Friday, October 3, 2014

Monday in Washington, October 6, 2014

BANGLADESH: PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES. 10/6, 9:00am-4:30pm. Sponsor: American Security Project. Speakers: Major General A.N.M. Muniruzzaman (Retd), President and Founder of the Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS) and Chairman of the Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change (GMACCC); Dr. Manjur (Piash) Karim, professor of economics and social science at BRAC University in Bangladesh. Shafqat Munir, Associate Research Fellow at BIPSS; Dr. Thomas F. Lynch III, Distinguished Research Fellow for South Asia and the Near East in the Center for Strategic Research (CSR) at the Institute of National Strategic Studies (INSS) at the National Defense University (NDU);  BGen Stephen Cheney USMC (Ret), Chief Executive Officer of the American Security Project (ASP); Dante Disparte, U.S. Managing Director for Clements Worldwide.

REBUILDING AMERICAN DEFENSE. 10/6, 11:00am-Noon. Sponsor: Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies, American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Speakers: Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana; Danielle Pletka, AEI.

VISA WAIVER PROGRAM AND THE SAFETY OF AMERICA. 10/6, Noon-1:00. Sponsor: Heritage Foundation. Speakers: Polish Ambassador to the United States Ryszard Schnepf; former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, executive chairman of the Chertoff Group; former Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Policy; Stewart Baker, partner at Steptoe and Johnson LLP; Adam Sacks, president of Tourism Economics; David Inserra, research associate for Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at Heritage; Steven Bucci, director of the Center for Foreign and National Security Policy at Heritage.

INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE NEGOTIATIONS AT A CROSSROADS. 10/6, Noon-1:15pm. Sponsor: The University of Maryland (UMD) School of Public Policy. Speaker: State Department Special Envoy on Climate Change Andrew Light.

THE GOVERNANCE AGENDA AND DEMOCRATIC DEVELOPMENT. 10/6, Noon-2:00pm. Sponsor: International Forum for Democratic Studies, National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Speaker: Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, Author, Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy; Moderator: Marc F. Plattner, Co-editor, Journal of Democracy, Vice President for Research and Studies, National Endowment for Democracy.

RUSSIA AND US: IS A REAL PARTNERSHIP STILL POSSIBLE? 10/6, 1:30-3:00pm, Sponsor: Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, Wilson Center (WWC). Speakers: Former Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov; Jill Dougherty, public policy scholar, WWC.

THE FUTURE OF UNITED STATES EXTENDED DETERRENCE IN EAST ASIA. 10/6, 2:30-3:30pm. Sponsor: Atlantic Council. Speakers: The Hon. Richard L. Armitage, President, Armitage International; and The Hon. Kurt Campbell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Asia Group; Moderator: Barry Pavel, Vice President and Director, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council.

10/6, 4:00-5:00pm. Sponsor: Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS. Speaker: author, Dr. Jessica Chen Weiss, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Yale University.

WARRIORS INTO PEACEMAKERS: THE INFLUENCE OF HIROSHIMA ON THREE AMERICAN LEADERS. 10/6, 6:30-8:00PM, reception. Sponsor: Pepperdine University. Speaker: Dr. Dann Caldwell, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Pepperdine University. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building.

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