Sunday, December 11, 2016

Monday in Washington, December 12, 2016

CHINA'S 15TH WTO ANNIVERSARY:ASSESSING THE RECORD AND CHARTING THE PATH FORWARD. 12/12, 9:00am-Noon. Sponsor: Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS. Speakers: Charlene Barshefsky, Senior International Partner, WilmerHale; and Former U.S. Trade Representative; Rufus Yerxa, President, National Foreign Trade Council; Claire Reade, Senior Counsel, Arnold & Porter; and Senior Associate, CSIS; Yang Guohua, Professor of Law, Tsinghua University; Matthew Yeo, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson; Chad P. Bown, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Yi Xiaozhun, Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organization; Scott Kennedy, Deputy Director, Freeman Chair in China Studies; and Director, Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy, CSIS; Wendy Cutler, Vice President and Managing Director, Washington Office, Asia Society Policy Institute.

U.S. SECURITY ASSISTANCE AND HUMAN RIGHTS. 12/12, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: Brookings, Project on International Order and Strategy. Speakers: Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski; Brookings Senior Fellows Daniel Byman and Ted Piccone.

U.S.-KOREA RELATIONS IN THE ERA OF TRUMP. 12/12, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: Korea Economic Institute (KEI). Speakers: David Pong, Hanmi Club Chairman, Former National Assembly Member; George Allen, Former U.S. Senator & Governor; Kang In-sun, Washington Bureau Chief, Chosun Ilbo; Lee Sang-seok, Vice Chairman, Hankook Ilbo & Korea Times; Donald Manzullo, President, CEO, KEI; Mark Tokola, Vice President, KEI.

FROM NORTH KOREAN PRISONER TO FREEDOM FIGHTER: A CONVERSATION WITH KANG CHEOL-HWAN. 12/12, Noon–1:30pm. Sponsor: The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. Speaker: Kang Cheol-Hwan, a North Korean defector and a former prisoner of North Korea’s prison camps.

THE NEW SECTARIANISM: THE ARAB SPRING AND THE REBIRTH OF THE SHI’A-SUNNI DIVIDE. 12/12, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: Atlantic Council. Speakers: Geneive Abdo, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, Atlantic Council; Joyce Karam, Washington Bureau Chief, Al-Hayat.

WHAT HAPPENS IN THE ARCTIC WILL NOT STAY IN THE ARCTIC: U.S. ARCTIC IMPERATIVES. 12/12, 12:15-1:45pm. Sponsor: Center for Canadian Studies and the International Relations Program, SAIS, Johns Hopkins. Speakers: Ambassador Mark F. Brzezinski, Executive Director of the U.S. Government's Arctic Executive Steering Committee (AESC); Charles F. Doran, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of International Relations.

U.S. POLICY TOWARD NORTH KOREA: THE HUMAN RIGHTS AND SECURITY LINKAGE. 12/12, 1:30-3:00pm. Sponsor: Brookings. Speakers: Amb. Robert King, Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues, US Department of State; Jonathan D. Pollack, Interim SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, John L. Thornton China Center; Moderator: Richard C. Bush, Michael H. Armacost Chair, Chen-Fu and Cecilia Yen Koo Chair in Taiwan Studies, Director, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, John L. Thornton China Center.

THE NEW MYANMAR: AN ADDRESS BY AMB AUNG LYNN. 12/12, 1:30-3:30PM. Sponsor: George Washington University, Elliott School. Speaker: Amb. Aung Lynn of Myanmar.

UPDATE FROM THE MARRAKECH CLIMATE CHANGE SUMMIT. 12/12, 2:00-3:00pm. Sponsor: Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI). Speaker: Christo Artusio, Director, Office of Global Change, U.S. Department of State.

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PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP IN THE FIRST YEAR. 12/12, 3:00-6:00pm. Sponsors: Governance Studies at Brookings and the University of Virginia’s Miller Center. Speakers: Martin S. Indyk, Executive Vice President, Brookings Institution; William J. Antholis, Director and CEO - Miller Center; Barbara A. Perry, Director of Presidential Studies and Co-Chair of the Presidential Oral History Program - Miller Center, Project Director of the Edward M. Kennedy Oral History Project - Miller Center, White Burkett Miller Center Professor of Ethics and Institutions - Miller Center; Chris Lu, Deputy Secretary - Department of Labor; Josh Bolten, Managing Director - Rock Creek Global Advisors; Elaine Kamarck, Founding Director - Center for Effective Public Management, Senior Fellow - Governance Studies; Moderator: Nicole Hemmer, Assistant Professor - Miller Center, Columnist – Vox; Dan Crippen, Assistant to the President and Domestic Policy Advisor - President Reagan; Jen Psaki, Director of Communications - White House; Dan Meyer, Director of Legislative Affairs - George W. Bush Administration; Moderator: Martin S. Indyk, Executive Vice President, Brookings Institution; Bruce Jones, Vice President and Director - Foreign Policy, Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Project on International Order and Strategy; Philip Zelikow, White Burkett Miller Professor of History - University of Virginia; Eric S. Edelman, Former U.S. Under Secretary of Defense.

THE GOOD OCCUPATION: AMERICAN SOLDIERS AND THE HAZARDS OF PEACE. 12/12, 4:00-5:30pm. Sponsor: Wilson Center, History and Public Policy Program. Speaker: Susan L. Carruthers is Professor of History (US & the World) at Rutgers University-Newark, The Good Occupation: American Soldiers and the Hazards of Peace (Harvard University Press, 2016).

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