Sunday, December 6, 2015

Monday in Washington, December 7, 2015

December 7 - 74th anniversary (1941) of Imperial Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor Day honors the 2,400 people who died when the Japanese attacked the base in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941, which brought a war being fought largely in Europe to U.S. soil. Flags will be flown at half-staff at government locations to honor those who died, and many homes across the country will display the American flag.

A ceremony will be held Monday afternoon in Washington at the National World War II Memorial. In Honolulu, the annual Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade will extend a mile through the city Monday evening.

Many of the day's events from Pearl Harbor will be live-streamed at, Participants will be able to ask questions about the attack from National Park Service experts.

In addition, the live-stream will show a special commemoration of the sinking of the USS Oklahoma with the loss of 429 crew, and observe interment in the hull of the USS Arizona of an urn with the ashes of Joseph Langdell, a former ensign on the ship. The events are sponsored by the park service, the U.S. Navy and the Pacific Historic Parks.

On Tuesday, a dive to the wreck of the USS Arizona by a Pacific National Monuments cultural resources chief will be broadcast live, and people can ask questions through Facebook.

NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE LAW OF THE SEA. 12/7, 9:00am-5:00pm, Lunch. Sponsor: International Law Institute. Speakers: Vladimir Golitsyn, President, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea; Tullio Treves, Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP; Judge Tomas Heidar, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea; John Norton Moore, University of Virginia School of Law; Bernard Oxman, University of Miami School of Law; Sean Murphy, George Washington University School of Law; Paul Reichler, Foley Hoag LLP.

A DISCUSSION OF THE KEY ECONOMIC ISSUES IN ELECTION 2016. 12/7, 9:30-11:00am. Sponsor: Brookings. Speakers: Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum; R. Glenn Hubbard, Dean, Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School; Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress.

OECD EXPERT BRIEFING: THE CHANGING FACE OF STRATEGIC CRISIS MANAGEMENT. 12/7, 10:00-11:00am. Sponsor: OECD. Speakers: Charles Baubion, Policy Analyst, High-level Risk Forum, OECD Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate; Mads Ecklon, Head of Division, Center for Preparedness Planning and Crisis Management, Danish Emergency Management Agency; Nicolas Mueller, Head, Federal Crisis Management Training, Swiss Federal Chancellery; Jack Radisch, Project Manager, High-level Risk Forum, OECD Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate; Eric Stern, Professor, Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware; Bengt Sundelius, Senior Adviser, Civil Contingencies Agency, Sweden.

THE COMPETITION FOR CAPITAL IN THE NATIONAL SECURITY SECTOR. 12/7, 10:40am-Noon. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: John Hamre, President and CEO, CSIS; Pierre Chao, Founding Partner, Renaissance Strategic Advisors.

TAIWAN’S ONGOING DEMOCRATIC DEVELOPMENT AND GROWING CHINESE MILITARY THREATS. 12/7, Noon, Lunch. Sponsor: International Assessment and Strategy Center (IASC). Speakers: Arthur Waldron, Lauder Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Vice President, IASC; Richard D. Fisher, Jr., Senior Fellow, IASC.

ASSESSING IRAN'S SUPPORT FOR REGIONAL MILITIAS. 12/7, Noon-1:00pm. Sponsor: Middle East Institute (MEI). Speakers: Fouad Hamdan, Founder and Executive Director, Rule of Law Foundation; Kate Seelye, Senior Vice President, MEI.

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SHADOW FINANCIAL REGULATORY COMMITTEE CONFERENCE. 12/7, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: AEI. Speakers: Franklin Edwards, Columbia University; Robert A. Eisenbeis, Cumberland Advisors; Richard J. Herring, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; Edward Kane, Boston College; George G. Kaufman, Loyola University Chicago; Albert S. Kyle, University of Maryland; Erik R. Sirri, Babson College; Chester Spatt, Carnegie Mellon University.

DEFEATING THE ISLAMIST EXTREMISTS: A GLOBAL STRATEGY FOR COMBATING AL QAEDA AND THE ISLAMIC STATE. 12/7, 2:30-4:30pm. Sponsor: AEI. Speakers: General Michael T. Flynn, US Army (ret.); Mary Habeck, Visiting Scholar, AEI; Seth Jones, Director, International Security and Defense Policy Center, RAND Corporation; Frederick W. Kagan, Christopher DeMuth Chair and Director, Critical Threats Project, AEI; Katherine Zimmerman, Research Fellow, AEI.

BOOK LAUNCH: A WORLD OF THREE CULTURES BY AMBASSADOR MIGUEL BASÁŇEZ. 12/7, 5:30-7:30pm. Sponsor: Wilson Center's Mexico Institute. Speakers: Author Miguel E. Basáňez, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States; Alejandro Moreno, Professor of Political Science, Instituto Tecnologico de Mexico; Enrique Alduncin, Director General, Alduncin y Asociados S.A. de C.V. The event will be in Spanish, no simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

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