Sunday, February 25, 2018

Monday in Washington, February 26, 2018

BP ENERGY OUTLOOK 2018. 2/26, 9:30-11:00am. Sponsor: Energy & National Security Program, CSIS. Speaker: Spencer Dale, Chief Economist, BP. Moderator: Sarah Ladislaw, Director & Senior Fellow, Energy & National Security Program, CSIS.

CLIMATE AND NATIONAL SECURITY FORUM 2018: A RESPONSIBILITY TO PREPARE. 2/26, 9:30am-12:30pm. Sponsor: Environmental and Energy Study Institute. Speakers: Brid. Gen. Gerald Galloway, U.S. Army (ret.), Former Dean of the Academic Board, U.S. Military Academy at West Point; Gen. Ron Keys, U.S. Air Force (ret.), Former Commander, Air Combat Command; V.Adm. Robert Parker, U.S. Coast Guard (ret.), Former Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area; Joan VanDevort, Former Deputy Director for Ranges, Sea and Airspace; R.Adm. Jonathan White, U.S. Navy (ret.), President, Ocean Leadership Consortium; Hon. John Conger, Former Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense of Comptroller, Senior Policy Advisor, Center for Climate and Security; Hon. Sherri Goodman, Former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense of Environmental Security, Senior Fellow, Wilson Center; R.Adm. Ann C. Phillips, U.S. Navy (ret.), Former Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group TWO; R.Adm. David Titley, U.S. Navy (ret.), Director, Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk, Penn State University, Former Oceanographer of the Navy. Moderator: Hon. John Conger, Former Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense of Comptroller, Senior Policy Advisor, Center for Climate and Security; Heather L. Messera, Senior Fellow for Government Affairs, Center for Climate and Security.

2/26, 10:00-11:00am. Sponsor: Heritage. Speaker: David Trachtenberg, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, U.S. Department of Defense. Moderator: Michaela Dodge, Senior Policy Analyst, Defense and Strategic Policy, Heritage.

IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF U.S. EXPORT CONTROLS FOR NUCLEAR ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES. 2/26, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsors: Bipartisan Policy Center; Nuclear Innovation Alliance. Speakers: Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH); Matt Bowen, Senior Policy Fellow, Nuclear Innovation Alliance; Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice, Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School; Kate Strangis, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Nonproliferation and Arms Control, National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy; Elina Teplinsky, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Moderator: Ashley Finan, Policy Director, Nuclear Innovation Alliance.

RUSSIA IN THE US-JAPAN ALLIANCE? BEYOND CHINESE AND NORTH KOREAN CHALLENGES. 2/26,10:30am-Noon. Sponsor: US-Japan Research Institute (USJI). Speakers: Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, Associate Professor, George Mason University; Serghei Golunov, Professor, Kyushu University; Akihiro Iwashita, Professor, Kyushu University/ Hokkaido University; Matthew Rojansky, Director, Kennan Institute; Paul J. Saunders, Executive Director, Center for the National Interest; Ha Yong Chool, Professor, University of Washington. Moderator: Edward Boyle, Assistant Professor, Kyushu University.

2/26, Noon-2;00pm. Sponsor: Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council. Author: Matthew Kroenig, Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council. Speakers: Rebecca Hersman, Director, Project on Nuclear Issues, Senior Adviser, International Security Program, CSIS; James N. Miller, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Moderator: Thom Shanker, Pentagon Correspondent, New York Times.

HISTORY OF MODERN PUBLIC DIPLOMACY: THE ORIGINS OF THE FOUNDING OF THE UNITED STATES INFORMATION AGENCY (USIA). 2/26, 1:00-2:30pm. Sponsors: Project on Military and Diplomatic History & Project on Prosperity and Development, CSIS. Speakers: Elizabeth "Betsy" Whitaker, Adjunct Lecturer, School of Media and Public Affairs, GWU; Dr. Caitlin E. Schindler, Research Professor, Institute of World Politics; Dr. Nicholas J. Cull, Professor of Public Diplomacy, Founding Director, Master of Public Diplomacy, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Southern California. Moderator: Daniel F. Runde, William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, CSIS.

