Monday, August 15, 2011

August programs

August in Washington is hot and quiet. Anyone with any sense leaves. Unfortunately, a few folks have not gotten the memo that this is the time NOT to hold any events. Unfortunately, the Korea Economic Institute is hiding all the new analytical talent on Korea in two late August programs!

US-PAKISTAN RELATIONS: STRATEGIC OR TRANSACTIONAL? 8/16, 5:30-7:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: South Asia Studies Program, SAIS. Speaker: Riaz Khan, Former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan.

IS CHINA THE NEW NORTH? ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF CHINESE TRADE WITH LATIN AMERICA. 8/17, 9:30-11:00am, 2011. Sponsor: John L. Thornton China Center and the Latin America Initiative at Brookings, with the Council of the Americas. Speakers: Mauricio Cárdenas, Director, Latin America Initiative; Erica S. Downs, Fellow, Foreign Policy, John L. Thornton China Center; Mauricio Mesquita Moreira, Principal Economist, Trade and Investment Sector, Inter-American Development Bank.

HAS AMERICA’S POLITICAL DYSFUNCTION UNDERMINED ITS POSITION AS THE WORLD’S REMAINING SUPERPOWER? 8/16, 1:00-2:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Foreign Policy, Brookings. Speakers: Martin S. Indyk, Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy (moderator); Mauricio Cárdenas, Director, Latin America Initiative; Fiona Hill, Director, Center on the United States and Europe; Robert Kagan, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe; Kenneth G. Lieberthal, Director, John L. Thornton China Center; Thomas E. Mann, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies.

KOREA’S DOMESTIC POLICIES INFLUENCE ON ASIA (EMERGING VOICES). 8/17, Noon–2:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Korea Economic Institute. Speakers: Andrew Kim, Princeton University; Jiun Bang, University of Southern California; Yukyong Choe, University of California, Berkeley School of Law; Gloria Koo, University of Southern California.

DEFICIT REDUCTION AND THE NEW CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE: A PRIMER. 8/17, 1:30-3:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Budgeting for National Priorities Project, Brookings. Speakers: Ron Haskins, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies; Henry J. Aaron, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies; Sarah A. Binder, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies; Bill Frenzel, Guest Scholar, Economic Studies; William G. Gale, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies.

NUCLEAR SAFETY IN IRAN, POST-FUKUSHIMA. 8/23, 12:30-2:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: National Defense University Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Speaker: Mr. Nima Gerami, Research Analyst, Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction, National Defense University.

THE KOREA CLUB HOSTS DR. ANDREI LANKOV. 8/23, 6:30-9:00pm, Vienna, Virginia. Sponsor: Korea Club, Korea Economic Institute. Speakers: Andrei Lankov, Lecturer, China and Korea Center, Faculty of Asian Studies, Kookmin University; Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director, U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea.

KOREA: ENERGY AND ECONOMY (EMERGING VOICES). 8/24, Noon–2:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Korea Economic Institute. Speakers: Eunjung Lim, Johns Hopkins University SAIS; Lisa He, Georgetown University; June Park, Boston University.

TERRORISM BY THE NUMBERS: UNDERSTANDING U.S AND GLOBAL TRENDS. 8/25, 11:00-Noon, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Heritage Foundation. Speakers: David B. Muhlhausen, Research Fellow in Empirical Policy Analysis, Center for Data Analysis, The Heritage Foundation and Jessica Zuckerman, Research Assistant, Homeland Security and Latin America, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation.

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