Saturday, May 16, 2015

Monday in Washington, May 18, 2015

CHEMISTRY AND ENGINEERING OF SHALE GAS AND TIGHT OIL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT. 5/18-5/19. Sponsor: National Academy of Sciences. Speakers: Alan Krupnick, Resources for the Future; Bruce MacKay, Schlumberger; Javad Paktinat, Anadarko Petroleum; Randy LaFollette, Baker Hughes; Avner Vidic, University of Pittsburgh; William Stringfellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Briana Mordick, Natural Resources Defense Council; Denise Tuck, Halliburton.

TURKMENISTAN: DOMESTIC EVOLUTIONS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND REGIONAL ENVIRONMENT. 5/18, 9:00am-5:30pm. Sponsor: Elliott School, George Washington University (GWU). Speakers: Sebastien Peyrouse, Research Professor, GWU; Nazik Muradova, Central Asia Fellow, GWU; Slavomir Horak, Researcher, Charles University; Jan Sir, Professor, Prague University.

HOW LARGE ARE GLOBAL ENERGY SUBSIDIES? 5/18, 9:30-11:00am. Sponsor: Brookings Institution. Speakers: Vitor Gaspar, IMF Fiscal Affairs Director; Adele Morris and David Wessel, Brookings Senior Fellows.

FROM COOPERATION TO COMPETITION - THE FUTURE OF U.S.-RUSSIAN RELATIONS. 5/18, 10:00am-Noon. Sponsor: Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS. Speakers: Col. Gert-Jan Kooij, Royal Netherlands Army; LTC Karen Briggman, US Army; LTC Joseph E. Hilbert, Jr., US Army; Lt. Col. Christopher Lay, US Air Force; James C. McNaughton, Department of the Army Civilian.

CIA COUNTERTERRORISM SUCCESSES AND FAILURES. 5/18, 10:00am. Sponsor: National Press Club (NPC) Newsmaker Program. Speaker: Michael Morell, Former Deputy CIA Director.

TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY (TPA) WITH ANGELA ELLARD. 5/18, Noon-1:00pm. Sponsor: Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT). Speaker: Angela Ellard, Chief Trade Counsel and Trade Subcommittee Staff Director of the Ways and Means Committee for the US House of Representatives.

THE ROLE OF NUCLEAR POWER IN ENERGY RELIABILITY: U.S. & INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES. 5/18, Noon-1:30pm, Lunch. Sponsor: GABI. Speakers: David C. Brown, Senior Vice President, Federal Government Affairs and Public Policy, Exelon; Andrew Paterson, Principal, Environmental Business International.

BEIJING+20: WHAT DOES MEANINGFUL PROGRESS LOOK LIKE FOR WOMEN AND POVERTY? 5/18, 12:30-2:00pm. Sponsor: Society for International Development Washington, DC. Chapter (SIDW). Speakers: Stella Mukasa, Director of Gender, Violence, and Rights at International Center for Research on Women (ICRW); Amanda Epting, Livelihoods Specialist at Pact; Patricia T. Morris, President of Women Thrive Gender and Inclusive Development Workgroup; Jennifer Collins-Foley, Senior Inclusive Development Advisor for World Learning; Cristina Manfre, Senior Associate at Cultural Practice, LLC.

FIGHTING FOR THE FINAL FRONTIER? CONFLICT IN SPACE DURING THE LATE 21ST CENTURY. 5/18, 1:00-2:30pm. Sponsor: Atlantic Council. Speakers: David Brin, New York Times Bestselling Author; Jason Batt, Creative and Editorial Manager of the 100 Year Starship; Jaym Gates, Communications Director of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America; Alec Meden, Art of Future Warfare Project Creative Challenge Winner; August Cole, Director of Art of Future Warfare Project at the Atlantic Council.

REVISITING KOREA-JAPAN RELATIONS. 5/18, 2:00-3:30pm. Sponsor: ASAN Institute. Speakers: Brad Glosserman, Executive Director, Pacific Forum, CSIS; Scott Snyder, Senior Fellow for Korea Studies, CFR; Gilbert Rozman, Editor-in-Chief, Asan Forum; and Moderator: Jung-Yeop Woo, Research Fellow and Director, DC Office, ASAN Institute.

THE FUTURE OF FREE TRADE IN EAST ASIA: FROM KORUS TO CHINA TO TPP? 5/18, 3:00-5:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Korean Economic Institute (KEI). Speakers: Ahn Ho-young, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United States; Lee Il-Houng, President of the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy; Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; James W. Fatheree, Executive Vice President, U.S.-Korea Business Council; Derek Scissors, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Mireya Solís, Philip Knight Chair in Japan Studies, Brookings Institution; Troy Stangarone, Senior Director of Congressional Affairs and Trade, KEI.

BURSTING THE PLUTONIUM BUBBLE: HOW UTOPIAN COMMUNITIES MADE DYSTOPIAN NUCLEAR LANDSCAPES. 5/18, 4:00-5:30pm. Sponsor: Wilson Center (WWC). Speaker: Kate Brown, Associate History Professor, University of Maryland.

XI TO PAKISTAN, MODI TO CHINA: WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE WEST. 5/18, 5:30-6:30pm. Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). Speakers: Tanvi Madan, Director, India Project, Brookings Institution; Daniel Markey, Senior Research Professor, Johns Hopkins University; Andrew Small, Fellow for Asia, GMF.

CRAFTING A NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY. 5/18, 6:30-8:30pm, Reception. Sponsor: Next Generation International Security Network. Speaker: Colonel Troy Thomas, National Security Council Director for Strategic Planning.

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