks the 50th anniversary of normalized diplomatic relations between Japan and South Korea.  What political factors have contributed to current tensions, and what does the future hold for Japan–South Korea relations?  Agenda and complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  1150 17th Street, NW, 12th Floor; this event will also be webcast.
CONTACT:  202-862-5829; MediaServices@aei.org; website:  www.aei.org
SOURCE:  AEI – event announcement         

WHEN:  9:00 am – 11:30 pm
WHAT:  Brookings Institution Event – “State of Biomedical Innovation Conference”  Speakers:  Alice M. Rivlin will provide welcome remarks for the State of Biomedical Innovation Conference to provide an overview of emerging policy efforts and priorities related to improving the biomedical innovation process.  Then, two expert panels with senior leaders from government, academia, industry, and patient advocacy will share their thoughts on the challenges facing medical product development and promising approaches to overcome them. Complete list of speakers.

WHERE:  1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Falk Auditorium; this event will be webcast.
CONTACT:  202-797-6105 or events@brookings.edu; website:  www.brookings.edu
SOURCE:  Brookings Institution – event announcement

WHEN:  9:30 am – 11:30 am
WHAT:  Atlantic Council Event – “Atlantic Council Strategy Initiative Launch: America’s Role in the World”  Speakers: Former U.S. National Security Advisors Stephen J. Hadley and General James L. Jones, Jr., USMC (Ret.)Speakers will give keynote addresses on the importance of defining, articulating, and assessing America’s role in the world, to be followed by a panel discussion with James N. Miller and Stephen E. Biegun, moderated by Atlantic Council President and CEO Mr. Frederick Kempe. The discussants will address the range of views on America’s role in the world within the Democrat and Republican parties.

WHERE:  1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor (West Tower)
CONTACT:  Media should RSVP:  press@AtlanticCouncil.org, 202-463-7226; website:  www.atlanticcouncil.org
SOURCE:  Atlantic Council – event announcement

 

WHEN:  9:30 am – 11:00 am
WHAT:  Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Event – “Extracting with Purpose”  Speakers:  Graham Craft, Director, Corporate and Foundation Partnerships, Mercy Corps; Matt Lonner, Global Social Performance Manager, Chevron Corporation; Jane Nelson, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Harvard University; Veronica Nyhan Jones, Extractives Sector Lead, Strategic Community Investment, Sustainable Business Advisory, International Finance Corporation; Dane Smith, Managing Director, FSG Social Impact Advisors.  An expert panel will launch FSG’s new report “Extracting with Purpose: Creating Shared Value in the Oil and Gas and Mining Sectors’ Companies and Communities.”  The extractive sectors can be invaluable in facilitating economic and social development around the world, yet close to 80 percent of countries whose economies depend on extractives industries have per-capita income levels that fall below the global average.

WHERE:  1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
CONTACT:  Caitlin Allmaier, (202) 775-3235; web site:  www.csis.org
SOURCE:  CSIS – event announcement

WHEN:  11:30 am – 12:30 pm
WHAT:  Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Event – “A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower:  Forward, Engaged, Ready”  Speakers:  General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. USMC, Commandant of the Marine Corps; Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, USN, Chief of Naval Operations; Admiral Paul F. Zukunft, USCG, Commandant of the Coast Guard. A discussion with Admirals Greenert and Zukunft and General Dunford on how this new strategy will ground how the maritime services think, plan, and act.

WHERE:  1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
CONTACT:  Andrew Metrick, 202-775-3275; web site:  www.csis.org
SOURCE:  CSIS – event announcement

WHEN:  1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
WHAT:  Bipartisan Policy Center Discussion “Prospects for Turkey’s Economy in 2015”  Speakers:  Philip Gerson, Deputy Director, IMF European Department, Dr. Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, Professor of Economics, University of Maryland, and Cenk Sidar Founder, Sidar Global AdvisorsThe speakers will release a report and discuss the risks and prospects facing the Turkish economy heading into the 2015 parliamentary elections and beyond.  Alan Makovsky, Member, BPC Turkey Task Force, will moderate.
WHERE:  1225 Eye St. N.W.
CONTACT:  202-204-2400; web site:  www.bipartisanpolicy.com
SOURCE:  Bipartisan Policy Center – event announcement

WHEN:  3:00 pm– 5:00 pm

WHAT:  Woodrow Wilson Center Event – “‘Empire’ and ‘Invitations’:  Geir Lundestad’s Impact on Cold War Scholarship in Perspective”  Speakers: Experts including Geir Lundestad, who has been the Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo and Secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee since 1990, will discuss Geir’s enormous scholarly contribution to the field of history, including his support for many scholarly endeavors in the social sciences through the Nobel Institute fellowship and symposia program inaugurated under his leadership.

