Sunday, April 17, 2016

Monday in Washington, April 18, 2016

ECONOMIC REFORM AND A NEW CONSERVATIVE AGENDA: REMARKS BY THE RT. HON. IAIN DUNCAN SMITH MP. 4/18, 9:00-10:00am. Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Speakers: The Rt. Hon. Iain Duncan Smith, Member of Parliament; John R. Bolton, AEI.

THE ROK-U.S. ALLIANCE: STRENGTH AND RESILIENCE IN THE FACE OF CHALLENGES. 4/18, 9:00am-Noon. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: Michael Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, CSIS; Kim Hyoung-zhin, Deputy Minister for Planning and Coordination, ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Victor Cha, Senior Advisor for Asia and Korea Chair, CSIS; Kim Sung-han, Professor, Korea University; Robert Gallucci, Distinguished Professor of Diplomacy, Georgetown University; Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow for Northeast Asia, Heritage Foundation; Choi Kang, Vice President, Asan Institute for Policy Studies; Shin Beomchul, Director-General for Policy Planning, ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Bonnie Glaser, Senior Advisor for Asia, CSIS.

THE UN IN THE NEW AGE: LECTURE BY IGOR LUKSIC. 4/18, 10:00-11:00am. Sponsor: SAIS, Johns Hopkins University. Speaker: Igor Luksic, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro.

JAPAN’S G-7 AND CHINA’S G-20 CHAIRMANSHIPS: BRIDGES OR STOVEPIPES IN LEADER SUMMITRY? 4/18,10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: Brookings Institution. Speakers: Mireya Solis, Senior Fellow and Chair in Japan Studies, Brookings; Nancy Alexander, Director, Economic Governance and G20, Heinrich Boll Foundation; Colin Bradford, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings; Yves Tiberghien, Associate Professor and Director, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia; Thomas Wright, Fellow and Director, Project on International Order and Strategy, Brookings.

WHAT IS CHINA REALLY DOING IN RURAL AFRICA. 4/18, 10:30am-12:30pm. Sponsor: SAIS, Johns Hopkins University. Speakers: Scott Kleinberg, Deputy Director, Office of Donor Engagement, USAID; Wu Jin, Associate Dean of College of Humanities and Development Stu ides, China Agricultural University; Zhang Chuanhong, Associate Professor of Development Studies, China Agricultural University; Josh Maiyo, Adjunct Lecturer in International Political Economy, Webster University; Sergio Chichava, Senior Researcher, Institute of Social and Economic Research; Hezron Makundi, Ph.D Candidate, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.

IRAN’S INNOVATION ECONOMY AND THE IMPACT OF SANCTIONS RELIEF. 4/18, 11:00am-12:30pm. Sponsor: Atlantic Council. Speakers: Lily Sarafan, Co-Founder and CEO, Home Health Care Assistance; Nadereh Chamlou, Former Senior Advisor, World Bank; Christopher M. Schroeder, Entrepreneur, Advisor and Investor.

SIGNING THE PARIS CLIMATE TREATY AND FUNDING THE GREEN CLIMATE FUND: HOW CAN CONGRESS RESPOND? 4/18, Noon-1:00pm. Sponsor: Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI). Speakers: Christopher C. Horner, Senior Fellow, CEI; David Kreutzer, Research Fellow, Heritage; Myron Ebell, Director, Center for Energy and Environment, CEI.

XI IN COMMAND: CHINESE REFORMS AND REGIONAL RESPONSES. 4/18, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: American Foreign Policy Council. Speakers: Joshua Eisenman, Senior Fellow for China Studies, American Foreign Policy Council; Derek Grossman, Senior Project Associate, The RAND Corporation; Andrew Scobell, Senior Political Scientist, The RAND Corporation; Jeff M. Smith, Director of Asian Studies Programs, American Foreign Policy Council.

A CONVERSATION ON JERUSALEM AND THE FUTURE OF THE PEACE PROCESS WITH DANIEL SEIDEMANN. 4/18, 12:15-1:30pm. Sponsor: Middle East Institute (MEI). Speakers: Daniel Seidemann, Founder, Terrestial Jerusalem; Muna Shikaki, Correspondent for Al-Arabiya News Channel; Daniel Serwer, MEI Scholar.

