Monday, February 20, 2017

Tuesday in Washington, February 21, 2017

Monday is a National Holiday in the United States

THE BATTLE FOR SYRIA: INTERNATIONAL RIVALRY IN THE NEW MIDDLE EAST. 2/21, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: Project on Middle East Political Science, Elliott School, GWU. Speaker: Author Christopher Phillips, Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London.

A WORLD IN DISARRAY: AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY AND THE CRISIS OF THE OLD ORDER. 2/21, Noon-1:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Aspen Institute. Speaker: Author Richard Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations; Moderator: Walter Isaacson, President, CEO, Aspen Institute.

GRAND STRATEGY IN THE AGE OF TRUMP. 2/21, Noon-1:45pm. Sponsor: Hudson Institute. Speakers: Author Eliot Cohen, The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force, Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies, SAIS, Former counselor, Department of State; Charles Edel, Professor, Naval War college, former International Affairs Fellow, Department of State; Hal Brands, Henry Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs, SAIS. Moderator: Walter Russell Mead, Distinguished Scholar in Strategy and Statesmanship, Hudson Institute. Location: Hudson Institute, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Suite 400. Contact: PURCHASE BOOK:

DEFENSE PRIORITIES FOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. 2/21, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: Brookings. Speakers: Robert Hale, Fellow, Booz Allen Hamilton; Lt. Gen. Mike Moeller (Ret.), Vice President, Business Development and International Programs, Pratt and Whitney; Thomas Wright, Director, Project on International Order and Strategy, Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center on the US and Europe, Project on International Order and Strategy; Moderator: Michael E. O’Hanlon, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Co-Director, Sydney Stein, Jr. Chair, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Director of Research, Foreign Policy.

TAMING THE IMPERIAL IMAGINATION: HOW THE BRITISH EMPIRE CAME TO KNOW AFGHANISTAN, AND WHY IT MATTERS. 2/21, 12:30-1:45pm. Sponsor: Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Elliott School, George Washington University. Speaker: Martin Bayly, Research Officer, Postdoctoral Fellow, British Academy, London School of Economics and Political Science.

A NEW WAY FORWARD IN AFGHANISTAN: HOW THE UNITED STATES SHOULD MODIFY ITS STRATEGY. 2/21, 2:00-3:30pm. Sponsor: Center for New American Security (CNAS). Speakers: Christopher D. Kolenda, Adjunct Senior Fellow, CNAS; Ambassador Ronald Neumannm President, American Academy of Diplomacy; Ambassador James Cunningham, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council; Michèle Flournoy, Chief Executive Officer, CNAS.

THE BATTLE FOR SYRIA: REGIONAL RIVALRY IN THE POST-AMERICAN MIDDLE EAST. 2/21, 2:30-4:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University. Speaker: Author Christopher Phillips, Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London.

HOW TO THINK ABOUT JAPAN’S TWENTIETH CENTURY HISTORY. 2/21, 2:30-4:00pm. Sponsor: CSIS Japan Chair and the Government of Japan. Speakers: William Inboden, Executive Director, William Powers, Jr. Chair, Clements Center for National Security, University of Texas, Austin; Diana Kim, Assistant Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Daqing Yang, Associate Professor, Elliott School, GWU; Moderator: Michael J. Green, Senior Vice President for Asia, Japan Chair, CSIS.

IN THE NEWS: TRUMP, RUSSIA, & NATIONAL SECURITY. 2/21, 3:00-4:00pm. Sponsor: Mortara Center for International Studies, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. Speakers: Colin Kahl, Associate Professor, Security Studies Program, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Former Deputy Assistant to the President, Former National Security Advisor to the Vice President; Paul Pillar, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Center for Security Studies.

THE LONG DÉTENTE: CHANGING CONCEPTS OF SECURITY AND COOPERATION IN EUROPE, 1950s-1980s. 2/21, 3:30-5:00pm. Sponsor: History and Public Policy Program, Woodrow Wilson Center. Speakers: Editor Oliver Bange, Senior Historian, Center for Military History and Social Science; Editor Paul Villaumen, Professor, Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen; Amb. James E. Goodby, Former Ambassador to Finland, Research Fellow, Hoover Institute; Moderator: Christian Ostermann, Director, History and Public Policy Program, WWC. 

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