Sunday, June 15, 2014

Monday in Washington, June 16, 2014

THE US-RUSSIA FORUM: TOWARDS A CONSTRUCTIVE AGENDA FOR US-RUSSIA RELATIONS. 6/16-17. Sponsor: Eurasia Center. Speakers: Sergei Kislyak, Russian Ambassador to Washington; James Carden, Contributing Editor, American Conservative; Steven Cohen, New York University & Princeton; Leonid Gozman, Rosnano; Thomas Graham, Kissinger Associates (TBC); Robert Legvold, Columbia University; Jack Matlock, Former US Ambassador to Moscow; Wayne Merry, Former State Department and Pentagon Official; Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State, MN; Matthew Rojansky, Director, Kennan Institute; and Michael Stopford, Former NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Strategic Communications. 
TRANSPARENCY, OVERSIGHT AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE UN SYSTEM: PROBLEMS AND HOW TO FIX THEM. 6/16, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, Heritage. Speakers: Robert Appleton, Formerly Director of Investigations & Senior Legal Counsel, Global Fund, Chairman, United Nations Procurement Task Force, and Special Counsel to the UN Iraqi Oil for Food Investigation; Edward Patrick Flaherty, Senior Partner, Schwab Flaherty & Associates; James Wasserstrom, Senior Advisor on Anticorruption, U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, and Former Head of the Office for Oversight of the Publicly Owned Enterprises for the UN Mission in Kosovo; and Brett D. Schaefer, Jay Kingham Senior Research Fellow in International Regulatory Affairs.  

TRADE TALK ON THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE SNOWDEN NSA LEAKS.  6/16, 12:15-1:45pm. Sponsor: Association of Women in International Trade. Speaker: Katie Wheelbarger, Deputy Staff Director, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Location: Georgetown University Law Center, Eric E. Hotung International Law Building, Timothy & Linda O’Neill Alumni Welcome Center, 550 1st St., NW. Contact: 

THE NEW MIDDLE EAST COLD WAR: U.S. MIDDLE EAST POLICY AND THE REGION'S ONGOING BATTLE OVER THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD.6/16, 12:30-2:00pm. Sponsor: Center for American Progress (CAP). Speakers: Haroon Ullah, Member, State Department Policy Planning Staff; Peter Mandaville, Professor, George Mason University; Brian Katulis, CAP Senior Fellow; and Hardin Lang, CAP Senior Fellow.

INDIA'S NUCLEAR POLICY AND REGIONAL STABILITY. 6/16, 12:30-3:00pm. Sponsor: South Asia Program, Stimson. Speakers: P.K. Singh, Director, United Service Institution of India; Michael Krepon, Director for South Asia, Stimson Center; A.K. Singh, Former Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, India; Vinay Shankar, Former Director General of Artillery, Indian Army; Michael Krepon, Director for South Asia, Stimson Center; Jayant Prasad, Former Indian Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament; Vikram Singh, Vice President for National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress; and Joshua T. White, Deputy Director for South Asia, Stimson Center. 

BENGHAZI: THE DIFFERENCE IT MAKES IS ACCOUNTABILITY. 6/16, 1:00-5:00pm. Sponsors: Heritage Foundation and Benghazi Accountability Coalition. Speakers: Andrew McCarthy, Chairman, Benghazi Accountability Coalition; Chris Plante, Radio Talk Host, WMAL; Joe diGenova, Former U.S. Attorney; and Founding Partner, diGenova & Toensing; Clare Lopez, Member, Citizens' Commission on Benghazi, and Vice President for Research and Analysis, Center for Security Policy; and Brigitte Gabriel, Founder, President and CEO, ACT; Dan Bongino, Former U.S. Secret Service Agent; W.G. "Jerry" Boykin, Retired Army Lt. Gen.; Thomas McInerney, Retired Air Force Lt. Gen.; Frank Gaffney, President, Center for Security Policy; Tom Fitton, President, Judicial Watch; James Jay Carafano, Vice President of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, Heritage; and Victoria Toensing, Former Deputy Assistant U.S. Attorney General, and Founding Partner, diGenova & Toensing.

HOW TO UNWIND IRAN NUCLEAR SANCTIONS. 6/16, 2:00-3:00pm. Sponsor: South Asia Center, Atlantic Council. Speakers: Kenneth Katzman, Specialist, Middle East Affairs, Congressional Research Service; Cornelius Adebahr (via Skype from Berlin), Associate, Europe Program, Carnegie; and Barbara Slavin, Senior Fellow, South Asia Center, Atlantic Council.

THE U.S.-JAPAN ALLIANCE: NEXT STEPS AND FUTURE VISION. 6/16, 3:00-5:00pm. Sponsor: Japan Chair, CSIS. Speakers: Shinichi Kitaoka, Former Acting Chairman, Advisory Panel on Reconstruction of the Legal Basis for Security; Michael Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Toyota Japan Chair, CSIS; Noboru Yamaguchi, Lieutenant General, Japan Ground Self Defense Force (Ret.), and Director for International Programs and Professor or Military History and Strategy, National Defense Academy of Japan; Yoji Koda, Vice Admiral, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (Ret.); Robin H. Sakoda, Partner, Armitage International, L.C.; Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; and Tsuyoshi Sunohara, Secretary-General for U.S.-Japan Project, Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER).

MANAGING CONFLICTS IN INDIA: POLICIES OF COERCION AND ACCOMMODATION. 6/16, 3:30-5:00pm. Sponsor: Carnegie. Speakers: Bidisha Biswas, Professor of Political Science, Western Washington University, former policy adviser of South Asia, US State Department; Joshua White. Deputy Director of South Asia program, Stimson Center, former Senior Advisor for Asian and Pacific Security, Office of Secretary of Defence.

A WARMING ARCTIC: REGIONAL DRAMA WITH GLOBAL CONSEQUENCES. 6/16, 4:00-5:30pm. Sponsor: Europe Program, CSIS. Speakers: Jan-Gunnar Winther, Director, Norwegian Polar Institute; and Heather Conley, Director and Senior Fellow, Europe Program, CSIS.

NORWAY'S GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR PEACE AND RECONCILIATION IN POST-CONFLICT SETTINGS. 6/16, 5:00-6:00pm. Sponsor: Foreign Policy, Brookings. Speakers: Borge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway; Strobe Talbott, President, Brookings Institution; and Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow, Brookings.

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