Sunday, November 1, 2015

Monday in Washington, November 2, 2015

BLOOD, OIL, AND CASH: CONFRONTING TERROR FINANCE IN TODAY’S MIDDLE EAST. 11/2, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: Center for American Progress (CAP). Speakers: Vikram Singh, Vice President for National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress; Juan Zarate, former Deputy National Security Adviser for Combating Terrorism; first Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes; William F. Wechsler, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Combating Terrorism; Hardin Lang, Senior Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor.

THE LAST CELESTIAL EMPIRE: MAO ZEDONG, KIM IL-SUNG AND SINO-NORTH KOREAN RELATIONS. 11/2, 10:00am-Noon. Speakers: Zhihua Shen, director of the Center for Cold War International History Studies at East China Normal University in Shanghai, China. Robert Daly, Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; James Person, Coordinator, Hyundai Motor–Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy; Deputy Director, History and Public Policy Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Jonathan Pollack, Senior Fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center and the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution; Moderated by: Christian F. Ostermann, Director, History and Public Policy Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

REPORT LAUNCH: TO WALK THE EARTH IN SAFETY. 11/2, 10:30-11:30am, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Stimson Center. Speakers: Rose Gottemoeller, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, U.S. Department of State; Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr., Chairman, Stimson Center Board of Directors; Stanley Brown, Director of the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Antoine Chedid, Lebanese Ambassador to the United States of America; Jamie Franklin, Executive Director, Mines Advisory Group; Moderator: Rachel Stohl, Senior Associate, Stimson Center.

NUCLEAR POLICY TALK: ARGONNE NATIONAL LAB AND NATIONAL & GLOBAL SECURITY. 11/2, 12:30-2:00pm. Sponsor: Elliott School, GWU. Speaker: Keith S. Bradley, Director of National & Global Security Programs, Argonne National Laboratory (ANL).

DIALOGUE ON TRADE POLICY 2015. 11/2, 1:00-2:30pm. Sponsor: Association of Government Relations Professionals (AGRA). Speaker: Angela Ellard, Ways & Means Committee Chief Trade Counsel and Trade Subcommittee Staff Director; Jason Kearns, Chief International Trade Counsel, House Ways and Means Committee; Jayme White, Chief Adviser for International Competitiveness and Innovation, Senate Finance Committee; Everett Eissenstat, Chief International Trade Counsel, Senate Finance Committee.

THE NEW GLOBAL TRADE AGENDA. 11/2, 3:00-4:30pm. Sponsor: Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE). Speakers: Pascal Lamy, Former Director-General, World Trade Organization; Robert B. Zoellick, Chairman, Goldman Sachs International Advisors; Anabel González, Senior Director, World Bank Group Global Practice Trade and Competitiveness.

SYMPOSIUM ON IMPROVING WOMEN AND MEN'S WORK ENVIRONMENT IN JAPANESE SOCIETY. 11/2, 5:30pm. In Japanese. Sponsors: Japan-America Society of Washington DC (JASW); Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC). Speakers: Abigail Friedman, CEO, Founder, The Wisteria Group, Senior Advisor, Asia Foundation; Author, The Haiku Apprentice, Memoirs of Writing Poetry in Japan, I Wait for the Moon: 100 Haiku of Momoko Kuroda; Ken Kuribayashi, Vice President & General Manager, Washington Office, Sojitz Corporation of America; Kataoka Ai, Scientist, Grocery Manufacturers Association; Ayako Smethurst, Co-Founder, Board Member, President, Kizuna Across Cultures; Moderator: Shigeko Bork, Founder, President, The Shigeko Bork Mu Project.

NCIS: CURRENT AND FUTURE OPERATIONS IN INVESTIGATING AND DEFEATING TERRORISTS, FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE, ADN CRIMINAL THREATS. 11/2, 5:30-6:30pm. Sponsor:  The Institute of World Politics. Speaker: Andrew L. Traver, Director, Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).

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