Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Summer's End

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS & FUTURE PATHS FOR U.S. POLICY. 9/1, 9:00-11:30am, Washington, DC. Sponsor: U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Speakers: Steven Bipes, Executive Director, Brazil-U.S. Business Council; Chris Israel, Managing Partner, PCT Government Relations; Stan McCoy, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Intellectual Property and Innovation; Peter Rashish, Vice President, Europe and Eurasia, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Jon Santamauro, Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP; Emery Simon, Counselor, Business Software Alliance; Ron Somers, President, U.S.-India Business Council; Jeremie Waterman, Senior Director, Greater China, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

ANOTHER RISING CHINA: WILL TAIWAN ESCAPE THE STRAITS? 9/1, Noon-2:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Hudson Institute. Speakers: William Rowe, Professor, Johns Hopkins University; Charles Horner, Author, Rising China and Its Postmodern Fate. Moderator: Eric Brown, Research Fellow, Hudson Institute.

EMPIRE FOR LIBERTY: A HISTORY OF AMERICAN IMPERIALISM FROM BENJAMIN FRANKLIN TO PAUL WOLFOWITZ. 9/1, Noon-2:00, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Cato Institute. Speakers: Richard Immerman, Author Empire for Liberty; Robert Kagan, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Derek Leebaert, Partner, MAP AG; Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE IN BALANCE: COMPARING PROCESSES, WEIGHING EFFICACY. 9/1, 2:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Speakers: Authors of Transitional Justice in Balance, Tricia Olsen, Ph.D. candidate of Political Science, University of Wisconsin/Madison; Leigh Payne, Professor of Sociology and Latin America, University of Oxford; Andrew Reiter, Ph.D. Candidate of Political Science, University of Wisconsin/Madison; Neil Kritz, Senior Scholar in Residence, Center for Mediation and Conflict Resolution, USIP; David Backer, Program Officer, USIP.

FAULT LINES: HOW HIDDEN FRACTURES STILL THREATEN THE WORLD ECONOMY. 9/2, 4:00-5:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: International Monetary Fund (IMF). Speakers: Raghuram Rajan, Professor of Finance, Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, Author Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy; Sebastian Mallaby, Author of More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite; Min Zhu, Special Adviser to the Managing Director, IMF; Caroline Atkinson, Director, External Relations Department, IMF.

THE INTERNATIONAL MISSION IN AFGHANISTAN AND ITS IMPACT ON TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS. 9/3, 8:00-9:30am, Washington, DC. Sponsor: American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS). Speakers: Thomas Risse, Freie Universitat Berlin; Arne Schroer, Universitat Passau. 

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