Sunday, April 19, 2015

Monday in Washington, April 20, 2015

POLITICS OF A NUCLEAR DEAL: FORMER U.S. & IRANIAN OFFICIALS DEBATE. 4/20, 9:30-11:00am. Sponsors: US Institute of Peace, Wilson Center, Partnership for a Secure America, RAND Corporation, Center for New American Security, Stimson Center, Arms Control Association (ACA) and Ploughshares Fund. Speakers: Stephen Hadley, Chairman of the Board at the US Institute of Peace, Former National Security Advisor; Ali-Akbar Mousavi Khoeini, Former Member of Iran’s Parliament, Human Rights Advocate; Jim Slattery, Former Congressman (D-KS), Partner at Wiley Rein LLP; Howard Berman, Former Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee (D-CA), Senior Advisor at Covington & Burling LLP; Michael Singh, Former Director for Middle East Affairs at the National Security Council, Senior Fellow at the Washington Institute.

CHINA 2050 HIGH RENEWABLE ENERGY PENETRATION SCENARIO AND ROADMAP STUDY. 4/20, 10:30-11:45am. Sponsor: Resources for the Future (RFF). Speakers: Wang Zhongying, Director, China National Renewable Energy Center, National Development and Reform Commission in China; Samuel Baldwin, Chief Science Officer, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office; Li Junfeng, Director General, National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, National Development and Reform Commission in China; Joanna Lewis, Associate Professor of Science, Technology and International Affairs, Georgetown University; Phil Sharp, President, RFF.

IMPLEMENTING COOPERATIVE THREAT REDUCTION: THE PRIVATE SECTOR’S ROLE IN CTR. 4/20, Noon-2:00pm. Sponsor: Elliott School, George Washington University. Speaker: Ighor Uzhinsky, Senior Technical Project Manager, Orbital ATK.

JAPAN’S ROLE IN UN PEACEBUILDING EFFORTS: PROSPECTS FOR COOPERATION WITH THE UNITED STATES. 4/20, Noon-2:00pm, Lunch. Sponsor: Stimson Center. Speakers: Toshiya Hoshino, Professor at Osaka School of International Policy; Yuji Uesugi, Associate Professor Waseda University; Victoria Holt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the US State Department; Yuki Tatsumi, Senior Associate of the East Asia Program at the Stimson Center.

A CASUALTY OF BUREAUCRACY? THE COMPELLING CASE FOR FREE TRADE AND LNG EXPORTS. 4/20, 12:30-2:00pm. Sponsor: SAIS, Johns Hopkins University. Speaker: Robert S. Franklin, President, ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing Company.

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UKRAINIAN ENERGY REFORMS AND EUROPEAN GAS SUPPLY. 4/20, 2:00-3:30pm. Sponsor: CSIS’s Energy and National Security Program. Speakers: Alan Riley, Professor of Law, City University in London; Amb. Richard Morningstar, Founding Director, Atlantic Council’s Global Energy

REMEMBERING WWII: THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF VICTORY. 4/20, 3:00-6:00pm. Sponsor: Kennan Institute, Wilson Center. Speakers; Sergey Kislyak , Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States; Michael David-Fox , Fellow; Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and Dept. of History, Georgetown University; Daniel Newman, Program Manager, Initiative for the Study of the Holocaust in the Soviet Union, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; Martin Sieff, Columnist, Post-Examiner; Senior Fellow, American University, Moscow.

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U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS: FACING CHINA'S 100 YEAR MARATHON AS A RISING POWER. 4/20, 3:30 4:30pm. Sponsor: Mark Palmer Forum for Advancing Democracy, Freedom HouseSpeakers: author, Michael Pillsbury, Hudson Institute.; Sarah Cook, Freedom House, Senior Research Analyst for East Asia; Moderator;: Mark P. Lagon President, Freedom House

THE HISTORY MANIFESTO. 4/20, 4:00-5:30pm. Sponsor: Wilson Center’s (WWC) History and Public Policy Program. Speakers: Author Jo Guldi, Assistant Professor of History, Brown University; Author David Armitage, Professor History, Harvard University; Eric Arnesen, Professor of Modern American Labor History, George Washington University; J.R. McNeill, Professor of International Environmental History, Georgetown University; Rosemarie, Zagarri, Professor of Early American History, George Mason University.

THIRD ANNUAL NANCY BERNKOPF TUCKER MEMORIAL LECTURE ON U.S.-EAST ASIA RELATIONS. 4/20, 4:00-5:30pm, Reception. Sponsor: Wilson Center. Speaker: Thomas Fingar, Distinguished Fellow of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University.

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PERSPECTIVES ON THE REBALANCE. 4/20, 6:00pm. Webcast. Sponsors: Council on Foreign Relations; Lowry Institute of International Policy. Speakers: Michael Fullilove, Executive Director, Lowy Institute for International Policy; Daniel Russel, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, US Department of State.

MYANMAR: A NEW HOPE FOR SOUTHEAST ASIA? 4/20, 7:00-8:30pm. Sponsor: George Washington University’s (GWU) Elliott School. Speaker: Christina Fink Professor, GWU.

THE GLOBAL VATICAN: LECTURE BY AMBASSADOR ROONEY. 4/20, 7:00-8:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Georgetown University. Speaker: author Francis Rooney, former Ambassador to the Holy See.

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