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.

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