Sunday, September 27, 2015

Monday in Washington, September 28, 2015

MYANMAR IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC POLICY CONTEXT. 9/28-29, Lunch, Dinner. Sponsors: U.S.-Korea Institute at SAIS, East-West Center in Washington. Speakers: Derek Mitchell, Ambassador, Embassy of U.S., Yangon, Myanmar; Dr. Satu Limaye, Director, East-West Center in Washington; Michael Schiffer, Senior Adviser and Counselor, Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Neena Shenai, Trade Counsel, U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means; Jeremy Woodrum, Deputy Chief of Staff, Representative Joseph Crowley (NY-14); Paul Grove, Subcommittee Clerk, State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, Senate Committee on Appropriations; Özge Güzelsu, Counsel, Senate Armed Services Committee; Dr. David Steinberg, Distinguished professor of Asian Studies emeritus,Georgetown University, Visiting Scholar, SAIS; Dr. Chaw Chaw Sein, Chair, International Relations Department, Yangon University; Dr. Zaw Oo, Senior Research Fellow and Director of Research, Centre for Economic and Social Development, Myanmar Development Resource Institute; Win Min, Senior Research Associate, Vahu Development Institute; William Wise, Associate Director, Southeast Asia Studies Program, SAIS; Keith Luse, Executive Director, National Committee on North Korea; Dr. Kurt Campbell, Chairman and CEO, Asia Group; Dr. Michael Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, CSIS; Bradley Babson, Consultant; Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Fellow, Institute of Security and International Studies; Dr. K. Yhome, Fellow, Observer Research Foundation; Iwata Yasushi, Director for Asia and Pacific, Trade Policy Bureau, METI; Dr. Narushige Michishita, Japan Scholar, Asia Program, Wilson Center; Troy Stangarone, Senior Director, Congressional Affairs & Trade, KEI; Dr. Chul Chung, Vice President, Department of Asia-Pacific, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), Vice Chair, KOPEC; Dr. Suh Sang-Mok, Special Adviser to KOICA and Former Minister of Health and Welfare; Dr. Lim Wonhyuk, Professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management; Dr. Carla Freeman, Executive Director, Foreign Policy Institute, SAIS; Yun Sun, Senior Associate, East Asia Program, Stimson; Dr. Xiong Jie, Central Party School, China.

MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF GLOBAL POLIO ERADICATION. 9/28, 8:30am-2:30pm, Lunch. Sponsor: Global Health Policy Center, CSIS. Speakers: J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center, CSIS; Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Sir Liam Donaldson, Chairman, Independent Monitoring Board of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative; Steve Cochi, Senior Advisor, Global Immunization Division, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Andrew Etsano, Incident Manager, National Polio Emergency Operations Center, Nigeria Nata Menabde, Executive Director, WHO office at UN; Moderator: Nellie Bristol, Senior Fellow, Global Health Policy Center, CSIS; Michel Zaffran, Coordinator, Expanded Program on Immunization, WHO; Jon Andrus, Executive Vice President, Sabin Vaccine Institute; Stephen Sosler, Immunization Technical Advisor, Gavi, Vaccine Alliance; Moderator: Heidi Larson, Senior Lecturer, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Muhammad Pate, former Nigerian Minister of State for Health; Elias Durry, Senior Emergency Advisor on Polio for EMRO, WHO; Hamid Jafari, Director, Polio Operations and Research, WHO.

NEW FRONTIERS IN SCIENCE DIPLOMACY – OPPORTUNITIES FOR U.S.-E.U. COOPERATION. 9/28, 8:30am-6:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsors: SAIS, Johns Hopkins University; BILAT USA 2.0. Speakers: TBA. 

HISTORY AND SECURITY: PRIME MINISTER ABE'S 70TH ANNIVERSARY STATEMENT AND JAPAN'S GLOBAL ROLE. 9/28, Noon-2:00pm, Lunch. Sponsor: Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA (SPFUSA). Speakers: Shinichi Kitaoka, President, International University of Japan; Kenneth Pyle, Henry M. Jackson Professor of History, Asian Studies Professor, University of Washington.

