HONG KONG AT A CRITICAL JUNCTURE. 1/30. Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: US-Asia Institute. Speakers: Alejandro Reyes, Visiting Associate Professor, University of Hong Kong.
DOES THE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL HELP OR HARM US INTERESTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST? 1/30, Noon. Sponsor: Future of Iran Initiative, Iran Project, Atlantic Council. Speakers: Mark Dubowitz, Executive Director, Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD); Ellen Laipson, Distinguished Fellow, President Emeritus, Stimson; Boris Ruge, Minister, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Germany; Jim Walsh, Senior Research Associate, Security Studies Program, MIT; Senator Chris Murphy, Junior US Senate for Connecticut; Amb. Zalmay Khalilzad, Counselor, CSIS, President, CEO, Gryphon Partners, Board Director, Atlantic Council; Amb. Marcelle M. Wahba, President, Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington (AGSIW); Amb. Daniel Kurtzer, S. Daniel Abraham Professor of Middle East Policy Studies, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; Amb. William H. Luers, Director, Iran Project, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University; Barbara Slavin, Acting Director, Future of Iran Initiative, Atlantic Council.
DEFENDING LIBERAL DEMOCRACY IN EMERGING MARKETS: THE ROLE OF FREE MARKETS AND RULE OF LAW. 1/30, 2:00-4:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsors: Center for International Private Enterprise; National Endowment for Democracy; Free Enterprise and Democracy Network. Speakers: Aurelio Concheso, President, Aspen Consulting S.A., Chairman, Fedecámaras’ Labor and Social Security Committee, Director, Treasurer ,Transparency Venezuela; Güray Karacar, Member, Turkish Businessmen and Industrialists Association (TUSIAD), Corporate Governance Committee, International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN); Selima Ahmad, Founder, President, Bangladesh Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI); Moderator: Karen Kerrigan, President, CEO, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council; Carl Gershman, President, National Endowment for Democracy; Greg Lebedev, Chair, Center for International Private Enterprise. Location: US Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St., NW, Briefing Center.
THE AFTERLIFE OF DIVISION: RECONSIDERING THE POST-SUMMIT REUNIONS OF KOREAN FAMILIES SEPARATED BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH. 1/30, 2:30-4:30pm. Sponsor: Institute for Korean Studies, GWU. Speaker: Nan Kim, Associate Professor of History, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
COMBATING CORRUPTION IN ASIA. 1/30, 3:00-4:30pm. Sponsors: International Republican Institute (IRI); Open Government Partnership, Center for International Private Enterprise. Speakers: John Morrell, Asia Director, Center for International Private Enterprise; Ashleigh Whelan, Mongolia Director, IRI; Stephen Leach, Indonesia Director, IRI; Tinatin Ninua, Research Manager, Open Government Partnership.
ATROCITY SPEECH LAW 1/30, 4:00pm. Sponsor: International and Comparative Law Program, George Washington University Law School. Speaker: Author Greg Gordon, Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong.
UNDERSTANDING TRUMP AND TRUMPISM: PART SIX. 1/30, 5:00-6:00pm. Sponsor: Heritage. Speaker: Hon. Newt Gingrich, 50th Speaker of the House of Representatives; Moderator: Thomas A. Saunders III, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Heritage.
AMERICA'S PLACE IN THE WORLD - A CONVERSATION WITH FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE MADELEINE ALBRIGHT. 1/30, 5:30-6:30pm. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: Madeleine Albright, Former Secretary of State; Kathleen H. Hicks, Senior Vice President; Henry A. Kissinger Chair; Director, International Security Program, CSIS; Nina Easton, Senior Associate (Non-resident), CSIS.
DOES TRUMP NEED THE NEWS MEDIA? 1/30, 6:30pm. Sponsor: School of Media & Public Affairs, GWU. Speakers: Sean Spicer, Press Secretary, White House; Jim Acosta, Senior White House Correspondent, CNN; Ari Fleischer, Former Press Secretary, White House, George W. Bush; Hadas Gold, Media Reporter, Politico; Carol Lee, White House Correspondent, Wall Street Journal; Jeff Mason, President, White House Correspondents’ Association, White House Correspondent, Reuters. Moderator: Frank Sesno. Webcast only.