Sunday, September 13, 2015

Monday in Washington, September 14, 2015

STRAIT TALK: TAIWAN'S 2016 ELECTIONS AND THE UNITED STATES. 9/14, 8:30am-3:00pm, Breakfast, Lunch. Sponsors: Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS; Brookings, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Brookings. Speakers: Tung Chen-yuan, Distinguished Professor, Graduate Institute of Development Studies; Director, Center for Prediction Markets, National Chengchi University; Ho Szu-yin, Professor, Department of Political Science, National Chengchi University; Hu Lingwei, Deputy Director, Shanghai Institute of East Asia Studies; David G. Brown, Adjunct Professor, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University; Timothy S. Rich, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Western Kentucky University; Chu Yun-han, President, Chiang-ching Kuo Foundation; Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica; Professor, Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University; Shelley Rigger, Brown Professor of East Asian Politics and Chair of the Political Science Department, Davidson College; Michael J. Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, CSIS; Alan Romberg, Distinguished Fellow, East Asia Program, Stimson Center; Rupert Hammond-Chambers (invited), President, US-Taiwan Business Council; Moderators: Bonnie Glaser, Senior Adviser for Asia; Director, Project on Chinese Power, CSIS; Richard C. Bush III, Senior Fellow and Chen-Fu and Cecilia Yen Koo Chair in Taiwan Studies; Director, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Brookings Institution; Christopher Johnson, Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS.

THE WORLD WE SEEK: REIGNITING THE DIALOGUE ON HUMAN SECURITY. 9/14, 9:30am-5:00pm. Sponsors: Women's Learning Partnership (WLP); SAIS. Speakers: Zainab Bangura, Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary General on Sexual Violence and Conflict; Hafsat Abiola-Costello, Founder of the Kudirat Initiative for Democracy; Lina Abou-Habib, Co-Executive Director, WLP; Elizabeth Acevedo, Poet; Mahnaz Afkhami, Founder and President, WLP; Karima Bennoune, Professor of Law, University of California; Erica Brooks, Vice President of Growth and Development, White Pony Express; Abena Busia, Chair, Women's and Gender Studies, Rutgers University; Kent Davis-Packard, Co-Executive Director, WLP; Nzira Deus, Executive Director, Forum Mulher; Gökçen Durutaş, Program Coordinator, Foundation for the Support of Women's Work; Yakin Ertürk, Former UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women; Rabeea Hadi, Director of Advocacy, Aurat Foundation; Gowri Koneswaran, Poet; Ann Mayer, Former Professor of Human Rights Law, University of Pennsylvania; Gay McDougall, Former UN Special Rapporteur on Minorities; Barbara Phillips, Social Justice Activist, Law Professor and Civil Rights Lawyer; Lissa Piercy, Co-Founder, Flatline Poetry; Jacqueline Pitanguy, Founder and Executive Director, Cepia; Aruna Rao, Co-Founder, Gender at Work; Jamila Reddy, Poet; Andrea Romani, Program Officer, Cepia. 

JAPAN'S ASIA POLICY AND THE US REBALANCING: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES. 9/14, 10:30am-Noon. Sponsor: U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI). Speakers: Toru Oga, Associate Professor, Kyushu University; Kuniko Ashizawa, Adjunct Professor, American University; Jeffrey Hornung, Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, USA; Munehiro Miwa, Professor, Kyushu University; Moderator: Paula Harrell, Professor, Georgetown University.

WHY INVESTING IN NATURE MAKES ECONOMIC SENSE. 9/14, 1:15-2:45pm. Sponsor: Institute for International Economic Policy (IIEP), GWU. Speakers: Mark Tercek, President, CEO, Nature Conservancy; Rob McDonald, Senior Scientist for Sustainable Land Use, Nature Conservancy; David Rain, Faculty Affiliate, IIEP, Director of the Environmental Studies Program, GWU; Marcus King, Faculty Affiliate, IIEP, Director of Elliott School’s Master of Arts in International Affairs Program, GWU.

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IRAN DEBATES ITS REGIONAL ROLE AFTER THE NUCLEAR DEAL. 9/14, 2:00-3:30pm. Sponsor: South Asia Center, Atlantic Council. Speakers: Nasser Hadian, Professor, Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Tehran; Bilal Saab, Senior Fellow, Middle East Peace and Security Initiative, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, Atlantic Council; Moderator: Barbara Slavin, Senior Fellow, South Asia Center, Atlantic Council.

JAPANESE POLITICAL ECONOMY UNDER PM ABE: HOW ABENOMICS AND TPP ARE ADVANCED. 9/14, 6:00-7:00pm. Sponsor: U.S.-Japan Research Institute (USJI). Speaker: Takashi Terada, Operating Advisor, USJI, Professor, Doshisha University. Students Only.

THE MODERN MERCENARY: PRIVATE ARMIES AND WHAT THEY MEAN FOR WORLD ORDER. 9/14, 4:30pm. Sponsor: Institute of World Politics (IWP). Speaker: Sean McFate, Ph.D., Author, The Modern Mercenary, Associate Professor, National Defense University, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.

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