Friday, April 15, 2011

Last minute Friday

CHINESE CYBER-ATTACKS 4/15 -12:00 pm,2172 Rayburn House Office Building. House Foreign Affairs Committee Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on "Communist Chinese Cyber-Attacks, Cyber-Espionage and Theft of American Technology."Witnesses: Pat Choate, director of the Manufacturing Policy Project; Richard Fisher, senior fellow of Asian military affairs at the International Assessment and Strategy Center; Edward Timperlake, former director of technology assessment and international technology security in the Office of the Secretary of Defense; and Adam Segal, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

PREVENING DISASTER AFER MARCH 11: RISING TO THE GLOBAL CHALLENGE. 4/15, 6:15pm-7:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsors: Japanese Ministry of Finance and the World Bank . Speakers: Rintaro Tamaki, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Japan; Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing Director of the World Bank; and Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response. In addition to a short presentation highlighting the findings from the recent World Bank-UN Report Natural Hazards, Unnatural Disasters: The Economics of Effective Prevention, high-level representatives from Australia, Ethiopia (tbc), Japan, Pakistan (tbc) and Philippines will participate in a panel discussion to showcase the lessons learned from recent disasters around the world—including Japan’s experience. Closing remarks will be provided by Inger Andersen, Vice President and Head of Network, Sustainable Development, the World Bank. Location: The World Bank, MC 2-800. Contact: Space is Limited. Please RSVP with subject line "Preventing Disasters" to Please include your name, affiliation, and contact information. Visitor passes can be picked up at MC building visitor entrance on 18th St. NW.

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