Saturday, September 20, 2014

Monday in Washington, September 22, 2014


ADDRESSING CORRUPTION IN GLOBAL TRADE. 9/22, 8:30-10:00am. Sponsor: US and International Anti-Corruption Law Program, American University Washington College of Law. Speakers: (Keynote) Pascal Lamy, Former WTO Director General; Alan Larson, Chairman, Transparency International USA; Tim Reif, General Counsel, Office of the US Trade Representative; Moderator: Nancy Boswell, Director, US & International Anti-Corruption Law Program. 

RUSSIA’S ROLE IN ASIAN ENERGY MARKETS. 9/22, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: Russia Eurasia Program, CSIS. Speakers: Edward C. Chow, Senior Fellow of the Energy and National Security Program, CSIS; Shoichi Itoh, Senior Analyst at the Institute for Energy Economics in Tokyo, Japan; Andrew C. Kuchins, Director and Senior Fellow of Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS; and Jeffrey A. Mankoff, Deputy Director and Fellow of Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS.

TRADE AND INNOVATION: INDIA'S AND CHINA'S DIVERSE EXPERIENCES WITH THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AGREEMENT. 9/22, 10:30am-Noon. Sponsor: East-West Center in Washington. Speaker: Dr. Dieter Ernst, Senior Fellow, East-West Center.

SAUDI ARABIA: OPPOSING DEMOCRACY AT HOME AND ABROAD. 9/22, Noon-2:00. Sponsor: National Endowment for Democracy. Speakers: Bernard Haykel, director of the Transregional Institute for the Study of the Middle East and North Africa at Princeton University; Jean-Francois Seznec, visiting associate professor in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University; and Karen Elliott-House, author, On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines and Future.

SHOULD KOREA JOIN THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP? 9/22, 12:15-1:00pm. The Peterson Institute for International Economics. Speakers: Angela Ellard, chief trade counsel to the Trade Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee; Everett Eissenstat, chief international trade counsel to the Senate Finance.

THE RISE OF LASHKAR-E-TAIBA : A LOOK AT ONE OF SOUTH ASIA'S LARGEST TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS. 9/22, 12:15-1:45 pm. Sponsor: New America. Speakers: Arif Jamal Author, Call for Transnational Jihad, Lashkar-e-Taiba 1985-2014; Dr. Mohammad Taqi Columnist, The Daily Times (Pakistan); Moderator: Joshua T. White Deputy Director, South Asia Program, Stimson Center. 

HIGH-SKILLED IMMIGRATION POLICY & THE GLOBAL COMPETITION FOR TALENT. 9/22, 1:00pm-5:30pm, 9/23, 8:30am-5:00pm. Sponsor: National Academies. Speakers: Charles Beach, Queens University; Herbert Brücker, University of Bamberg; Jean-Christophe Dumont, OECD; Richard Freeman, Harvard University, NBER; Lesleyanne Hawthorne, University of Melbourne, Victoria; Graeme Hugo, University of Adelaide; William Kamela, Microsoft; Lindsay Lowell, Georgetown University; William Kerr, Harvard University; Pia Orrenius, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; Daniele Paserman, Boston University; Madeleine Sumption, Migration Policy Institute; Jonathan Wadsworth, University of London; Madeline Zavodny, Agnes Scott College.

SOUTHEAST ASIA AND THE UNITED STATES. 9/22, 2:00-3:00pm. Sponsor: Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Brookings Institution. Speakers: Ambassador Susan E. Rice, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, Executive Office of the President; H.E. Mr. K. Shanmugam, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law, Republic of Singapore; Joseph Liow, Senior Fellow and Lee Kuan Yew Chair in Southeast Asia Studies at Brookings; Richard Bush, Chen-Fu and Cecilia Yen Koo Chair in Taiwan Studies, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Brookings Institution.

THE ECONOMIC COSTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE. 9/22, 4:00-5:00pm. Sponsor: Hamilton Project, Brookings Institution. Speakers: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew; former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, co-chair of the Council on Foreign Relations; Michael Greenstone, professor of economics at the University of Chicago; and Melissa Kearney, director, Hamilton Project, Brookings.

PUBLIC SECTOR INVESTMENT AND ITS IMPACT ON THE WORLD ECONOMY. 9/22, 4:00-6:00pm. Sponsor: Atlantic Council's Transatlantic Finance Initiative (TFI) and the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF). Speakers: The Hon. C. Boyden Gray, Atlantic Council Board Director and Former US Ambassador to the EU; Mr. David Marsh, Co-Founder and Managing Director, OMFIF; Ms. Sara Bonesteel, Managing Director and Head of Portfolio Strategy, Prudential; Ms. Sonja Gibbs, Director, Capital Markets & Emerging Markets Policy, Institute of International Finance; Mr. Clay Lowery, Vice President, Rock Creek Global Advisors; David Marsh, Managing Director and Cofounder, The Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF); Dr. Rakesh Mohan, Executive Director, India, IMF.
Launch OMFIF's new publication Global Public Investor (GPI) 2014.

JIHAD 3.0. 9/22 4:45-6:30pm. Sponsor: Schieffer Series Dialogues, CSIS. Speakers: Bob Schieffer, Chief Washington Correspondent for CBS News and Anchor for CBS News “Face the Nation”; The Honorable Juan C. Zarate, Former Deputy National Security Adviser for Combating Terrorism, Author of Treasury Wars, Senior Adviser for the Transnational Threats Project and Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program, CSIS; Dr. Jon Alterman, Senior Vice President, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, and Director of Middle East Program, CSIS; and Julianna Goldman, Washington Correspondent for CBS News.

100 YEARS OF WARFIGHTER TECHNOLOGY. 9/22, 5:00-8:00pm. Sponsor: Task Force on American Innovation. Speakers: Patricia Falcone, associate director for national security and international affairs at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; and Thomas Williams, director of operations and CEO at United States Marine Corps Historical Company.

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