STRENGTHENING ASEAN’S ROLE IN THE INDO-PACIFIC. 2/26, 2:00-3:00pm. Sponsor: Southeast Asia Program, CSIS. Speaker: Rep. Joaquin Castro, Co-chair, Congressional Caucus on ASEAN. Moderator: Dr. Amy E. Searight, Senior Adviser & Director, Southeast Asia Program, CSIS.

LIFE WITH A NUCLEAR NORTH KOREA. 2/26, 6:30pm. Sponsors: Newseum; The New York Times. Speakers: David E. Sanger, National Security Correspondent, The New York Times; Helene Cooper, Pentagon Correspondent, The New York Times; Jake Sullivan, Former National Security Adviser to Vice President, Former Director of Policy Planning. Moderator: Mark Landler, White House Correspondent, Former Hong Kong Bureau Chief, The New York Times.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Monday in Washington, February 12, 2018

GEOSTRATEGIC FLASHPOINT: THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN. 2/12, 9:00-10:00am. Sponsor: Europe Program & Middle East Program, CSIS. Speakers: Adm. James G. Foggo, III, Commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa; Heather A. Conley,Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic; Director, Europe Program, CSIS; Jon B. Alterman, Senior Vice President, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, Director, Middle East Program, CSIS.

2/12, 10:00am-Noon. Sponsor: Brookings. Speakers: Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy David Trachtenberg, Jim Miller, under secretary of defense for policy in the Obama administration; Madelyn Creedon, principal deputy administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration during the Obama administration; James Acton, co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment; and Robert Einhorn of Brookings.

RESPONDING TO THE ROHINGYA CRISIS WITH ETHICAL LEADERSHIP. 2/12, 11:30am-1:00pm. Sponsor: Elliott School, GWU. Speakers: Dr. Wakar, Professor, Pennsylvania State University, Director General, Arakan Rohingya Union, Founding Chairman, Burmese Rohingya Association North America; Amb. Derek Mitchell, CEO, Shwe Strategies LLC, Senior Advisor, Albright Stonebridge Group, US Institute of Peace. Moderator: Dr. Christina Fink, Professor of Practice of International Affairs, Elliott School, GWU. 

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ELECTION SECURITY IN 50 STATES: DEFENDING AMERICA’S ELECTIONS. 2/12, 11:30am-1:15pm. Sponsor: Center for American Progress. Speakers include: Neera Tanden, President & CEO, Center for American Progress ; Jeh Johnson, Former US Secretary of Homeland Security ; Judd Choate, Director of Elections, State of Colorado; Edgardo Cortes, Former Commissioner of Elections, Commonwealth of Virginia. Moderators: Neera Tanden, President & CEO, Center for American Progress; Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Center for American Progress.

IRAN’S POLITICAL FUTURE. 2/12, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: Future of Iran Initiative, Atlantic Council. Speakers: Nazila Fathi, Journalist, Author, The Lonely War: One Woman’s Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran; Suzanne Maloney, Deputy Director, Foreign Policy Program, Brookings; Alireza Nader, Senior International Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation. Moderator: Barbara Slavin, Director, Future of Iran Initiative, Atlantic Council.

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RELIGION, SECULARISM AND DEMOCRACY IN DUTERTE'S PHILIPPINES. 2/12, Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: Berkley Center, Georgetown University. Speakers: David Buckley, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Paul Weber Endowed Chair in Politics, Science & Religion, University of Louisville, Author, Faithful to Secularism: The Religious Politics of Democracy in Ireland, Senegal and the Philippines; Shaun Casey, Director, Berkley Center, Professor of the Practice, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Senior Fellow, Luce Project on Religion and Its Publics, University of Virginia.

