Monday, May 26, 2014

Tuesday in Washington, May 27, 2014

5/26 - Memorial Day. US government closed, National Holiday.
5/26 - Annual ceremony in Tokyo for the war dead at Chidorigafuchi, attended by Prime Minster Abe.

NUCLEAR FLASHPOINTS: US-IRAN TENSIONS OVER TERMS AND TIMETABLES. 5/27, 9:30-11:00am, Washington, DC. Sponsors: Wilson Center (WWC); US Institute of Peace (USIP); Stimson Center; Arms Control Association (ACA). Speakers: Robin Wright, joint fellow, USIP and WWC; Stephen Hadley, chairman, USIP; John Wolfsthal, deputy director, Center for Nonproliferation Studies; Daryl Kimball, executive director, ACA; and Robert Litwak, vice president for scholars and academic relations, director of international security studies, WWC.

THE RUSSIAN GAS MATRIX: HOW MARKETS ARE DRIVING CHANGE. 5/27, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: Brookings. Speakers: James Henderson, Senior Research Fellow, The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies; Johnathan Stern, Chairman, Natural Gas Research Programme and Senior Research Fellow, The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies; Edward C. Chow, Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program; CSIS; Moderator: Charles K. Ebinger, Director, Energy Security Initiative, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy.

GERMANY’S RUSSIA POLICY: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES AND CONSEQUENCES FOR TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS. 5/27, Noon–1:30pm. Sponsor: American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University (AICGS). Speaker: Dr. Hannes Adomeit, political scientist and expert on Russian and East-Central European affairs.

THE FUTURE OF AFGHAN POLICING: SECURITY AFTER NATO WITHDRAWAL. 5/27, 1:00-3:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: US Institute of Peace (USIP). Speakers: Ali Jalali, former minister of the interior of Afghanistan and professor, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies; Catherine Royle, former head, International Police Coordination Board Secretariat and former British deputy ambassador, Kabul; Aziz Hakimi, co-author, Counterinsurgency, Local Militias, and Statebuilding in Afghanistan; Michelle Hughes, author, The Afghan National Police in 2015 and Beyond, founder, president and CEO, VALRAC Innovation LLC; Jonathan Goodhand, co-author, Counterinsurgency, Local Militias, and Statebuilding in Afghanistan; and Shawn Stith, former director of the International Security Assistance Force Ministry of Interior Ministerial Advisory Group.

IRAQ 2.0: WHAT COMES NEXT? 5/27, 1:30-2.45pm. Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Speakers: Brian Katulis, Center for American Progress; Douglas Ollivant, New America Foundation and Mantid International; Michael Rubin, AEI.

MAPPING CHANGES IN THE INDONESIAN ELECTORAL LANDSCAPE FROM 2009 TO 2014. 5/27, 2:30-4:00pm. Sponsor: United Sates-Indonesia Society (USINDO). Speaker: Sarah Shair-Rosenfield, Assistant Professor in the School of Politics and Global Studies, Arizona State University.

ASIA IN THE WORLD: ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, MILITARY, AND SOCIAL CHALLENGES. 5/27, 3:00-5:00pm. Sponsor: Wilson Center. Speakers: David Shambaugh, Fellow, Professor of Political Science & International Affairs, Director of the China Policy Program, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies Program and Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, the Brookings Institution; Robert Sutter, Professor, International Affairs, George Washington University; Amitav Acharaya, Professor, International Affairs, American University. 

THE ALLURE OF NORMALCY: AMERICA’S LEADERSHIP IN THE WORLD AND PRESIDENT OBAMA’S FOREIGN POLICY. 5/27, 4:00-5:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Brookings. Speakers: David Brooks, columnist, New York Times; Robert Kagan, senior fellow, Brookings; Moderator: Leon Wieseltier, literary editor, New Republic.

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