Sunday, September 22, 2013

Monday in Washington September 23, 2013

MYANMAR: THE DYNAMICS OF POSITIVE CHANGE. 9/23, 8:30am-5:30pm. Sponsor: Southeast Asia Studies, SAIS, Johns Hopkins. Speakers: Karl Jackson, Director, Asian Studies, SAIS; William Wise, Associate Director, Southeast Asia Studies, SAIS; Robert Taylor, Professorial Research Fellow, Institute of South East Asian Studies, Singapore; Andrew Selth, Research Fellow, Griffith University Asia Institute; Matthew Walton, Senior Research Fellow, St Anthony’s College, Oxford; Meredith Weiss, Visiting Associate Professor, Southeast Asia Studies, SAIS; Renaud Egreteau, Research Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences; Elliott Prasse-Freeman, Associate Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights, Harvard; David Steinburg, Visiting Scholar, Southeast Asia Studies, SAIS; Kwan Yin Hliang, Myanmar Economic and Social Advisory Council; Ashley South, Australian National University; Lex Rieffel, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development Program, Brookings; Tin Maung Maung Than, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore; Christina Fink, Professor, Elliott School, GW; Jurgen Haacke, Senior Lecturer, Department of International Relations, London School of Economics; Yun Sun, Visiting Fellow, Brookings.

PONARS EURASIA POLICY CONFERENCE 2013. 9/23-9/24, 9:00am-1:15pm. Sponsor: Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University. Speakers: Kimberly Martin; Nikolay Petrov; James Richter; Brian Taylor; Henry Hale; Mikhail Alexseev; Theodore Gerber; Mark Kramer; Oxana Shevel; Elise Giuliano; Serghei Golunov; Paul; Goode; George; Gavrillis; Yulia Nikitina; Polia Sinovets; Mikhail Troitskiy; Cory Welt; Andrey Makarychev; Sergey Markedonov; Robert Orttung; Suifan Zhemukhov; Pavel Baev; Volodymyr Dubovyk; Kornely Kakachia; Sergey Minasyan; Arkady Moshes; Oleksandr Sushko; Juliet Johnson; Andrew Barnes; Adam Stulberg; Samuel Charap; Dmitry Gorenburg; Marlene Laurelle; Eric McGlinchey; Sebastien Peyrouse; Scott Radnitz; Shairbek Juraev.

BROTHERS AT WAR: THE UNENDING CONFLICT IN KOREA. 9/23, 9:30-11:00am, Washington, DC. Sponsors: Cold War International History Project, History and Public Policy Program, and Asia Program of The Wilson Center. Speakers: Author, Sheila Miyoshi Jager, Director, East Asian Program at Oberlin College; Gregg Bazinsky, Author, Nation Building in South Korea and Co-director of George Washington University's Cold War Group.

AFGHANISTAN IN THE POST-KARZAI ERA. 9/23, 10:00-11:15am. Sponsor: Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Brookings. Speakers: Saad Mohseni, Chief Executive Officer, MOBY Group; Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow, Brookings.

CLIMATE CHANGE RECONSIDERED: SCIENCE THE UN WILL EXCLUDE FROM ITS NEXT CLIMATE REPORT. 9/23, Noon-1:00pm. Sponsor: Heritage. Speakers: Robert Carter, Paleontologist, Stratigrapher, Marine Geologist, Environmental Scientist; Willie Soon, Editor, New Astronomy; Joseph Bast, President and CEO, Heartland Institute.

3-D PRINTING: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE SCIENCE. 9/23, Noon-2:00pm. Sponsor: Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy, AAAS. Speakers: Michael Hopmeier, Unconventional Concepts Inc.; Rob Carlso, Biodesic; Robert Schouwenburg, Shapeways; Melba Kurman, Triple Helix Innovation.

SHADOW FINANCIAL REGULATORY COMMITTEE. 9/23, Noon–1:30pm. Sponsor: AEI. Speakers: Richard J. Herring, (cochairman), The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania: George G. Kaufman (cochairman), Loyola University Chicago; Marshall Blume, University of Pennsylvania; Kenneth W. Dam, University of Chicago Law School and Brookings Institution; Franklin Edwards, Columbia University; Robert A. Eisenbeis, Cumberland Advisors; Edward Kane, Boston College; Kenneth E. Scott, Stanford Law School; Chester Spatt, Carnegie Mellon University; Peter J. Wallison, AEI.

DISCUSSION WITH YORIKO KAWAGUCHI. 9/23, 12:30-2:00pm. Sponsor: Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (SPFUSA). Speaker: Yoriko Kawaguchi, Visiting Professor, Meiji Institute for Global Affairs, former Foreign Minister of Japan.

AIDING CIVILIANS IN A SECTARIAN CONFLICT: CAN ASSISTANCE TO SYRIA HEAL WITHOUT HARM? 9/23, 2:00-3:30pm. Sponsor: US Relations with the Islamic World, Brookings. Speakers: Abed Ayoub, President, Islamic Relief USA; Mouaz Moustafa, Executive Director, Syrian Emergency Task Force; Maria Stephen, Strategic Planner, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, US State Department.

THE INDONESIAN 2014 ELECTORAL PROCESS: HOW DOES IT WORK? HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE 2014 ELECTION? 9/23, 2:30-4:00pm. Sponsor: US-Indonesia Society (USINDO). Speaker: Sarah Shair-Rosenfield, Assistant Professor, School of Politics and Global Studies, Arizona State University.

GIVE PEACE A CHANCE: PREVENTING MASS VIOLENCE. 9/23, 5:30-7:00pm. Sponsor: American Foreign Policy, SAIS, Johns Hopkins. Speakers: Author, David Hamburg, President Emeritus, Carnegie; Terry Hopmann, Director, SAIS Conflict Management Program; Michael Mandelbaum, Director, SAIS American Foreign Policy Program.

*PEACEFUL RESOLUTION OF INTERNATIONAL DISPUTES: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE. 9/23, 2013, 5:30-07:30pm. Sponsors:  American Society of International Law (ASIL) and Royal Netherlands Embassy. Speakers: Welcome: Ambassador Rudolf Bekink, Royal Netherlands Embassy; Judge Stephen M. Schwebel, International Court of Justice (ret.); Judge Thomas Buergenthal, International Court of Justice (ret.); Moderator: John Bellinger, Arnold & Porter, LLP; former Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State.

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