Saturday, March 21, 2015

Monday in Washington, March 23, 2015

AGILITY, ACQUISITION, AND AMERICAN SECURITY: A PROPOSAL FOR REFORM. 3/23, 9:00-10:00am. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee; Dr. John Hamre, President, CEO, and Pritzker Chair of CSIS; Andrew Hunter, Director of Defense Industrial Initiatives Group, Senior Fellow of the International Security Program At CSIS.

WILL CONGRESS PROVIDE FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE? NATIONAL SECURITY PRIORITIES IN AN INCREASINGLY DANGEROUS WORLD. 3/23, 11:00am-12:30pm. Sponsors: The Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI); American Action Forum (AAF). Speakers: Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark; David Adesnik, Policy Director, FPI; Mackenzie Eaglen, Research Fellow for National Security, AEI; Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, AAF; Rachel Hoff, Director of Defense Analysis, AAF.

RUSSIAN-IRANIAN RELATIONS IN THE SHADOW OF UKRAINE. 3/23, Noon-1:00pm. Sponsor: Wilson Center's Middle East Program. Speaker: Mark Katz, Professor of Government and Politics, George Mason University.

 ARTFUL BALANCE: FUTURE US DEFENSE STRATEGY AND FORCE POSTURE IN THE GULF. 3/23, 12:30-2:30pm. Sponsor: Atlantic Council. Speakers: Barry Pavel, Vice President and Director of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council; Bilal Y. Saab, Senior Fellow for Middle East Security at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council; Vago Muradian, Editor of the Defense News.

ASSESSING THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF US OIL EXPORT POLICY IN A LOW PRICE ENVIRONMENT. 3/23, 1:00-2:30pm. Sponsor: CSIS's Energy and National Security Program. Speakers: Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS; Rick Bott, Advisor, IHS; Frank Verrastro, Chair for Energy and Geopolitics, CSIS.

THE NEED FOR A NEW AIR FORCE BOMBER WITH ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY TO "REPLACE THE AGING BOMBER FLEET AND MAINTAIN THE ABILITY THE STRIKE HEAVILY DEFENDED TARGETS IF THEY THREATEN INTERNATIONAL SECURITY." 3/23, 2:00pm. Sponsor: The Washington Security Forum. Speakers: Rebecca Grant, President, IRIS Independent Research; Chris Miller, Principal, 21st Century Defense Strategies; Mark Gunzinger, Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments; Curtis Bedke, Former B-52 Command Pilot.

CHALLENGES FOR RAILROAD IMPROVEMENTS AND PROJECTING NEW LINES. 3/23, 2:00-4:00pm. Sponsor: Japan International Transport Institute. Speakers: Yasutake Kojima, Director of Administration and Treasurer, East Japan Railway Company; Drew Galloway, Assistant Vice President of Policy and Development, Amtrak; Taro Kobayashi, Senior Representative, Japan International Transport Institute USA. 

THAILAND SPEAKER SERIES: KHANDA VAJRABHAYA, CHAIRPERSON OF THE UN COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN. 3/23, 2:00-3:00pm. Sponsor: Southeast Asia Program, CSIS. Speaker: Ms. Kanda Vajrabhaya, Chairperson of the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

NEW ASSESSMENTS OF THE NORTH KOREAN THREAT. 3/23, 2:00-4:00pm. Sponsor: ASAN Institute for Policy Studies. Speakers: Daniel Y. Chiu, Deputy Director of the Brent Scowcroft on International Security at the Atlantic Council; Van Jackson, Visiting Fellow from the Center for a New American Security; Shin Chang-Hoon, Research Fellow and Director of the Center for Global Governance at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies; Woo Jung-Yeop, Research Fellow and Director of the The Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC.

ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN NEGOTIATIONS: LEARNING FROM 2013-2014 AND LOOKING AHEAD. 3/23, 3:30-5:00pm. Sponsor: US Institute of Peace (USIP). Speakers: Ilan Goldenberg, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for a New American Security; William Quandt, Professor, University of Virginia; Tamara Cofman Wittes, Senior Fellow and Director, Brookings Institution; Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen, Director of Arab-Israeli Conflict Programs, USIP.

COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY ON NATIONAL SECURITY IN A 24/7 NEWS CYCLE. 3/23, 4:30-6:00pm. Sponsor: Institute of World Politics (IWP). Speaker: George Little, Partner, Brunswick Group.

GLOBAL INDIFFERENCE, SOLIDARITY AND DEVELOPMENT. 3/23, 5:00-6:30pm. Sponsor: Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs. Speaker: Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN and the Organization of American States.

LAND AND POVERTY 2015: LINKING LAND TENURE AND USE FOR SHARED PROSPERITY. 3/23-27. Sponsor: World Bank Development Economic Research Group (DECRG). Annual Conference.

NEW TRENDS AND DILEMMAS IN MILITARY ETHICS. 3/23, 5:15-6:45pm. Sponsor: Berkley Center at Georgetown University. Speakers: James Johnson, Professor in the Department of Religion at Rutgers University; Eric Patterson, Research Fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion; Keith Pavlischek, Military Affairs Expert; Mary Manjikian, Associate Dean of the Robertson School of Government at Regent University.

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