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SECURITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: SILK ROAD AND THE CASPIAN. 7/10, 10:00-12:30pm. Sponsors: Heritage Foundation, Caspian Policy Center; Institute for the Analysis of Global Security. Speakers: Ambassador Richard Norland, Foreign Policy Advisor, to Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, Former U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan & Georgia; Dr. Timur Shaimergenov, Deputy Director, Library of the First President of Kazakhstan (Nazarbayev Center); Joshua Walker, CEO, President, USA Pavilion Astana World EXPO 2017; Ariel Cohen, Director, Center for Energy, Natural Resources and Geopolitics, Senior Fellow, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security; Elin Suleymanov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan, to United States; H.E. Erzhan Kazykhanov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to, United States; H.E. Bakhtyor Ibragimov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan, to United Nations. Moderators: Efgan Niftiyev, Director, Caspian Policy Center; Luke Coffey, Director, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy, Heritage Foundation.
HOW THE VOICE HAS CHANGED: LOOKING BACK AT THE ORIGINS OF THE VOICE OF AMERICA. 7/10, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: University of South California (USC). Speakers: Adam Clayton Powell III, CCLP Director, Washington Programs, USC; Holly Cowan Shulman, Visiting Research Professor, History, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia.
RELIGION AND CLIMATE DIPLOMACY IN SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES. 7/10, 2:00-4:00pm. Sponsors: Environmental Change and Security Program, Wilson Center; Global Sustainability and Resilience Program, Wilson Center. Speakers: Christina Chan, Climate Resilience Director, World Resources Institute; Yamide Dagnet, Senior Associate, Collective Climate Action Objective, World Resources Institute; Ambassador Selwin Hart, Ambassador to the United States, Organization of American States for Barbados; Lizzie McLeod, Climate Adaptation Scientist, Nature Conservancy.
RECEPTION WITH VIETNAM PROVINCIAL LEADERS. 7/10, 5:30-7:30pm. Sponsor: U.S.-ASEAN Business Council U.S. Chamber of Commerce.