Sunday, September 15, 2013

Monday in Washington September 16, 2013

9/17 - CONSTITUTION DAY, NB: The U.S. Constitution was adopted on September 17, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and ratified by conventions in eleven States. It went into effect on March 4, 1789.

AIR AND SPACE CONFERENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EXPOSITION. 9/16-18, National Harbor, MD. Sponsor: Air Force Association. Speakers: Eric Fanning, Acting Air Force Secretary; Carlo Margrassi, Lt. Gen., Italian Air Force; Michael Hayden, Former Director of National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency; Charles Wald, Former Deputy Commander of US European Command; Doug Fraser, Former Commander of US Southern Command; Loren Reno, Former Deputy Chief of Staff; David Deptula, Former Deputy Chief of Staff; Lani Kass, Former Special Assistant to the Air Force Chief of Staff.

PROSPECTS FOR GENDER EQUALITY IN IRAN UNDER PRESIDENT ROUHANI. 9/16, 9:00-11:00am. Sponsor: Global Gender Program, George Washington University. Speakers: Fatemah Keshavarz, Director, Roshan Institute, University of Maryland; Maryam Abolfazli, Middle East North Africa Director, Eurasia Foundation; Sussan Tahmasebi, Co-founder, International Civil Society Action Network.

MAKING MACROPRUDENTIAL POLICY WORK - LOWERING THE FREQUENCY AND SIZE OF FINANCIAL BUBBLES. 9/16, 9:30-11:30am. Sponsor: Brookings. Speakers: Jose Vinals, Financial Counselor and Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF; Erlend Nier, Senior Financial Sector Expert, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF; Charles Taylor, Deputy Comptroller for Capital and Regulatory Policy, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency; Douglas Elliot, Fellow in Economics, Brookings; Donald Kohn, Senior Fellow in Economics, Brookings.

B-2: THE SPIRIT OF INNOVATION. 9/16, 11:30am-12:45pm, National Harbor, MD. Sponsor: Northrop Grumman. Speakers: Author, Rebecca Grant, IRIS Independent Research; Dave Mazur, Vice President and B-2 Program Manager, Northrop Grumman.

AMERICAN EPIC: READING THE CONSTITUTION. 9/16, Noon-1:00pm. Sponsor: National Archives. Speaker: Author, Garrett Epps, Professor, University of Baltimore.

CONSTITUTION DAY LECTURE WITH JUSTICE SCALIA. 9/16, 1:00-2:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: George Washington University. Speaker: Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court Justice.

UNTHINKABLE: IRAN, THE BOMB, AND AMERICAN STRATEGY. 9/16, 2:30-4:00pm. Sponsor: Brookings. Speakers: Author, Kenneth Pollack, Senior Fellow Brookings; Moderator: Robin Wright, Distinguished Fellow, United States Institute of Peace.

FAST ACTION CLIMATE MITIGATION: A FOCUS ON SHORT-LIVED CLIMATE POLLUTANTS. 9/16, 3:00-4:30pm. Sponsor: Environmental and Energy Study Institute. Speakers: Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UN Environment Program; Jesse Young, Legislative Assistant, Office of Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT); Lumay Wang, Legislative Assistant, Office of Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA); David Turk, Counselor to the US Special Envoy for Climate Change, US State Department; Mack McFarland, Global Environment Manager, DuPont Fluorochemicals; Durwood Zaelke, President, Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development.

AID TO FRAGILE STATES: GERMANY'S APPROACH TODEVELOPMENT. 9/16, 4:00-5:30pm. Sponsor: American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS). Speaker: German State Secretary of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development Hans-Jurgen Beerfeltz. 

THE DISCREET CHARM OF LEGITIMACY: THE UN, CRISIS MANAGEMENT AND REFORM. 9/16, 5:30-7:00pm. Sponsor: International Law and Organizations, SAIS, Johns Hopkins. Speaker: David Türk, former President of Slovenia,  former Slovenian ambassador to the United Nations and UN Security Council member.

THE ROAD TO WAR: OBAMA, CONGRESS AND THE SYRIAN COLLISION. 9/16, 6:30-8:00pm,  fee. Sponsor: National Press Club. Speakers: Marvin Kalb, Professor, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Sam Litzinger, CBS News Radio Correspondent; The Road to War: Presidential Commitments Honored and Betrayed by Mr. Kalb will be available for sale.

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