ADDRESSING AMERICA’S 21ST CENTURY PROBLEMS. 10:00am-Noon. Sponsor: Governance Studies, Brookings. Speakers: Sarah A. Binder, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings; John Hudak, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Center for Effective Public Management, Brookings; Elaine Kamarck, Senior Fellow and Founding Director, Center for Effective Public Management, Brookings; Vanessa Williamson, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, Brookings; Michael Hansen, Herman and George R. Brown Chair and Director, Brown Center on Education Policy, Brookings; Makada Henry-Nickie, David M. Rubenstein Fellow, Race Prosperity, and Inclusion Initiative, Brookings; Margaret L. Taylor, Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings; Senior Editor and Counsel, Lawfare; Jon Valant, Fellow, Brown Center on Education Policy, Brookings; Moderator: Darrell M. West, Vice President and Director, Governance Studies, Brookings.
THE MIDDLE EAST’S ECONOMIC OUTLOOK. 12:00-1:30pm, Lunch. Sponsor: Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, Atlantic Council. Speaker: Jihad Azour, Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund, Moderator: Nonresident Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, Atlantic Council.
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BOOK EVENT: JAPAN REARMED: THE POLITICS OF MILITARY POWER. 5:00-6:00pm. Sponsor: Japan Chair, CSIS. Speaker: Author, Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow of Japan Studies, CFR; Moderator: Michael J. Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, CSIS.
AMCHAM HONG KONG’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY RECEPTION. 6:00-8:00pm. Sponsor: US Chamber of Commerce.
RIZAL: THE HERO AS TRAVELER. 6:30pm. Sponsors: Sentro Rizal Washington DC; YS Philippines Society; National Commission for Culture and the Arts. Speaker: Prof. Ambeth R. Ocampo, Associate Professor and former Chairman of the Department of History, Ateneo de Manila University, Chairman, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (2005-2007), Chairman, National Historical Commission of the Philippines (2002-2011), President of the Philippine Historical Association.