Sunday, November 16, 2014

Monday in Washington, November 17, 2014

THE ECONOMIC AND SECURITY FUTURE. 11/17, 8:30am-1:30pm, Breakfast. Sponsor: Economists for Peace and Security. Speakers: Richard Kaufman, Bethesda Research Institute; Carl Conetta, Project on Defense Alternatives; Damon Silvers, Policy Director, AFL-CIO; James K. Galbraith, Economists for Peace and Security; Bill Spriggs, AFL-CIO; Marshall Auerback, Institute for New Economic Thinking; Rachel Cleetus, Union of Concerned Scientists; and more.

HISTORY, POLITICS, AND POLICY: U.S.-KOREA. 11/17, 9:00am-6:00pm. Sponsor: Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Brookings Institution. Speakers: Robert Gallucci, Georgetown University, President of MacArthur Foundation (2009-2014), Dean, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University (1996-2009); Han Sung-joo, Professor Emeritus, Korea University, Foreign Minister, Republic of Korea (1993-1994), UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Cyprus (1996-1997); and more. 

2014 OPEN DOORS REPORT. 11/17, 9:30-10:30am. Sponsor: Institute of International Education (IIE). Speakers: Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan; Allan Goodman, IIE president and CEO.

AID FOR E-TRADE: ACCELERATING THE GLOBAL E-COMMERCE REVOLUTION. 11/17, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: Europe Program, CSIS. Speakers: Dr. Kati Suominen, Adjunct Fellow, Europe Program, CSIS; Dr. Joshua Meltzer, Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution; Mr. Fabrizio Opertti, Chief, Integration and Trade Sector, Inter-American Development Bank; Ms. Jennifer Sanford, Senior Manager, International Trade & Energy Policy, Cisco Systems.

THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF URBANIZATION. 11/17, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: Project on Prosperity and Development, CSIS. Speakers: Hazem Galal, Cities and Local Government Sector Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Scott McGuigan, Global Project Development Director, CH2M Hill; Charles North, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Economic Growth, Education, and Environment, U.S. Agency for International Development; R. Mukami Kariuki, Sector Manager, Urban Development and Services Practice, World Bank Group; and Robin King, Director of Urban Development and Accessibility, World Resources Institute; Moderator: Daniel F. Runde, Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, and William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, Center for Strategic International Studies.

U.S.-KOREA RELATIONS IN PUBLIC DIPLOMACY. 11/17, 10:30am-5:00pm. Sponsor: Asia Program, Wilson Center (WWC). Speakers: Kisuk Cho, Director, Public Diplomacy Center, Ewha Womans University; Eugene Bae, Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Craig Hayden, Assistant Professor, American University; Marvin Ott, Senior Scholar, Wilson Center; Hochang Shing, Professor, Sogang University; James Person, Deputy Director, Wilson Center; Chris Nelson, Samuels Associates International; Dong Min Lee, Yonhap News Agency; Myung-bok Bae, Joongang Daily; Paul Eckert, Asian Affairs Journalist.

PUTIN AT VALDAI: RUSSIA'S BREAK WITH THE WORLD ORDER? 11/17, 11:00am-12:30pm. Sponsor: Center on Global Interests (CGI). Speakers: Clifford Gaddy, senior fellow at the Brookings Foreign Policy Program's Center on the United States and Europe, and co-founder and senior scientific adviser of the Russian-American Center for Research on International Financial and Energy Security, based at Penn State University; Ariel Cohen, senior research fellow in Russian and Eurasian studies and international energy policy in the Heritage Foundation's Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security.


THE MORAL CASE FOR FOSSIL FUELS. 11/17, Noon-1:00pm. Sponsor: Heritage. Speaker: Alex Epstein, Author, founder of the Center for Industrial Progress.

THE NEW CONGRESS AND U.S. ENERGY POLICY. 11/17, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: Marshall Institute. Speakers: Scott H. Segal, Partner, Bracewell & Giuliani; Mark Mills, CEO, Digital Power Group; Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute; and member of the Board of Directors of the George C. Marshall Institute; William O’Keefe, President, Solutions Consulting, Inc. and CEO of the George C. Marshall Institute.

FINANCIAL STABILITY: FRAUD, CONFIDENCE, AND THE WEALTH OF NATIONS. 11/17, Noon-2:00pm. Sponsor: Cato. Speakers: co-author, R. Christopher Whalen, Senior Managing Director and Head of Research, Kroll Bond Rating Agency; with comments by Paul Miller, Managing Director, FBR Capital Markets.

NATIONAL PRESS CLUB LUNCHEON WITH ALLISON MACFARLANE. 11/17, 12:30-2:00pm. Sponsor: National Press Club (NPC). Speaker: Allison Macfarlane, chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

PROJECT SAPPHIRE 20 YEARS LATER: COOPERATIVE THREAT REDUCTION AND LESSONS FOR THE FUTURE. 11/17, 5:30 -7:30 pm. Sponsors: Embassy of Kazakhstan in cooperation with the CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program and the National Security Archive of the George Washington University. Speakers: Andrew Kuchins, Director and Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS; Kairat Umarov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United States; Richard Hoagland, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, U.S. Department of State; Andrew Weber, Deputy Head, Ebola Coordination Unit, U.S. Department of State; Member of the 1994 top-secret "Tiger Team"; Laura Holgate, Senior Director, WMD Terrorism and Threat Reduction at the National Security Council; David Hoffman, Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy; Tom Blanton, Director, National Security Archive at the George Washington University.

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