Tuesday, February 5, 2013

This week in Washington

AMERICAN COMPETITIVENESS 
2/6 - 9:30am, House Science, Space and Technology Committee, Full committee hearing on "American Competitiveness: The Role of Research and Development." Witnesses: Mr. Richard Templeton, President and CEO, Texas Instruments; Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Dr. Charles Vest, President, National Academy of Engineering.

THE FUTURE OF CHINA-TAIWAN RELATIONS. 2/6, 2:30-4:00pm. Sponsor: CNAPS Brookings. Speakers: Mireya Solís, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, Philip Knight Chair in Japan Studies; Richard C. Bush III, Director, Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy.

CHINA’S NEW LEADERSHIP AND IMPLICATIONS FOR THE UNITED STATES. 2/7, 9:00am-4:15pm. Sponsor: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC). Speakers: Christopher K. Johnson, Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Dr. Cheng Li, Director of Research and Senior Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution; Dr. Eswar Prasad, Senior Professor of Trade Policy, Cornell University; Nicholas Borst, Research Associate and China Program Manager, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Dr. James Mulvenon, Vice-President, Intelligence Division, Defense Group, Inc.; Roy D. Kamphausen, Senior Advisor for Political and Security Affairs, National Bureau of Asian Research; LtGen Wallace ‘Chip’ Gregson, Jr. (USMC, ret.), Senior Director, China and the Pacific, Center for the National Interest; Dr. David M. Lampton, Director of China Studies, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies; Dr. Michael Auslin, Resident Scholar and Director of Japan Studies, American Enterprise Institute.

CHINA AT THE TIPPING POINT? 2/7, Noon-2:00pm. Sponsor: International Forum for Democratic Studies, National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Speakers: Andrew J. Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University; Louisa Greve, National Endowment for Democracy; Maochun Yu, U.S. Naval Academy.

SHORING UP THE U.S.-TAIWAN PARTNERSHIP. 2/8, 9:00am-2:00pm. Sponsors: Heritage Foundation and Taiwan Benevolent Association of America. Speakers: Walter Lohman, Director, Asian Studies Center, Heritage Foundation; Ms. Taidi Fang, President, Taiwan Benevolent Association of America; Joanna Lei, Former Member Legislative Yuan; Rupert Hammond-Chambers, President, U.S.-Taiwan Business Council; Claude Barfield, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Matthew P. Goodman, Simon Chair in Political Economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Derek Scissors, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation; Randy Schriver, President, Project 2049; Dean Cheng, Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, Heritage Foundation; Stephen Yates, CEO, DC International Advisory and former Deputy National Security Advisor to Vice President Cheney; Vincent Wang, Professor, University of Richmond; The Honorable John Cornyn (R-TX), United States Senator.

2013 CONGRESSIONAL TRADE AGENDA. 2/8, 8:30-10:00am. Sponsor: Washington International Trade Association (WITA). Speakers: Angela Ellard, House Ways and Means Committee chief Republican trade counsel and Trade Subcommittee staff director; Jason Kearns, House Ways and Means Committee chief Democratic international trade counsel; Bruce Hirsh, Senate Finance Committee chief Democratic international trade counsel; Everett Eissenstat, Senate Finance committee chief Republican international trade counsel.

CHINA’S CENTURY? BEIJING’S ROCKY ROAD TO GREAT POWER STATUS. 2/8, 12:30-1:30pm. Sponsor: Sigur Center for Asian Studies, George Washington University. Speaker: Martin Jacques, Author of When China Rules the World: the End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order

THE HISTORICAL ORIGINS OF DEMOCRACY AND AUTOCRACY IN INDIA AND CHINA. 2/11, 12:30-2:00pm. Sponsor: Center for Global Development (CGD). Speakers: Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Global Development; Arvind Subramanian, Senior Fellow and Director of the Understanding India Initiative, Center for Global Development.

MARITIME SECURITY IN EAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC. 2/11, Noon-2:30pm. Sponsor: Sigur Center for Asian Studies, George Washington University, Japanese Student Union of DC, and the Organization of Asian Studies. Speakers: Professor Takeshi Sakadearun, Associate Professor of Economics, The Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University; Professor Mike Mochizuki, Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, The Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, APP Board member; Professor Robert Sutter, Professor of Practice of International Affairs, The Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University; Takamasa Ito, Shoki Oyabu, Shoko Kawata, Kyoto University Student Presenters. 

ABE’S FOREIGN POLICY: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE U.S. 2/11, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: Sasakwa Peace Foundation USA (SPF). Speaker: Rust Deming, Adjunct Professor of Japan Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. 

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