Sunday, January 26, 2014

Monday in Washington, January 27, 2014

REVOLUTIONIZING THE FUTURE OF BATTLEFIELD ENERGY. 1/27-29. Sponsor: Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA). Speakers: Thomas Trabold, Director, Center for Sustainable Mobility, ROchester Institute of TEchnology; George Miley, Professor, Nuclear Engineering Lab, University of Illinois; Swastik Kar, Professor of Physics, Northwestern University.

ADVANCING AND DEFENDING THE SEC'S CORE MISSION. 1/27, 9:00am. Sponsor: US Chamber of Commerce (USCC). Speakers: Michael Piwowar, Commissioner, SEC; David Hirschmann, President and CEO, Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, USCC.

CHINA'S GOVERNMENT DEBT: SIGNS OF CRISIS? 1/27, 9:30-11:00am. Sponsor: Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS. Speakers: Nicholas Lardy, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Derek Scissors, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute.

PREPARING FOR NIGERIA'S 2015 ELECTIONS: KEY CHALLENGES AND PRIORITIES. 1/27, 10:00am-Noon. Sponsor: Africa Program, CSIS. Speakers: Attahiru Jega, Chair, Independent National Electoral Commission; Clement Nwankwo, Executive Director, Policy and Legal Advisory Center; Ayisha Osori, CEO, Nigerian Women Trust Fund; Jude Chimdi Ohanele, President, South East Governance Network; Festus Okoye, National Coordinator, Independent Election Monitoring Group; Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, Executive Director, Women Advocates Research and Documentation Center; Inemo Samiama, Country Director, Stakeholder Democracy Network.

THE CONGRESS PARTY'S FOREIGN POLICY LEGACY. 1/27, 11:00am-12:30pm. Sponsor: Atlantic Council. Speakers: Shashank Joshi, Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute; Bharath Gopalaswamy, Deputy Director, South Asia Center, Atlantic Council.

WAR CRIMES, YOUTH ACTIVISM AND MEMORY IN THE BALKANS. 1/27, Noon-1:00pm. Sponsor: Wilson Center. Speakers: Arnaud Kurze, Visiting Scholar, George Mason University; John Lampe, Senior Scholar, University of Maryland.

CONFLICT IN SYRIA: GENEVA II AND THE ROAD AHEAD. 1/27, Noon. Sponsor: Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP). Speakers: Andrew Tabler, Senior Fellow, Program on Arab Politics, WINEP; Jeffrey White, Defense Fellow, WINEP; Aaron Zelin, Fellow, WINEP.

CHINESE PHILOSOPHICAL TRADITIONS AND CONTEMPORARY TAIWANESE POLITICAL CULTURE. 1/27, 12:30-1:45pm. Sponsor: Spotlight Taiwan Program, Sigur Center, Elliott School, George Washington University. Speaker: David Lorenzo, Associate Professor, National Chengchi University.

AVOIDING A COLLISION COURSE: MUTUALLY-ASSURED RESTRAINT IN US-CHINA RELATIONS. 1/27, 1:00-2:30pm. Sponsor: Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies, George Washington University (GWU). Speakers: Philip Crowley, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs; Tu Weiming, Director, Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies, Peking University; Amitai Etzioni, Professor of International Affairs, GWU.

AFTER KHOBRAGADE: CAN U.S.-INDIA RELATIONS RECOVER? 1/27, Conference Call 3:30– 4:15pm. Sponsor: Asia Society. Speaker: Frank G. Wisner, Former U.S. Ambassador to India; Senior Advisor, Asia Society Policy Institute.

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES ON INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL AFFAIRS: THE PAST AND FUTURE OF THE FOREIGN RELATIONS SERIES. 1/27, 4:00-5:30pm. Sponsor: Wilson Center. Speakers: Stephen Randolph, Historian, US State Department; Richard Immerman, Director, Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy, Temple University; Warren Kimball, Professor, Rutgers University.

REBALANCING AND REINFORCING THE TRANSATLANTIC BOND. 1/27, 4:15-5:15pm. Sponsors: CSIS, NATO Allied Command Transformation. Speakers: John McCain, R-AZ, Christopher Murphy, D-CT; John Hamre, President and CEO, Pritzker Chair, CSIS; Jean-Paul Palomeros, NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation; Kathleen Hicks, Senior Vice President and Director, International Security Program, CSIS; Heather Conley, Senior Fellow and Director, Europe Program, CSIS.

RELIGION, FOREIGN POLICY, AND NATIONAL SECURITY: WHY RELIGION AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM MATTER. 1/27, 4:30-6:00pm. Sponsor: Institute of World Politics. Speaker: Knox Thames, Director of Policy Research, US Commission on International Religious Freedom.

RESOLVED: THE US SHOULD MODERNIZE ONLY ONE LEG OF THE NUCLEAR TRIAD. 1/27, 6:00-8:00pm. Sponsor: International Security Program, CSIS. Speakers: Elbridge Colby, Fellow, Center for a New American Security; Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, CATO Institute.

MAKING SENSE OF CYBERSECURITY. 1/27, 6:00pm. Sponsors: Women's Foreign Policy Group; Embassy of Finland. Speaker: Jane Lute, President and Chief Executive Officer, Council on Cyber Security, fee.

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