Sunday, March 1, 2015

Monday in Washington, March 2, 2015

AIPAC POLICY CONFERENCE 2015. 3/1-3/3. Sponsor: American Israeli Political Action Committee (AIPAC).

BUILDING A CAREER OVERSEAS WITH USAID. 3/2, 9:00-10:30am. Sponsor: CSIS's Project on US Leadership in Development. Speakers: Herbie Smith, Director, Mission to Yemen, USAID; Tamra Halmrast-Sanchez, Deputy Director, Mission to Yemen, USAID. 

INNOVATION IN A RULES-BOUND WORLD: HOW REGULATORY IMPROVEMENT CAN SPUR GROWTH. 3/2, 9:30am-2:30pm. Sponsor: Progressive Policy Institute (PPI). Speakers: Sen. Angus King, (I-Maine); Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, (D-AZ); Will Marshall, President and Founder of Progressive Policy Institute; Michael Mandel, Chief Economic Strategist for Progressive Policy Institute; Jason Wiens, Policy Director in Research and Policy for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation; Adam Theirer, Senior Research Fellow with the Technology Policy Prigram at the Mercatus Center at George Mason; Cary Coglianese, Professor of Law and Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania; Megan McArdle, View Columnist for Bloomberg; Joseph Gulfo, Former CEO of Mela Sciences; Robert Graboyes, Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason; Toby Bloom, Deputy Scientific Director of the New York Genome Center.

THE FED IN THE 21ST CENTURY: INDEPENDENCE, GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY. 3/2, 10:00am-12:30pm. Sponsor: Brookings Institution. Speakers: Charles Plosser, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia; Peter Conti-Brown, Fellow, Stanford Law School; Jeremy Stein, Professor of Economics, Harvard University; Viral Acharya, Professor of Economics, New York University; Former Rep. Barney Frank, D-MA; Ben Bernanke, Fellow in Economic Studies, Brookings; Ruth Porat, Executive Vice President and CFO, Margan Stanley; Sarah Binder, Senior Fellow in Governance Studies, Brookings.

THE ISRAELI ELECTIONS AND A FUTURE PEACE PROCESS IN THE LIGHT OF PAST NEGOTIATIONS. 3/2, Noon-1:00pm. Sponsor: Wilson Center's Middle East Program. Speaker: Galia Golan, Chair, Program on Diplomacy and Conflict Studies, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. 

ASIA'S BRAVEST WOMEN: THE STORY BEHIND THE RISE OF YOUNG, FEMALE HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS IN ASIA. 3/2, 12:15-1:45pm. Sponsor: New America, Breadwinning and Caregiving Council. Speakers: Zin Mar Aung, Co-Founder of RAINFALL, Winner of the International Women of Courage Award in 2012, Co-Founder of Yangon School of Political Science; Catherine Antoine, Director and Managing Editor of Radio Free Asia; Binh T. Nguyen, Director of Human Rights for Vietnam Political Action Committee, Former Chair of the Virginia Asian Advisory Board, Director of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanity and Public Policies; Elizabeth Weingarten, Associate Director of Global Gender Parity Initiative.

MAKING VALUE FOR AMERICA: EMBRACING THE FUTURE OF MANUFACTURING, TECHNOLOGY, AND WORK. 3/2, 2:00-5:00pm. Sponsor: National Academy of Engineering. Speakers: Nick Donofrio, former Executive Vice President, Innovation and Technology, IBM; Steve Hoover, CEO, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC); Theresa Kotanchek, CEO, Evolved Analytics; Arun Majumdar, Professor, Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University; John Tracy, Chief Technology Officer, Boeing; Sharon Vosmek, CEO, Astia.

SHARI'A LAW IN ACEH. 3/2, 2:00-3:00pm. Sponsor: CSIS Sumitro Chair for Southeast Asia Studies. Speakers: Kira Kay, Director of the Bureau for International Reporting; Jason Maloney, Director of the Bureau for International Reporting; Andreas Harsono, Indonesia Researcher for Human Rights Watch.

RESILIENCE FOR PEACE: A NEW AGENDA. 3/2, 3:00-5:00pm. Sponsors: Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program; USAID's Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation. Speakers: Cynthia Brady, Senior Conflict Advisor, USAID; Sundaa Bridgett-Jones, Associate Director of International Development, Rockefeller Foundation; Melissa Brown, Director, Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation, USAID; Roger-Mark De Souza, Director of Population, Environmental Security and Resilience, Wilson Center; Jon Kurtz, Director of Research and Learning, Mercy Corps; Tom Staal, Acting Assistant Administrator, USAID.

THE MEANING OF NEVER AGAIN: GUARDING AGAINST A NUCLEAR IRAN. 3/2, 3:30pm. Sponsor: The World: The Values Network. Speakers: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-TX; Rep. Brad Sherman, D-CA; Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Laureate; Shmuley Boteach, Rabbi. 

INTERNET FREEDOM 2.1: LESSONS FROM ASIA’S DEVELOPING DEMOCRACIES. 3/2, 4:30-6:00pm. Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). Speaker: Dhruva Jaishankar, Transatlantic Fellow of the Asia Program at GMF.

THE FUTURE OF THE FIGHT AGAINST ISIL. 3/2, 5:00-6:30pm. Sponsor: Atlantic Council. Speakers: Gen. John Allen, USMC (Ret.), Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, US Department of State; Frederick Kempe, President and CEO of Atlantic Council.

INSTITUTIONALIZING HEALTH AND EDUCATION FOR ALL: GLOBAL GOALS, INNOVATIONS, AND SCALING UP. 3/2, 5:30-7:00pm. Sponsor: GW International Education Program, International Development Studies. Speakers: author Colette Chabbott, Adjunct Professor, International Education, GW; Jennifer Brinkerhoff, Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs, GW.

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