Sunday, November 7, 2010

Monday Events

SCIENCE AND NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT: PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES. 11/8, 8:30am-5:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: AAAS, Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science. Speakers: George Perkovich, Vice-President for Studies, Carnegie Endowment; Amb. Kenneth Brill, former US Representative to IAEA, Prof. Nobel Prize in Economics; Thomas Schelling, Univ. of Maryland; Dr. Richard Garwin, IBM Fellow Emeritus, member of Committee on International Security and Arms Control, National Academy of Science; Dr. Michiji Konuma, Prof. Emeritus, Keio University and Pugwash Council Member, 1992-2002; Prof. Souhou Machida, Hiroshima University; Amb. Nobuyasu Abe, Director, Center for Promotion of Disarmament and Non-Proliferation in Tokyo, former Japanese Representative to the IAEA.

NEXT STEPS IN ARMS CONTROL: NUCLEAR WEAPONS, MISSILE DEFENSE AND NATO. 11/8, 9:00am - 3:00pm, Lunch, Washington, DC. Sponsors: Arms Control Association; Heinrich Böll Stiftung North America. Speakers: Rose Gottemoeller, New START Chief Negotiator; Frank Rose, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State; Joan Rohlfing, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Amb. Richard Burt, START I Chief Negotiator; Morton Halperin, Open Society Institute; Adam Kobieracki, Polish Department of Foreign Affairs; Jiri Sedivy, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defense Policy and Planning; Eugene Miasnikov, Moscow Center for Arms Control, Energy, and Environmental Studies.

JETRO'S 2010 REPORTS ON WORLD TRADE AND INVESTMENT. 11/8, Noon-2:00pm, Lunch, Washington, DC. Sponsors: Japan Commerce Association of Washington DC (JCAW). Speaker: Dai Higashino, Director, International Economic Studies, Japan External Trade Organization.

FAITH MISPLACED: BROKEN PROMISE OF US-ARAB RELATIONS, 1820-2003. 11/8, 6:00-7:15pm, Washington, DC. Sponsors: Middle East Policy Forum, George Washington University. Speaker: Ussama Makdisi, Arab-American Educational Foundation Chair in Arabic Studies and Professor of History, Rice University. 

THE ATLANTIC BLUEFIN TUNA CHALLENGE: SUSTAINING A HIGH-VALUE MIGRATORY SPECIES IN A HIGHLY IMPACTED OCEAN. 11/8, Noon-2:00, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Environmental Law Institute. Speakers: Lee Crockett, Director, Federal Fisheries Policy Reform Project, Pew; Shana Miller, Executive Director, Tag-A-Giant Foundation; Robert Hayes, General Counsel, Coastal Conservation Association; Rich Ruais, Executive Director, American Bluefin Tuna Association and Blue Water Fishermen’s Association; Dr. Guillermo Diaz, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOA; Moderator: Jordan Diamond, Assistant Director, Ocean Program, Environmental Law Institute.

THE EMERGING ARCHITECTURE OF ASIAN MULTILATERALISM. 11/8, 5:00-6:15pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Center for Peace and Security Studies, Georgetown University. Speaker: Professor Amitav Acharya of the School of International Service at American University.

CHINA: STATE MEDIA - REACHING OUT. 11/8, 7:00-8:30pm, Washington. DC. Sponsor: Institute for Public Diplomacy & Global Communication, George Washington University. Speaker: Jim Laurie, Director of Broadcasting, Journalism and Media Studies Center of the University of Hong Kong. 

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