Sunday, October 12, 2014

This Week in Washington, October 13-18, 2014

Monday is Columbus Day, a federal holiday
In New York the UN General Assembly Third Committee will begin discussions on the advancement of women. South Korea is expected to raise the Comfort Women issue

KYRGYZSTAN: IS IT A SOVEREIGN STATE? WILL IT BE? 10/13, 5:30-7:00pm. Sponsor: Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University. Speaker: Johan Engvall, research fellow at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program.

MARITIME SECURITY DIALOGUE LAUNCH. 10/14, 4:00-5:00pm. Sponsor: CSIS International Security Program and U.S. Naval Institute. Speaker: Admiral Jonathan Greenert, USN Chief of Naval Operations; Moderated by: Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret.), Chair of the Board of Directors, U.S. Naval Institute and Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

RELIGION, THE MISSING DIMENSION OF STATECRAFT: A TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY REFLECTION. 10/15, 5:15-6:45pm, Reception, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Berkley Center, Georgetown University. Speaker: Dr. Douglas Johnston, President, International Center for Religion and Diplomacy, Co-editor, Religion, the Missing Dimension of Statecraft; Moderator: Eric Patterson, Research Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, & World Affairs.

COMMON INTERESTS, SHARED VALUES: PERSPECTIVES ON THE US-JAPAN RELATIONSHIP. 10/16, 5:00-7:00pm. Sponsor: Congressional Study Group on Japan. Speakers: Admiral Dennis Blair (ret.), Chairman, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA; Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, CSGJ Honorary Co-Chair; Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, CSGJ Honorary Co-Chair; and H.E. Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador of Japan to the United States.

ALLIANCE 21: THE AUSTRALIA-UNITED STATES PARTNERSHIP. 10/17, 10:30am-Noon. Sponsor: East-West Center in Washington. Speaker: Dr. Bates Gill, Chief Executive Officer, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney.

US-JAPAN-AUSTRALIA COOPERATION: PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES. 10/17, 2:00-3:30pm. Sponsor: East Asia Program, Stimson Center. Speakers: Ken Jimbo, Ph.D, Associate Professor at Keio University, Senior Research Fellow at Canon Institute of Global Studies and Tokyo Foundation; James L. Schoff, Senior Associate, Asia Program, Carnegie; and David Envall, Research Fellow, Department of International Relations at The Australian National University; Moderator: Yuki Tatsumi, Senior Associate, East Asia program, Stimson Center. 

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