Saturday, February 6, 2016

Monday in Washington, February 8, 2016

AUSTRALIA'S OPPORTUNITIES IN SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. 2/8, 9:30-11:00am. Sponsor: CSIS. Andrew Shearer, Former National Security Adviser of Australia, Moderated by: Daniel F. Runde, William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis and Director, Project on Prosperity and Development.

THE SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS AND THE UNITED STATES. 2/8, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: Brookings. 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.

WOMENOMICS 2.0: THE POTENTIAL OF FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS IN JAPAN. 2/8, 10:30am-Noon. Sponsor: Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Brookings Institution. Speakers: Mitsue Kurihara, Audit and Supervisory Board Member, Development Bank of Japan, Panel of Entrepreneurs; Donna Fujimoto Cole, President and CEO, Cole Chemical; Fujiyo Ishiguro, President and CEO, Netyear Group Corporation; Sachiko Kunio, Co-Founder, President and CEO, S&R Foundation; Moderator: Mireya Solís, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Philip Knight Chair in Japan Studies.

DISSECTING TAIWAN’S 2016 ELECTION RESULTS. 2/8, 11:00am-12:30pm. Sponsor: Carnegie Endowment. Speakers: Alan Romberg, Director, East Asia Program, Stimson; Douglas Paal, Vice President, Carnegie.

THE PROMISE AND PITFALLS OF ECONOMIC SANCTIONS. 2/8, Noon-1:00pm. Sponsor: CATO Institute. Speakers: Emma Ashford, Visiting Research Fellow, Cato Institute; Eric Lorber, Senior Associate, Financial Integrity Network, Adjunct Fellow, Center for a New American Security; Moderator: Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF POLITICAL RISK: REPRESSION, FEAR AND MOBILIZATION. 2/8, Noon-1:00pm. Sponsor: Center for Global Development. Speakers: Aluren Young, Columbia University; Michael Clemens, Center for Global Development.

REPORT LAUNCH: SURGING LNG TRADE, HOW US EXPORTS WILL BENEFIT EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL GAS SUPPLY DIVERSITY, COMPETITION, AND SECURITY. 2/8, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: Atlantic Council. Speakers: Bud Coote, Resident Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council; Christopher Goncalves, Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group; Fabrice Vareille, Head of Transport, Energy, and Environment Section, EU Delegation to the United States; Introduced and Moderated by: David Koranyi, Director, Eurasian Energy Futures Initiative, Atlantic Council.

U.S. GLOBAL LEADERSHIP UNDER THE NEXT PRESIDENT. 2/8, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: The German Marshall Fund. Speakers: Derek Chollet, Counselor, Senior Advisor, Security and Defense Policy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States; Andrew Shearer, Visiting Fellow, CSIS, Former Australian National Security Advisor; Daniel Twining, Senior Fellow for Asia, The German Marshall Fund of the United States; Geoff Dyer, Former Beijing Bureau Chief, Financial Times; Moderator: Joshua Walker, Transatlantic Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States. (Livestreamed).

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION IN COMBATING TERRORISM: REVIEW OF 2015 AND OUTLOOK FOR 2016. 2/8, 2:00-4:00pm. Sponsor: Potomac Institute of Policy Studies. Speakers: Michael S. Swetnam, CEO and Chairman, Potomac Institute; Lieut. Gen. Vincent R. Stewart, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency; Gov. Tom Ridge, First Assistant to the President for Homeland Security; Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Former United States Senator and Attorney General of the State of Connecticut; Maj. Gen. Omar Al Khaldi, The Defense, Military, Naval and Air Attache, Embassy of Jordan; Gamini Keerawella, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Sri Lanka; Alfred Gray, Twenty-Ninth Commander of the United States Marine Corps. (Livestreamed).

PAUL GOBLE ON THE FUTURE OF POST-SOVIET COUNTRIES. 2/8, 5:00-7:30pm. Sponsor: SAIS, Johns Hopkins University. Speaker: Paul Goble, U.S. Government Specialist on Ethnicity and Religion in Eurasia and the Former Soviet Republics; Amb. Hafiz Pashayev, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rector of Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy; Amb. Eerik Marmei, Ambassador of Estonia to the United States; S. Enders Wimbush, Senior Fellow, Jamestown Foundation; Blair A. Ruble, Vice President for Programs, Wilson Center.

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