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REMAPPING IR: PROTEAN POWER: EXPLORING THE UNCERTAIN AND UNEXPECTED IN WORLD POLITICS. 2/12, 12:30-1:30pm. Sponsor: Mortara Center for International Studies, Walsh School of Foreign Services, Georgetown University. Speakers: Peter Katzenstein, Walter S. Carpenter Professor of International Studies, Cornell University, Former President, American Political Science Association; Lucia Seybert, Professorial Lecturer, School of International Service, American University.

U.S.-PAKISTAN RELATIONS AT A TURNING POINT: WHAT’S NEXT? 2/12, 2:30-4:00pm. Sponsor: Asia Center, US Institute of Peace (USIP). Speakers: Tanvi Madan, Director, India Project, Brookings; Amb. Richard Olson, Former Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan; David Sedney, Senior Associate, International Security Program, CSIS; Moeed Yusuf, Associate Vice President, USIP. Moderator: Andrew Wilder, Vice President, USIP.

EUROPE'S CHALLENGE OF RADICALIZATION-VULNERABLE YOUTH AND TECHNIQUES OF COUNTER-TERRORISM. 2/12, 4:30-6:30pm. Sponsor: SAIS, Johns Hopkins University. Speaker: Hon. Koen Geens Louran, Minister of Justice of Belgium.

CRYPTOCURRENCIESAND BLOCKCHAIN: TECHNO-GOLD OR FOOL’S GOLD? 2/12, 5:00-6:30pm. Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Speakers: Jerry Dwyer, Professor, BB&T Scholar, Clemson University; Bert Ely, Principal, Ely & Company Inc., Adjunct Scholar, Cato; Paul H. Kupiec, Resident Scholar, AEI; Hadley Stern, Senior Vice President, Fidelity Investments. Moderator: Alex J. Pollock, Distinguished Senior Fellow, R Street Institute.

#CATODIGITAL — BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING:FISA SECTION 702 AND THE MODERN SURVEILLANCE STATE. 2/12, 6:00-7:00pm. Sponsor: Cato. Speakers: Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI); Patrick G. Eddington, Policy Analyst, Homeland Security and Civil Liberties, Cato, Former Military Imagery Analyst, National Photographic Interpretation Center, CIA. Moderator: Kat Murti, Senior Digital Outreach Manager, Cato.

2/12, 6:30-8:00pm. Sponsor: SAIS, Johns Hopkins University. Speaker: Frédéric Bozo, Professor, Sorbonne Nouvelle, University of Paris III. Moderator: John L. Harper, Kenneth H. Keller Professor, American Foreign Policy, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Monday in Washington, February 5, 2018

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY IN THE 21ST CENTURY: THE FUTURE OF THE KIGALI AMENDMENT. 2/5, 9:00am-12:30pm. Sponsor: Hudson. Speakers: Steve Forbes, Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Magazine; Sen. Roy Blunt, US Senator of Missouri; Chris DeMuth, Distinguished Fellow, Hudson; Dave Banks, Special Assistant to the President for Energy and the Environment, National Economic Council; Dr. Stephen Lucas, Deputy Minister, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Government of Canada; Dr. James Hammitt, Professor, Economics, Decision Sciences, Director, Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, Harvard University; Jeff Holmstead, Partner, Bracewell LLP, Former Director, Office of Air and Radiation, EPA, Former Associate Counsel, President George H.W. Bush; David Doniger, Senior Strategic Director, Climate and Clean Energy Program, National Resources Defense Council; Patrick Michaels, Director, Center for the Study of Science, CATO Institute; Paul Camuti, Chief Technology Officer, Ingersoll Rand Corporation; Stephen Yurek, President & CEO, Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). Moderator: Tom Duesterberg, Senior Fellow, Hudson.

