Saturday, February 21, 2015

Monday in Washington, February 23, 2015

2015 CLIMATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE. 2/23-2/25. Sponsors: The World Resources Institute; The Climate Registry; Association of Climate Change Officers; Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. Speakers: Ray Mabus, Navy Secretary; Ralph Cicerone, President, National Academy of Sciences; Carol Browner, Former EPA Administrator; Mike Boots, Acting Chair, White House Council on Environmental Quality.

ALGAE FOR BIOFUELS. 2/23, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI). Speakers: Tony Haymet, Professor and Emeritus Vice-Chancellor at Scripps Oceanography UCSD; Peter Wilson, Professor at University of Tasmania and University of California San Diego; Yoshihiro Shiraiwa, Professor & Provost at Faculty of Life & Environmental Science and the University of Tsukuba.

EBOLA RAPID DIAGNOSTIC TESTS: WHAT LIES AHEAD? 2/23, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: Global Health Policy Center, CSIS. Speakers: Michael Kurilla, Director, National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases; Rosemary Humes, Diagnostic Science Advisor, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority; Gene Walther, Independent Consultant to the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation on Ebola Diagnostics, Live Webcast.

MONETARY POLICY BASED ON THE TAYLOR RULE. 2/23, Noon-1:00pm. Sponsor: Heritage Foundation. Speakers: John Taylor, Professor of Economics, Stanford University; Norbert Michel, Research Fellow in Financial Regulations, Heritage.

STANDING UNDER ISIS NARRATIVES: IMPLICATIONS OF A NARRATIVE LENS FOR COUNTERING TERRORISM. 2/23, Noon-2:00pm. Sponsor: Women's Foreign Policy Group. Speaker: Sara Cobb, Director, Center for the Study of Narrative and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University.

WHY IS ENDING HUNGER SO HARD? 2/23, 12:15-1:45pm. Sponsor: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Speakers: Peter Timmer, Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Global Development; Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Head of the 2020 Vision for Food, Agriculture and Environment Initiative, IFPRI.

THE GEOECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE OIL PRICE PLUNGE. 2/23, 12:30-2:00pm. Sponsor: Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Speaker: Howard Gruenspecht, Deputy Administrator, Energy Information Administration, Live Webcast. 

CHALLENGES AGAINST POVERTY, MALNUTRITION AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES. 2/23, 2:00-3:00pm. Sponsor: U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI). Speakers: David Sack, Professor affiliated with the Department of International Health and at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Harunor Rashid, PhD candidate of the Clinical Science Program at the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Science at the University of Tsukuba; Yukiko Wagatsuma, Professor at the Faculty of Medicine at University of Tsukuba.

AUTHORIZING MILITARY ACTION AGAINST ISIL: GEOGRAPHY, STRATEGY AND UNANSWERED QUESTIONS. 2/23, 2:00-3:00pm. Sponsor: Wilson Center (WWC). Speakers: Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO, WWC; David Barno, Former First Commander for Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan; Jeffrey Smith, Former General Counsel, CIA; Jim Scutto, Chief National Security Correspondent, CNN. 

THE STRUGGLE FOR ORDER: HEGEMONY, HIERARCHY AND TRANSITION IN POST-COLD WAR EAST ASIA. 2/23, 2:00-3:30pm. Sponsor: Wilson Center, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States. Speakers: author Evelyn Goh, Public Policy Scholar and University Lecturer in International Relations for the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) at University of Oxford, Fellow at St. Anne's College in Oxford; Marvin Ott, Senior Scholar and Adjunct Faculty at Johns Hopkins University, Former Professor of National Security Policy at the National War College, Former Faculty Fellow at the National Defense University’s Institute for National and Strategic Studies.

RED CHINA'S "CAPITALIST BOMB": INSIDE THE CHINESE NEUTRON BOMB PROGRAM. 2/23, 3:00-4:30pm. Sponsor: James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS). Speakers: Philip Saunders, Director, Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs, National Defense University; Jonathan Ray, Research Associate, Defense Group Inc.

COLLATERAL AND FINANCIAL PLUMBING. 2/23, 3:00-5:00pm. Sponsor: Brookings Institution. Speakers: Author Manmohan Singh, Senior Financial Economist, IMF; Sandra O'Connor, Chief Regulatory Affairs Officer, JP Morgan Chase & Co.; Darrell Duffie, Professor of Finance, Stanford University; Sayee Srinivasan, Chief Economist, US Commodity Future Trading Commission.

RUSSIA'S SECURITY UNDER PUTIN: A BLURRING OF INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL SECURITIES. 2/23, 4:00-5:00pm. Sponsor: Elliott School, George Washington University. Speaker: Aglaya Snetkov, Senior Research, Center for Security Studies.

THE STRATEGIST: BRENT SCOWCROFT AND THE CALL OF NATIONAL SECURITY. 2/23, 4:00-5:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program. Speaker: Author Bartholomew Sparrow, Professor of Government, University of Texas.

JAPAN'S SECURITY POLICY AND THE JAPAN-U.S. ALLIANCE. 2/23, 6:00-7:00pm. Sponsor: U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI). Speaker: Isao Miyaoka, Professor at the Faculty of Law at Keio University.

OVERHEAD AND ONLINE: TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE AND GAPS IN GLOBAL GOVERNANCE. 2/23, 6:00-7:30pm, Reception. Sponsor: GWU Elliot School. Speakers: Esther Brimmer, J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of International Affairs at GWU, Former Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs; Michael Barnett, University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science at GWU.

TIME TO LISTEN: HEARING PEOPLE ON THE RECEIVING END OF INTERNATIONAL AID. 2/23, 6:30-8:00pm. Sponsor: Elliott School, George Washington University. Speaker: Co-Author Dayna Brown, CDA Collaborative Learning Projects. 

IS SHAME NECESSARY? NEW USES FOR AN OLD TOOL. 2/23, 7:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Politics & Prose. Speaker: author Professor Jennifer Jacquet, New York University.

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