Saturday, October 22, 2016

Monday in Washington, October 24, 2016

CULTURAL HERITAGE: A TARGET IN WAR, AN ENGINE OF PEACE. 10/24, 8:45am-5:30pm. Sponsors: U.S. Institute of Peace; Smithsonian Institution; Turquoise Mountain. Speakers: Hila Alam, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; William Hammink, Assistant to the Administrator, Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs, USAID; Mark Taplin, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Molly Fannon (Moderator), Director, Office of International Relations and Global Programs, Smithsonian Institution; Dr. Julian Raby, Dame Jillian Sackler Director, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art; Dr. Derek Gillman, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Art History and Museum Leadership, Drexel University; Barmak Pazhwak (Moderator), Senior Program Officer, Asia Center, USIP; Dr. Tommy Wide, Assistant Director of Special Projects, Freer and Sackler Galleries; Majeed Qarar, Cultural Attaché, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; Jolyon Leslie, Architect; Laura Tedesco, Cultural Heritage Program Manager, U.S. Department of State; Scott Liddle (Moderator), Country Director, Turquoise Mountain Afghanistan; Amar Bakshi, Founder and CEO, Shared_Studios; Adam Lowe, Director, Factum Arte; Dr. Bastien Varoutsikos, Research Fellow, Centre national de la recherché scientifique (CNRS), Paris; Lina Rozbih, Managing  Editor, Ashna TV, Voice of America; Katherine Wood (Moderator), Senior Arts Adviser, USIP; Harry Wardill, Director, Turquoise Mountain Myanmar; Corine Wegener, Cultural Heritage Preservation Office, Smithsonian Institution; Tess Davis, Executive Director, The Antiquities Coalition; Joanna Sherman, Founder and Artistic Director, Bond Street Theater; Richard Kurin, Acting Provost and Under Secretary for Museums and Research, Smithsonian Institution.

A CONVERSATION WITH THE SERVICE SECRETARIES. 10/24, 9:00-10:30am. Sponsor: Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Speakers: Eric Fanning, United States Secretary of the Army; Deborah Lee James, United States Secretary of the Air Force; Ray Mabus, United States Secretary of the Navy; Barbara Starr, Pentagon Correspondent, CNN; Michèle Flournoy, Co-Founder and CEO, CNAS. 

NUCLEAR ENERGY AT A CROSSROADS. 10/24, 11:30am-6:00pm. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: Hon. Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy, US Department of Energy; John Hamre, President, CEO, CSIS; Laszlo Varro, Chief Economist, International Energy Agency; Frank Graves, Principal and Utility Practice Area Leader, Brattle Group; Tina Taylor, Director, Nuclear Sector, Electric Power Research Institute; Jonathan Hinze, Executive Vice President, International, UxC; Shoichi Itoh, Senior Analyst, Global Energy, Institute for Energy Economics – Japan; Whitney Herndon, Research Analyst, Rhodium Group; Hon. Allison Macfarlane, Director, Center for International Science and Technology Policy, Elliott School, GWU.

TAIWAN’S NEW SOUTHBOUND POLICY. 10/24, Noon-1:00pm. Sponsor: Heritage. Speakers: Lai I-chung, Executive Director, Prospect Foundation, Taiwan; Prashanth Parameswaran, Associate Editor, The Diplomat; Jeff M. Smith, Director, Asian Security Programs, Kraemer Strategy Fellow, American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC); Moderator: Walter Lohman, Director, Asian Studies Center. 

MIDDLE EAST AND REGIONAL TRANSITION, TERRORISM, AND CVE: WHAT THE NEXT PRESIDENT WILL FACE. 10/24, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsors: Middle East Institute; American Academy of Political and Social Science. Speakers: Rand Beers, Former Deputy Homeland Security Advisor to the President; Richard A. Clarke, Former U.S. National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection and Counter-terrorism; Emilian Papadopoulos, President, Good Harbor Security Risk Management; Paul Salem, Vice President for Policy and Research, Middle East Institute; Mary Louise Kelley, National Security Correspondent, NPR. 
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TWO ROADS, ONE JOURNEY-EDUCATION IN CHINA AND THE U.S. 10/24, Noon-2:00pm. Sponsor: Woman’s National Democratic Club. Speaker: Greta Nagel, Former Professor of Education, California State University.

ELECTIONS IN HARD TIMES: BUILDING STRONGER DEMOCRACIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY. 10/24, 3:00-4:00pm. Sponsor: Mortara Center for International Studies, Georgetown University. Speakers: Irfan Nooruddin, Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Thomas Flores, Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution and Political Science, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University. 

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THE WORLD REIMAGINED: AMERICANS AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. 10/24, 4:00-5:30pm. Sponsor: Wilson Center. Speaker: author Mark Philip Bradley, Bernadotte E. Schmidt Professor of History, University of Chicago. 

COPING WITH THE REFUGEE CRISIS AND VIOLENT CONFLICT: BOLD IDEAS FOR THE NEXT US PRESIDENT AND UN SECRETARY-GENERAL. 10/24, 4:30-6:00pm. Sponsors: Stimson Center; Center for American Progress. Speakers: Vikram Singh, Vice-President for National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress; Ibrahim Gambari, former Nigerian Foreign Minister, U.N. Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs; Melanie Greenberg, President and CEO, Alliance for Peacebuilding; Cindy Huang, Co-convenor of Idealists4Hillary, Visiting Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development; William Durch, Distinguished Fellow, Stimson Center; Hardin Lang, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress.

VICTOR CHA ON THE U.S. ALLIANCE SYSTEM IN ASIA. 10/24, 6:30-9:00pm. Sponsors: US-Korea Institute, Johns Hopkins, SAIS; Sejong Society. Speaker: Author Victor Cha, CSIS. Powerplay

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