STABILIZING RAQQA: CONNECTING CURRENT OPERATIONS TO U.S. POLICY OBJECTIVES. 2/5, 9:30-11:00am. Sponsor: International Security Program, Project on Prosperity and Development, CSIS. Speakers include: Melissa Dalton, Senior Fellow, Deputy Director, International Security Program, CSIS; Karen Decker, Director, Syria Transition and Response Team, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, US Department of State; Maria Longi, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, Middle East Bureau, US Agency for International Development. Moderator: Erol Yayboke, Deputy Director, Fellow, Project on Prosperity and Development, Project on US Leadership in Development, CSIS.

CAN THE US SENATE BE SAVED? 2/5, 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: Brookings. Speakers: Ira Shapiro, Author, Broken: Can the Senate Save Itself and the Country? Moderators: William A. Galston, Ezra K. Zilkha Chair and Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings; Molly E. Reynolds, Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings.

GLOBAL ALLIES: COMPARING US ALLIANCES IN THE 21ST CENTURY. 2/5 Noon-1:30pm. Sponsor: EastWest Center, Washington. Speaker: author, Dr. Michael Wesley, Professor of International Affairs and Dean of the College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University. 

WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO MOVE BEYOND GDP? 2/5, 12:30-2:00pm. Sponsor: Brookings. Speakers: Homi Kharas, Interim Vice President & Director, Global Economy and Development, Brookings; Glenn-Marie Lange, Senior Environmental Economist, Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice, The World Bank; Quentin Wodon, Lead Economist, Education Global Practice, The World Bank; Kristalina Georgieva, CEO, The World Bank; Dale Jorgenson, Samuel W. Morris University Professor, Harvard University; Daniel Kaufmann, President & CEO, Natural Resource Governance Institute, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings; Andrew Steer, President & CEO, World Resources Institute. Moderator: David Pilling, Africa Editor, Financial Times. 

1:00-2:30pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Asia Program, Kennan Institute, Kissinger Institute, Science and Technology Innovation Program, Wilson Center (WWC). Speakers: Valerie Anishchenkova, Associate Professor, Arabic Studies, Core Faculty, Film Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, 2017 George F. Kennan Fellow, WWC; Irene S. Wu, Senior Analyst, FCC, Instructor, Georgetown University, Fellow, WWC; Rui Zhong,, Program Assistant, Kissinger Institute, WWC; Elizabeth Newbury, Director, Program Associate, Serious Games Initiative, WWC. Moderator: Izabella Tabarovsky,Senior Program Associate, Manager, Regional Engagement, Kennan Institute, WWC. 

ENHANCED DETERRENCE IN THE NORTH: A 21ST CENTURY EUROPEAN ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY. 2/5, 2:00-3:00pm. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: Gen.Philip M. Breedlove (ret.), Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Kathleen H. Hicks, Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, Director, International Security Program, CSIS; Adm. Mark E. Ferguson, III (USN ret.), Senior Adviser, Europe Program, International Security Program, CSIS. Moderator: Jeffrey Rathke, Senior Fellow, Deputy Director, Europe Program, CSIS.

THE DEMISE OF AMERICA’S FIRST MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM AND THE RISE OF STRATEGIC ARMS LIMITATION. 2/5, 2:00-3:30pm. Sponsor: Carnegie. Author: James Cameron, Assistant Professor of International Relations, University of Fundação Getulio Vargas in São Paulo. Speaker: James G. Hershberg, Professor of History and International Affairs, Elliott School, GWU. Moderator: Togzhan Kassenova, Fellow, Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie.

, 3:00-5:00pm. Sponsor: Leadership, Ethics, and Practice Initiative ; Elliott School, GWU. Speakers: Paul Bisca, Conflict & Security Consultant, The World Bank; Alex Johnson, Senior Policy Advisor, Open Society Foundations; Alexandra Kerr, Research Fellow, National Defense University; Michael Posner, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, US Department of States. Moderator: Simon Limage, Non-Resident Scholar, Elliott School, GWU. 

, 4:00-7:00pm. Sponsor: Washington International Trade Association (WITA) . Speakers: Hon. Joe Hockey, Ambassador of Australia to the United States; Shawn Donnan, Editor, Global Trade, Financial Times.