WHERE:  1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 6th Floor

CONTACT:  202-691-4000; website:  www.wilsoncenter.org

SOURCE:  Woodrow Wilson Center – event announcement

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

WHEN:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm

WHAT:  Smithsonian Institution Women’s History Month Event – “Women In Aviation and Space”  Speakers:  Female role models will discuss the women who inspired them during this event that celebrates the accomplishments of women in aviation and space exploration.  From the days of the earliest pilots to today’s space program, women make significant contributions.

WHERE:  Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, VA 20151

CONTACT: 703-572-4118, info@si.edu; website:  airandspace.si.edu

SOURCE:  Smithsonian – event announcement

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Useful Calendars:

http://fpc.state.gov/events/c42190.htm  – New York Foreign Press Center PressPass

http://fpc.state.gov/events/c42191.htm – West Coast PressPass

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/appt/ – U.S. State Department daily appointments schedule

http://www.defense.gov/today  – Today in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

http://www.capitolhearings.org/  – C-SPAN’s schedule of Congressional Hearings

http://www.press.org/ – National Press Club


http://www.si.edu/events/ – Smithsonian Events

http://www.loc.gov/loc/events/ – Library of Congress

DC Weekly Events June 9-13, 2014

Washington PressPass: June 9-13, 2014
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The Foreign Press Center is pleased to share with you our weekly announcement of events in the Washington, D.C. area. The Washington Foreign Press Center provides this information as a convenience, and the inclusion of an organization or activity does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation. Please note that this information is subject to change.

NOTE: For the latest information on events, please check our online PressPass at: http://www.fpc.state.gov/events/index.htm

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Monday, June 9, 2014

WHEN: 9:00 – 10:00 am
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Discussion on “Shaping the Future? The Role of the Regional Powers in Afghanistan and Pakistan.” Speakers: Roberto Toscano,
former Public Policy Scholar, Wilson Center, Senior Research Associate, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) and former Ambassador to Iran (2003-2008) and India (2008-2010); Emma Hooper, Senior Research Associate, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB); and Eduard Soler i Lecha, Research Coordinator, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB).
WHERE: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org
SOURCE: WWC – event announcement

WHEN: 9:30 – 11:30 am
WHAT: Brookings Institution Discussion on “The Rise of Innovation Districts: A New Geography of Innovation in America.” Complete agenda and list of speakers.
WHERE: Brookings, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-797-6105 or events@brookings.edu ; web site: http://www.brookings.edu
SOURCE: Brookings – event announcement

WHEN: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
WHAT: Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Discussion on “A Strategic Approach to Global Tuberculosis.” Complete agenda and list of speakers.
WHERE: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-887-0200; web site: http://www.csis.org
SOURCE: CSIS – event announcement

WHEN: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Teleconference on “Ground Truth Briefing: Brazil´s World Cup: Are They Ready?” Speakers: Roberto DaMatta, Professor Emeritus, Notre Dame University, Professor, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro; Mauricio Moura, Visiting Scholar, The George Washington University; Carlos Eduardo Lins da Silva, Global Fellow, Special Advisor, São Paulo Research Foundation, Brazil; and Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute.
Toll-Free Conference Line: 888-947-9018
Conference Line: 1-517-308-9006
Passcode: 13304
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org
SOURCE: WWC – event announcement

WHEN: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
WHAT: Atlantic Council Discussion on “National Security and Digital Prosperity After Snowden.” Speakers: David Ignatius, Associate Editor and Columnist, Washington Post;
Jeff Moss, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Atlantic Council; Cheri F. McGuire, Vice President, Global Government Affairs & Cybersecurity Policy, Symantec Corporation; Welcome and Introduction by Ms. Jane Holl Lute, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Council on CyberSecurity, Atlantic Council Board Director; Moderated by Jason Healey, Director, Cyberstatecraft Initiative, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council.
WHERE: 1030 15th Street, N.W., 12th Floor
CONTACT: 202-463-7226; web site: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org
SOURCE: Atlantic Council – event announcement

