Sunday, February 2, 2014

Monday in Washington, Febuary 3, 2014

THE DEBT LIMIT. 2/3, 9:00-10:30am. Sponsor: Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC). Speakers: Jack Lew, Treasury Secretary; Tony Fratto, Former Assistant Treasury Secretary for Public Affairs; Lawrence Lindsay, Former Director of the National Economic Council; Rudolph Penner, Former Director, Congressional Budget Office; Amanda Sayegh, Economic Minister-Counselor, Australian Government; Paul Sheard, Chief Global Economist, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services; Sudeep Reddy, Economics Reporter, Wall Street Journal.

LINKING US BUSINESS WITH GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE OPPORTUNITIES. 2/3, 10:00-11:15am. Sponsor: Project on Prosperity and Development, CSIS. Speakers: Leocadia Zak, Director, US Trade and Development Agency; Ernest Bower, Senior Advisor and Sumitro Chair, Southeast Asia Studies, CSIS.

NUCLEAR NIGHTMARES: SECURING THE WORLD BEFORE ITS TOO LATE. 2/3, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: Elliott School, George Washington University. Speaker: Author Joe Cirincione, President, Ploughshares Fund. 

IRAQ'S UPCOMING ELECTIONS: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES. 2/3, 2:00pm. Sponsor: US Institute of Peace (USIP). Speakers: Ali al-Adeeb, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Government of Iraq; Manal Omar, Associate Vice President for Middle East and Africa, USIP.

HEARING: SAFEGUARDING CONSUMER'S FINANCIAL DATA . 2/3 - 3:00pm, 538 Dirksen SOB. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, National Security and International Trade and Finance Subcommittee hearing on "Safeguarding Consumer's Financial Data." Witnesses: William Noonan, Deputy Special Agent in Charge, US Secret Service; Jessica Rich, Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission; James Reuter, Executive Vice President, FirstBank; Mallory Duncan, General Counsel, National Retail Federation; Edmund Mierzwinski, Director, Consumer Program, US PIRG; Troy Leach, Chief Technology Officer, PCI Security Standards Council.

SOCHI'S IMPACT: RUSSIA, THE CAUCASUS, AND BEYOND. 2/3, 3:00-4:30pm. Sponsor: Kennan Institute, Wilson Center. Speakers: Charles King, Professor of International Affairs and Government, Georgetown University; Thomas de Waal, Senior Associate, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment; Kenneth Yalowitz, Global Fellow, Wilson Center.

THE POLITICS OF GENDER AND ETHNICITY ON THE SINO TIBETAN BORDER. 2/3, 3:00-4:30pm. Sponsor: Elliott School, George Washington University. Speaker: Tenzin Jinba, Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, Lanzhou University.

THE POPE, POLITICS, AND POLICY. 2/3, 5:30-7:00pm. Sponsor: Georgetown University. Speakers: John Allen, Senior Correspondent, National Catholic Reporter; John Carr, Director, Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, Georgetown University; Ross Douthat, Op-Ed Columnist, New York Times; Kerry Robinson, Executive Director, National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management.

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