Saturday, September 28, 2013

Monday in Washington September 30, 2013

INFRASTRUCTURE 2.0: INVESTING IN THE TECHNOLOGY OF TOMORROW. 9/30, 8:00 am -Noon, Washington, DC. Sponsors: AEI; Third Way; The Atlantic. Speakers: Coral Davenport, Energy and Environment Correspondent, National Journal; Dan Utech, Deputy Director for Energy and Climate Change, Domestic Policy Council, The White House; Eric Rohlfing, Deputy Director for Technology, ARPA-E; Janet Kavinoky, Executive Director, Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Jim Hunter, Utilities Director, IBEW; John Delaney, D- MD, United States Congressman; Lisa Wood, Executive Director, IEE; Ralph Cavanagh, Senior Attorney and Co-Director, Energy & Transportation Program, NRDC; Rick Boucher, Head of Government Strategies Group, Sidley Austin, LLP; Ron DeFeo, Chairman & CEO, Terex Corporation; Ronald Brownstein, Editorial Director, National Journal; Spencer Abraham, Former Secretary of Energy, U. S. Department of Energy; Steve Clemons, Editor-in-Chief, AtlanticLIVE, and Washington Editor-at-Large, The Atlantic.

THE US AND JAPANESE ECONOMIES, THE CURRENT STATE OF THE GLOBAL AUTO INDUSTRY AND THE CHALLENGES TOYOTA HAS CONFRONTED AND OVERCOME IN RECENT YEARS. 9/30, 7:50-9:15am. Sponsor: The Economic Club. Speaker: Takeshi Uchiyamada, Chairman of the Board, Toyota Motor Corporation.

J STREET NATIONAL CONFERENCES. 9/30, 9:00am-10:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: J Street. Speakers: Meir Javedanfar, Professor of Contemporary Iranian Politics, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya; Ken Pollack, Senior Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings; Koby Huberman, CEO, Strategic Landscapes Ltd.; MK Meir Sheetrit, Hatnuah Party; David Eichenbaum, Political Consultant, Struble Eichenbaum Communications; Danny Seidemann, Founder and Director, Terrestrial Jerusalem; Noam Sheizaf, Journalist, +972 Magazine; Rabbi Amy Small; MK Ruth Calderon, Yesh Atid Party; Robi Damelin, Director of International Relations, The Parents Circle; MK Merav Michaeli, Labor Party; Yael Patir, Director of Israel Programs, J Street; Kate Press, J Street; Jessica Rosenblum, J Street; Bernard Avishai, Professor of Business and Politics, Hebrew University and Dartmouth College; Oded Eran, Senior Researcher, Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv; Nader Khateeb, Palestinian Director, EcoPeace / Friends of the Earth Middle East; MK Zehava Galon, Chairwoman, Meretz Party; Tim Kaine, United States Senator, Virginia; Joe Biden, Vice President of the US; Danielle Leshaw, Rabbi and Director, Hillel at Ohio University; Leonard Saxe, Klutznick Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies and Social Policy, Brandeis University; Alex Sinclair, Director of Programs in Israel Education, Jewish Theological Seminary; Harpo Jaeger, Student, Brown University; Bashar Azzeh, Chief Executive Officer, Jerusalem Business Forum; Bassam Aramin, Director of International Relations, The Parents Circle; Riman Barakat, Co-CEO, Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information; MK Tzachi Hanegbi, Likud Party; Aaron David Miller, Vice President, New Initiatives, Wilson Center; Tamara Cofman Wittes, Director, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings; Jim Gerstein, Founding Partner, Gerstein | Bocian | Agne Strategies; Jan Schakowsky, United States Congresswoman, IL-09; Sarah Wildman, Visiting Scholar, International Reporting Project, SAIS; Gerry Connolly, US Congressman, VA-11; Tammy Duckworth, Congresswoman, IL-08; Jared Polis, Congressman, CO-02; Peter Welch, Congressman, VT-AL; Bridget Todd, New Organizing Institute; Alana Alpert, Co-Director, Project Hayei Sarah; Bassam Aramin, Director of International Relations, The Parents Circle; Robi Damelin, Director of International Relations, The Parents Circle; Donna Edwards, Congresswoman, MD-04; Les Gelb, President Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations; Nancy R. Bagley, President, Arca Foundation, Editor-in-Chief, Washington Life Magazine; Morton H. Halperin, Senior Advisor, Open Society Foundations.