WHEN: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
WHAT: Stimson Center Chairman’s Forum – Discussion with Dr. Rajiv Shah, U.S. Administrator of USAID.
WHERE: 1111 19th Street, N.W., 12th Floor
CONTACT: 202-223-5956; web site: http://www.stimson.org
SOURCE: Stimson – even announcement

WHEN: 1:00 pm
WHAT: Washington Foreign Press Center (WFPC) Briefing on “Release of Global Survey of Student Opinions on the Future of Higher Education.” Briefers: John Zogby, Pollster and Founder, Zogby Analytics; and Doug Becker, Chairman and CEO, Laureate Education, Inc.
WHERE: WFPC, National Press Building, 529 14th Street, N.W., Suite 800
CONTACT: 202-504-6300; web site: http://www.fpc.state.gov
SOURCE: WFPC – event announcement

WHEN: 1:00 – 2:30 pm
WHAT: Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Discussion on “China Reality Check Series: Sino-Russian Relations after the Xi-Putin Summit – What’s Happening and What’s Next.” Speakers: The Honorable Kevin Rudd, 26th Prime Minister of Australia;
Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, Counselor and Trustee, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Ambassador Stapleton Roy, Distinguished Scholar and Founding Director
Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, The Wilson Center; Moderated by
Mr. Christopher K. Johnson, CSIS Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies,
Center for Strategic and International Studies.
WHERE: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-887-0200; web site: http://www.csis.org
SOURCE: CSIS – event announcement

WHEN: 3:30 – 5:00 pm
WHAT: Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Discussion on “Understanding the Growing Economic Ties between India and China.” Speakers: Introductory Remarks by Dr. S. Jaishankar, Ambassador of India to the United States;
Panelists: Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Smith School of Business, University of Maryland; Girija Pande, Executive Chairman, Apex Avalon Consulting Singapore; Haiyan Wang, Managing Partner, China India Institute; Respondents: Richard Rossow, Senior Fellow and Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Christopher Johnson, Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies.
WHERE: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-887-0200; web site: http://www.csis.org
SOURCE: CSIS – event announcement

WHEN: 4:00- 6:00 pm
WHAT: Brookings Institution Discussion on “Transparency and Natural Resources: How the U.S. Can Regain Its Leadership.” Speakers: Featured Speaker: The Honorable Ben Cardin (D-Md), United States Senate; Panelists: Moderator: Daniel Kaufmann, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development; Stephen Comstock, Director, Tax & Accounting Policy, American Petroleum Institute; Bennett Freeman, Senior Vice President, Sustainability Research and Policy, Calvert Investments, Inc.; Simon Taylor, Founding Director, Global Witness; Dotun Oloko, Nigerian Anti-Corruption Campaigner; and Michelle Kosmidis, European Commission and EU Fellow at the Fletcher School, Tufts University.
WHERE: Brookings, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-797-6105 or events@brookings.edu ; web site: http://www.brookings.edu
SOURCE: Brookings – event announcement

WHEN: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
WHAT: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) Discussion on “China.” Speakers: The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos, author of a recent, critically acclaimed book “Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China”; and Thomas L. Friedman of the New York Times will moderate the discussion.
WHERE: 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-483-7600; web site: http://www.carnegieendowment.org
SOURCE: CEIP – event announcement

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

WHEN: 8:00 am – 1:30 pm
WHAT: Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Discussion on “Asia-Pacific Economic Integration and the Role of the United States and Japan.” Complete agenda and list of speakers.
WHERE: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-887-0200; web site: http://www.csis.org
SOURCE: CSIS – event announcement

WHEN: 9:30 – 11:00 am
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Discussion on “Nuclear Flashpoints: U.S.-Iran Tensions Over Terms and Timetables.” Speakers: Stephen J. Hadley, Chairman of the Board, USIP; Jon Wolfsthal, Deputy Director, Center for Nonproliferation Studies; Daryl Kimball, Executive Director, Arms Control Association; Robert S. Litwak, Vice President for Scholars and Academic Relations and Director, International Security Studies.
WHERE: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org
SOURCE: WWC – event announcement

WHEN: 10:00 am
WHAT: Atlantic Council Discussion on “Emerging Technologies and the Future of Global Security.” Speakers: Keynote remarks by Christopher Kojm, Chairman, National Intelligence Council; Discussion with Zachary Davis, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Ron Lehman, Counselor to the Director, Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Michael Nacht, Thomas and Allison Schneider Professor for Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley; Moderated by Mathew Burrows, Director, Strategic Foresight Initiative, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council.
WHERE: 1030 15th Street, N.W., 12th Floor
CONTACT: 202-463-7226; web site: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org
SOURCE: Atlantic Council – event announcement

