Monday, May 19, 2014

Monday in Washington May 19, 2014

THE NAVY'S REBALANCE TO ASIA: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES. 5/19, 8:45-10:00am. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations; John Hamre, President and CEO, CSIS; Michael Green, Senior Vice President for Asia, CSIS.

THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS SYSTEM: A MISSED OPPORTUNITY? 5/19, 9:00am-5:30pm. Sponsor: Freedom House. Speakers: Scott Busby, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy; Ahmed Shaheed, Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Iran.

NUCLEAR WEAPONS PRODUCTION AND WASTE CLEANUP ISSUES. 5/19, 9:30am. Sponsor: Alliance for Nuclear Accountability. Speakers: Marylia Kelley, Executive Director, Tri-Valley Communities Against a Radioactive Environment; Ralph Hutchison, Coordinator, Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance; Scott Kovac, Operations and Research Director, Nuclear Watch New Mexico; Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore; Donna Busche, Whistleblower; Diane D'Arigo, Radioactive Waste Project Director, Nuclear Information & Resource Service.

DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS. 5/19, 10:00-11:30pm. Sponsor: George C. Marshall Institute. Speakers: Dr. Howard R. Meyer, Jr., Science Advisor, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, Department of Defense; Mr. Mark Gunzinger, Senior Fellow,
Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments; Ronald O’Rourke, Specialist in Naval Affairs,
Congressional Research Service.

THE RESULTS OF INDIA'S 2014 GENERAL ELECTION. 5/19, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: Brookings Institution. Speakers: Tanvi Madan, Fellow, Foreign Policy Director, The India
Project; Sadanand Dhume, Resident Fellow, AEI; Richard Rossow, Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies, CSIS; Milan Vaishnav, Associate, South Asia Program, Carnegie. 

SUSUMU INAMINE, MAYOR OF NAGO, OKINAWA, A DISCUSSION. 5/19, 11:30am-1:30pm, Lunch. Sponsor: Cato Institute. Speaker: Mayor Susumu INAMINE, who recently won
reelection in Nago on Okinawa who is a steadfast opponent of the development of an U.S. air base at
Henoko. 

AFGHANISTAN: A VOLATILE STATE AT THE CROSSROADS. 5/19, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: Australian National University (ANU). Speaker: Amin Saikal, Professor of Political Science, ANU.

STRESS TEST: REFLECTIONS ON FINANCIAL CRISIS. 5/19, Noon. Sponsor: Politico. Speakers: Timothy Geithner, Former Treasury Secretary; Mike Allen, Chief White House Correspondent, Politico; Ben White, Chief Economic Correspondent, Politico.

ASSET MANAGEMENT AND RISKS TO US FINANCIAL STABILITY. 5/19, 12:45pm. Sponsor: Financial Stability Oversight Council. Speakers: Mary Miller, Treasury Undersecretary for Domestic Finance; Norm Champ, Director, Division of Investment Management, Securities and Exchange Commission.

FDR, THE JEWS, AND THE HOLOCAUST: RESOLVING THE CONTROVERSY. 5/19, 4:00-5:30pm. Sponsor: History and Public Policy Program, Wilson Center. Speaker: Co-Author Allan Lichtman, Professor of History, American University.

THE DEMOCRATIC ALTERNATIVE FROM THE SOUTH. 5/19, 4:30-6:00pm. Sponsor: Legatum Institute; Center for Development and Enterprise (CDE); National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Speakers: Ann Bernstein, Executive Director, Centre for Development and Enterprise, Johannesburg, South Africa; Simon Schwartzman, Senior Fellow, Instituto de Estudos do Trabalho e Sociedade, Brazil; Eswaran Sridharan, Academic Director, University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advanced Study of India; Marc Plattner, Vice President, NED; John Sullivan, Executive Director, Center for International Private Enterprise; Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum, Legatum Institute.

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