Sunday, July 14, 2013

Monday in Washington July 15

POLITICS IN TOUGH PLACES: UNITED NATIONS DIPLOMACY IN TODAY'S CRISES. 7/15, 11:00am-12:30pm. Sponsor: Brookings. Speakers: Jeffrey Feltman, United Nations Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs; Wegger Strommen, Norwegian Ambassador to the United States; Martin Indyk, Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy, Brookings; Bruce Jones, Senior Fellow and Director of Managing Global Order, Brookings.

WHAT DOES NASA HAVE TO DO WITH INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT? 7/15, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: Society for International Development. Speakers: Nancy Searby, NASA's Capacity Building Program Manager; Basanta Shrestha, Regional Program Manager, ICIMOD; Birendra Bajracharya, Program Coordinator, ICIMOD.

EARTH OBSERVATION SATELLITE DATA-SHARING: POLICIES AND PARTNERSHIPS. 7/15, Noon-2:00pm. Sponsor: Wilson Center, Science and Technology Innovation Program. Speakers: Mariel John Borowitz, Research Analyst, Space Foundation; Molly Macauley, Vice President of research, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future; Martha Maiden, Program Executive, NASA Earth Science Data Systems; Timothy Stryker, Chief of Plans and Analysis in the Land Remote Sensing Program, U.S. Geological Survey; Tiffany Chow, Project Manager, Secure World Foundation.

THE EICHMANN TRIAL. 7/15, Noon. Sponsor: Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service. Speaker: Deborah Lipstadt, Professor of modern Jewish history and holocaust studies, Emory University.

VIETNAM: TWO DECADES OF POVERTY REDUCTION, AND CURRENT CHANGES. 7/15, 2:00-3:30pm. Sponsor: World Bank. Speakers: Bui Quang Vinh, Minister of Planning and Investment, Socialist Republic of Vietnam; Axel van Trotsenburg, Regional Vice President, East Asia and the Pacific, World Bank.

TECHNOLOGIES FOR REMOVAL OF CO2 FROM THE ATMOSPHERE. 7/15, 2:00-3:30pm. Sponsor: United States Energy Association (USEA). Speaker: Tim Fox, Head of Energy and Environment, Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

REAL POLITICS OF IRAN: VIEWS FROM WITHIN. 7/15, 2:00pm-4:00pm. Sponsor: United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Speakers: Fatemeh Haghighatjoo, President & CEO, Nonviolent Initiative for Democracy; Kevan Harris, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University; Daniel Brumberg, Senior Program Officer on Iran and North Africa, USIP.

G-20 AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY. 7/15, 4:00-5:00pm. Sponsor: Carnegie (CEIP). Speakers: Lael Brainard, Treasury Undersecretary for International Affairs; Moises Naim, Senior Associate, CEIP's International Economics Program, Chief International Columnist, El PaisLa Republica.

HIGH TECH, LOW LIFE. 7/15, 6:00pm-9:00pm. Sponsor: Reporters Without Borders; New America Foundation; POV films. Speakers: Stephen Maing, Director and Producer of "High Tech, Low Life"; Delphine Halgand, U.S. Director of Reporters Without Borders; Rebecca MacKinnon, Co-founder, Global Voices Online, Senior Research Fellow, New American Foundation.

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