WHEN: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
WHAT: Brookings Institution Survey Discussion on “What Americans Want from Immigration Reform in 2014.” Speakers: Presentation of Report by EJ Dionne,
Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, and William Galston, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, The Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in Governance Studies; Presentation of Survey Results by Robert P. Jones, CEO and Founder, Public Religion Research Institute; Panelists: Robert Costa, National Political Reporter, The Washington Post; and Stella M. Rouse, Assistant Professor, Department of Government and Politics; Assistant Director, Center for American Politics and Citizenship, University of Maryland.
WHERE: Brookings, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-797-6105 or events@brookings.edu ; web site: http://www.brookings.edu
SOURCE: Brookings – event announcement

WHEN: 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Discussion on “Pakistan’s Polio Crisis: The Deeper Story.” Speaker: Samia Altaf, former Pakistan Scholar, former Acting Director and Senior Advisor, Office of Health, USAID Mission in Islamabad, Pakistan.
WHERE: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org
SOURCE: WWC – event announcement

WHEN: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
WHAT: Center for American Progress (CAP) – Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet Outlines Her Priorities for the Small Business Administration: Increasing Opportunities for All of America’s Entrepreneurs. Complete agenda and list of speakers.
WHERE: 1333 H Street, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-682-1611; web site: http://www.americanprogress.org
SOURCE: CAP – event announcement

WHEN: 12:30 pm
WHAT: Atlantic Council Discussion on “Tunisia’s Unsteady Path Toward Security Sector Reform.” Speakers: Bassem Bouguerra, Nonresident Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, Atlantic Council; William Lawrence, Visiting Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University; Moderated by Mirette F. Mabrouk,
Deputy Director for Regional Programs, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, Atlantic Council.
WHERE: 1030 15th Street, N.W., 12th Floor
CONTACT: 202-463-7226; web site: http://www.atlanticcouncil.org
SOURCE: Atlantic Council – event announcement

WHEN: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
WHAT: House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on “Examining U.S. Reconstruction Efforts in Afghanistan.” Witnesses: John F. Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction; and Mr. Charles Michael Johnson, Jr., Director, International Security & Counterterrorism Issues, International Affairs & Trade Team
U.S. Government Accountability Office.
WHERE: House Rayburn Building, Room 2172
CONTACT: 202-225-5021; web site: http://foreignaffairs.house.gov
SOURCE: House Foreign Affairs Committee – hearing announcement

WHEN: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
WHAT: House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on “The State Department’s Counterterrorism Bureau: Budget, Programs, and Evaluation.” Witness: The Honorable Tina Kaidanow, Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State.
WHERE: House Rayburn Building, Room 2200
CONTACT: 202-225-5021; web site: http://foreignaffairs.house.gov
SOURCE: House Foreign Affairs Committee – hearing announcement

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WHEN: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
WHAT: Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) – Breakfast with Dr. Vahid Majidi, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Matters. PLEASE NOTE: This event is off-the-record.
WHERE: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-887-0200; web site: http://www.csis.org
SOURCE: CSIS – event announcement

WHEN: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
WHAT: Center for A New American Security (CNAS) Eighth National Security Conference. Complete agenda and list of speakers.
WHERE: The Willard InterContinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave N.W.
CONTACT: 202-457-9400; web site: http://www.cnas.org/cnas2014
SOURCE: CNAS – event announcement

WHEN: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
WHAT: National Endowment for Democracy (NED) Discussion on “Strengthening Democracy Through Economic Reform in Pakistan: Challenges and Opportunities.” Speakers: Moin Fudda, Country Director, CIPE Pakistan; Esperanza Jelalian, President, US Pakistan Business Council; Brian Vogt, Senior Democracy and Governance Advisor on Pakistan, USAID; and Dr. Ehtisham Ahmad, Senior Fellow, London School of Economics.
WHERE: NED, 1025 F Street, N.W., Suite 800
CONTACT: 202-378-9700; web site: http://www.ned.org
SOURCE: NED – event announcement

