Tuesday, June 12, 2012

This week in Washington

RETHINKING U.S. SECURITY: NAVIGATING A WORLD IN TRANSITION. 6/13, 9:00am-7:30pm, lunch, reception, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Center for New American Security (CNAS). Keynote Address: The Asia-Pacific Century, The Honorable Dr. Kurt Campbell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Speakers include: Sultan al-Qassemi, The National Newspaper; Lieutenant General David W. Barno, USA (Ret.), CNAS; Dr. Nora Bensahel, CNAS; Phillip Carter, Caerus Associates; Rajiv Chandrasekaran, The Washington Post; Dr. Andrew Exum, CNAS; Dr. Peter Feaver, Duke University; Michèle Flournoy, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; Richard Fontaine, CNAS; The Honorable Robert Ford, U.S. Ambassador to Syria; Dr. Margaret Harrell, CNAS; Dr. Bruce Jentleson, Duke University; Dr. Robert Kagan, The Brookings Institution; Dr. Colin Kahl, CNAS; Dr. Kristin Lord, CNAS; Major Fernando Lujan, USA, CNAS; Sebastian Mallaby, Council on Foreign Relations; Michael Singh, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy; and Robert Zoellick, World Bank.

GLOBAL VIEWS OF THE UNITED STATES. 6/13, 11:00am-Noon, Washington, DC. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: Andrew Kohut, President, Pew Research Center; Moderator: H. Andrew Schwartz, Senior Vice President, CSIS.

THE EVOLVING U.S.-CHINA TRADE & INVESTMENT RELATIONSHIP. 6/14, 8:45am-2:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: US China Economic and Security Review Commission. Speakers: Judith Dean, Professor of International Economics, Brandeis University; Shang Jin Wei, N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy, Columbia University; Yingying Xu, Ph.D., Economist and Council Director, Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI); Michael McCarthy, Chief Legal Counsel, Infinera Corporation; James Fellowes, Chairman and CEO, Fellowes Inc. Ahmed Siddiqui, Founder of Go Go Mongo! ; Nova Daly, Public Policy Consultant, Wiley Rein LLP David Fagan, Partner, Covington and Burling LLP.

MARITIME BORDER ISSUES IN NORTHEAST ASIA. 6/15, Noon-2:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: East-West Center in Washington (EWC), Slavic Research Center and Border Studies Program of Hokkaido University. Speakers: Thomas Bickford, Center for Naval Analysis (TBC); Abraham Denmark, National Bureau of Asian Research; Akihiro Iwashita, Hokkaido University; Tony Payan, University of Texas at El Paso; Martin Pratt, Durham University, UK.

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