Tuesday, August 2, 2016

August 2016 Events & Books

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POWERING EVIDENCE-BASED INTERNATIONAL AID WITH MOBILE TECHNOLOGY, 8/3, 9:00-10:30 am. Sponsor: Center for Data Innovation (CDI). Speakers: Siobhan Green, Chief Executive Officer, Sonjara, Inc; Sean Martin McDonald, Chief Executive Officer, Frontline SMS; Samia Melham, Lead Policy Officer, Transport and ICT Global Practice, World Bank; Vivian Ranson, Senior Program Manager, Development Informatics Team, U.S. Global Development Lab, U.S. Agency for International Development; Wayan Vota, Senior Mobile Advisor, Tech Lab, FHI 360; Moderator: Daniel Castro, Director, CDI.

PORNOGRAPHY: A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS. 8/3, Noon, Webcast. Sponsor: Family Research Council. Speaker: Haley Halverson, Director of Communications, National Center on Sexual Exploitation.

OUTCOMES FROM THE DURBAN INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE. 8/3, Noon-2:00pm. Sponsors: Global Health Policy Center, CSIS; Kaiser Family Foundation. Speakers: Deborah Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy; Chris Beyrer, President, International AIDS Society; Jennifer Kates, Vice President, Director, Global Health and HIV Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation; Moderator: J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President, Director, Global Health Policy Center, CSIS.

HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY: CONVERSATION & COCKTAILS. 8/3, 5:30-6:30pm, Reception. Sponsor: McCain Institute. Speakers: TBA, Directors, McCain Institute.

REQUIREMENTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF NUCLEAR DETERRENCE. 8/4, 8:00-9:00am. Sponsor: Huessy AFA-NDIA-ROA Congressional Breakfast Series. Speaker: Lt Gen Jack Weinstein, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration, headquarters USAF.

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FROM BLUE SKIES TO BLACK STARTS: ENERGY SECURITY AND THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE. 8/4, 10:00am-Noon. Sponsor: New America Foundation. Speaker: The Honorable Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the United States Air Force; Moderator: Sharon Burke, Senior Advisor, New America, Advisor, Project on National Security, Energy, and Climate, Pew Charitable Trust.

MAKING OF DONALD TRUMP. 8/4, 6:30pm. Sponsor: National Press Club (NPC). Speaker: author David Cay Johnston, Journalist, Professor, Syracuse University College of Law. 

DEFENDING TAIWAN: WHAT SHOULD THE U.S. DO? 8/9, 9:00-10:30am. Sponsor: Hudson Institute. Speakers: Richard D. Fisher, Jr., Senior Fellow, International Assessment and Strategy Center; Paul Giarra, President, Global Strategies & Transformation, Non-resident Senior Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security Program, Center for a New American Security; Ian Easton, Research Fellow, Project 2049 Institute; Moderator: Seth Cropsey, Senior Fellow, Director, Center for American Seapower, Hudson.

MARITIME SECURITY DIALOGUE WITH THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS. 8/9, 10:00-11:00am. Sponsors: CSIS; U.S. Naval Institute (USNI). Speaker: General Robert B. Neller, 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps; Moderator: Dr. Kathleen Hicks, Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, Director, International Security Program, CSIS.

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WASHINGTON'S IMMORTALS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF AN ELITE REGIMENT WHO CHANGED THE COURSE OF THE REVOLUTION. 8/9, 4:30pm. Sponsor: Institute of World Politics (IWP). Speaker: author Patrick K. O'Donnell, Combat historian.

ARMY CHIEF OF STAFF GENERAL MARK A. MILLEY. 8/11, 12:30-1:30pm, Lunch. Sponsors: Stimson Center; Peterson Foundation. Speakers: General Mark A. Milley, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army; Amb. Lincoln P. Bloomfield Jr., Chairman of the Board of Directors, Stimson.

On August 16, APP member Frank Ahrens will publish his memoir of working for three years (2010-13) running Hyundai Motor's global PR operation at company headquarters in Korea: SEOUL MAN: A Memoir of Cars,Culture, Crisis, and Unexpected Hilarity Inside a Korean Corporate Titan (HarperCollins). Pre-order below or by clicking the title.


THE FUTURE OF NAVAL AVIATION. 8/18, 10:00-11:00am. Sponsor: CSIS; U.S. Naval Institute (USNI). Speaker: Vice Admiral Mike Shoemaker, USN, Commander, Naval Air Forces, Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet; Moderator: Vice Admiral Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.), Chief Executive Officer, USNI.

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AMERICAN UMPIRE. 8/23, 4:00-6:00pm. Sponsor: Cato. Speakers: Elizabeth Cobbs, Producer, Writer, American Umpire; Derek Chollet, Counselor, Senior Advisor, Security and Defense Policy, German Marshall Fund; Heather Hurlburt, Director, New Models of Policy Change, New America; Moderator: Christopher Preble, Vice President, Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato.

INNOVATION IN THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT. 8/25, 10:00-11:00am. Sponsor: CSIS. Speaker: General Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Moderator: Dr. Kathleen Hicks, Senior Voice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, Director, International Security Program, CSIS.

INTERNATIONAL SPACE EXPLORATION IN EAST AND WEST GERMANY. 8/25, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS). Speaker: Colleen Anderson, DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow, AICGS.

COUNTERTERRORISM CHALLENGES: IMPROVING INFORMATION EXCHANGE BETWEEN ALLIES. 8/29, 1:00-2:00pm. Sponsor: Transnational Threats Project, CSIS. Speakers: H. (Dick) W.M. Schoof, National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism, Ministry of Security and Justice, The Netherlands; Brig. General Francis X. Taylor (Ret.), Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Moderator: Thomas M. Sanderson, Senior Fellow, Director, Transnational Threats Project, CSIS.

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