Sunday, July 26, 2015

Monday in Washington, July 27, 2015

9:00am - Undersecretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall briefing for the release of the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report

10:00am - Secretary of State John Kerry hosts a launch ceremony to release and discuss the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report, which assesses government efforts around the world to combat modern slavery.

11:15am - Korean War Veterans Association events for the International Korean War Armistice ceremony to include South Korean Ambassador to the United States Ahn Ho-young remarks and the ringing of the Freedom Bell to honor the end of the Korean War at the Korean War Veterans Memorial, National Mall, 10 Daniel French Drive SW, Washington, DC.

EUROPE AT SEA: MEDITERRANEAN AND BALTIC SECURITY CHALLENGES. 7/27, 9:00-10:30am. Sponsor: Hudson Institute. Speakers: Retired British Royal Navy Rear Adm. Chris Parry and Seth Cropsey, director of the Center for American Seapower at Hudson.

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RUSSIAN MILITARY FORUM: THE INTERMEDIATE NUCLEAR FORCES (INF) TREATY AT A CROSSROADS. 7/27, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: CSIS, Russia and Eurasia Program. Speakers: Steven Pifer, Director, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative, Brookings; Amy Woolf, Specialist, Nuclear Weapons Policy, Congressional Research Service; Paul Schwartz, Senior Associate, Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS.

KAZAKHSTAN'S ACCESSION TO THE WTO. 7/27, 2:00-3:30pm. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: Ambassador William H. Courtney, President, U.S.-Kazakhstan Business Association; Former U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan; Cecilia Leahy Klein, Senior Director for WTO Accessions, Office of the United States Trade Representative; Aitolkyn Kourmanova, Visiting Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS; Michael Lally, Executive Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, Global Markets, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce.

UNDERSTANDING ISIS AND THE NEW GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR: A PRIMER. 7/27, 6:30 pm. Sponsor: Busboys & Poets. Speaker: Author Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS).

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