Sunday, October 22, 2017

Monday in Washington, October 23, 2017

JAPAN'S ELECTIONS: IMPACTS ON REGIONAL SECURITY, TRADE, AND U.S.-JAPAN RELATIONS. 10/ 23, 10:30am-Noon. Sponsor: Sasakawa USA. Speakers: Daniel Bob, Senior Fellow and Director of Programs, Sasakawa USA; Tobias Harris, Fellow for Economy, Trade, and Business, Sasakawa USA; James Schoff, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Dr. Takako Hikotani, Gerald L. Curtis Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy, Columbia University. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor.

COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM: QATAR, IRAN, AND THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD. 10/23, 11:30am-5:15. Sponsor: Hudson. Keynote Speakers: Leon E. Panetta, Former Secretary, Department of Defense; Gen (Ret.) David Petraeus, US Army, Former Director, CIA; Steve Bannon, Former White House Strategist.

XI TAKES CHARGE: CHINA’S POLITICAL LANDSCAPE AFTER THE 19TH PARTY CONGRESS. 10/23, 1:00-2:30pm. Sponsors: US-Asia Institute and UC San Diego’s 21st Century China Center. Speakers: Susan Shirk, Chair of UCSD’s 21st Century China Center, School of Global Policy and Strategy; Tai Ming Cheung, Director of the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation; Barry Naughton, Sokwanlok Chair of Chinese International Affairs, UCSD; Margaret Roberts, UCSD Assistant Professor; Victor Shih, UCSD Associate Professor. 

RENEWING AMERICA'S NUCLEAR ARSENAL: OPTIONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. 10/23, 2:00-3:00pm. Sponsor: IISS-Americas. Speakers: James E. Doyle, Author; Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, IISS-Americas. 

TO CURB CORRUPTION AND VIOLENCE, ENGAGE THE GRASS ROOTS.
10/23, 2:00-4:00pm. Sponsor: Applied Conflict Transformation Center, U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP). Speakers: Shaazka Beyerle, Senior Fellow, Nonviolent Action, USIP; Lucía Mendizábal, Civic Leader, Acción Ciudadana; Idrissa Barry, Civic Leader, Balai Citoyen, USIP Justice and Security Dialogue Participant; Moderator: Philippe Leroux-Martin, Director, Rule of Law, Justice and Security, USIP. 

SECURING THE THIRD POLE: SCIENCE, CONSERVATION, AND COMMUNITY RESILIENCE IN ASIA’S HIGH MOUNTAINS. 10/23, 4:00pm-6:30pm. Sponsor: Environmental Change and Security Program, Wilson Center. Speakers: Richard Armstrong, CHARIS Principal Investigator, Senior Research Scientist, National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado, Boulder; Ghana Gurung, Conservation Director, World Wildlife Fund – Nepal; Mary Melnyk, Environmental Security and Resilience Team Leader, Asia Bureau, U.S. Agency for International Development; Moderator: Roger-Mark De Souza, Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience.

THE ORIGINS OF PUBLIC DIPLOMACY IN US STATESCRAFT: UNCOVERING A FORGOTTEN TRADITION. 10/23, 5:00-6:00pm. Sponsor: Institute of World Politics. Speaker: Caitlin E. Schindler, Research Professor, Institute of World Politics.

CAN DIGITAL CURRENCIES IMPROVE FINANCIAL ACCESS? 10/23, 4:00-5:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsors: Center for Global Development; World Bank Group. Speakers: Elizabeth Rossiello, CEO and Founder, BitPesa; Greg Chen, Head of Policy, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP); Andi Dervishi, Global Head, FinTech Investment Group, International Finance Corporation (IFC).

MEDIA CAPTURE: HOW THE MIX OF MONEY AND POWER UNDERMINES JOURNALISM. 10/23, 5:00-7:00pm. Sponsors: Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA); National Endowment for Democracy. Speakers: Mark Nelson, Senior Director, CIMA; Andrea Prat, Professor, Columbia Business School; Anya Schiffrin, Director, Technology, Media and Advocacy Specialization, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs; Olaf Steenfadt, Project Manager, Media Ownership Projects; Moderator: Jennifer Cobb, Vice President, Communications and Outreach Internews. 

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