Sunday, April 14, 2019

Monday in Washington, April 15, 2019

2019 ARMS CONTROL ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING. 4/15, 9:00am-3:30pm. Sponsor: Arms Control Association. Speakers: Ambassador Richard Burt, Former U.S. Diplomat and Negotiator on the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), and U.S. Chair, Global Zero; Thomas Countryman, Former Acting Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, and Chair of the Board, Arms Control Association; Joan Rohlfing, Chief Operating Officer, Nuclear Threat Initiative; Heather Hurlburt, Director of the New Models of Policy Change, New America; Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Founder of Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security (WCAPS), Member of the Arms Control Association Board of Directors; Admiral Michael Mullen, Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Bonnie Docherty, Senior Researcher, Human Rights Watch, Arms Division; Erin Dumbacher, Program Officer for the Scientific and Technical Affair Program, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI); Amy Woolf, Specialist in Nuclear Weapons Policy, Congressional Research Service; Suzanne DiMaggio, Senior Fellow at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Frank Aum, Senior Expert on North Korea, United States Institute of Peace; Thomas Countryman, Chair of the Board, Arms Control Association; Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MA).

NEW RISKS AND NEW ARMS CONTROL SOLUTIONS: NORTH KOREA, DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES, AND THE NEW ARMS RACE. 4/15, 9:00am-3:30pm. Sponsor: Arms Control Association. Speaker: Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD).

DECIPHERING THE NAVY’S 2020 BUDGET REQUEST AND SHIPBUILDING PLAN. 4/15, Noon-1:00pm. Sponsor: Heritage Foundation. Speakers: Ronald O’Rourke, Specialist in Naval Affairs, Congressional Research Service; Eric Labs, Senior Analyst for Naval Force and Weapons, Congressional Budget Office; Bryan Clark, Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments; Jerry Hendrix, Vice President, Telemus Group; Bryan McGrath, Managing Director, The FerryBridge Group LLC; Thomas Callender, Senior Research Fellow for Defense Programs, Heritage Foundation.

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INSIDE THE MIND OF LASHKAR-E-TAYYABA. 4/15, 10:30am-Noon. Sponsor: Carnegie Endowment. Speakers: author, Christine Fair, Provost’s distinguished associate professor, Security Studies Program, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Polly Nayak, distinguished fellow, South Asia Program, Stimson Center; Joshua T. White, associate professor, Practice of South Asia Studies and fellow, Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asia Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS.

THE SHRINES OF ISE: ARCHITECTURE AS METAPHOR. 4/15, Noon-1:00pm. Sponsor: Library of Congress. Speaker: Jordan Sand, Professor of Japanese History and Culture, Georgetown University.

U.S. ENGAGEMENT IN ASIA: A CONVERSATION WITH SINGAPORE’S MINISTER OF FINANCE HENG SWEE KEAT. 4/15, 3:00-4:00pm. Sponsor: Brookings. Speakers: John R. Allen, President, Brookings; Heng Swee Keat, Minister of Finance, Republic of Singapore; Jonathan Stromseth, Lee Kuan Yew Chair in Southeast Asian Studies, and Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for East Asia Policy Studies, John L. Thornton China Center.

AN ACTION AGENDA FOR LEGAL PATHWAYS TO DEEP DECARBONIZATION IN THE UNITED STATES. 4/15, 3:30-5:30pm. Sponsor: Environmental Law Institute. Speakers: William K. Reilly, Former EPA Administrator; Scott Fulton, President, ELI; John C. Dernbach, Commonwealth Professor of Environmental Law and Sustainability, Widener University Commonwealth Law School; Michael B. Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School; Kit Kennedy, Senior Director, Climate and Clean Energy Program, Natural Resources Defense Council; Peter Lehner, Senior Strategic Advisor and Senior Attorney, Earthjustice; Charles (Chuck) Sensiba, Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP; Moderator: Rachel Jean-Baptiste, Director of Communications & Publications, ELI.

BLOCKCHAIN 2035: THE DIGITAL DNA OF INTERNET 3.0. 4/15, 4:00-5:00pm. Sponsor: Institute of World Politics (IWP). Speakers: Jared C. Tate, Founder, DigiByte; Andrew D. Knapp, CEO and founder, VESTi Inc.

PRINCIPLED AGENTS: REFLECTIONS ON CENTRAL BANK INDEPENDENCE. 4/15, 5:30-6:45pm. Sponsor: Peterson Institute. Speaker: Lesetja Kganyago, Governor of South African Reserve Bank. Webcast.

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