Monday, May 9, 2011

Busy Monday

GI Film Festival, will be held in Washington, DC, May 8-15th. Focus this year on the Korean War and PTSD. In addition to presenting feature, documentary, and short film screenings, the GIFF also presents awards, panel discussions, educational forums and special events.

Third meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) will be held in Washington, DC, May 9-10, 2011.

FEDERAL RESERVE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: EMPLOYMENT, CONSUMER PROTECTION, AND THE FUTURE OF FINANCIAL REGULATION. 5/9, 9:00am-12:10pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: New America Foundation. Speakers: Mike Konczal, Roosevelt Institute; Joe Gagnon, Peterson; Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research; Tim Canova, Chapman University; Travis Plunkett, Consumer Federation of America; Lisa Donner, Americans for Financial Reform; Ed Mierzwinski, US PIRG; Jo Ann Barefoot, Former regulator, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency; Dennis Kelleher, Better Markets; Mike Konczal, Roosevelt Institute.

MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA IN TURMOIL: THE ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL OUTLOOK. 5/9, 9:15-10:45am, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Carnegie (CEIP). Speakers: Masood Ahmed, director of the International Monetary Fund's Middle East and Central Asia Department; Michele Dunne, senior associate at the CEIP; Marwan Muasher, vice president of studies at CEIP; and Uri Dadush, senior associate and director of the CEIP's International and Economic Program.

COPYRIGHT AND COMMERCE: GUARANTEES OR PROMISES? 5/9, 10:00am-Noon, breakfast, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Copyright Clearance Center. Speakers: Tim Jacoby, associate counsel at the Washington Post; Marybeth Peters, U.S. register of copyrights; and Jon Baumgarten, intellectual property lawyer, partner in the D.C. office of Proskauer.

THE TRILATERAL PROCESS: WASHINGTON, KIEV, MOSCOW AND THE FATE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN UKRAINE. 5/9, 10:00-11:30, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Brookings Institution. Speakers: Strobe Talbott, president of the Brookings Institution; Pavel Baev, research professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo; Steven Pifer, senior fellow in foreign policy at the Center on the United States and Europe; Ukrainian Parliament Deputy Borys Tarasyuk, former foreign minister of Ukraine.

TAIWAN AND EVOLVING CROSS STRAIT RELATIONS. 5/9, 10:15am-12:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Sigur Center, Elliott School, GWU. Speakers: Shawn McHale, Director, Sigur Center for Asian Studies; Robert Sutter, Adjunct Professor of International Affairs, GW; Colin Kao, First Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan; Nancy Bernkopf Tucker, Professor of History, Georgetown University; Bruce Dickson, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, GW; Scott Kastner, Associate Professor of International Relations, University of Maryland; Shelley Rigger, Brown Professor of Political Science, Davidson College; Steven Phillips, Director of Asian Studies; Professor of History, Towson University; Edward McCord, Associate Professor of History and International Affairs, GW. 

SYRIA AND IRAN: AN ALLIANCE TESTED. 5/9, Noon-1:15pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Wilson Center (WWC). Speaker: Jubin Goodarzi, professor of the International Relations Department at Webster University.

GLOBAL HEU PHASEOUT - PROSPECTS & CHALLENGES. 5/9, Noon-1:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Carnegie Corporation of New York; LBJ School of Public Affairs. Speakers: Randall Forsberg, Harvard University; Margaret Sloane, Harvard University. 

U.S.-RUSSIAN RELATIONS: STAGNATION OR MODERNIZATION? 5/9, Noon-3:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Hudson Institute. Speakers: David Satter, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute; Lev Ponomarev, President for Human Rights (Moscow) and a leading Russian human rights activist; Ilan Berman, Vice President, American Foreign Policy Council; Stephen Blank, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S Army War College; David Satter, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute; Ariel Cohen (moderator), Senior Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation; Ariel Cohen, Senior Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation; Pavel Ivlev, Director, Institute of Modern Russia; Donald Jensen, Senior Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS Johns Hopkins; William Pomeranz, Deputy Director, Kennan Institute, The Woodrow Wilson Center.

EVOLUTION OF CHINA'S GOVERNANCE: CHINESE AND AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES. 5/9, Noon-5:15pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Brookings Institution's John L. Thornton China Center. Speakers: Stapleton Roy, director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States; Yu Keping, director of the China Center for Comparative Politics and Economics at Peking University; Wang Changjiang, professor at the Central Party School; Cheng Li, director of research in the John L. Thornton China Center; Kenneth Lieberthal, director of the John L. Thornton China Center; Mary Gallagher, associate professor at the University of Michigan; Shi Hexing, professor at the Chinese Academy of Governance; Jing Yuejing, professor at Tsinghua University.

THE FUTURE OF THE CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE: WHAT'S NEXT FOR CONGRESS' THINK TANK? 5/9, 2:00-3:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Advisory Committee on Transparency. Participants: Steve Aftergood, senior research analyst at the Federation of American Scientists; Stan Brand, founder of the Brand Law Group; Robyn Russell, legislative assistant to Rep. Mike Quigley, D-IL.; Nye Stevens, former deputy director of the Government and Finance Division of the Congressional Research Service; and Daniel Schumann, policy counsel and director of the Advisory Committee on Transparency. 

U.S. POLICY INTERESTS IN THE ARCTIC. 5/9, 4:30-6:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg; Adm. Thad Allen, former commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard; David Reed, senior vice president of the World Wildlife Fund; and Heather Conley, director and senior fellow of the CSIS Europe Program.

LENDING TO THE POOR. 5/9, 6:30-8:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Asia Society Washington Center. Speakers: Alexia Latortue, Deputy CEO, CGAP; Swaminathan Aiyar, Research Fellow at the Cato Institute and Consulting Editor of The Economic Times; Damian von Stauffenberg, Chairman and Founder, Microrate; Sasidhar Thumuluri, Global Business Strategy Manager, International Housing Finance at Habitat for Humanity. 

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