REFORM UNDER ROUHANI: ASSESSING POSITIVE CHANGE IN IRAN. 9/30, 9:00-10:30am. Sponsors: Stimson Center; Heinrich Boll Foundation North America. Speakers: Ramin Asgard, Former US Diplomat, Former Director, State Department's Iran office in Dubai; Arash Ghafouri, 2013 Presidential Election Candidates’ Consultant.

EXPANDING THE US-INDIA DEFENSE PARTNERSHIP. 9/30, 10:00-11:00am. Sponsor: Center for American Progress (CAP). Speakers: Ashton Carter, Deputy Secretary of Defense; Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress.

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S CLIMATE ACTION PLAN IN THE NEAR TERM: EXPECTATIONS, CONCERNS, AND OPPORTUNITIES. 9/30, Noon-1:15pm Sponsor: Environmental Law Institute (ELI). Speakers: Elliot Diringer, Executive Vice President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions; Jennifer A. Smokelin, Counsel, Reed Smith LLP; Dan Utech, Deputy Director, Energy and Climate Change, White House Domestic Policy Council.

PUTIN VS CIVIL SOCIETY. 9/30, Noon-2:00pm, Lunch. Sponsors: National Endowment for Democracy (NED); George Washington University (GWU). Speakers: Leon Aron, AEI; Miriam Lanskoy, NED; Robert Orttung, GWU.

THE US AND THE BALTICS: ENERGY, RUSSIA AND NATO. 9/30, Noon-2:20pm. Sponsor: Women’s Foreign Policy Group. Speaker: H.E. Deborah A. McCarthy, Ambassador of the United States to Lithuania.

IMPLOSION: THE END OF RUSSIA AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR AMERICA. 9/30, Noon-1:00pm. Sponsor: Heritage. Speakers: Author Ilan Berman; John Edward Hilboldt, Director, Lectures & Seminars, Heritage.

THE CHINA-RUSSIA REVERSAL. 9/30, Noon-1:00pm. Sponsor: Kennan Institute, Wilson Center. Speaker: Harley D. Balzer, Former Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar, Kennan Institute, Associate Professor of Government and International Affairs, Georgetown University.

ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF EMERGENCY RISK COMMUNICATION: EVIDENCE FROM THE FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI NUCLEAR DISASTER. 9/30, 12:30-2:00pm. Sponsor: Center for Global Development (CGD). Speakers: Hiroaki Matsuura, Departmental Lecturer, Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford; Victoria Fan, Research Fellow, CGD.

THE US-RUSSIA RELATIONSHIP: TRANSCENDING MUTUAL DETERRENCE. 9/30, 2:00-3:30pm. Sponsor: Brookings. Speakers: Gary Samore, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Arms Control Initiative; William Tobey, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

FILM DIPLOMACY: A WIN-WIN FOR US-CHINA RELATIONS (THE IRONMAN 3 STORY). 9/30, 2:00-3:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: US-Asia Institute. Speaker: Chris Fenton, President, DMG Entertainment Motion Picture Group & General Manager, DMG North America.

A CONVERSATION WITH CATHERINE ASHTON. 9/30, 3:00-4:00pm. Sponsor: Global Europe Center, Wilson Center. Speakers: Catherine Ashton, High Representative, European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy; Jane Harman, President and CEO, Wilson Center.

ANTI-CORRUPTION FAILURES AND SUCCESSFUL REFORMS: A FRESH ASSESSMENT. 9/30, 3:30-5:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Hills Program on Governance, CSIS. Speakers: Michael Johnston, Professor of Political Science, Colgate University; Ronald Goldstock, NY Commissioner, Waterfront Commission of NY Harbor; Nancy Boswell, Director, US & International Anti-Corruption Law Program, AU Washington College of Law.

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