Friday, May 11, 2012

Monday May 14th

DEFINING AMERICAN INTERESTS IN ASIA. 5/14, 9:00-10:00am , Washington, DC. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: Sen. John McCain, R-Z; and John Hamre, president and CEO of CSIS.

SHADOW NATO SUMMIT III: COMMITMENTS, CAPABILITIES AND CONNECTIVITY: IMPLEMENTING NATO'S NEW STRATEGIC CONCEPT. 5/14-15, 9:00am-3:00pm, lunch, Washington, DC. Sponsors: British American Security Information Council (BASIC), Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, NATO Watch, Strategy International and the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs. Speakers: Dr. Douglas Shaw, Associate Dean, The Elliott School of International Affairs; Mr. Paul Ingram, Executive Director, BASIC; Dr. Kennette Benedict, Executive Director, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; Dr. Ian Davis, Director, NATO Watch; Amb. James Dobbins, former U.S. envoy to Afghanistan; Ms. Rangina Hamidi, human rights activist and president of Kandahar Treasure, the first women-run business in Kandahar; Ms. Candace Rondeaux, Senior Analyst - Afghanistan, International Crisis Group; Ms. Ann Jones, writer (Kabul in Winter 2006 and War Is Not Over When It’s Over, 2010); Lt.-Gen. Charles Bouchard (ret.)*, former Commander of the NATO military operation ‘Unified Protector’ in Libya; Amb. Nancy E. Soderberg, President, Connect U.S. Fund; former Senior Deputy National, Security Adviser and Ambassador to the U.N. during the Balkans and Rwandan genocides; Ms. Phyllis Bennis, Director, New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies; Mr. Tom Malinowski, Washington Director, Human Rights Watch; Mr. Philip Worré, Executive Director, ISIS Europe; Dr. Jean-Loup Samaan, NATO Defense College; Mr. Geneve Mantri, Director, Terrorism and Counterterrorism, Amnesty International USA; Mr. Sean Lawson, Assistant Professor, Communication, University of Utah; Ms. Julianne Smith, Principal Director (Europe and NATO), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy), and Special Assistant to the Secretary for the NATO Summit; Mr. John Feffer, co-director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies; Dr. Marios Efthymiopoulos, President, Strategy International; Ms. Anita Friedt, Director, Office of Policy and Regional Affairs, U.S. State Department; Mr. Walter Slocombe, former U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy; Amb. Steven Pifer, Director of Arms Control Initiative, Brookings Institution; Mr. Paul Ingram, Executive Director, BASIC; Mr. Harry Heintzelman, IV, Deputy Director, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, State Dept; Amb. Francois Rivasseau, member of UN Secretary-General’s disarmament advisory board; Mr. Ted Seay, arms control, disarmament, and non-proliferation specialist; former arms control adviser to U.S. Ambassador to NATO; Mr. Daryl Kimball, Executive Director, Arms Control Association; Amb. Kurt Volker, Managing Director and Senior Fellow of the Center for Transatlantic Relations (SAIS); Dr. Celeste Wallander, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy); Dr. Hall Gardner, Professor and Chair, Department of International and Comparative Politics, The American University of Paris; Mr. Sarwar A. Kashmeri, Senior Fellow, International Security Program, Atlantic Council; Ms. Antonella Cerasino, Head of NATO Countries, Public Diplomacy Division; Mr. Steven Croley, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Counsel to the President in the Office of White House Counsel; Mr. David Shaman, former World Bank Official; Dr. Ian Davis, Director, NATO Watch.

AFTER PUTIN 4.0 INAUGURATION: AN AGENDA FOR U.S.-RUSSIAN RELATIONS - FOREIGN POLICY, DEMOCRACY, AND THE RULE OF LAW. 5/14, Noon-1:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Heritage. Speakers: Karen Kawisha, professor of political science at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio; Nadia Diuk, vice president of programs, Europe & Eurasia, Africa, Latin America & the Caribbean, National Endowment for Democracy; and Konstantine von Eggert, commentator and host of Kommersant FM Radio. 

WOMEN OF WASHINGTON. 5/14, 1:30-3:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: The Atlantic. Speakers : Caryl Stern, president and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund); Linda Douglass, The Atlantic. Location:  

NEW NUCLEAR LICENSING: THE WAY FORWARD. 5/14, 3:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council. Speakers: Nuclear Regulatory Commission Director of New Reactor Licensing David Matthews; Leslie Kass, vice president of regulatory affairs at Westinghouse Electric Company; Margaret Harding, president of 4-Factor Consulting LLC; and Tom Retson, COO at Blue Castle Holdings. 

FREEDOM'S FORGE: HOW AMERICAN BUSINESS PRODUCED VICTORY IN WORLD WAR II. 5/14, 5:30-6:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: AEI. Speakers: Arthur Herman, author; Henry Olsen, director of AEI's National Research Initiative. 

APEC 2012 IN VLADIVOSTOK. 5/14, 2:00-3:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: CSIS Simon Chair in Political Economy and the CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program. Speakers: Ambassador Gennady Ovechko, Senior Official of Russia for APEC; Matthew P. Goodman, William E. Simon Chair for Political Economy, CSIS, Former White House Coordinator for APEC. Moderator: Dr. Andrew C. Kuchins, Director and Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS.

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