Sunday, January 27, 2019

Monday in Washington, January 28, 2018

CONVERSATION WITH THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS. 1/28 9:00-10:00am. Sponsor: Brookings. Speaker: Admiral John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations, United States Navy; Moderator: Michael E. O’Hanlon, Senior Fellow, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, and Director of Research, Foreign Policy, Brookings.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE 2019 STATE OF THE UNION. 1/28, 10:00-11:15am. Sponsor: Brookings. Speakers: E.J. Dionne Jr., W. Averell Harriman Chair and Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings; John Hudak, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Center for Effective Public Management, Brookings; Vanessa Williamson, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings; Benjamin Wittes, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, and Editor-in-Chief, Lawfare, Brookings; Moderator: Molly E. Reynolds, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings.

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BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO: CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING AS AN ANTITRUST REMEDY. 1/28, 11:45am-1:30pm. Sponsor: Hudson. Speakers: Commissioner Noah Phillips, Federal Trade Commission; Harold Furchtgott-Roth, Senior Fellow, Hudson.

TAXING WARS: THE AMERICAN WAY OF WAR FINANCE AND THE DECLINE OF DEMOCRACY. 1/28, Noon-1:00pm. Sponsor: Heritage Foundation. Speaker: author Sarah Kreps is an Associate Professor of Government and Adjunct Professor of Law at Cornell University.

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BOOK LAUNCH: THE STATE STRIKES BACK: THE END OF ECONOMIC REFORM IN CHINA? 1/28, 12:15-1:30pm. Sponsor: Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE). Speaker: author, Nicholas R. Lardy, Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow, PIIE. Streaming Only.

ACTORS AND CONTROL: THE STRUGGLE FOR HISTORY AND MEMORY IN RUSSIA. 1/28, 2:00-3:00pm. Sponsor: Wilson Center. Speaker: Ivan Kurilla, Professor, History and International Relations, and Director, Department Development Partnership Program, European University at St. Petersburg, Russia.

GLOBAL STATUS OF CCS: IS US TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP AT RISK? 1/28, 3:00pm. Sponsor: Atlantic Council; Global CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) Institute. Speakers: keynote: Steven Winberg, Assistant Secretary of Fossil Energy, US Department of Energy; Jeff Erikson, General Manager, Global CCS Institute; Lynn A. Brickett, Project Manager, National Energy Technology Laboratory; Daichi Nakahara, Vice President, Director of Operations, IHI INC. PPED; Kurt Waltzer, Managing Director, Clean Air Task Force; Geir Westgaard, Vice President, Political & Public Affairs, Equinor; moderator: David Livingston, Deputy Director for Climate & Advanced Energy, Global Energy Center; Atlantic Council.

TECH AND THE FUTURE OF NATIONAL SECURITY. 1/28, 4:00-5:30pm. Sponsor: School of Foreign Service, GU. Speakers: Palmer Luckey, Founder, Anduril Industries; Trae Stephens, Chairman, Anduril Industries; Toni Gidwani, Director of Research, ThreatConnect.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Monday in Washington, January 14, 2019

US-INDONESIA BUSINESS FORUM. 9:00am-12:30pm. Sponsor: Embassy of Indonesia; Indonesian Ministry of Trade. Speakers: H.E. Budi Bowoleksono, Ambassador of Indonesia to the US; H.E. Enggartiasto Lukita, Indonesia Trade Minister.

HOW CHINA AND THE U.S. ARE ADVANCING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. 10:00-11:00am. Sponsor: Brookings. Speakers: Nicol Turner Lee, Fellow, Governance Studies, Center for Technology Innovation; Ryan Hass, David M. Rubenstein Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, John L. Thornton China Center; Robb Gordon, Group Counsel and Director, China Legal Team. Moderator: Darrell M. West, Vice President and Director, Governance Studies Founding Director, Center for Technology Innovation.

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THE FUTURE OF U.S. POLICY IN AFGHANISTAN. 10:00-11:30am. Sponsor: Brookings. Speakers: Stephen Hadley, Former National Security Adviser; Vanda Felbab-Brown, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence; Madiha Afzal, Visiting Fellow, Foreign Policy, Global Economy and Development. Moderator: Michael E. O’Hanlon, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Director of Research, Foreign Policy, The Sydney Stein, Jr. Chair.

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FROM HITLER’S GERMANY TO SADDAM’S IRAQ: THE ENDURING FALSE PROMISE OF PREVENTIVE WAR. 1/14, 12:30-2:00pm. Sponsor: New America. Speakers: author, Scott A. Silverstone, Class of 2016 Future of War Fellow, New America, Professor of International Relations, United States Military Academy at West Point; Peter Bergen, Vice President, Global Studies & Fellows, New America.

A NEW ERA OF REFORM: WHAT THE NEW CONGRESS CAN LEARN FROM THE WATERGATE ERA AND SINCE. 1/14, 12:30-2:00pm. Sponsor: New America. Speakers: Historians and authors of Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974, Kevin M. Kruse and Julian E. Zelizer.

REBOOTING THE INNOVATION ECONOMY. 1:00-2:30pm. Sponsor: RTI International, the CSIS Project on Prosperity and Development. Speakers: Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association; Shaarik Zafar, Public Policy Manager, Facebook; Sara Lawrence, Program Director, Economic Development, RTI International; Nate Tibbits, Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs & Public Affairs, Qualcomm.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Monday in Washington, January 7, 2019

Washington returns. Most of the government that does work critical to foreign policy is furloughed. The 116th Congress has begun and the many new members are beginning to learn what matters.

FALLING APART? POLITICS OF NEW START AND STRATEGIC MODERNIZATION. 2:00-3:30pm. Sponsor: Brookings. Speakers: Frank A. Rose, Senior Fellow, Security and Strategy, Brookings; Rebecca Hersman, Director, Project on Nuclear Issues, CSIS; Madelyn R. Creedon, Former Principal Deputy Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings; John R. Harvey, Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs, Department of Defense; Prof. Matthew Kroenig, Associate Professor, Georgetown University, Deputy Director, Scowcroft Center, Atlantic Council.