Sunday, January 24, 2016

Monday in Washington, January 25, 2016

Washington had a record breaking snow storm over the weekend. The airports will not open until Monday. Thus, it is unlikely that many of these events will take place. Call or check online before you venture out.

THE FOREIGN SOVEREIGN IMMUNITIES ACT AT FORTY: U.S. AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES. 8:30am-5:30pm. Sponsors: Georgetown Law; Center for Transnational Business and the Law. Notable Speakers: Diane P. Wood, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit; Mary McLeod, Acting Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State; Ed Kneedler, Deputy Solicitor General, US Department of Justice; Lori Damrosch, President, American Society of International Law; Ed Kneedler, Deputy Solicitor General, US Department of Justice.

THE FUTURE AND POTENTIAL OF AFRICAN ENERGY AND POWER AFRICA ROAD MAP. 9:30-11:00am. Sponsor: U.S. Agency for International Development. Speakers: U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Gayle Smith; National Security Advisor Ambassador Susan Rice; Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall; President of the World Bank Group Jim Yong Kim; President of the African Development Bank Group Akinwumi Adesina; Power Africa Coordinator Andrew Herscowitz.

IS RUSSIA PUNCHING ABOVE ITS WEIGHT? 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: Eurasia Program, CSIS;. Speakers: Ruslan Pukhov, Director, Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies. Moderator: Olga Oliker, Senior Adviser and Director, Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS.

THE RUSSIAN-CHINESE RELATIONSHIP IN THE ARCTIC: OVERLAPPING INTERESTS AND DIVERGENCES. 3:00-4:30pm. Speakers: Dr. Michał Łuszczuk, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Maria Curie Sklodowska University (Lublin, Poland) and Visiting Fulbright Scholar, IERES.

CHINA, SOUTHEAST ASIA AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY: OBSERVATIONS FROM THE FIELD. 3:30-5:00pm.Sponsor:  Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. Speaker: Jason Tower, Northeast Asia Quaker International Affairs Representative.

THE SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS AND THE UNITED STATES. 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: Brookings Institution. Speakers: Elizabeth Ferris, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Project on International Order and Strategy, Brookings; William Galston, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings; Robert McKenzie, Visiting Fellow, Foreign Policy Center for the Middle East Policy, U.S. Relations with the Islamic World, Brookings. Moderator: Daniel Byman, Research Director, Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings.

AMERICA’S INVISIBLE WARS. 11:00am-12:30pm. Sponsor: Cato Institute. Speakers: Emma Ashford, Visiting Research Fellow, Cato Institute; Bronwyn Bruton, Deputy Director, Africa Center, Atlantic Council; Charles Schmitz, Professor, Towson University, Vice President, American Institute for Yemeni Studies; Moeed Yusuf, Director, South Asia Programs, United States Institute of Peace; Moderator: Mark Mazzetti, Correspondent, The New York Times.

THE CHANGING NATURE OF THE WAR ON TERROR. 2:00-3:00pm. Sponsor: International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). Speakers: Daniel Byman, Professor, Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service;Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Bruce Hoffman, Professor and Director, Georgetown University Center for Security Studies; Senior Fellow, US Military Academy Combating Terrorism Center; Chair: Donald Daniel, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University.

CAPITALISM IN THE 21ST CENTURY. 3:00-5:00pm. Sponsor: K&L Gates LLP. Speakers: Denis Brosnan, President and CEO, Dimont; Bart Gordon, Partner, K&L Gates; Tom Quaadmann, Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber Center for Capital Market Competitiveness; Damon Silvers, Director of Policy and Special Counsel, AFL-CIO; Jeff Brown, SVP, Charles Schwab Corporation; Dan Crowley, Partner, K&L Gates; Andres Gill, Director, U.S. Chamber Center for Capital Market Competitiveness; Dennis Kelleher, President and CEO, Better Markets. Moderators: Stephen Moore, Columnist, Economic Policy, Washington Times; Paul Atkins, CEO, Patomak Global Partners.

IS THE NARRATIVE OF “THE BIG SHORT” THE BEST EXPLANATION OF THE FINANCIAL CRISIS? 4:00-7:30pm. Sponsor: Brookings Institution. Speakers: Ted Gayer, Vice President and Director, Economic Studies, Senior Fellow, Joseph A. Pechman; Adam McKay, Director, The Big Short, Gillian Tett, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times; Vincent Reinhart, Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Adam Davidson, Co-founder and Contributor, Planet Money, NPR, Consultant, The Big Short movie; Jamies Mai, Chief Investment Officer, Cornwall Capital. Moderator: David Wessel, Director, Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies.

THE HOLOCAUST AS HISTORY AND WARNING. 4:00-5:30pm. Sponsor: Wilson Center. Speaker: Timothy Snyder, Housum Professor, Yale University, member, Committee on Conscience of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

PLAYBOOK COCKTAILS WITH FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER TOM DONILON AND FORMER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE ROBERT GATES.
 5:30pm. Sponsor: Politico. Speakers: former Defense Secretary Robert Gates and former National Security Adviser Tom Donilon.

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