Sunday, April 28, 2019

Monday in Washington, April 29, 2019

April 29th -
1901 - Japanese Emperor Hirohito born, National Holiday
1945 - German armies in Italy sign an unconditional surrender to the Western Allies to be carried out on 2 May
1945 - US Army liberates 31,601 in Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, Germany
1946 - 28 former Japanese leaders indicted in Tokyo as war criminals; Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal convenes
1974 - US President Nixon says he will release the Watergate tapes
1975 - US begins to  evacuate its citizens from Saigon, which falls the next day

THE KREMLIN'S POLITICAL PRISONERS REPORT LAUNCH. 4/29, 10:00-11:00am. Sponsor: Perseus Strategies, Moscow-based Memorial Human Rights Center, Free Russia Foundation, Human Rights Foundation, Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice, and Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights. Speakers: Vladimir Kara-Murza, Chairman, Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom; Sergei Davidis, Head of Political Prisoners Support Program, Memorial Human Rights Center; Natalia Arno, President, Free Russia Foundation.

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THE SENKAKU PARADOX: RISKING GREAT POWER WAR OVER SMALL STAKES.4/29, 10:30-11:30am. Sponsor: Brookings. Speaker: author Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon and Rachel Martin, co-host of NPR’s Morning Edition. 

TRUMP’S IRAN ESCALATION. 4/29, Noon-1:15pm. Sponsor: Carnegie Endowment. Speakers: General David Petraeus, Former Director, CIA; William J. Burns, President, Carnegie Endowment; Suzanne Maloney, Senior Fellow, Center for Middle East Policy and Energy Security and Climate Initiative, Brookings; Moderator: Karim Sadjadpour, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment.

JUMP-STARTING AMERICA: HOW BREAKTHROUGH SCIENCE CAN REVIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH AND THE AMERICAN DREAM. 4/29, 12:15-1:30pm. Sponsor: Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE). Speakers:Jonathan Gruber,Ford Professor of Economics, MIT; Simon Johnson,Senior Fellow, PIIE. STREAMING ONLY.

MAXIMUM PRESSURE: IRAN IN THE AGE OF TRUMP. 4/29, 12:45pm. Sponsor: SAIS, JHU. Speakers: Dina Esfandiary, International Security Program Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center; Ali Vaez '11, Director of Iran Program, International Crisis Group; Moderator: Narges Bajoghli, Middle East Studies Professor, SAIS, JHU. 

BEYOND ISIS: WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE U.S. IN SYRIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST? 4/29, 1:00-3:30pm. Sponsor: Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Speakers: Frances Z. Brown, Fellow, Carnegie; Hassan Hassan, Director, Program on Non-State Actors in Fragile Environments, Center for Global Policy; Jomana Qaddaour, Doctoral Candidate, Law Center, GTU; Nicholas A. Heras, Fellow, Middle East Security Program, CNAS; Dr. Mara Karlin, Director, Strategic Studies Program, SAIS, JHU; Brian Katz, Visiting Fellow, CSIS; Kenneth Pollack, Resident Scholar, AEI; Ilan Goldenberg, Director and Senior Fellow, Middle East Security Program, CNAS. 

WOMEN AND MARKET MECHANISMS IN NORTH KOREA. 4/29, 2:00-4:00pm. Sponsor: CSIS. Speakers: Mr. H. Andrew Schwartz, Chief Communications Officer, CSIS; Ms. Suzanne Scholte, Chair, North Korea Freedom Coalition; Ms. Amy Lehr, Director, Human Rights Initiative, CSIS; Dr. Victor Cha, Senior Adviser and Korea Chair, CSIS; D.S. Song-KF Professor of Government, GTU; Dr. Andrew Yeo, Associate Professor and Director of Asian Studies, Catholic University of America; Ms. Olivia Enos, Policy Analyst, Asian Studies Center, Heritage Foundation; Ms. Suzanne Scholte, North Korea Freedom Coalition; Ms. Lee, Hyo-joo, North Korean Escapee with Experience as Wholesale Market Vendor and Diesel Oil Trader; Ms. Park, Ji-hye, North Korean Escapee with Experience as Rice and Corn Trader; Ms. Heo, Cho-hee, North Korean Escapee with Experience as Small Consumer Goods Trader; Ms. Kim, Ji-young, North Korean Escapee. 

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