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. 

FROM BYTES TO BUCKS: SOFT POWER, POLICY, TECH AND CULTURE. 2/5,
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.

IMPROVING DEFENSE SECTOR GOVERNANCE: LEADERSHIP AND NEW PARTNERS. 2/5
, 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. 

CONVERSATION WITH AMBASSADOR JOE HOCKEY ON TRADE IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION AND WITA'S ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING & RECEPTION. 2/5
, 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. 

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