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Monday in Washington, May 11, 2015

THE FUTURE OF IRAQ: A CONVERSATION WITH SUNNI LEADERS. 5/11, 9:00-10:30am. Sponsor: Brookings Institution. Speakers: Rafe al-Issawi, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister; Atheel al-Nuyayfi, Governor of Ninewah Province; Kenneth Pollack, Senior Fellow, Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings.

STATE OF PLAY: THE TRANSPACIFIC PARTNERSHIP. 5/11, 9:00-11:00am. Sponsor: Washington International Trade Association (WITA). Speakers: Barbara Weisel, Assistant US Trade Representative; Mike Castellano, Vice President for Government Relations, Walt Disney Company; Celeste Drake, Trade Globalization Policy Specialist, AFL-CIO; Clay Hough, Senior Group Vice President and General Counsel, International Dairy Foods Association; Michael Smart, Vice President, Rock Creek Global Advisors.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TRADE. 5/11, 9:00am-6:20pm. Sponsors: US Chamber of Commerce’s (USCC) Global Intellectual Property Center; Federal Circuit Bar Association. Speakers: Kanji Yamanouchi, Japanese Minister Economic Affairs; Colin Bird, Canadian Minister-Counselor for Trade Policy; Damien Levie, Delegation of the European Union To the US Head of the Trade and Agriculture Section; Susan Wilson, US Trade Representative Intellectual Property and Innovation Director; Hendrik Barkeling, German Embassy Head of the Economic and Commercial Section.

CHINESE THINKING ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS. 5/11, 9:30-11:00am. Sponsor: Carnegie Endowment. Speakers: Xu Weidi, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Strategic Studies, China’s National Defense University; Wu Riqiang, Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Renmin University of China.

US STRATEGY FOR CIVIL AND MILITARY SPACE. 5/11, 10:00-11:30pm. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: General James Cartwright, Harold Brown Chair in Defense Policy Studies at CSIS; Sean O'Keefe, Professor at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University; Dr. John Hamre, President, CEO, and Pritzker Chair at CSIS.

ISIS IS ABOUT THE ARAB PAST, NOT THE FUTURE. 5/11, Coffee, 10:00-11:00am. Sponsor: Wilson Center. Speaker: Rami Khouri, Former Public Policy Scholar at the Wilson Center, Senior Public Policy Fellow and Former Director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, Syndicated Columnist for the Daily Star.

A SHARED GLOBAL VISION FOR WOMEN AND PEACEBUILDING. 5/11, 10:45am-1:00pm. Sponsor: United States of Peace (USIP). Speaker: Reem Al Hashimy, United Arab Emirates Minister of State. 

THE BENEFITS OF IMPORTS. 5/11, 11:00am-Noon. Sponsor: Heritage Foundation. Speakers: Daniel J. Ikenson, Director of the Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute; Bryan Riley, Jay Van Andel Senior Policy Analyst at the Heritage Foundation; Derek Scissors, Resident Scholar at AEI; Ambassador Terry Miller Director of the Center for Data Analysis and the Center for Trade and Economics, Mark A. Kolokotrones Fellow in Economic Freedom at the Heritage Foundation.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR BIPARTISAN ACHIEVEMENT IN THE 114TH CONGRESS. 5/11, Noon-12:45pm. Sponsor: Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC). Speakers: Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont; Jason Grumet, President, BPC.

THE CAMP DAVID SUMMIT: REDEFINING THE US-GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL RELATIONSHIP? 5/11, Noon-2:00pm. Sponsor: Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (AGSIW). Speakers: Kristin Diwan, Lecturer, American University’s School of International Service; Bernard Haykel, Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University; Hisham Melhem, Washington Bureau Chief, Al Arabiya New Channel; Judith Yaphe, Visiting Professor of International Affairs, George Washington University’s Institute for Middle East Studies.

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O. JOHN OLCAY LECTURE ON ETHICS AND ECONOMICS: PHISHING FOR PHOOLS. 5/11, 12:15pm. Sponsor: Peterson Institute for International Economics (IIE). Speaker: Author and Nobel Laureate George Akerlof, Georgetown University. 

INDIA'S NUCLEAR POLICIES: ONE YEAR LATER. 5/11, 3:00-4:30pm. Sponsor: Proliferation Prevention Program, CSIS. Speaker: Dr. R. Rajaraman, Emeritus Professor of Physics of Jawaharlal Nehru University, Co-Chairman, International Panel on Fissile Materials.

CAN FRACKING SURVIVE? THE IMPACT OF LOW OIL PRICES AND PROSPECTS FOR INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION. 5/11, 3:00-4:30pm. Sponsor: Atlantic Council. Speakers: Subash Chandra, Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst at Guggenheim Partners; Dr. Terry Engelder, Professor of Geosciences at Penn State University; Russell Gold, Senior Energy Reporter at Wall Street Journal; Cynthia Quarterman, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center at the Atlantic Council; Richard Morningstar, Founding Director of the Global Energy Center at the Atlantic Council.

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