Sunday, April 12, 2015

Monday in Washington, April 13, 2015

SEA-AIR-SPACE 50TH ANNIVERSARY SYMPOSIUM: 50 YEARS OF MARITIME EXCELLENCE AND INNOVATION. 4/13-4/15, National Harbor, MD. Sponsor: The Navy League of the United States. Speakers: Adm. Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations; Gen. Joseph Dunford, Marine Corps Commandant; Adm. Paul Zukunft, Coast Guard Commandant; Paul Jaenichen Sr., Transportation Maritime Administrator; Vice Adm. Terry Benedict, Strategic Systems Programs Director. 

THE INAUGURAL CONFERENCE ON INDIA'S ECONOMY. 4/13, 8:15am-5:00pm, Breafast, Lunch. Sponsors: US India Business Council and GWU Institute For International Economic Policy. Speakers: Rakesh Mohan, Executive Director at the IMF representing India; Poonam Gupta, Senior Economist in the Development Economics Vice Presidency of the World Bank; Jay Shambaugh , Professor and Chair at GWU; Anusha Chari, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Kalpana Kochhar, Deputy Director in the Strategy, Policy and Review Department of the IMF; Rajeev Dehejia, Associate Professor of Public Policy at NYU; Nandini Gupta, Associate Professor of Finance at Indiana University; Ejaz Ghani, Economic Adviser for the World Bank; William Kerr, Professor at Harvard Business School; Ishani Tewari, Lecturer in Marketing at Yale School of Management; Sunil Sharma, Director and Chair of the IMF; Martin Rama, Chief Economist in the South Asia Region of the World Bank; Remi Jedwab, Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs at GWU; Arun Kumar, Assistant Secretary Of Commerce For Global Markets And Director General Of The U.S. And Foreign Commercial Service; James Foster, Professor of Economics and International Affairs at GWu; Sabina Alkire, Director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative; Vijayendra Rao, Lead Economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank; Stephen Smith, Professor of Economics and International Affairs; Thangavel Palanivel, Chief Economist for Asia-Pacific at UNDP; Yue Li, Economist in World Bank’s South Asia Region; Piritta Sorsa, Head of Division Country Studies for the Economics Department at the OECD; Swami Nathan Aiyar, Journalist and Columnist for the Economic Times, Research Fellow at Cato; Rakesh Mohan, Executive Director at the IMF, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India; Ajay Chhibber, Director of India’s Independent Evaluation Organization.

IRAQ UNDER ABADI: BRIDGING SECTARIAN DIVIDES IN THE FACE OF ISIS. 4/13, 9:00-10:15am. Sponsor: AEI. Speakers: Brian Katulis, Center for American Progress; Denise Natali, National Defense University; Douglas Ollivant, New America Foundation and Mantid International; Michael Rubin, AEI.

THE KIM DYNASTY AND THE KOREAN CHALLENGE. 4/13, 10:00am. Sponsor: CNA Analysis & Solutions. Speaker: Ken Gause, Director of International Affairs, CNA Corp.

THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL. 4/13, 11:00am-1:30pm. Sponsor: Carnegie Endowment (CEIP). Speakers: Jessica Mathews, CEIP; Sponsor: Vaez, International Crisis Group; George Perkovich, CEIP; Karim Sadjadpour, CEIP; Yezid Sayigh, CEIP’s Middle East Center; Frederic Wehrey, CEIP.

WEBCAST: BIG DATA FOR DEFENSE AND NATIONAL SECURITY: MAINTAINING THE US TECHNOLOGICAL EDGE. 4/13, 11:00am-Noon. Sponsor: Defense One. Speakers: Paul Cohen, Program Manager, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; Jason Matheny, Associate Director, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity’s Office for Anticipating Surprise; Patrick Tucker, Technology Editor, Defense One.

IRAN-P5+1 FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT: SOME ANSWERS, MORE QUESTIONS. 4/13, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA). Speakers: Eric Edelman, Former Defense Undersecretary for Policy; John Hannah, Former National Security Advisor to the Vice President; Ray Takeyh, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Alan Makovsky, Former Senior Professional Staff Member, House Foreign Affairs Committee; Michael Makovsky, CEO, JINSA.

OUTLOOK FOR THE 114TH CONGRESS. 4/13, 12:30pm. Sponsor: Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Speakers: Rep. John Tierney, D-Mass; Mike Rogers, National Security Contributor for CNN; Jake Tapper, Chief Washington Correspondent for CNN.

WEBCAST: STATE OF THE WORLD 2015 SYMPOSIUM. 4/13, 1:00pm. Sponsor: Worldwatch Institute. Speakers: Symposium Co-Directors Michael Renner and Tom Prugh; Gary Gardner, Senior Fellow, Worldwatch Institute; Nathan John Hagens, Co-Founder and Director, Bottleneck Foundation; Peter A. Victor, Professor in Environmental Studies, York University; Catherine Machalaba, EcoHealth Alliance Program Coordinator for Health and Policy.

ACQUISITION REFORM: INCREASING COMPETITION, CUTTING COSTS AND OUT-INNOVATING THE ENEMY. 4/13, 1:30-3:30pm. Sponsor: Brookings Institution. Speakers: Frank Kendall, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics; William Lynn II, CEO, Finmeccanica North America and DRS Technologies Inc.; Jason Tama, Federal Executive Fellow, Brookings; Michael O’Hanlon, Co-Director, Center for 21st Century Security, Brookings.

FILM SCREENING: HAFU: THE MIXED-RACE EXPERIENCE IN JAPAN. 4/13, 2:00-4:15pm. Sponsor: Wilson Center’s (WWC) Asia Program. Speakers: Director Megumi Nishikura; Michael Strausz, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Texas Christian University; Shihoko Goto, Senior Associate for Northeast Asia, WWC.

CRACKING DOWN ON MILITANCY IN PAKISTAN. 4/13, 3:30-5:00pm. Sponsor: Atlantic Council. Speakers: Omar Hamid, Head of Asia Pacific Country Risk, IHS; Shuja Nawaz, Fellow, Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center.

ONE YEAR LATER: INDO-US TRADE – EXPECTATIONS, APPREHENSIONS AND SOLUTIONS. 4/13, 4:00-6:00pm. Sponsors: US-India Business Council (USIBC); Khaitan & Co.; South Asian Bar Association of Washington, DC. Speakers: William Cohen, USIBC Board Member; Robert Holleyman, Deputy US Trade Representative; Arun Kumar, Assistant Commerce Secretary for Global Markets.

DEVELOPMENT, DIPLOMACY AND GENDER: A CONVERSATION IN HONOR OF CAROL LANCASTER. 4/13, 4:00-5:30pm. Sponsor: Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs. Speakers: Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Institute for Women, Peace and Security; Katherine Marshall, Senior Fellow, Berkley Center; Donald McHenry, Professor, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown; Steven Radelet, Director, Global Human Development Program, Georgetown; Thomas Banchoff, Vice President for Global Engagement, Georgetown.

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