Sunday, May 19, 2013

Monday in Washington

DOING BUSINESS WITH THE BRICS (BRAZIL, RUSSIA, INDIA, CHINA AND SOUTH AFRICA). 5/20, 9:00am-5:00pm. Sponsor: The Eurasia Center, the Eurasian Business Coalition, and the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the USA. Keynote Speakers: Daniel Russell, Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; Florizelle Liser, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) for Africa; Holly Vineyard, Deputy Assistant Commerce Secretary for Africa, the Middle East and South Asia; Islam Siddiqui, USTR Chief Agricultural Negotiator; Sandile Tyini, Minister, Economic Office, Embassy of South Africa; Sergey Kislyak, Russian Ambassador to the United States; Christopher Smith, Energy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Fossil Energy; Ricardo Monteiro, Head, Trade Section, Embassy of Brazil. 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY GLOBAL FORUM. 5/20-21, 10:00am. Sponsor: EE Global. Speakers include: Roger Natsuhara, Principal Deputy Assistant Navy Secretary for Installations and Environment; Carlos Pascual, State Department Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy; Ashok Sarkar, World Bank Senior Energy Efficiency Specialist; Elizabeth Craig, Director, Climate Protection Partnerships Division, Environmental Protection Agency.

HOW WELL DO PROTECTED AREAS REDUCE MANGROVE LOSS? AN EXAMINATION OF INDONESIA USING QUASI-EXPERIMENTAL METHODS. 5/20, Noon-1:00pm. Sponsor: Resources for the Future (RFF). Speaker: Brian Murray, Research Professor and Director for Economic Analysis, Nicholas Institute, Duke University.

MYANMAR IN TRANSITION: U.S.-MYANMAR BILATERAL RELATIONS. 5/20, 3:45pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: SAIS, Johns Hopkins. Speaker: U Thein Sein, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. By invitation only.

N.B.: Next Monday, May 27th is Memorial Day a National Holiday in the United States.

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