Sunday, May 12, 2013

Monday in Washington

URBANIZATION AND POVERTY REDUCTION CONFERENCE, 2013: BRIDGING RURAL AND URBAN PERSPECTIVES. 5/13-14, 9:00am. Sponsor: World Bank. Keynote Speakers: Somik Lall, Economist for Urban Development, World Bank; Luc Christiaensen, Africa Region Senior Economist, World Bank.
US CULTURAL DIPLOMACY IN CENTRAL ASIA: BLUEGRASS WITH DELLA MAE. 5/13, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: American Security Project (ASP). Concert and Reception: Della Mae, American traditional music band.

BUILDING ON PROGRESS IN AFGHANISTAN: 2014 AND BEYOND. 5/13, 2:00-3:00pm. Sponsors: CSIS, UN Development Programme (UNDP). Speakers: Ajay Chhibber, UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific; Daniel Runde, Director of the Project on Prosperity and Development; William A. Schreyer, Chair in Global Analysis, CSIS; Andrew Kuchins, Director and Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS.

MANAGING THE MILITARY MORE EFFICIENTLY: POTENTIAL SAVINGS SEPARATE FROM STRATEGY. 5/13, 2:00-3:30pm. Sponsor: Stimson Center. Speakers: Erin Conaton, former Defense Undersecretary for Personnel and Readiness; retired Navy Rear Adm. David Oliver Jr., former Defense Secretary for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics; Matthew Leatherman, Research Analyst, Stimson's Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense Program; Barry Blechman, Stimson co-founder, Chair, Peterson Foundation Defense Advisory Group.

US 123 AGREEMENTS: PERSPECTIVE OF THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY. 5/13, 2:00-3:30pm. Sponsor: US-Korea Institute, SAIS, Johns Hopkins. Speaker: Amir Shahkarami, Senior Vice President and CEO, Exelon Nuclear Partners.

ASSESSING THE US - KOREA RELATIONSHIP: LOOKING AHEAD. 5/13, 2:00-5:00pm. Sponsor: Korea Economic Institute. Speakers: His Excellency Y.J. Choi, ROK Ambassador to the United States, Embassy of the Republic of Korea; Abraham Kim, Vice President, Korea Economic Institute of America; David Pong, President, Korean-American Club; Louis Goodman, Former Dean of School of International Service and Professor, American University; Gordon Flake, Executive Director, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation; Chan-soon Nam, Former Editorial Writer , Dong-a Ilbo Daily; Sang-kyun Kim, Former President, MBC Kwang-ju, Masan; Evans Revere, Senior Director, Albright Stonebridge Group, Former Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific; Chang-gi Kim, President and Publisher, Chosun Ilbo News Press; Jung-Chan Park, Former President, Yonhap News.

THE U.S. CHINA AND AFRICA: PURSUING TRILATERAL DIALOGUE AND ACTION. 5/13, 2:30-4:30pm. Sponsor: Brookings, Africa Growth Initiative. Speakers: Ebrahim Rasool, South African Ambassador to the United States; Donald Teitelbaum, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, African Affairs; Yang Guang, Director General of the Institute of West Asian and African Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Mwangi Kimenyi, Director, Africa Growth Initiative, Brookings; Jonathan Pollack, Senior Fellow, Brookings; Whitney Schneidman, Nonresident Fellow, Brookings; Yun Sun, Visiting Fellow, Brookings; He Wenping, Director, African Studies Section, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Patricia Aidam, Research Fellow, Institute for Statistical, Social and Economic Research, University of Ghana.

THE ROLE OF LOCAL INSTITUTIONS IN CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION. 5/13, 2:30-4:30pm. Sponsor: Wilson Center, Environmental Change and Security Program. Speakers: Todd Crane, Assistant Professor of the Technology and Agrarian Development Group, Wageningen University; Belay Kassa, Economic Justice Policy Advisor, Oxfam America; Heather McGray, Co-director, Vulnerability and Adaptation Initiative, World Resources Institute; Cynthia Brady, Senior Conflict Advisor, Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation, USAID.

LEGAL ASPECTS OF FDI IN THE GOLD MINING SECTOR OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC. 5/13, 4:00-5:30pm. Sponsor: Central Asia Program, Elliot School GWU. Speaker: Begaiym Esenkulova, Columbia University visiting scholar, Assistant Professor of Law, American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan.

A DISCUSSION OF FOREIGN POLICY, POLITICS, AND LEADERSHIP. 5/13, 5:30–6:30pm. Sponsors: CSIS and The Schieffer School of Journalism at TCU. Speakers: David Brooks, Columnist, New York Times; Lara Logan, Chief Foreign Correspondent, CBS News, Correspondent, CBS News' "60 Minutes"; Dr. John J. Hamre, President and CEO, Pritzker Chair, CSIS; Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News, Anchor, CBS News' “Face the Nation”.

HONORARY DEGREE CEREMONY AND RECEPTION IN HONOR OF MADAME SADAKO OGATA, MA'53. 5/13, 5:00-7:00pm. Sponsor: Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Office of the President.

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