Saturday, November 1, 2014

Monday in Washington, November 3, 2014

OECD DATA HARVEST – AGRICULTURE POLICIES & GLOBAL MARKET OUTLOOK. 11/3, 9:30-Noon. Sponsors: OECD, Washington Center; Economic Research Service (ERS), USDA. Speakers: Ken Ash, Director, OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate; Anne Effland, USDA Economic Research Service; Jonathan Brooks, Head of Agro-food Trade and Markets, OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate; Nicholas Nelson, Director, FAO Liaison Office for North America; and Seth Meyer, Acting Chair, USDA World Agricultural Outlook Board.

KURDISTAN: FROM PAWN TO PLAYER. 11/3, 10:00-11:00am. Sponsor: SAIS Johns Hopkins. Speaker: Falah Mustafa Bakir, head of the Department of Foreign Relations for the Kurdistan Regional Government.

PEACEBUILDING IN SOUTHERN THAILAND SINCE THE MAY COUP. 11/3, 10:30am-Noon. Sponsor: Asia Foundation. Speaker: Hadee Hamidong, William P. Fuller Fellow in Conflict Resolution, The Asia Foundation; and Kim McQuay, Country Representative in Thailand, The Asia Foundation.

PARADOX OF U.S. PUBLIC DIPLOMACY: ITS RISE AND DEMISE. 11/3, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: GWU Elliott School. Speaker: Bruce Gregory, adjunct professor of public diplomacy in the School of Media and Public Affairs at GWU. Read Special Report here.

HIGHER EDUCATION IN VIETNAM. 11/3, 2:00-3:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsors: Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies, CSIS; Vietnam Education Foundation. Speakers: Ms. Sandy Dang, Acting Executive Director, Vietnam Education Foundation; and Dr. Margaret Petrochenkov. Program Officer, Vietnam Education Foundation.

FROM HIZBULLAH TO THE ISLAMIC STATE. 11/3, 3:00-4:30pm. Sponsor: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP). Speakers: Lina Khatib, director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut; Joseph Bahout, visiting scholar in the Middle East Program at CEIP; Frederic Wehrey, senior associate in the Middle East Program at CEIP.

GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS, MEGA-REGIONALS, AND PROSPECTS FOR MULTILATERAL TRADE COOPERATION. 11/3, 3:30-5:00pm. Sponsor: Peterson Institute for International Economics (IIE). Speakers: Anabel Gonzalez, senior director of the trade and competitiveness global practice at the World Bank; Patrick Low, vice president of research at the Fung Global Institute; Jeffrey Schott, senior fellow at IIE; and Gary Hufbauer, senior fellow at IIE. (webcast).

COMBATING THE SPREAD OF EBOLA: THE US AID EFFORT IN LIBERIA. 11/3, 6:00pm, Reception. Sponsors: Women’s Foreign Policy Group (WFPG); New York University Washington, DC. Speaker: Helene Cooper, Pentagon correspondent, The New York Times; Moderator: Elisabeth Bumiller, Deputy Washington Bureau Chief, The New York Times.

ISLAM IN EURASIA. 11/3-4. Sponsors: GWU Elliott School Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies and Central Asia Program, Henry Luce Foundation. Speakers: Pauline Jones Luong, professor of political science, University of Michigan.

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