THE AIR FORCE RESERVE AT A CROSSROADS. 7/21, 9:30-10:30am. Sponsor: Air Force Association's (AFA) Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. Speaker: Lt. Gen. James "JJ" Jackson, chief of the Air Force Reserve.
ISIS (ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ AND SYRIA), IRAQ AND THE GULF STATES. 7/21, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: The Institute for Gulf Affairs. Speakers: Shireen Hunter, visiting professor at Georgetown University; Abbas Kadhim, senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies' Foreign Policy Institute; Kadhim Al-Waeli, Iraq military analyst; and Ali AlAhmed, director of the Institute for Gulf Affairs.
PAKISTAN'S VISION FOR REGIONAL PEACE, PROSPERITY, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. 7/21, 10:30am-Noon. Sponsor: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP). Speakers: Tariq Fatemi, special assistant to the prime minister of Pakistan; and Frederic Grare, director of the South Asia Program at CEIP.
IRAN'S NUCLEAR CHESS: CALCULATING AMERICA'S MOVES. 7/21, Noon-1:15pm. Sponsor: The Woodrow Wilson Center's (WWC) Middle East Program. Speakers: Mitchell Reiss, president of Washington College; David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent at The New York Times; Robert Litwak, director of international security studies at WWC; and Haleh Esfandiari, director of the WWC Middle East Program.
LESSONS FOR INCLUSIVE GROWTH FROM THE U.S. AND THE WORLD. 7/21, 1:00-2:00pm. Sponsor: World Bank. Speakers: Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Jason Furman; and Kaushik Basu, senior vice president and chief economist at the World Bank.
OBAMA'S FOREIGN POLICY AND THE FUTURE OF THE MIDDLE EAST. 7/21, 2:00-4:30pm. Sponsor: Middle East Policy Council. Speakers: Kenneth Pollack, senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution; Paul Pillar, nonresident senior fellow at the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University; Amin Tarzi, director of Middle East studies at Marine Corps University; Charles Freeman, chair of Projects International Inc.; and Thomas Mattair, executive director of the Middle East Policy Council.
LIVING WITH CYBER INSECURITY: REDUCING THE NATIONAL SECURITY RISKS OF AMERICA'S CYBER DEPENDENCIES. 7/21, 4:00-5:30pm. Sponsor: The Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Speakers: Dan Kaufman, director of the Information Innovation Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA); Mike Walker, program manager at the DARPA Information Innovation Office; Melissa Hathaway, president of Hathaway Global Strategies LLC, former cyber coordination executive and director of the Joint Interagency Cyber Task Force and former acting senior director for cyberspace at the National Security Council; Gary McGraw, CTO of Cigital; and Ben FitzGerald, director of the Technology & National Security Program at CNAS.
THE NEXT ECONOMIC DISASTER: WHY IT'S COMING AND HOW TO AVOID IT. 7/21, 5:00-7:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: New America Foundation. Speakers: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor, The Atlantic, Senior Fellow, American Strategy Program, New America Foundation; Sherle R. Schwenninger, Director, Economic Growth Program, New America Foundation; and Richard Vague, Author, The Next Economic Disaster: Why It's Coming and How to Avoid It.