Sunday, September 20, 2015

Monday in Washington, September 21, 2015

Dates you need to know this week:

9/23 – Yom Kippur.
9/23 - 9:15 am. Pope Francis meets with President Obama. White House.
9/24 - 9:20 am. Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of Congress.
9/25 - 8:30 am. Pope Francis addresses the UN General Assembly.
9/25 - Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with President Obama. White House.

U.S.-INDIA ECONOMIC TIES: READY FOR TAKEOFF? 9/21, 8:00am-Noon, Sponsor: Carnegie. Speakers: William J. Burns, President, Carnegie; Penny Pritzker, 38th U.S. Secretary of Commerce; Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Commerce and Industry of India; Moderator: W. James McNerney, Jr., Chairman, Board of Boeing Company; Michael S. Burke, Chairman and CEO, AECOM; David M. Cote, Chairman and CEO, Honeywell; Charles R. Kaye, Co-CEO, Warburg Pincus; Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon; Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprises; Cyrus P. Mistry, Chairman, Tata Sons board; Moderator: Edward Luce, Washington Columnist, Commentator, Financial Times; C. Fred Bergsten, Senior Fellow and Director Emeritus, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Pravin Krishna, Chung Ju Yung Distinguished Professor of International Economics and Business, Johns Hopkins University; Ashley J. Tellis, Senior Associate, Carnegie.

U.S. AND EUROPEAN RUSSIA POLICY: TOWARD A STRATEGY. 9/21, 9:00am-2:00pm. Sponsor: The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). Speakers: Stephen Szabo, Executive Director, Transatlantic Academy; Angela Stent, Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Academy; Andrew Moravcsik, Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Academy; Nelli Babayan, Fellow, Transatlantic Academy; Ulrich Speck, Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Academy; Ivan Krastev, Public Policy Fellow, Transatlantic Academy; Marek Menkiszak, OSW Fellow, Transatlantic Academy; Philip Gordon, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Marie Mendras, Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Academy.

U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS IN HISTORICAL CONTEXT. 9/21, 9:30-11:30am. Sponsor: Brookings Institution. Speakers: Cheng Li, Director, John L. Thornton China Center; Kenneth G. Lieberthal, Senior Fellow, John L. Thornton China Center; Warren I. Cohen, Professor, University of Maryland; Mark C. Elliott, Vice Provost for International Affairs, Harvard University; William C. Kirby, Professor, Harvard University.

NO RECONCILIATION, NO PEACE. 9/21, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: United States Institute of Peace (USIP). Speakers: Nancy Lindborg, President, USIP; Elizabeth A. Cole, Senior Program Officer, Center for Applied Research on Conflict, USIP; Virginia M. Bouvier, Senior Adviser for Latin American Programs, USIP; Sarhang Hamasaeed, Senior Program Officer, Center for Middle East and Africa; Susan Hayward, Director, Religion and Peacebuilding, Center for Governance, USIP.

REFORM, RESOURCE GOVERNANCE AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN MYANMAR. 9/21, 11:30am-1:45pm. Sponsors: Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA), Elliott School and Chino Cienega Foundation (CCF). Speakers: Win Myo Thu, Co-founder and Managing Director, Advancing Life and Regenerating Motherland (ALARM); Christina Fink, Professor of International Affairs, Elliott School.

CONSIDERATIONS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW BUILD CIVIL NUCLEAR POWER PROGRAMS. 9/21, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: Global America Business Institute (GABI). Speaker: William Fork, Senior Lawyer, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

SHADOW FINANCIAL REGULATORY COMMITTEE CONFERENCE. 9/21, Noon-1:30pm, Lunch. Sponsor: AEI. Speakers: Richard J. Herring, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; George G. Kaufman, Loyola University Chicago; Marshall Blume, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Kenneth W. Dam, Law School, University of Chicago, Brookings; Franklin Edwards, Columbia University; Robert A. Eisenbeis, Cumberland Advisors; Edward Kane, Boston College; Paul H. Kupiec, AEI; Albert S. Kyle, UMD; Frank Partnoy, School of Law, University of San Diego; Kenneth E. Scott, Stanford Law School; David Skeel, Law School, University of Pennsylvania; Chester Spatt, Carnegie Mellon University.

GLOBAL ENERGY FORUM: REVOLUTIONARY CHANGES AND SECURITY PATHWAYS. 9/21, 1:15-4:30pm. Sponsor: Wilson Center. Speakers: Amy Myers Jaffe, Executive Director, Energy and Sustainability, University of California, Davis; Robert Johnston, CEO, Natural Resources Head, Eurasia Group; David G. Victor, Professor, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego; Leon Fuerth, Practitioner in Residence, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University; David L. Goldwyn, Principal, Goldwyn Global Strategies LLC; Jan H. Kalicki, Public Policy Fellow, Energy Lead, Wilson Center; Julia Nanay, Principal, Energy Ventures LLC.

HARNESSING THE POTENTIAL OF DIASPORA FINANCE. 9/21, 1:30-3:00pm. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: Alex Dixon, Director, Diaspora Investment Alliance, Aspen Institute; Eric Guichard, Founder, CEO,; Romi Bahtia, Senior Investment Officer, Development Credit, Authority, U.S. Agency for International Development; Liesl Riddle, Associate Professor, School of Business, GWU; Moderator: Daniel F. Runde, William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, Director, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development, CSIS.

DIVERSIFYING THE CLIMATE DIALOGUE. 9/21, 3:00-5:00pm. Sponsor: Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO), Arizona State University (ASU). Speakers: Yves Mathieu, Co-Director, Missions Publique; Christopher Shank, Policy Director, Science, Space and Technology Committee; Jose Aguto, Legislative Secretary, Friends Committee on National Legislation; Daniel Sarewitz, Co-Director, CSPO.

ANNUAL WASHINGTON GALA DINNER: MARKING THE U.S. - INDONESIA COMPREHENSIVE PARTNERSHIP'S 2015 JOINT COMMISSION MEETING AND A NEW PHASE IN U.S. - INDONESIA RELATIONS. 9/21, 6:00pm. Sponsor: United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO). Speaker: Retno L.P. Marsudi, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Republic of Indonesia. Fee.

IS NUCLEAR WAR RISK GROWING? 9/21, 6:30-8:30pm. Sponsor: Project for the Study of the 21st Century. Speakers: Elbridge Colby, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security; Scott Cheney-Peters, Founder, Center for International Maritime Security; Rachel Rizzo, Program Assistant, Strategy Initiative, Atlantic Council.

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