Sunday, April 7, 2013

Monday in Washington

The cherry blossoms did not bloom last week in Washington, but most certainly will this week. Congress is back. The 2013 Sakura Matsuri will end the week on Saturday April 13th. HERE you can find the history of Japan's gift of the cherry trees to the city of Washington.

MARITIME CROSSROADS: STRATEGIES FOR ACTION. 4/8-10, 7:30am-5:00pm, National Harbor, MD. Sponsor: Navy League. Speakers: Former Navy Secretary John Lehman Jr.; Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert; Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos; Coast Guard Vice Commandant Vice Adm. John Currier; Joe Wilkers, director of Maritime Systems Integration at Northrop Grumman; Rear. Adm. John Ailes, program manager of Mission Module Integration; Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert; Tom Jones, vice president of Undersea Systems at Northrop Grumman; Steve Squires, director of the C-2 program at Northrop Grumman; Naval Surface Forces Vice Adm. Richard Hunt.

CARNEGIE INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR POLICY CONFERENCE. 4/8, 8:00am - 8:00pm; 4/9, 8:00am-7:00pm. Keynotes: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison Macfarlane, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano, and Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt.

CLIMATE AND ENERGY RISKS: A TRANSATLANTIC COMPARISON. 4/8, 9:00am-5:00pm. Sponsors: American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), SAIS; Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP). Speakers: Jack Janes, AICGS; Stormy-Annika Mildner, SWP; Paul Sullivan, Georgetown University; Oliver Geden, SWP; Dan Milstein, U.S. Department of Energy; Alan Krupnick, Resources for the Future; Roderick Kefferpütz, European Parliament; Karen Florini, Environmental Defense Fund; Kirsten Verclas, AICGS; Wilfrid Kohl, Johns Hopkins University; Severin Fischer, SWP; Mark Holt, Congressional Research Service; Thomas Peterson, Center for Climate Strategies; Susanne Dröge, SWP; Kara Allen, House of Representatives Sustainable Energy & Environment Coalition.

RESEARCH'S VALUE IN ADVANCING NATIONAL GOALS. 4/8, 9:30am-8:00pm. Sponsor: National Research Council (NRC). Speakers: John Kelley, III, Committee member, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, IBM Corporation; Jeff Wadsworth, Committee member, President and Chief Executive Officer Battelle Memorial Institute, Inc.; Regina Dugan, Senior Vice President for Advanced Technology & Projects, Motorola Mobility, and former Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA); Bruce B. Darling, Executive Officer, National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council, and former University of California Vice President for Laboratory Management.

JURISDICTION FOR MASS ATROCITIES. 4/8, 9:30-11:00am, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Georgetown Univeristy Law Center. Speakers: William Treanor, Dean, Georgetown University Law Center; James Bair, Associate, Brown Rudnick LLP; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center; Liadan Donnelly, Georgetown Law Class of 2014; Andrew Mosher, Georgetown Law Class of 2014; Nina Sudhakar, Georgetown Law Class of 2013; Sadia Hameed, Director, Crimes Against Humanity Program, Human Rights First; Victoria Holt, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Paul Williams, Rebecca I. Grazier Professor of Law and International Relations, American University; President and Co-founder, Public International Law & Policy Group; Rosa Brooks, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center; Elena Baylis, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh Law School, Washington Center; Christine Alai, former Acting Head, International Center for Transitional Justice Kenya Office; Fellow, Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa, Georgetown University Law Center; Susana SaCouto, Professorial Lecturer-in-Residence and Director, War Crimes Research Office, American University Washington College of Law; Jane Stromseth, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center; Luis Moreno Ocampo, former Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court; John Bellinger, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP; former Legal Adviser to the U.S. Department of State.

U.S. MILITARY TRAINING IN ASIA: THE SUCCESSES AND PROBLEMS OF THE IMET (INTERNATIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION AND TRAINING) PROGRAM. 4/8, 10:00-11:00am. Sponsor: CSIS, Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies. Speakers: retired Marine Lt. Gen. Wallace Gregson, senior fellow for Avascent International and former assistant Defense secretary for Asian and Pacific security affairs; John Sifton, Asia advocacy director at Human Rights Watch; Murray Hiebert, deputy director, senior fellow and chair for Southeast Asia studies at CSIS.

CHINA’S DEFENSE BUDGET. 4/8, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: CSIS, Freeman Chair in China Studies. Speakers: Dr. Andrew S. Erickson, Associate in Research, John King Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University; Dr. James Mulvenon, Vice-President, Intelligence Division; Director, Center for Intelligence and Research Analysis, Defense Group, Inc.; Jack Georgieff, CSIS Visiting Scholar, Lowy Institute; Christopher K. Johnson, CSIS Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair, Freeman Chair in China Studies. 

UNTIL DEBT DO US PART. 4/8, 12:30-2:00pm, lunch, Washington, DC. Sponsor: World Bank. Speakers: Otaviano Canuto, Vice President and Head of Network, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network, World Bank; Lili Liu, Lead Economist, Public Sector and Institutional Reform, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network, World Bank; Teresa Ter-Minassian, Former Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund; Carole L. Brookins, Managing Director, Public Capital Advisors LLC. 

CHALLENGES TO LAND TENURE & FOOD SECURITY: LESSONS AND PROPOSED SOLUTIONS DRAWING FROM WORLD BANK FINANCED LAND ADMINISTRATION PROGRAMS IN CAMBODIA AND GUATEMALA. 4/8, 2:00-3:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Elliot School. Speakers: Tep Vanny, Boeung Kak Community Leader, Cambodia; Yun Mane, Cambodian Indigenous Youth Association; Bayron Milián, Professor, University of San Carlos, Guatemala; Natalie Bugalski, Legal Associate, Inclusive Development International; Ingrid Hoven, Executive Director, World Bank, Germany.

U.S DEFENSE REBALANCE TO ASIA. 4/8, 3:00-4:00pm. Sponsor: CSIS, US-India Security and Defense Cooperation. Speakers: Ashton B. Carter, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense; Dr. John J. Hamre, President, CEO, & Pritzker Chair, CSIS; Amb. Karl F. Inderfurth, Senior Advisor & Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies, CSIS.

STRATEGIC AND EFFICIENT FOREIGN ENGAGEMENT NEED NOT BE AN OXYMORON: LESSONS LEARNED FROM RECENT DECADES. 4/8, 4:30-6:00pm. Sponsor: Institute of World Politics (IWP). Speakers: Clare Lockhart, CEO of the Institute for State Effectiveness; Basil Bessonoff, Adjunct Language Professor.

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