NPC LUNCHEON WITH U.S. SECRETARY OF COMMERCE PENNY PRITZKER. 4/18, 12:30-2:00pm. Sponsor: National Press Club (NPC). Speaker: Penny Pritzker, U.S. Secretary of Commerce.

AFGHAN SECURITY FORCES: BUILDING THE PLANE MID-FLIGHT. 4/18, 12:30-2:00pm. Sponsor: SAIS Johns Hopkins University. Speaker: John F. Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.

CHINA’S NEW SILK ROAD: GLOBAL COMPETITOR, NEW COLONIZER, OR LEADER OF THE FLYING GEESE IN ASIA. 4/18, 2:00-3:30pm. Sponsor: SAIS, Johns Hopkins University. Speaker: Min Ye, Assistant Professor of Global Studies, Boston University.

SECURITY IN ASIA: THE UK'S APPROACH. 4/18, 2:30-3:15pm. Sponsor: CSIS. Speaker: The Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP. Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom.

STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE DURING TIMES OF ACCELERATED GLOBAL CHANGES. 4/18, 4:00pm. Sponsor: Institute of World Politics (IWP). Speaker: LTG Harry E. Soyster, Former VP for International Operations, MPRI.

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BURNING COUNTRY: SYRIANS IN REVOLUTION AND WAR. 4/18, 4:00-5:00pm. Sponsor: Middle East Institute (MEI). Speakers: Co-Author Robin Yassin-Kassab, Media Commentator on Syria and Author; Co-Author Leila Al-Shami, Human Rights Worker in Syria and the Middle East.

ASIAN DEVELOPMENT, THE OBOR INITIATIVE AND U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS. 4/18, 4:00-5:15pm. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: Chris Johnson, Chair in China Studies, CSIS; Wang Wen, Executive Dean, Chaoyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University; Matthew Goodman, Chair in Political Economy, CSIS; Zhao Minghao, Research Fellow, China Center for Contemporary World Studies; Yves Tiberghien, Director, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia; Wang Yiwei, Director, Institute of International Affairs, Renmin University.

RELIGION AND REVOLUTION IN CHINA. 4/18, 5:00-6:30pm. Sponsor: George Washington University (GWU). Speaker: Elizabeth J. Perry, Professor of Government, Harvard University.

U.S.-ROK-CHINA TRILATERAL DIALOGUE. 4/18, 5:15-6:00pm. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: John J. Hamre, President and CEO, CSIS; Yun Duk-Min, Chancellor, Korean National Diplomatic Academy; Su Ge, President and Senior Research Fellow, China Institute of International Studies.

ENVIRONMENTAL DIPLOMACY. 4/18, 6:00-7:30pm. Sponsor: SAIS, Johns Hopkins University. Speakers: Dr. Reifsnyder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environment in the Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Science; Lynn M. Wagner, Researcher on the Relationship between Negotiation Processes and Outcomes, SAIS.

A GRAND STRATEGY? RE-IMAGING AMERICA'S FOREIGN POLICY FOR THE NEXT ADMINISTRATION. 4/18, 6:30pm. Sponsor: New York University (NYU). Speakers: Ian Bremmer, President and Founder, Eurasia Group; Bruce Jones, Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy Program, Brookings; Michael Oppenheimer, Clinical Professor, Global Affairs Program, NYU.

GETTING MILLIONS TO LEARN: WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO ACCELERATE PROGRESS ON MEETING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. 4/18-4/19. Sponsor: Brookings Institution. Speakers: John McArthur, Senior Fellow, Brookings; Julia Gillard, Chair of the Board, Global Partnership for Education; Justin van Fleet, Director, International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity; Rebecca Winthrop, Director, Center for Universal Education; Jenny Perlman Robinson, Nonresident Fellow, Center for Universal Education; Madhav Chavan, Co-Founder and Executive Member of the Board, Pratham; Esvah Chizambe, Assistant Director, Directorate of Teacher Education and Specialized Services, Ministry of General Education, Zambia; Wendy Kopp, CEO and Co-Founder, Teach for All; Vineet Bewtra, Director of Investments, Omidyar Network; Jacob Harold, President and CEO, Guidestar; Johannes F. Linn, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings; Alix Zwane, CEO, Global Innovation Fund; Sashwati Banerjee, Managing Director, Sesame Workshop, India; Michael Staton, Partner, Learn Capital; Carol Williams, Country Manager, Ghana, Worldreader.

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