Sunday, April 28, 2013

Monday in Washington

MOMENTUM BUILDS FOR TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY. 4/29, 11:30am-1:00pm. Sponsor: Women in International Trade (WIIT). Speakers: Rachael Leman, Deputy Staff Director, House Rules Committee, Office of Congressman Pete Sessions (TX-32); Nicole Venable, Bockorny Group; Amie Ahanchian, Managing Director, KPGM LLP.

WHY THE UNITED STATES SHOULD ERR ON THE SIDE OF TOO MANY (NOT TOO FEW) NUCLEAR WEAPONS. 4/29, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: Elliott School, George Washington University. Speaker: Matt Kroenig, Assistant Professor of Government at George Washington University.

PROSPECTS AND PITFALLS: THE ARAB WORLD TWO YEARS ON. 4/29, Noon-2:00pm. Sponsor: World Bank. Speaker: Marwan Muasher, Vice President for Studies at Carnegie, author, The Arab Center

DEALING WITH NORTH KOREA'S INCREASED BELLIGERENCE. 4/29, Noon-2:00pm. Sponsor: Carnegie. Speakers: L. Gordon Flake, executive director of the Mansfield Foundation; Paul Haenle, director of the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy based at Tsinghua University in Beijing; Jin Canrong, vice president of international relations and a professor at Renmin University’s School of International Studies; Zhang Chuanjie, resident scholar at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy; Zhu Feng, professor at Peking University’s School of International Studies. 

TAIWAN'S RESPONSE TO AN EVOLVING SECURITY ENVIRONMENT. 4/29, 2:00-4:15pm. SponsorS: CSIS’s Freeman Chair in China Studies and Brookings’ CNAPS. Speakers: Richard Bush, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution; Bonnie S. Glaser, Senior Adviser for Asia, Freeman Chair in China Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Andrew N.D. Yang, Vice Minister of National Defense for Policy, Ministry of National Defense, Republic of China (Taiwan); Chia-Sheng Chen, Director, Defense Net Assessment Division, Department of Integrated Assessment, Ministry of National Defense, Republic of China (Taiwan); Phillip Saunders, Director, Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University.

CONSERVATION, CIVIL SOCIETY AND TIBET: A VIEW FROM BEIJING. 4/29, 3:00-4:30pm. Sponsor: Elliot School, GW. Speaker: Liu Jianqiang, Beijing Editor, 

CHINA’S FOREIGN POLICY AND CHINA-US RELATIONS. 4/29, 3:00-4:00pm. Sponsor: Sigur Center and Confucius Institute, GW, Chinese Embassy’s Education Office. Speakers: David Shambaugh, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs; Jingxing Zhou, Political Counselor, Political Office, Chinese Embassy in the U.S.

FUTURE OF U.S.-INDIA RELATIONS: BEYOND THE PLATEAU. 4/29, 3:00-4:00pm. Sponsor: Heritage Foundation and Observer Research Foundation. Speakers: H.E. Nirupama Rao, Ambassador to the United States from India; C. Raja Mohan, Head, Strategic Studies and Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation; Vikram Sood, Vice President, Center for International Relations, Observer Research Foundation; Derek Scissors, Senior Research Fellow for Economics, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation; Lisa Curtis, Senior Research Fellow on South Asia, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation; Sunjoy Joshi, Director, Observer Research Foundation; James Jay Carafano, Ph.D., E.W. Richardson Fellow and Vice President, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation.

CHINA’S DEVELOPMENT FINANCE TO AFRICA: A MEDIA-BASED APPROACH TO DATA COLLECTION. 4/29, 4:00-5:30pm. Sponsor: Center for Global Development (CGD). Speakrs: Andreas Fuchs, Post-doctoral Fellow, Princeton University; Brad Parks, Executive Director, AidData; Vijaya Ramachandran, Senior Fellow, CGD; Yan Wang, Former Senior Economist, World Bank, Member, ECD-DAC China Study Group; Lawrence MacDonald, Vice President, Communications and Policy Outreach, CGD.

ABENOMICS AND THE FUTURE OF U.S.-JAPAN RELATIONS: JAPAN’S GROWTH STRATEGY AND ITS IMPACT ON THE U.S. ECONOMY. 4/29, 5:00-6:00pm. Sponsor: US-Japan Research Institute. Speaker: The Honorable Yasutoshi Nishimura, Senior Vice Minister of Cabinet Office. 

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