Saturday, January 10, 2015

Monday in Washington, January 12, 2015

BE AFRAID. BE A LITTLE AFRAID: THE THREAT OF TERRORISM FROM WESTERN FOREIGN FIGHTERS IN SYRIA AND IRAQ? 1/12, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: Brookings. Speakers: Daniel Byman, Research Director, Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings; Jeremy Shapiro, Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings; Daniel Benjamin, Non-resident Senior Fellow, Brookings; and Moderator: William McCants, Director of U.S. Relations with the Islamic World, Brookings.

CRACKDOWN ON INDEPENDENT VOICES IN AZERBAIJAN. 1/12, Noon-2:00pm. Sponsor: National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Speakers: Audrey Altstadt, Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst; Catherine Cosman, Senior Policy Analyst at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom; Christopher Walker, executive director of the International Forum on Democratic Studies; Altay Goyushov, Professor of Turkic History, Baku State University, fellow at NED; Kenan Aliyev, Director, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Azerbaijani Service; Thomas O. Melia, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, United States Department of State; Miriam Lanskoy, Director of Russia and Eurasia Programs, National Endowment for Democracy.
WHITHER WORLD: POLITICAL ECONOMY OF FUTURE. 1/12, 12:30-2:00pm. Sponsor: World Bank. Speaker: author, Grzegorz Kolodko, Director, TIGER Center (Transformation, Integration and Globalization Economic Research), Kozminski University, Poland; Kaushik Basu, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Development Economics; Hans Timmer, Chief Economist, Europe and Central Asia Region World Bank.

ENDGAME: SUCCESS OR FAILURE IN IRAN NUCLEAR TALKS? 1/12, 4:30-6:00pm. Sponsor: Mortara Center for International Studies. Speakers: Bill Luers, Professor at Columbia University; Paul Pillar, non-resident Senior Fellow at Georgetown University; Robin Wright, Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace.

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