IRAQ, TURKEY, AND THE U.S.: STRENGTHENING THE ANTI-ISIS COALITION. 9/28, 12:30-2:00pm, Lunch. Sponsor: Middle East Institute. Speakers: Anthony Cordesman, Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy, Center for Strategic & International Studies; Bilgay Duman, Researcher, Middle East Strategic Research Center (ORSAM); Saban Kardas, Associate Professor of International Relations, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara; Hicran Kazanci, Coordinator and Turkey Representative, Iraqi Turkmen Front; Gonul Tol (Moderator) Founding Director, Middle East Institute Center for Turkish Studies.

KOREA AND THE TPP: THE INEVITABLE PARTNERSHIP. 9/28, 12:15-1:30pm. Sponsor: Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE). Speakers: Jeffrey J. Schott, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Il Houng Lee, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy.

CHALLENGES AND VOICES FOR ASIA’S FUTURE. 9/28, 2:15-5:00pm. Sponsor: Asia Foundation. Speakers: 2015 class of Asia Foundation Development Fellows from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Korea, and Thailand.

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HIDDEN PEOPLE OF NORTH KOREA: NEW ECONOMY, OLD POLITICS. 9/28, 3:00-4:30pm. Sponsor: Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Brookings. Speaker: Kongdan Oh, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings, Co-author, The Hidden People of North Korea: Everyday Life in the Hermit Kingdom; Moderator: Katharine H.S. Moon, SK-Korea Foundation Chair, Korea Studies, Senior Fellow, Brookings.

HARD POWER: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR A STRONGER U.S. MILITARY. 9/28, 3:30-5:00pm. Sponsor: The Pew Charitable Trusts. Speakers: John Conger, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment; Dennis V. McGinn, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment; Miranda A.A. Ballentine, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy; Richard G. Kidd IV, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability; John Warner, Senior Adviser to the Pew Project on National Security, Energy and Climate.

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BOOK TALK: THE NEW TSAR. 9/28, 4:00-5:00pm. Sponsor: Kennan Institute, Wilson Center. Speaker: author, Steven Lee Myers, Public Policy Scholar. 

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CHINA-KOREA COOPERATION ON GLOBAL GOVERNANCE: PRIORITIES FOR THE G20 CHINA SUMMIT IN 2016. 9/28, 4:00-5:30pm. Sponsor: Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Speakers: Mo Jongryn, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Global Governance, Asan Institute for Policy Studies Vice President for International Affairs, Yonsei University; Yukon Huang, Senior Associate, Asia Program, Carnegie; Gilbert Rozman, Editor-in-Chief, The Asan Forum; Moderator: Eileen Block, Assistant Director, Washington, D.C. Office, Asan Institute for Policy Studies.

BOOK TALK: 1944: FDR AND THE YEAR THAT CHANGED HISTORY. 9/28, 7:00pm. Sponsor: Politics and Prose Bookstore. Speaker: Jay Winik, Author. 

Non-DC Events: With the Japanese government's Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) sponsorship of the daily Foreign Policy Situation Report, more Washingtonians are becoming aware of this Japanese governmental information gathering and dissemination organization.

INVEST JAPAN SEMINAR 2015 IN NEW YORK. 9/28, 9:00-11:00am, Lunch, New York. Sponsor: Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). Speakers: Toshiyuki Yokota, President, JETRO New York; Jamie Dimon, Chariman, President & CEO of JP Morgan Chase & Co.; Eikei Suzuki, Governor of Mie Prefecture; Douglas Beck, Vice President of Sales for North America, Japan, and Northeast Asia, Apple Inc.; Fumiko Hayashi, Mayor of Yokohama City; Eran Westman, CEO of Vidyo, Inc.

This October, the UN will focus on a new development agenda and a report on the 15-year evaluation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security—the first resolution to link women’s experiences of conflict to the international peace and security agenda, by lead author Radhika Coomaraswamy.

CENTRAL OR SIDELINED? EXAMINING HOW GIRLS FARED IN THE 2030 AGENDA. 9/28, 10:00-11:30am, New York. Sponsor: International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). Speakers: Ashley Judd, Actor, Activist and Author; Kate Gilmore, Deputy Executive Director, UNFPA; Cathy Russell, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large, Global Women's Issues; Ravi Verna, Executive Director, ICRW Asia Regional Office.

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