Sunday, March 15, 2015

Monday in Washington, March 16, 2015

ADVANCING CLIMATE-RESILIENT DEVELOPMENT SYMPOSIUM. 3/16, 9:00am. Sponsors: Wilson Center's (WWC) Environmental Change and Security Program; US Agency for International Development. Speakers: Kit Batten, Coordinator, USAID; Glen Anderson, Chief of Party, Engility; Lawrence Buja, Director, National Center for Atmospheric Research; Jonathan Cook, Climate Change Adaption Specialist, USAID; John Furlow, Climate Change Specialist, USAID; Peter Schultz, Principal, ICF International; Roger-Mark De Souza, Director, WWC. 

GLOBAL ARMS TRADE, RECENT TRENDS & LOOKING AHEAD. 3/16, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: Forum on the Arms Trade. Speakers: Aude Fleurant, Director of Arms Military Expenditure Programme at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI); Jeff Abramson, Founder of Forum on the Arms Trade; Rachel Stohl, Senior Associate of Managing Across Boundaries at the Stimson Center.

THE PENTAGON BUDGET: PROSPECTS FOR REFORM. 3/16, Noon-1:30pm, Lunch. Sponsor: Cato Institute. Speakers: Dov Zakheim, Senior Advisor of CSIS; Mackenzie Eaglen, Resident Fellow at the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at AEI; Todd Harrison, Senior Fellow of the Defense Budget Studies at CSIS and Budgetary Assessments; Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policies Studies at Cato Institute; Kate Brannen, Senior Reporter of Foreign Policy.

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REBELS, RADICALS, AND THE REGIME: FINDING A WAY FORWARD IN SYRIA. 3/16, Noon-1:30pm, Lunch. Sponsor: Middle East Institute. Speakers: Michael Eisenstadt, Kahn Fellow and Director of Military and Security Studies at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Robert Ford, Senior Fellow at the Middle East Institute, Former US Ambassador to Syria; Mohammed Ghanem, Senipr Political Advisor and Government Relations Director of the Syrian American Council; Dafna Rand, Deputy Director of Studies and Leon E. Panetta Fellow at the Center for a New American Security; Paul Salem, Vice President for Policy and Research at the Middle East Institute.

HANDFUL OF BULLETS: HOW THE MURDER OF ARCHDUKE FRANZ FERDINAND STILL MENACES THE PEACE. 3/16, Noon-2:00pm, Lunch. Sponsor: World Bank Group. Speaker: author Harlan K. Ullman, Chairman, Killowen Group, Chairman of CNIGuard Ltd and CNIGuard Inc., Advisor to Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander of U.S. European Command, Senior Advisor, Atlantic Council and Business Executives for National Security.

US-KOREA SCHOLAR-POLICYMAKER NEXUS PANEL SERIES. 3/16, 1:30-4:30pm. Sponsors: Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation and the Korea Foundation. Speakers: Duyeon Kim, Associate of the Nuclear Policy Program and Asia Program at Carnegie; Celeste Arrington, Korea Foundation Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at GWU; Sandra Fahy, Assistant Professor at Sophia University; Andrew Yeo, Associate Professor of Politics at the Catholic University of America; Deborah Solomon, Assistant Professor at Otterbein University; Victor Cha, Chair, Senior Adviser and Korea Chair of CSIS; Karl Friedhoff, Program Officer of the Public Opinion Studies Center at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies; Ellen Kim, Assistant Director and Fellow, Korea Chair of CSIS; Ji-Young Lee, Assistant Professor at the School of International Service at AU; Yong Suk Lee, SK Center Fellow of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University.

CHINA REALITY CHECK: A READOUT ON CHINA’S ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION. 3/16, 2:00-3:30pm. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: Dali Yang, Professor of the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago; Christopher Johnson, Freeman Chair in China Studies at CSIS; Scott Kennedy, Deputy Director, Freeman Chair in China Studies and Director of the Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy at CSIS.

A NUCLEAR DEAL, IRAN'S REGIONAL ROLE AND US RELATIONS WITH THE GULF. 3/16, 2:00-3:30pm. Sponsor: Atlantic Council. Speakers: Alireza Nader, Senior International Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation; Ilan Goldenberg, Director, Middle East Security Program, Center for a New American Security; Richard LeBaron and Barbara Slavin, Senior Fellows, Atlantic Council.

MANAGING AND REDUCING 21ST CENTURY NUCLEAR SECURITY THREATS. 3/16, 7:00pm. Sponsor: Georgetown University's Security Studies Program. Speakers: Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb, Richard Luger, President, Lugar Center; Sam Nunn, Co-Chairman and CEO, Nuclear Security Initiative; Desmond Brownie, Vice Chairman, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Keir Leiber, Associate Professor, Georgetown University; Duyeon Kim, Associate, Carnegie Endowment.

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