Sunday, April 15, 2012

This Week in Washington

IMPROVED OIL SECURITY: AN IMPERATIVE FOR U.S. FOREIGN POLICY, NATIONAL SECURITY AND ECONOMIC GROWTH. 4/16, Noon-1:45pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Hudson Institute. Speakers: Frederick W. Smith, Chairman, President, CEO, FedEx Corporation, Co-Chairman, SAFE’s Energy Security Leadership Council; P. X. Kelley, 28th Commandant, United States Marine Corps, Co-Chairman, Energy Security Leadership Council; James Conway, 34th Commandant, United States Marine Corps, Member, Energy Security Leadership Council; Bob Lutz, Former Vice Chairman, General Motors Company. Moderator: Kenneth Weinstein, President, CEO, Hudson Institute.

POWER, IDENTITY, AND SECURITY IN ASIA: VIEWS ON REGIONAL COOPERATION AND THE US ROLE. 4/16, 9:00am- 5:45pm, Washington, DC. Sponsors: George Washington University (GWU) Elliott School of International Affairs; Sigur Center for Asian Studies and the Rising Powers Initiative. Speakers: Deepa Ollapally, Associate Director, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Associate Research Professor of International Affairs, GW; Alyssa Ayres, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, Chair, State Department; Deepa Ollapally, Associate Director, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Associate Research Professor of International Affairs, GW; Amitabh Mattoo, Professor of Disarmament Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Director, Australia India Institute, University of Melbourne; Jonah Blank, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation; Edward J. Lincoln, Professorial Lecturer, GW (Chair); Mike Mochizuki, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Japan-US Relations Chair, Memory of Gaston Sigur, Elliott School of International Affairs, GW; Isao Miyaoka, Associate Professor of International Politics, Department of Political Science, Keio University; Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Thomas Hubbard, McLarty Associates, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea; Gregg Brazinsky, Associate Professor of History and International Affairs, GW; Jong-dae Shin, Associate Professor, University of North Korean Studies; Ji-Young Lee, Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University; Chas W. Freeman, Jr., Former Assistant Secretary, Defense for International Security Affairs; Satu Limaye, Director, Chair, East-West Center in Washington; Amitav Acharya, Professor of International Relations, School of International Service, American University; Allan Layug, Japanese Government Scholar, Sophia University, Japan; Alice Ba, Associate Professor, Political Science and International Relations, University of Delaware; Evan Medeiros, Director, Chair, for Asian Affairs, National Security Council; Allen Carlson, Associate Professor, Department of Government, Cornell University; Taylor Fravel, Associate Professor of Political Science, MIT; G. John Ikenberry, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University; Charles Glaser, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Director, Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, GW.

POLITICS AND THE JUDICIARY IN NORTHEAST ASIA. 4/17, 3:30pm-5:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Asia Program, Wilson Center (WWC). Speakers: Carl Goodman, Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University; David Law, Professor of Law and Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis; Jonathan Kang, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Washington.

POPULATION DECLINE AND THE REMAKING OF GREAT POWER POLITICS. 4/17, Noon-1:30pm, lunch, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Hudson Institute. Speakers: Susan Yoshihara, Ph.D., Director, International Organizations Research Group, C-FAM, and Coeditor, Population Decline and the Remaking of Great Power Politics; Phillip Longman, Senior Research Fellow, New America Foundation; Thomas Mahnken, Ph.D., Jerome Levy Chair of Economic Geography and National Security, U.S. Naval War College, and Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense; John Fonte Ph.D. (Host and Moderator) Director of Hudson Institute's Center for American Common Culture.

U.S. POLICY TOWARD AFGHANISTAN. 4/18, 2:00-3:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Carnegie Endowment. Speakers: John McCain, Senator; Jessica Tuchman Mathews, President, Carnegie Endowment.

ENGAGING ASIA 2012: STRATEGIES FOR A SHIFT TOWARD THE ASIA-PACIFIC. 4/18, 8:30am- 12:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: National Bureau of Asian Research. Speakers: Ambassador Mike Moore of New Zealand to the United States; Charles Boustany, Congressman, co-Chair, the House of Representatives US-China Working Group, Member, House Ways and Means Committee; Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, member of the House Armed Services Committee; Edward Gresser, Director, Progressive Economy; Thomas Mahnken, Chair, Economic Geography and National Security, Scholar, Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); Michael O’Hanlon, Director, Research and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Michael Schiffer, Senior Advisor, Counselor, US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

MAINTAINING THE MOMENTUM: APEC IN 2012. 4/19, Noon-1:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: East-West Center in Washington. Speakers: Hans Klemm, Senior Official, APEC; Wendy Cutler, Assistant US Trade Representative, APEC.

AN ASSERTIVE CHINA AND ASIA’S EMERGING REGIONAL ORDER: THE VIEW FROM A POTENTIALLY CONFLICTED AMERICAN ALLY. 4/19, Noon- 1:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: East-West Center in Washington. Speaker: Dr. Nick Bisley, Professor, Department Head of Politics and International Relations, La Trobe University, Australia.

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