Tuesday, May 29, 2012

This week in Washington

THE ROLE OF NORTH KOREA AND TAIWAN IN KOREA-CHINA RELATIONS. 5/29, 2:00-3:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Korea Economic Institute (KEI). Speakers: Kwei-Bo Huang, Visiting Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution; Yong-Hyun Kim, Assistant Professor, Dongguk University; Moderated by Randall Schriver, President and CEO, Project 2049 Institute.

IS AMERICA’S AGE OF DESCENT USHERING IN A G-ZERO WORLD? 5/29, 6:00-8:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Carnegie Endowment. Speakers: Edward Luce, Washington Columnist, Commentator, Financial Times and, Author, Time to Start Thinking: America in the Age of Descent; Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group, author. Moderator: David Rothkopf, Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Endowment, CEO and editor, Foreign Policy magazine.

BUDGET PRIORITIES FOR 21ST CENTURY DEFENSE: A CONVERSATION WITH DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE ASHTON B. CARTER. 5/30, 10:45-11:45am, Washington, DC. Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Speakers: Thomas Donnelly, AEI; Ashton B, Carter, US Department of Defense.

PUBLIC DIPLOMACY IN NORTHEAST ASIA: A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE. 5/30, 10:00am-Noon, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Brookings Institution, CNAPS. Speakers: Kwei-Bo Huang, Visiting Fellow, Center for Northeast Asia Studies, Brookings, Associate Professor, Department of Diplomacy, National Chengchi University; Stephen Noerper, Senior Vice President, Korea Society; Changian Jiang, Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead East Asia Institute, Columbia University, Associate Professor, Department of International Politics, Fudan University; Nancy Snow (Live via video feed), Fulbright Professor, Sophia University, Tokyo, Professor of Communications, California, State University, Fullerton. .

THE FUTURE OF INDIA'S FOREIGN POLICY. 5/30, 2:00-3:00pm Washington, DC. Sponsor: Brookings Institution. Speakers: Yashwant Sinha, former minister of external affairs and finance of the Republic of India.

INDIA-US STRATEGIC DIALOGUE: EXPANDING HORIZONS OF BILATERAL PARTNERSHIP. 5/30, 4:00-5:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Atlantic Council's South Asia Center. Speakers: Indian Ambassador to the United States Nirupama Rao; and Shuja Nawaz, director of the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council.

CHINESE INVESTMENT IN NORTH AMERICAN ENERGY. 5/31, 9:00-11:00am , Washington, DC. Sponsor: Wilson Center (WWC) Canada Institute and China Environment Forum. Speakers: Wenran Jiang, associate professor at the University of Alberta; Bo Kong, assistant research professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Relations; Jeff Kucharski, assistant deputy minister for Alberta Energy; Adam Lysenko, research associate for the Rhodium Group; and Jennifer Turner, director of the China Environment Forum at WWC.

THE COMMON DEFENSE: WHAT IT MEANS TO CONSERVATIVES. 5/31. 10:00am , Washington, DC. Sponsor: Heritage Foundation. Speakers: Rep. Trent Franks, R-AZ; Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell; Alison Acosta Fraser, director of the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at Heritage; and Kim Holmes, vice president for foreign and defense policy studies, and director of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies at Heritage

FOUNDATIONS OF THE AMERICAN CENTURY: THE FORD, CARNEGIE, and ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATIONS IN THE  RISE OF AMERICAN POWER. 5/31, Noon-2:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Hudson Institute. Speakers: author Inderjeet Parmar, professor of government at the University of Manchester; Thomas Asher, program director at the Social Science Research Council; Kathleen McCarthy, professor of American history at the Graduate Center of CUNY; and Patricia Rosenfield, Carnegie scholar at the Rockefeller Archives Center

UNDERSTANDING THE SMITH-MUNDT MODERNIZATION ACT, 5/31, 3:00-4:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Heritage Foundation. Speakers: Juliana Geran Pilon, director of the Center for Culture and Security, and professor of politics and culture at the Institute of World Politics; and Joseph Duffey, former director of USIA.

FOUR YEARS AFTER THE MELTDOWN: THE GLOBAL ECONOMY AND FINANCIAL SYSTEM STILL AT RISK. 5/31, Noon-1:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Center For National Policy. Speaker: Phil Angelides, Chair, Financial Inquiry Commission. .

CHINA AIRBORNE. 5/31, 6:30-8:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: World Affairs Council. Speaker: James Fallows, author.

MEETING THE NEXT CHALLENGES ON NUCLEAR NONPROLIFERATION AND DISARMAMENT. 6/4, 9:00am-1:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Arms Control Association (ACC). Speakers: Dirk Jameson, Former Deputy Commander in Chief and Chief of Staff of the US Strategic Command and member of the Consensus for American Security; Jon Wolfsthal, Deputy Director, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Former Member, National Security Staff; Trine Flockhart, Senior Researcher on Defense and Security, Danish Institute for International Studies; Thomas Pickering, Career Ambassador; Hossein Mousavian, Ambassador, Former Iranian Nuclear Envoy; Tarja Cronberg, Chair, European Parliament Delegation for Relations with Iran; Rose Gottemoeller, Acting Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security and New START Negotiator.

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