Sunday, June 28, 2015

Monday in Washington, June 29, 2015

DEGRADE AND DEFEAT: EXAMINING THE ANTI-ISIS STRATEGY. 6/29, 9:00-10:30am. Sponsor: CSIS, Transnational Threat Project. Speakers: David Ignatius, Columnist, Washington Post, Associate Editor, Author, The Director; Stephen Kappes, Deputy Director, Operations, Former Deputy Director, CIA; Tom Sanderson, Director and Senior Fellow, CSIS Transnational Threats Project.

REVITALIZATION OF THE JAPANESE ECONOMY AND THE JAPAN-US RELATIONSHIP. 6/29, 10:00-11:00am. Sponsor: US Chamber of Commerce (USCC). Speaker: Sadayuki Sakakibara, Chairman of Keidanren, the Japanese Business Federation. 

CAN RUSSIAN-WESTERN COOPERATION IN THE ARCTIC SURVIVE THE CURRENT CONFLICT? 6/29, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: Wilson Center (WWC). Speakers: Irvin Studin, Founder, Global Brief magazine, President, Institute for 21st Century Questions, Toronto; Hon. Kenneth S. Yalowitz, Global Fellow, Former U.S. Ambassador, Republic of Belarus and Georgia.

INDIA-BANGLADESH RELATIONS IN THE WAKE OF MODI’S VISIT TO BANGLADESH. 6/29, 10:30am-Noon. Sponsor: Carnegie Endowment (CEIP). Speakers: Farooq Sobhan, President and CEO, Bangladesh Enterprise Institute; Frederic Grare, Director, South Asia Program, CEIP. 

FIFTY YEARS AFTER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS: ARE GERMAN-ISRAELI RELATIONS STILL “SPECIAL”? 6/29, 12:30-9:00pm. Sponsor: American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS). Speakers: Harald Kindermann, Ambassador, Republic of Germany; Mitchell Barak, KEEVOON Global Research; Nora Müller, Körber Stiftung; Shlomo Shpiro, Bar-Ilan University; Eric Fusfield, B'nai B'rith International; Michael Borchard, Konrad Adenauer Foundation – Israel; Jeffrey Herf, University of Maryland; Hadas Cohen, Israeli Political Scientist, Author and Germany Close Up Alumna; Lily Gardner Feldman, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University; Katharina von Münster, U.S. Communications Director of Action Reconciliation Service for Peace, former Israel Program Director.

DIPLOMACY BEYOND THE NATION-STATE. 6/29, 2:00-4:00pm. Sponsor: Atlantic Council, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. Speakers: H.E. Rachad Boulal, Ambassador, Embassy, Kingdom of Morocco; Paula Dobriansky, Senior Fellow, Future of Diplomacy Project, Harvard University; H.E. Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Ambassador, Embassy of Singapore; Thomas Perriello, Special Representative for the Quadrennial Diplomacy, Development Review, US Department of State; H.E. Juan Gabriel Valdes, Ambassador, Embassy of Chile.

THE RESULTS WE NEED IN 2016: POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE NUCLEAR SECURITY SUMMIT. 6/29, 2:30-4:00pm. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: Andrew Bieniawski, Vice President for Material Security, Nuclear Threat Initiative; James Doyle, Former Nuclear Policy Specialist, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Sharon Squassoni, Director, Proliferation Prevention Program, CSIS.

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