WHEN: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
WHAT: Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Discussion on “Energy Policy: Looking Back, Looking Forward.” Speakers: Senator J. Bennett Johnston, former Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources from 1986-94 (D-LA); Charles Curtis, Senior Adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, former FERC Chairman and Deputy Secretary of Energy; Linda Stuntz, Partner at Stuntz, Davis & Staffier, P.C., former Deputy Secretary of Energy; Kevin Kolevar, Vice President for Government Affairs and Public Policy at the Dow Chemical Company, former Assistant Secretary of Energy; Heather Zichal, former Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Cimate Change; Joseph Aldy, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, former Special Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate, National Economic Council; Rebecca Rosen, Vice President for Federal Affairs at Devon Energy, former staffer, Senate Energy Committee and energy coordinator for Romney for President Campaign; moderated by Frank Verrastro, Senior Vice President & James R. Schlesinger Chair for Energy and Geopolitics, Center for Strategic and International.
WHERE: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-887-0200; web site: http://www.csis.org
SOURCE: CSIS – event announcement

WHEN: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
WHAT: House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on “Assessing Energy Priorities in the Middle East and North Africa.” Witness: Mr. Amos J. Hochstein, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy, Bureau of Energy Resources, U.S. Department of State.
WHERE: House Rayburn Building, Room 2172
CONTACT: 202-225-5021; web site: http://foreignaffairs.house.gov
SOURCE: House Foreign Affairs Committee – hearing announcement

WHEN: 11:00 am
WHAT: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Nominations Hearing: Ambassadors to Qatar, Iraq, and Honduras. Witnesses: Panel One: Th Honorable Dana Shell Smith, to be Ambassador to the State of Qatar; The Honorable Stuart E. Jones, to be Ambassador To The Republic of Iraq; Panel Two: The Honorable James D. Nealon, to be Ambassador to The Republic Of Honduras.
WHERE: Senate Dirksen Building, Room 419
CONTACT: 202-224-4651; web site: http://www.foreign.senate.gov
SOURCE: Senate Foreign Relations Committee – hearing announcement

WHEN: 12:00 pm
WHAT: Cato Institute Book Discussion on “Immigration Economics.” Speakers:
Author George J. Borjas, Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; with comments by Amelie Constant, Visiting Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs and Economics Department, George Washington University, and Program Director, Institute for the Study of Labor; moderated by Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst, Center For Global Liberty And Prosperity, Cato Institute.
WHERE: Cato, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-842-0200; web site: http://www.cato.org
SOURCE: Cato – event announcement

WHEN: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
WHAT: Middle East Institute (MEI) Discussion on “Syria from the Inside: Amb. Mokhtar Lamani on the View from Damascus.” Ambassador Mokhtar Lamani has held several positions with the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States (1980­-1997 and 2006­-2007) and was the Permanent Observer of the Organization of the Islamic Conference to the United Nations (1998­-2005).
WHERE: MEI, 1761 N Street, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-785-1141; web site: http://www.mei.edu
SOURCE: MEI – event announcement

WHEN: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Discussion on “Lebanon without a President: Can Lebanon Weather the Neighborhood Storm?” Speaker: Basem Shabb, Member of Parliament in Lebanon, Future Parliamentary bloc.
WHERE: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org
SOURCE: WWC – event announcement

WHEN: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
WHAT: House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on “The Ongoing Struggle Against Boko Haram.” Witnesses: J. Peter Pham, Ph.D., Director, Africa Center, Atlantic Council;
Mr. Emmanuel Ogebe, Manager, Justice for Jos Project, Jubilee Campaign USA; and
Mr. Anslem John-Miller, Representative to the U.S., Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People.
WHERE: House Rayburn Building, Room 2172
CONTACT: 202-225-5021; web site: http://foreignaffairs.house.gov
SOURCE: House Foreign Affairs Committee – hearing announcement

WHEN: 4:00 – 5:30 pm
WHAT: Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Book Discussion on “Fifty Years of Global Health: Saving Lives and Building Futures, USAID’s Tradition Continues.” Speakers: Mr. Robert Clay, USAID; Dr. Kent Hill, World Vision; Dr. E. Anne Peterson, George Washington University and Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences; Dr. Steve Sinding, Columbia University; and Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez, USAID.
WHERE: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-887-0200; web site: http://www.csis.org
SOURCE: CSIS – event announcement

