Sunday, September 28, 2014

Monday In Washington, September 29, 2014

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING (NAE) 50TH ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL MEETING: ENGINEERING'S CONTRIBUTIONS TO SOCIETY IN THE PAST 50 YEARS AND ITS VITAL ROLES IN THE FUTURE. 9/28-29. Sponsor: The National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Highlights: Wanda Austin, president and CEO at the Aerospace Corporation; Roderic Pettigrew, director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering; Arnunava Majumdar, vice president of energy at Google Inc.; and Al Jazeera America's Ali Velshi participate in a panel on "Celebrating the NAE's 50th Anniversary: The History of Engineering over the Past 50 Years and a Look Forward".

HEARING OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSIONER FOR TRADE AND PANEL DISCUSSION. 9/29, 8:00-10:30am. Sponsor: Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS, Johns Hopkins. Speakers; Antoine Ripoll, head of the European Parliament Liaison Office with the U.S. Congress; Dan Hamilton, executive director of the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations; Marjorie Chorlins, vice president for European affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Hendrike Kuehl, head of the Brussels office for the Trans-Atlantic Business Council; and Geoff Antell, member of the trade counsel for the House Ways and Means Committee.

FEDERATED DEFENSE IN THE MIDDLE EAST. 9/29, 9:00am-1:00pm. Sponsors: International Security Program, CSIS; Middle East Program, CSIS; Federated Defense Project, CSIS. Speakers: Dr. Nora Bensahel, Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the Responsible Defense Program, Center for a New American Security; Dr. Frederic Wehrey, Senior Associate in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Dr. Andrew Parasiliti, Director of the Center for Global Research and Security, RAND Corporation; Tom Vecchiolla, President of Raytheon International; Dr. Matthew Spence, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle East Policy; Christian Brose, National Security Advisor to Senator John McCain; Dr. Philip Gordon, Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf Region.

AMERICA AND THE CHALLENGES OF A TURBULENT MIDDLE EAST: LOOKING BACKWARD, LOOKING FORWARD. 9/29, 9:00am-1:30pm. Sponsor: Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP). Speakers: Israeli Supreme Court Justice Elyakim Rubinstein; U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro; and former U.S. Ambassador to Israel William Brown participate in a discussion on "The Evolution of U.S.-Israel Relations in the Sam Lewis Era" 10:30 a.m.: Jessica Mathews, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; former Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; and former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dennis Ross, fellow at WINEP, participate in a discussion on "A Moving Target: The Art and Science of Middle East Policy Planning"12:30 p.m.: Deputy Secretary of State William Burns delivers keynote. 

HELPING THE ARCTIC COUNCIL FIND ITS TRUE NORTH. 9/29, 9:30-11:00am, Sponsor: Center for American Progress. Speaker: Admiral Robert. Papp Jr., U.S. Special Representative for the Arctic.

DEPUTY ENERGY SECRETARY DANIEL PONEMAN PARTING REMARKS. 9/ 29, 10:30-11:30am. Sponsor: Woodrow Wilson Center. Speaker: Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman.

AN ASSESSMENT OF PRESIDENT ROUHANI'S VISIT TO THE UNITED STATES. 9/29, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: Middle East Program, Woodrow Wilson Center. Speakers: Farideh Farhi, Former public policy scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; Bijan Khajehpour, Managing Partner at Atieh International.

THE EVOLVING RISKSOF FRAGILE STATES AND INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM9/ 29, 2:00-3:30pm. Sponsor: Brookings Institution. Speakers: Jean-Marie Guehenno, president of the International Crisis Group; Sarah Cliffe, special adviser at the World Bank Group and former assistant secretary-general of the United Nations; and Bruce Jones, senior fellow and deputy director of foreign policy at Brookings. 

TAILORED ENGAGEMENT: MAKING INTER-KOREAN RELATIONS EFFECTIVE AND SUSTAINABLE. 9/29, 2:00-4:00pm. Sponsor: Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Brookings Institution. Speakers: Gi-Wook Shin, Director of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and Director of the Korea Program at Stanford University; David Straub, Associate Director of the Korea Program at Stanford University; John Merrill, Adjunct Professor of Korea Studies, SAIS, Johns Hopkins; Katharine H.S. Moon, SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies and Senior Fellow, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Brookings Institution.

THREE GREAT IDEAS THAT WEREN’T ON THE UNGA AGENDA. 9/29, 3:00-5:00pm. Sponsor: Environmental Change and Security Program, Woodrow Wilson Center. Speakers: Wael Hmaidan, Director of the Climate Action Network – International; Ilze Melngailis, Senior Director of Global Partnerships at the UN Foundation; Genevieve Maricle, Policy Adviser to the US Ambassador (ECOSOC), US Mission to the UNA; Tianna Scozzaro, Climate and Population Associate at Population Action International; Roger-Mark De Souza, Director of Population, Environmental Security and Resilience at Wilson Center.

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AND TRANSNATIONAL RELATIONS. 9/29, 4:00-5:30pm. Sponsor: History and Public Policy Program, Woodrow Wilson Center. Speaker: Akira Iriye, professor of American history at Harvard University. 

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