WHEN: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
WHAT: Brookings Institution Discussion on “What Does a U.S. – Iran Rapprochement Mean for the Middle East?” Speakers: Moderator: Salman Shaikh, Director, Brookings Doha Center, Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy; Panelists: Abdullah Baabood, Director, Gulf Studies Centre, Qatar University; Abbas Maleki, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran; Senior Associate, Belfer Center’s International Security Program, Harvard University; and Suzanne Maloney, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Saban Center for Middle East Policy.
WHERE: Brookings, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-797-6105 or events@brookings.edu ; web site: http://www.brookings.edu
SOURCE: Brookings – event announcement

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

WHEN: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Discussion on “Envisioning a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border.” Complete agenda and list of speakers.
WHERE: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org
SOURCE: WWC – event announcement

WHEN: 8:45 am – 1:15 pm
WHAT: American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Discussion on “After Snowden: The Road Ahead for Cybersecurity.” Complete agenda and list of speakers.
WHERE: AEI, 1150 17th Street, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-862-5800; web site: http://www.aei.org
SOURCE: AEI – event announcement

WHEN: 9:15 am – 2:00 pm
WHAT: Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Discussion on “The Burgeoning Human Crisis in Syria and Its Neighbors.” Complete agenda and list of speakers.
WHERE: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-887-0200; web site: http://www.csis.org
SOURCE: CSIS – event announcement

WHEN: 10:00 am
WHAT: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on “Regional Implications Of A Nuclear Deal With Iran.” Witnesses: Dennis Ross, William Davidson Distinguished Fellow Counselor, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Scott Modell, Senior Associate, Burke Chair In Strategy, Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Dr. Frederick W. Kagan, Christopher DeMuth Chair And Director, Critical Threats Project, American Enterprise Institute.
WHERE: Senate Dirksen Building, Room 419
CONTACT: 202-224-4651; web site: http://www.foreign.senate.gov
SOURCE: Senate Foreign Relations Committee – hearing announcement

WHEN: 10:00 – 11:30 am
WHAT: Center for American Progress (CAP) Discussion on “The Silver Tsunami and the Emerging Majority: How Age and Race Are Changing Politics as We Know It.” Speakers: Opening remarks by Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress; Remarks by
Manuel Pastor, Professor of Sociology and American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California; Panelists: Gov. Ted Strickland, Counselor, Center for American Progress, President of the Center for American Progress Action Fund; Ai-jen Poo, Co-Director, Caring Across Generations; Kirk Noden, Executive Director, Ohio Organizing Collaborative; Jim Firman, President and CEO, National Council on Aging; Moderator: Maya Harris, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress.
WHERE: 1333 H Street, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-682-1611; web site: http://www.americanprogress.org
SOURCE: CAP – event announcement

WHEN: 3:30 – 5:00 pm
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Book Discussion on “Europe, the U.S., and Africa: New Interests, Initiatives, and Partners.” Speakers: Author Ludger Kuehnhardt, Global Fellow, Director, Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI), Germany; and
Christian F. Ostermann, Director, History and Public Policy Program, Global Europe, Cold War International History Project, North Korea Documentation Project, Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, Woodrow Wilson Center.
WHERE: 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org
SOURCE: WWC – event announcement

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Friday, June 13, 2014

WHEN: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
WHAT: Center for A New American Security (CNAS) Debate: War with Iran?
WHERE: The Willard InterContinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave N.W.
CONTACT: 202-457-9400; web site: http://www.cnas.org/cnas2014
SOURCE: CNAS – event announcement

WHEN: 10:00 – 11:00 am
WHAT: Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Discussion on “U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the 21st Century: Building a Model Law Enforcement Workforce.” Speakers: The Honorable Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Introduction by Dr. Kathleen Hicks, Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and Director, International Security Program, CSIS; Moderated by
Adam Isles, Senior Associate, Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program, CSIS
and Managing Director, The Chertoff Group.
WHERE: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
CONTACT: 202-887-0200; web site: http://www.csis.org
SOURCE: CSIS – event announcement

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Useful Calendars:

http://fpc.state.gov/events/c42190.htm – New York Foreign Press Center PressPass

http://fpc.state.gov/events/c42191.htm – West Coast PressPass

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/appt/ — US State Department daily appointments schedule

http://www.defenselink.mil/today/index.aspx?showdate=03/30/2007 — Today in Department of Defense (DoD)

http://www.capitolhearings.org/ — C-SPAN’s schedule of Congressional Hearings

http://npc.press.org/ — National Press Club

http://www.si.edu/events/ — Smithsonian Events

http://www.loc.gov/loc/events/ — Library of Congress